Nov 2021: Environmental Public Health and Healthy People 2030

This issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice focuses on environmental health. Rhoads and co-authors describe evidence-based policy decision making in a healthy homes initiative in Kansas City, Missouri. This urban area experiences substantial racial/ethnic disparities and high levels of residential segregation. Substandard housing has led to a number of health problems including asthma. An economic analysis

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Thinking in Groups, Thinking for Ourselves (Or: In Praise of Iconoclasm)

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Scientists are people too. And people are vulnerable to groupthink. How this can serve science, and the world, poorly. This post originally appeared on The Healthiest Goldfish with Sandro Galea and is republished here with permission from the author. Learn more at SandroGalea.org. Americans trust scientists. This may seem, to some, like surprising news, given the extent to which attitudes towards science were

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Participate in Public Vetting of the Next Version of Accreditation Standards & Measures

The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) welcomes public health practitioners and researchers to provide feedback about the draft of Version 2022 of the accreditation Standards & Measures. We need to hear from you to ensure that the new requirements accurately reflect the changing landscape of public health practice. Details about how to participate in the public vetting can be found

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Executing an In-Person Conference During COVID-19: Experiences from Colorado

In-person meetings and conferences were paused in 2020, but innovation allowed for the Colorado Public Health Association to discover new opportunities to connect as colleagues. Unprecedented year. Pivot. Challenge. Insert all of the 2020-2021 COVID-19 pandemic buzz words. Regardless of your word of choice, the past 18+ months have taken a toll on the public health profession as highlighted in

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Pandemic Ethics: How We Think About the Rule of Rescue

How following the Rule of Rescue may challenge fairness and justice considerations when dealing with limited resources during a pandemic. This post originally appeared on the website for the Center for Bioethics at the University of Minnesota and is reposted here with permission from the author. As a public health researcher, I am deeply invested in promoting and protecting equity. In disaster

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John Auerbach Is CDC’s New Director of Intergovernmental and Strategic Affairs

In this episode of The Editor’s Podcast, Dr. Lloyd Novick talks with JPHMP editorial board member John Auerbach about a new position he has taken at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Director of Intergovernmental and Strategic Affairs. JPHMP editorial board member John Auerbach has taken a new position at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The title

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The Consent of the Governed

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What the conversation about COVID-19 vaccines can teach us about how to navigate the social compact between voices of authority and the populations they serve. This post originally appeared on The Healthiest Goldfish with Sandro Galea and is republished here with permission from the author. Learn more at SandroGalea.org. Over the last year or so there has been much criticism of leadership in

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Resisting Our Suburban Impulses

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On recognizing when the view from our positions of privilege prevents us from seeing the path to a healthier world for all. This post originally appeared on The Healthiest Goldfish with Sandro Galea and is republished here with permission from the author. Learn more at SandroGalea.org. Suburbs can be terrific places. I live in a suburb, and I can think of few better

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Public Health Finance

In the first of a two-part series on public health finance, three public health department administrators discuss their positions and the importance of financial literacy in public health practice. In the Health Administration Section, we strive to create a mentoring culture that promotes the professional development of our members. This webinar is the first of a two-part series designed to

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Resisting the Allure of Moral Grandstanding

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On choosing between virtue and the mere appearance of it. This post originally appeared on The Healthiest Goldfish with Sandro Galea and is republished here with permission from the author. Learn more at SandroGalea.org. We are living in an age of the visible moral gesture. It seems that all events of some note in our cultural or political life are accompanied by statements of

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