Environmental Health Student at Univ. of California, Irvine, Urges Others to Enter Public Health

by Tuan D. Tran Students of Public Health: Voices & Profiles focuses on research projects and other contributions students are making to advance public health. I see no better time to learn and work in the field of public health than NOW. Critical health and environmental issues such as over-population, rapid depletion of natural resources, global warming, and the emergence of

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Illinois Department of Public Health Weighs In on CDC’s Core SVIPP Comprehensive Index Tool

Hello! I am Jennifer Martin from the Illinois Department of Public Health. Illinois’s Injury and Violence Prevention Program was one of the early testers of the Violence and Injury Prevention: Comprehensive Index Tool (VIP: CIT). The VIP: CIT is an index that uses questions and a rubric to help users assess the strengths, gaps, and barriers for their strategic plans.

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Sugar Free January and the Modeling of Health Behaviors

by Jay Maddock, PhD The Dean’s Perspective focuses on issues pertinent to the relationship between academic public health and the practice community. In the middle of this past December, I had finally had it. After receiving a three-pound box of chocolates, four pecan pies, countless cookies and candy, and attending six holiday parties in a week, enough was enough. I

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Introducing Public Health Perspectives: A Podcast Series

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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Innovative Methods for Designing Actionable Program Evaluation: Behind the Article with Authors Brandon Nesbit and Sally Thigpen

Hi there! We are Brandon Nesbit and Sally Thigpen, two of the authors of “Innovative Methods for Designing Actionable Program Evaluation.” It’s one of the papers in Catalyzing State Public Health Agency Actions to Prevent Injury and Violence, a supplement of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. Funded programs are expected to demonstrate implementation progress and outcome impact,

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Students Who Rocked Public Health 2017

Students of Public Health: Voices & Profiles focuses on research projects and other contributions students are making to advance public health. In 2016, we began featuring the contributions that students of public health bring to the field in our popular monthly series of the same name, culminating in December with a year-end review of eight additional students whose projects seemed both timely and important to tackling the public

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Text Mining UFO Data: Little Green Aliens or Santa’s Elves?

by Jason S. Brinkley, PhD, MA, MS On the Brink addresses topics related to data, analytics, and visualizations on personal health and public health research. This column explores current practices in the health arena and how both the data and mathematical sciences have an impact. (The opinions and views represented here are the author’s own and do not reflect any group

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Teaching Public Health Practice for Non-Practitioners

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. Most masters of public health (MPH)

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The Impact of Four State-Specific MBHCPs and Lessons Learned from a Multistate Collaborative Effort

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 Jennifer Langhinrichsen-Rohling, PhD, and other experts

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