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The Unrealistic Gold Standard

by Jason S. Brinkley, PhD, MA, MS On the Brink addresses topics related to data, analytics, and visualizations on personal health and public health research. This column explores current practices in the health arena and how both the data and mathematical sciences have an impact. (The opinions and views represented here are the author’s own and do not reflect any group

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Charlotte Baker, DrPH, MPH, CPH, Teaches “Real Data” to Find Solutions to Pressing Public Health Issues Right Now

Academic Public Health Practice profiles university faculty engaging with communities, collaborating with state and local health departments, or training the current or future public health workforce across the full spectrum of population health. In a broad sense, Charlotte Baker, DrPH, MPH, CPH, is a true public health practitioner, as her work crosscuts epidemiology, health behaviors, biostatistics, policy, sports injury, and health disparities. As

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Health Department Leaders Urged to Stand Against a Repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Both the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) are urging their members to stand against the proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which could severely jeopardize the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF). In a statement posted on its website, NACCHO recently offered PPHF talking

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Why National Accreditation Is Important to Tribes

by Lisa Pivec, MS   Focus on Accreditation and Innovation addresses current issues related to the Public Health Accreditation Board’s national public health department accreditation program, and the Public Health National Center for Innovations. This series highlights the experiences and perspectives of accredited health departments and explores topics related to the Standards and Measures, research and evaluation findings, and the

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Introducing a New Case Study Series at JPHMP — Ending Business as Usual: The Kane County Health Department in a Worsening Fiscal Climate

by Lloyd F. Novick, Editor-in-Chief The Journal of Public Health Management & Practice will be publishing a case in business school format with each of our issues in 2017. The case-series is designed to illustrate significant public health events or interventions that can be used as models for professionals or for teaching purposes. These cases and others will be published

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Programs Manager, April Reese, MPH, Educates Communities on Diabetes Prevention

Profiles of Public Health Practice highlights practitioners working in state, local, and tribal health departments; community settings; and other non-governmental agencies with a mission to improve the health of populations. April Reese is happy that diabetes awareness has reached a broader segment of the public in recent years. As the Programs Manager for the Community and Clinical Connections for Prevention

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Health in the South

by Jay E. Maddock, PhD, FAAHB The Dean’s Perspective focuses on issues pertinent to the relationship between academic public health and the practice community. Two years ago, this month, I moved from Honolulu to College Station, Texas. People continue to ask me what it is like to move from Hawaii to Texas, and all I can answer is, “It’s different.”

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