AcademyHealth Call for Nominations

AcademyHealth Call for Nominations Are you interested in providing leadership to the field of Public Health Systems and Services Research? Is AcademyHealth on your conference circuit? If so, please consider nominating yourself to AcademyHealth’s PHSR Interest Group advisory committee! Your volunteer work will place you alongside your peers in the field to plan and develop engagement activities for the PHSR

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July 2021: The Opioid Epidemic

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH The July 2021 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice focuses on the opioid epidemic. Articles in this issue document a variety of programs and policies to reduce the overwhelming harms caused by opiates. These efforts include surveillance, syringe service availability, and responsible prescribing programs. William Swann and co-authors studied the opioid policy

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Podcast: Law and Policy as Tools in Healthy People 2030

Laws and policies are critical determinants of health and well-being. They can encourage positive behaviors and discourage harmful behaviors, and they can enhance or worsen health, health equity, health disparities, and health literacy. In this episode of JPHMP Direct TALK, Angela McGowan and Joel Teitelbaum, two of the authors of an article published in the Journal of Public Health Management

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Generation Public Health: Top 8 Tips for Government Health Departments to Hire New Grads

by Heather Krasna and JP Leider The Biden Administration’s announcement that they will spend $7.4 billion on the public health workforce is big news for the woefully underfunded, short-staffed, overstretched, and burned out public health professionals working in our nation’s local, state, tribal, territorial (and even federal) health departments. There could be thousands of new hires in public health. While

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Public Health Perspectives: Advancing Racial Equity for Family Well-being

by Camelia Singletary, MPH In this episode of Public Health Perspectives, I’m speaking with Whitney Anderson, a graduate student at Saint Louis University currently finishing her Master of Public Health with a joint concentration in Maternal and Child Health and Epidemiology. As a part of her graduate experience, Whitney recently had the opportunity to complete a 9-month internship with Generate Health,

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Video Q&A — Preventive Medicine for Rural America: Why More Training Programs Must Be Here

While there is a well-recognized national shortage of Preventive Medicine (PM) physicians, there is also a marked maldistribution. In a new article in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, Drs. Jennifer Lultschik and Christopher Martin describe one approach to address the disparity in PM specialists in practice within rural regions such as Appalachia by supporting a greater number of Graduate Medical Education

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Racism Is a Public Health Crisis Policies and COVID-19

by Jeanette Kowalik, PhD, MPH, MCHES This is the third installment of the APHA HA Section–Public Health Management to Practice series. Here, we continue our discussion of the significance of introducing racism as a public health crisis. Due to the nature of this topic, it will be delivered in three parts to capture the background of this work, application, and

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The Editor’s Podcast: An Urgent Call for Public Health Firefighters

The Editor’s Podcast appears with each new issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice and offers a closer look at the articles published in the latest issues with guest appearances by authors, guest editors, and others. Listen to the full podcast below. The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the erosion of public health infrastructure over the past decades and

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Updates on the Development of PHAB Standards & Measures Version 2022

by Britt Lang, MPH The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) is working closely with the field of public health to develop a new version of its accreditation standards and measures. The updated Standards & Measures Version 2022 will use the 10 Essential Public Health Services (EPHS) as its framework and will highlight which measures correspond to the cross-cutting skills and

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Why Is the Diverse Field of Occupational and Environmental Medicine One of the Best Kept Secrets in Medicine?

by Judith Green-McKenzie, MD A new report published in a special supplemental issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice focusing on the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA’s) Investment in Public Health looks at the factors contributing to the shortage of formally trained Occupational Physicians in the United States. In “Outcomes of a Survey-Based Approach to Determine Factors Contributing to the Shortage

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