Now Is the Time to Explicitly Emphasize Equity in Vaccine Access

by Jonathon P. Leider, Elizabeth Wrigley-Field, Debra DeBruin, and Nneka Sederstrom Recent announcements at the state and federal level reflect good news about expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines. Three weeks ago, the Minnesota Department of Health released its updated vaccine guidance about the staging and expected timing of COVID-19 vaccine. President Biden recently said he now expects all adults to

Read more

Dr. Jeff Koplan on the Practice of Leadership in Public Health

by Ed Baker, MD, MPH This series of video interviews with public health leaders is related to topics discussed in columns in the JPHMP series, The Management Moment. These brief interviews provide tips on putting into practice information from these columns. It has been said that one of the central tasks for leaders is to “positively impact the way others feel.” (1)

Read more

Advocacy and Accreditation: PHAB’s Focus on Advancing Public Health Infrastructure

by Paul Kuehnert, DNP, RN, FAAN Strong public health departments are essential for healthy and safe communities. This simple truth—evident to all of us in the “public health choir” before the COVID-19 pandemic tore through our communities—should be evident to all community members and policymakers now. Unfortunately, I think it is not. To change what otherwise may default to a

Read more

Podcast: CDC’s Law and Epidemic Emergency Preparedness (LEEP) Online Course

State, tribal, local, and territorial health department staff, emergency planners and managers, first responders, and anyone working in response to an epidemic often face complex legal issues when working to stop the spread of a highly infectious communicable disease. In this episode of JPHMP Direct Talk, Gregory Sunshine and Brianne Yassine describe what public health professionals can expect to learn

Read more

The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York

by Christina Baum Each month, NACCHO brings you a new public health book, read and reviewed by NACCHO staff. Book reviews in this series originally appeared on NACCHO Voice: The Word on Local health Departments and are republished here with permission. The Poisoner’s Handbook by Deborah Blum tells the captivating tale of the evolution of the New York City medical examiner’s office between 1915

Read more

Conducting Successful Virtual Meetings While Managing COVID Fatigue

by Edward Baker, MD, MPH; and Susan Murphy MBA, PhD This article originally appeared in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice and is shared here with permission from the authors and publisher. Read the article in JPHMP. Life has changed in so many ways since the COVID pandemic began. As public health has become front page news, the

Read more

Trends in Florida’s 2020 COVID-19 Experience: Politics

by Patrick Bernet and Leighton Dupree Pandemics travel through social connections, testing the mettle of communities.  Arriving amidst a contentious presidential campaign, COVID-19 became part of the rhetoric, polarizing communities at a time when a shared commitment was most needed to save lives. Offering 29 electoral votes and polling as the closest contest among the five largest states, Florida received

Read more

The Power of Introducing Racism as a Public Health Crisis Policies

by Jeanette Kowalik, PhD, MPH, MCHES This is the first installment of the APHA HA Section–Public Health Management to Practice series. We will begin to discuss 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 implications

Read more

Trends in Florida’s 2020 COVID-19 Experience: Race, Ethnicity, and Nativity

by Patrick Bernet, PhD With Florida’s COVID-19 infection rates still raging in early 2021, this second offering from a three-part miniseries explores the influence of race, ethnicity, and nativity.  Each has been linked to outcomes at the individual level, but as community level characteristics, the effects can differ dramatically. (The first entry in this trilogy focuses on the impact of

Read more

What Does a Manuscript Rejection Really Mean? (Probably Not What You Think)

by Justin B. Moore, PhD, MS, FACSM As I’ve mentioned previously, science is a failure business. Whether it’s a manuscript, a job search, or a grant application, the odds are that you’ll experience one or more rejections on the way to success. But what does rejection mean in this context? Does it mean you’re a bad writer, a bad candidate,

Read more
« Older Entries Recent Entries »