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NACCHO Releases the 2020 Forces of Change Report

The 2020 Forces of Change survey captures a mid-pandemic picture of the public health response to COVID-19. The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) has surveyed local health departments (LHDs) since 2008 to assess changes in LHD capacity driven by public health trends. The results are then released in the Forces of Change report, the latest iteration

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Supporting Success: ASTHO’s Strategies for Reducing Maternal Mortality and Morbidity

State of Public Health

State of Public Health is a column sponsored by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and appears in each issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. Maternal mortality and morbidity rates in the US are some of the worst among high-income countries with significant disparities in Black and American Indian/Alaska Native women who die

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Hot Paper Award and Highly Cited Trophy

Clarivate’s Institute for Scientific Information has awarded a “Highly Cited Trophy” as well as a “Hot Paper” award to a JPHMP article published in its January 2021 supplement, COVID-19 and Public Health: Looking Back, Moving Forward. “Revealing the unequal burden of COVID-19 by income, race/ethnicity, and household crowding: US county vs. ZIP Code analyses” by authors Jarvis T. Chen, ScD, and

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Research Report Summaries from the March 2022 Issue

JPHMP Research Summaries for March 2022

Summaries of select research articles published in the March 2022 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. Detection of Recurrent Hepatitis C Viremia Using Surveillance Data, New York City by Guerra, Kevin MPH; Bocour, Angelica MPH; Moore, Miranda S. MPH; Winters, Ann MD This articles summarizes the work done to identify HCV recurrence (ie, the reemergence of

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Practice Report Summaries for the March 2022 Issue

JPHMP Practice Report Summaries for March 2022

Summaries of select practice articles published in the March 2022 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. An Evaluation of Syndromic Surveillance Related Practices among Selected State and Local Health Agencies by Romano, Sebastian MPH; Yusuf, Hussain MD, MPH; Davis, Cassandra MPH; Thomas, Mathew J. MPH; Grigorescu, Violanda MD, MSPH This report focuses on the recent practices of

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Health Administration Research for the Future: Building on 5 Years of Progress

The APHA Health Administration Section Public Health Management to Practice Series focuses on current and relevant issues, concepts, and events that emphasize health administration from all disciplinary perspectives as both art and science. In October, the APHA Health Administration Section hosted a virtual roundtable at the 2021 APHA annual meeting (a blend of online and on-site sessions) to highlight the

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A Conversation with 2021 Research to Practice Award Winner Soumya Upadhyay

Congratulations to Dr. Soumya Upadhyay, the 2021 Research to Practice Award winner! Dr. Upadhyay was presented the award at a ceremony in October during the APHA annual meeting in Denver, Colorado, for her winning abstract “Do patient engagement IT functionalities influence patient safety outcomes.” APHA Health Administration Section Chair (2020-21) Michele McCay, DrPH, MPH, presided over the ceremony and presented

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Perspective Transformation on Structural Racism: Learning to See Racism

Understanding how different groups experience Perspective Transformation can help advance efforts to promote health equity. A new article published in a special JPHMP supplement, Public Health Interventions to Address Health Disparities Associated with Structural Racism, highlights a concept known as perspective transformation. Perspective transformation centers on “the idea that once a person knows, think[s], and believes something different, they will

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