Dr. Justin Moore Discusses “Cost-effectiveness of Community-based Minigrants to Increase Physical Activity in Youth”

At JPHMP, our mission is to advance and disseminate impactful, practice-based evidence to inform initiatives and policies to improve population health. The public health researchers, academics, policy makers, and practitioners who contribute content to the journal support this mission and strive to improve public health for all communities through their research. We sat down with Justin Moore, PhD, associate editor

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Third Year Medical Student at Wake Forest School of Medicine Explores the Role Human Narratives Play in Affecting Social Equity and Positive Health Outcomes

by Vaidehi Mujumdar Students of Public Health: Voices & Profiles focuses on research projects and other contributions students are making to advance public health. STUDENT VOICES — My interest in narrative medicine initially began with the social ingredients of my own upbringing before I even knew what the term meant. Living in diverse communities in India, California, Mississippi, and Virginia before

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Impact Factor: The Metric You Love to Hate

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. Justin B. Moore, PhD, MS, FACSM

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Intrepid Entrepreneurship: Unnecessary Prerequisite for Launching a Performance Management System

by Leslie Beitsch, MD, JD 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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Finding Time for Scholarly Writing (Part II)

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. One of the most oft-repeated statements

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Gemütlichkeit

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. I had the good fortune to travel to Austria earlier this month. Our school has a technical assistance contract with the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna and has developed an exchange agreement with the Medical University

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Justice Gorsuch’s Potential Impact on Public Health

by Tina Batra Hershey, JD, MPH, and Elizabeth Van Nostrand, JD Crossroads: Law and Public Health addresses topics related to the intersection of law and public health. This series highlights the perspectives of two attorneys turned academicians and explores legal and policy issues that impact public health. Newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch recently took his seat on the bench,

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Cost-Effectiveness of Minigrants to Increase Physical Activity

A new study published in the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice looks at the cost-effectiveness of minigrant programs that promote strategies for increasing physical activity levels in youth. Author Justin B. Moore, PhD, MS, and colleagues, sampled students in grades 4 through 8 in 20 North Carolina counties in observation waves over a two-year period to determine the cost per child per minute of moderate-to-vigorous physical

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Reflections of the Accreditation Committee

by Douglas Scutchfield, MD; Robin Wilcox, MPA; and Wilma J. Wooten, MD, MPH The Accreditation Committee of the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) is charged with determining the accreditation status of Tribal, state, local, and territorial governmental public health departments. Appointed by the PHAB Board of Directors, Committee members have current or recent experience in leadership positions in health departments.

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July 2017 Hot Topic: The 2015 New York City Legionaires’ Disease Outbreak: A Case Study on a History-Making Outbreak

The July-August 2017 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice (JPHMP) includes “The 2015 New York City Legionaires’ Disease Outbreak: A Case Study on a History-Making Outbreak” authored by Allison Chamberlain, Jonathan Lehnert, and Ruth Berkelman of Emory University School of Public Health. In July of 2015, the Bureau of Communicable Disease of the New York City Department of

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