PHAB Launches New Accreditation Program for Vital Records/Health Statistics

by Kaye Bender, PhD, RN, FAAN 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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Making the Most of Scientific Conferences

by Jay Maddock, PhD, FAAHB Mad About Public Health is a series that looks at the health of populations from varying creative and innovative perspectives. In the last month, I’ve attended two scientific conferences, the Active Living Conference and the American Academy of Health Behavior (AAHB) Annual Meeting. As I was sitting in another airport lounge, my thoughts went to

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Promoting Social Determinants of Health Services: Informatics Is the Answer

by Gulzar H. Shah, PhD, MStat, MS; Kristie Waterfield, MBA Health Informatics Innovations and Applications highlights ways that health informatics innovations and applications are supporting stakeholders in public health practice and policy to advance their mission of improved population health. The series will also highlight innovations in health care informatics. Informatics, That’s What’s Happening The more I learn about the

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A Closer Look at the Public Health Perspectives Podcast

Public Health Perspectives is a podcast series on JPHMP Direct targeted towards strengthening the future public health workforce. The show is hosted by Camelia Singletary, MPH, who has made it her mission to learn and share information about as many public health career paths as possible. She has spoken now to nearly a dozen different public health professionals and MPH

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Podcast with This Is Public Health Ambassador Noble Salwan

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 this episode of Public Health Perspectives, Noble Salwan, an MPH student at Saint Louis University talks about his passion for public health and how he

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New Review of JPHMP’s 21 Public Health Case Studies on Policy & Administration in March Issue of AJPH

JPHMP’s 21 Public Health Case Studies on Policy & Administration by Lloyd Novick, Cynthia Morrow, and Carole Novick, a collection of real-world scenarios of public health professionals overcoming challenges and the policy interventions that led to success, is reviewed in the March issue of AJPH.  Julie Kornfeld PhD, MPH, writes in “A Case for Real-World Thinking” : “Lloyd Novick and his

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The Editor’s Podcast: Publishing in Academic Journals

In this podcast, Dr. Lloyd Novick, editor-in-chief of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, shares information about publishing in academic journals, including the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. This information may be useful to students and others interested in writing a scientific article for a peer-reviewed academic journal. Read this Episode’s Transcript: Recognition must be given

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Five Things You Should Know About PH WINS

by Katie Sellers, DrPH, CPH PH WINS is the first nationally representative survey of the governmental public health workforce. Just about every article in the supplement starts out this way, so I feel like a broken record doing the same. But it’s really important – the reason the de Beaumont Foundation started PH WINS is that there was so little

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Trust: An Essential Ingredient for Becoming the Chief Health Strategist

by Cynthia B. Morrow, MD, MPH Boots on the Ground addresses the practice of public health from the perspective of those working in LHDs and will provide an informal platform for public health leaders across the country to share their stories of how public health is accomplished in real life, in real time. The series is intended to showcase the

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PHNCI Partners with Center for Sharing Public Health Services to Launch the Cross-sector Innovation Initiative

by Jessica Solomon Fisher, MCP The challenges facing communities today are complex and stem from a variety of systems, policies, and environmental factors that impact health, often disproportionately. Public health departments have always worked to prevent the spread of disease and keep communities safe, addressing those factors that occur outside of clinical practice while also providing direct care when needed.

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