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Using Improv to Improve Public Health

by Jay Maddock, PhD The Dean’s Perspective focuses on issues pertinent to the relationship between academic public health and the practice community. Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of co-leading a workshop on using improvisational (improv) comedy to improve collaboration and generate creative solutions at the Active Living Research annual meeting. I will admit that when my colleague Jana

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JPHMP Direct Welcomes New Editorial Assistant Elena Vidrascu

We’re pleased to announce that Elena Vidrascu, MSc, has been hired as a fulltime editorial assistant. Elena will be helping with various editorial and administrative tasks, serving as the guest editor of our Students of Public Health series, and developing a brand new serial for JPHMP Direct, among other projects, which she discussed with us in the following interview. Please help us welcome Elena by

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Three Reviews of JPHMP’s 21 Public Health Case Studies on Policy and Administration

Review of JPHMP’s 21 Public Health Case Studies on Policy and Administration by Amy Hagopian, University of Washington The Journal of Public Health Management and Practice’s 21 Public Health Case Studies on Policy and Administration, by Lloyd Novick, Cynthia Morrow, and Carole Novick, editors. Wolters Kluwer, publisher, 2018, p 1-368. Book includes complimentary access to electronic versions of the cases

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Planting Seeds for the Future of Tanzania

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–In a small town mainly comprised of houses made of mud and tin, Texas A&M University School of Public Health graduate Jill Jahns spent eight months without running water, speaking a language she had started

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Connecting the Dots: State Health Department Approaches to Addressing Shared Risk and Protective Factors Across Multiple Forms of Violence

Violence takes many forms, including intimate partner violence, sexual violence, child abuse and neglect, youth violence, bullying, suicide, and elder abuse and neglect. These forms of violence are interconnected and often share the same root causes. They can occur together in families and communities and can happen at the same time or at different stages of life. While various forms

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Writing the Methods Section of Your Manuscript for the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice

by Justin B. Moore, PhD, MS, FACSM The Scholarship of Public Health addresses topics relevant to scientific publishing, dissemination of evidence and best practices, and the education of current and future professionals. This column presents some considerations and best practices for finding time to produce scholarship in the form of a manuscript or presentation. In previous iterations of this series,

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The Importance of Publications by Public Health Practitioners

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH The lead editorial of this March/April issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice (JPHMP), “The Importance of Publications by Public Health Practitioners,” emphasizes a central element of the mission of our publication. Our first editorial in January 1995 pointed to the benefits of practitioner authorship. We are redoubling our efforts to

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Core VIPP: Putting States at the Forefront of the Opioid Epidemic

Greetings, public health enthusiasts! We are Alan Dellapenna from North Carolina and Lisa Millet from Oregon. One of the most fundamental paradoxes of public health is the need for quick, impactful intervention systems that account for (and allow) flexibility, nuance, and individuality. It’s a continuous struggle to implement prevention tactics that are enhanced by and mindful of a state’s pre-existing

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Opportunistic Research Opportunities

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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A New Strategic Planning Index for Injury and Violence Prevention

Hi there! We are Lauren Wilson and Angie Deokar, two of the authors behind a new strategic planning tool: the Violence and Injury Prevention: Comprehensive Index Tool (VIP: CIT). We know strategic planning is a useful process for aligning goals with the nuances, needs, and resources of a system. A system can be a community, county, state, or nation. The

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