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New Tutorial: How to Write the Discussion Section of a Scientific Article

This new tutorial helps you write the discussion section of a scientific article. In a recent post in Dr. Justin B. Moore’s column The Scholarship of Public Health, he outlined the steps to “Writing the Discussion Section of Your Manuscript for the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.” This tutorial offers tips on putting your results into context, highlighting strengths and limitations of your study, identifying

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Infographic: Effectiveness of Dual Dispatch to Cardiac Arrest Policy

The policy in Houston, Texas, is to dual dispatch medically trained firefighters in addition to emergency medical services (EMS) units to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) cases. While believed to improve public health outcomes, no research exists to support the policy that when firefighters respond before a better-equipped EMS unit, they increase the probability of survival. This retrospective study by Dr. Loren Raun et al uses logistic regression to determine

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Through Haiti: How a Natural Disaster Disproportionately Affects Populations with Lower Socioeconomic Status

by Jayda Melnitsky Public Health Commentaries by Students is the result of a classroom writing assignment by Dr. Erika Martin at the University at Albany-SUNY who required students to write a 1,000 to 1,200 word commentary on a health-related topic of interest, explaining some of the complexities of solving the problem and offering recommendations. Four commentaries have been selected for publication on JPHMP Direct. Other public health

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Dr. Allison Chamberlain Discusses Her Work as an Epidemiologist

JPHMP presents Public Health Perspectives, a podcast series targeted towards strengthening the future public health workforce. We will explore the narratives of public health care professionals and gain insight on career paths that shape the profession. In our journey, we will use JPHMP’s 21 Public Health Case Studies on Policy & Administration, which provides case studies that help students and practitioners connect

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Grad Student Helps Develop Website to Help Hurricane Victims Determine Toxic Waste Impact in Their Neighborhoods

by Rae Lynn Mitchell Students of Public Health: Voices & Profiles focuses on research projects and other contributions students are making to advance public health. STUDENT PROFILES — When Hurricane Harvey made landfall in 2017, homes were obliterated and floodwaters were left everywhere near its impact, with water redistributing dangerous chemicals and toxic waste endangering the health of Houston residents. Pablo

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Fall Reading Recommendations From the Editor

by Justin B. Moore, PhD, MS With the summer waning, children back in school, and fall on the horizon, I would like to take a moment to bring your attention to a few articles from the September/October issue of the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice that you might have missed. The first is “Building Professionalism Through Management Training:

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Increasing the Number of Advance Directives in the United States

by Alexa Brooks Public Health Commentaries by Students is the result of a classroom writing assignment by Dr. Erika Martin at the University at Albany-SUNY who required students to write a 1,000 to 1,200 word commentary on a health-related topic of interest, explaining some of the complexities of solving the problem and offering recommendations. Four commentaries have been selected for publication on JPHMP Direct. Other

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Call for Stories: Public Health Student Narratives

Calling Students of Public Health Are you researching an infectious disease for the betterment of population health? Experimenting with social media as a means of quickly communicating urgent public health alerts? Studying and tackling climate change as part of an internship or practicum?   Do you wish more people understood the important work you’re doing?! So do we.   That’s

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