Life Lessons from the Ambassador to Roberto

by Jay Maddock, PhD The Dean’s Perspective focuses on issues pertinent to the relationship between academic public health and the practice community. Recently, I spent several days in Beijing, China, working on the development of the conference program for the 7th President George H.W. Bush China-US Relations Conference. I had the good fortune to be joined by my colleagues, retired

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#HDTweets: Ways in Which Twitter Can Be Used by Health Departments

by Jillian Regan, MPH This post originally appeared on the website of Rillian Consulting and is republished with the author’s permission. Twitter is a social media platform with 330 million active monthly users as of 2017 for sharing posts of up to 280 characters–as of November 2017; prior to November, the character limit was 140 characters–that can also include images,

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How Can New Public Health Leaders Use the Accreditation Process to Foster Their Leadership Goals?

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

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Promoting Health Department Opioid-Prescribing Guidelines for NYC Emergency Departments (video)

A new article published in the July 2018 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice  evaluates voluntary guidelines for the judicious prescribing of opioids upon discharge from an emergency department. The guidelines were developed by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and an expert panel of emergency medicine physicians to address the opioid epidemic.

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How to Use the “Writing in Boxes for Scientific Journals” eLearning Tool

The Journal of Public Health Management and Practice has developed a tool, with assistance from the de Beaumont Foundation, that enables authors to create an article from scratch by following user-friendly cues that walk them through the IMRAD process of scientific writing. This new tool is designed for epidemiologists, public health scientists, and other public health professionals seeking to become

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Preparing for the Certified Health Education Specialist Exam: Podcast with LaTonya Bynum

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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PHAB Interview with Drs. Les Beitsch and Ron Chapman on Health Department Quality Improvement and Performance Management

In this episode of JPHMP Direct TALK, Les Beitsch, MD, JD, and Ron Chapman, MD, MPH, chat with PHAB Communications Manager Teddi Nicolaus about how public health accreditation is driving the use of Quality Improvement and Performance Management at health departments. Dr. Beitsch is the Chair of the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine at Florida State University College

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New Cancer Epidemiologist Offers Advice to MPH and PhD Students

by Shailesh Advani Students of Public Health: Voices & Profiles focuses on research projects and other contributions students are making to advance public health. Student Voices–The field of epidemiology in cancer research provides an opportunity to understand the disease distribution and its impact on population health, trends, and patterns across diverse racial-ethnic groups and geographical regions, in addition to the impacts

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Choosing a Team and Being an Academic Team Player: 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 biggest challenges for

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Making an Impact on Public Health: Video Interview with Dr. Jay Maddock

In this video, Dr. Jay Maddock, Dean of the School of Public Health at Texas A&M University and co-author of “The Role of Dissemination in Promotion and Tenure for Public Health” explains why impact factor and h-index only measure part of the public health scholar’s impact in the field and offers tips on disseminating research to achieve greater success, at

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