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The Source of a Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak in New York City Not Yet Determined

by Sheryl Monks The New York Times reports that one person has died and 17 others have been sickened in New York City by an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in Upper Manhattan between 145th and 165th streets. Health department officials and city council members are urging anyone with flu-like symptoms to seek medical advice immediately. Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, NYC Deputy Commissioner

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Introducing a New Series of Epidemiologic Case Studies: Podcast with Dr. John Marr

Welcome to another episode of JPHMP Direct TALK. Today, Elena Vidrascu speaks with Dr. John Marr, former director of the New York City Bureau of Communicable Diseases, about a new collection of case studies called Backstories in Epidemiology: True Medical Mysteries, which he co-edits with Carole Novick and JPHMP Editor-in-Chief Dr. Lloyd Novick. The first story in the collection, “Mystery in the

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A Willingness to Try New Things Led MPH Student Zoha Anjum to a Career in Global Health

by Zoha Anjum Students of Public Health: Voices & Profiles focuses on research projects and other contributions students are making to advance public health. Student Voices — During my undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto, I worked with the Youth Health Action Network (YHAN) on accessibility to mental health services in post-secondary institutions. My involvement led to the publication of

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Spotlight on Dr. Valerie Yeager

The Journal of Public Health Management & Practice welcomes Dr. Valerie Yeager to its editorial board. Dr. Yeager is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Indiana University’s Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health in Indianapolis. Before joining the Fairbanks School of Public Health, Dr. Yeager was an Assistant Professor at Tulane University’s School of Public

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How to Write an Abstract for a Scientific Article

Dr. Justin B. Moore is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. If you’ve been following his column The Scholarship of Public Health, you might’ve read his in depth guidance on “Writing an Abstract for Publication.” Now we’ve created this video tutorial based on Dr. Moore’s extensive experience both writing and editing scholarly manuscripts to help guide you through the

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Health Information Technology with Terri Floyd, MS

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

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Standing Up for Breastfeeding Promotion: A Q&A with Dr. Scott Krugman

On Sunday, July 8, the New York Times published an article on what it characterizes as a stunning opposition to a UN-affiliated World Health Assembly resolution on breastfeeding. The Times reports that US delegates used “strong-arm tactics,” acting in opposition of evidence-based research supporting breastfeeding as the healthiest option for children, and embraced instead interests of infant formula manufacturers. Read “Opposition

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Pay to Play? Author Interview with Dr. Amy Eyler

Participation in high school sports can impact the physical and mental health of students and influence other positive social and economic outcomes. To maintain sports programs amidst school budget deficits, many districts are implementing sports participation fee policies. A new article by Dr. Amy Eyler, et al, looks at state laws and regulations related to high school sports participation fees. We spoke with Dr. Eyler

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New Case Studies Detail the Work of the 21st Century Learning Community

by Nicole Pettenati, MSLS 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 latest

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Infographic: Prescriber Perceptions of an Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution Program

A new article published in the July 2018 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice looks at increased efforts to tackle the opioid epidemic by developing more overdose education and naloxone distribution (ONED) programs. Author Alyssa Peckham and colleagues survey prescribers’ attitudes and comfort levels dispensing naloxone, and find that barriers to OEND implementation continue to exist as not all

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