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Podcast: The Unique Role (and Challenges) of the Preventive Medicine Workforce

Drs. Deborah Porterfield, Linda Hill, and Lisa Miller describe the unique role and challenges of the preventive medicine workforce. As Jung and Russell highlight in “HRSA’s Investment in Preventive Medicine,” the lead editorial in a recent supplemental issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, preventive medicine (PM) is a unique medical specialty that requires training in not

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Resources to Help Schools Promote COVID-19 Vaccination

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends everyone 12 and older get a COVID-19 vaccine to help protect against COVID-19. Schools can play a vital role in promoting vaccination uptake. The CDC has developed resources school leaders can use to support vaccination and improve health literacy in their communities. The Public Health Communications Collaborative (PHCC) promotes the value of public

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How Health Departments Are Addressing Substance Use Disorder and Overdose During a Pandemic

by Brad Finegood MA, LMHC, and Felicia Salcedo This post originally appeared on the Front Lines Blog and is republished here with permission from the Big Cities Health Coalition. COVID-19 has necessitated an all-hands-on-deck approach for health departments across the country. The scale and urgency of this effort cannot be overstated. Even as health departments and the public at large are focused on COVID-19,

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Podcast: Law and Policy as Tools in Healthy People 2030

Laws and policies are critical determinants of health and well-being. They can encourage positive behaviors and discourage harmful behaviors, and they can enhance or worsen health, health equity, health disparities, and health literacy. In this episode of JPHMP Direct TALK, Angela McGowan and Joel Teitelbaum, two of the authors of an article published in the Journal of Public Health Management

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Video Q&A — Preventive Medicine for Rural America: Why More Training Programs Must Be Here

While there is a well-recognized national shortage of Preventive Medicine (PM) physicians, there is also a marked maldistribution. In a new article in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, Drs. Jennifer Lultschik and Christopher Martin describe one approach to address the disparity in PM specialists in practice within rural regions such as Appalachia by supporting a greater number of Graduate Medical Education

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Racism Is a Public Health Crisis Policies and COVID-19

by Jeanette Kowalik, PhD, MPH, MCHES This is the third installment of the APHA HA Section–Public Health Management to Practice series. Here, we continue our discussion of the significance of introducing racism as a public health crisis. Due to the nature of this topic, it will be delivered in three parts to capture the background of this work, application, and

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Infographic: Updating Health Literacy for Healthy People 2030

A new article, “Updating Health Literacy for Healthy People 2030: Defining Its Importance for a New Decade in Public Health,” published ahead of print in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, describes the evolution of Healthy People 2030’s definition of health literacy. Healthy People 2030 (HP2030), the fifth iteration of the Healthy People initiative, provides science-based national health objectives with targets to improve the health and

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Video Summary: Outcomes of an Intervention to Increase Physicians Underrepresented in Medicine in Occupational Medicine Training

Diversity in the US physician workforce is important. Physicians Underrepresented in Medicine (UIM) are more likely to serve poor, uninsured, and vulnerable populations. In a new article in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, Dr. Judith Green-McKenzie and colleagues describe outcomes of an intervention aimed at increasing the number of UIM physicians in Occupational Medicine. Read Our Special

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Podcast: Updating Health Literacy for Healthy People 2030

In this episode of JPHMP Direct Talk, authors Dushanka Kleinman and Cindy Brach discuss their article, “Updating Health Literacy for Healthy People 2030,” published ahead of print in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. Healthy People 2030 (HP2030), the fifth iteration of the Healthy People initiative, provides science-based national health objectives with targets to improve the health and well-being of Americans. For the first time

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Infographic: Preventive Medicine Physician Workforce Supply & Distribution

A new report published in a special supplemental issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice focusing on HRSA’s Investment in Public Health describes trends in both the number of board-certified preventive medicine physicians and those physicians who self-designate preventive medicine as a primary or secondary specialty and examines the age, gender distribution, and geographic distribution of this

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