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Five Months In, Our Pandemic Battle Is Far from Over

by Chrissie Juliano, MPP This post originally appeared on the Front Lines Blog and is republished here with permission from the Big Cities Health Coalition. Nearly five months ago, I received an invite from a colleague at the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) to join a call discussing the first case of coronavirus in the state of Washington. While driving back

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Experience as a Contact Tracer: Family Ties

by Rosanna Lara Over the summer, JPHMP Direct’s “Boots on the Ground,” is running a series, “Answering the Call: A Public Health Response to COVID-19,” featuring posts from the Academic Public Health Volunteer Corps in Massachusetts. When I first arrived in the United States from the Dominican Republic, I was a young 17-year-old with both dreams and doubts. I had

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The Editor’s Podcast: The Public Health Challenge of Our Era, COVID-19

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH The Editor’s Podcast with Dr. Lloyd F. Novick appears with each new issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice and offers a closer look at the articles published in the latest issues with guest appearances by authors, guest editors, and others.   This episode of the Editor’s Podcast highlights articles appearing

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Now Accepting Nominations for Students Who Rocked Public Health in 2020

by JPHMP Direct Nominations for Students Who Rocked Public Health 2020 are being accepted through Oct. 1. Send us yours now! Guidelines All nominees must be currently enrolled students pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degree in public health or a related field. Projects may be ongoing but should have gotten underway in 2020, not before. Projects may involve groups

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How Do You Serve? Partnerships and Systems Building

by Amanda Canavatchel and Elizabeth Koonce Our homework assignments at the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) lost importance in late March: COVID-19 was spreading, and people were unnecessarily dying. With so much of the focus on medical care rather than upstream, public health interventions, we knew there was work to be done. In early April, we learned that

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Students Who Rocked Public Health: Jaimee L. Watts-Isley

by Jaimee L. Watts-Isley, DNP APRN AGNP-C Last December, Jaimee L. Watts-Isley, a DNP candidate at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, was listed as one of 13 Students Who Rocked Public Health in 2019 for her work to identify and address issues surrounding retention and recruitment of public health nurses (PHNs) in NC local public health departments. Here,

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Every Contact Counts: Training Contact Tracers for the COVID-19 Pandemic

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH Today, I’m talking with Dr. Betty Bekemeier, director of the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice at the University of Washington about a new 90-minute contact tracing training program that is now available. The training, Every Contact Counts, will support public health agencies’ ability to expand contact tracing efforts to help slow the spread

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Practical Playbook: Community Partnerships Improving Health

Since its inception in 2013, the Practical Playbook initiative has provided tools, guidance, and resources that have helped create more than 1,000 programs and more than 600 partnerships among public health, primary care, and others to improve population health. View this new video to learn more about the impact of the initiative, a partnership between Duke University School of Medicine, the Centers for

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Mental Health During the Pandemic

by Jonathan Temte, MD/PhD It’s happened to me three times so far. I get a text message from the US Census Bureau requesting, “Please answer survey on COVID19 crisis.” Although my mind initially said, “scam,” I connected using the hot link to find that there is an ongoing assessment of the American population. Among the questions related to employment, changes

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Informatics and the COVID-19 Crisis: The Role of Information Systems and Clinical Trials Databases

by Gulzar H. Shah, PhD, and Karl E. Peace, PhD I have a broad network of public health colleagues in academia, public health practice, and policy organizations. For this podcast, I connected with an individual who has contributed more than others in my network to the advancement of public health education and development of drugs to treat multiple diseases and

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