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The Moderating Role of Race in Turnover Intention at State and Local Public Health Organizations

Our focus was to assess whether race moderated the relationship between work environment factors and turnover in the public health field. This research aligns with the higher goal of recruiting and retaining public health workers that are reflective of the communities they serve. The US population is becoming more racially and ethnically diverse, and the population’s health and health care

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Readying the Applied Epidemiology Workforce for the Future of Public Health Practice

Public health leaders in all settings must be intentional in implementing strategies that strengthen our epidemiology workforce and prepare epidemiologists for the future of public health practice. As public health professionals, we are currently working in an incredibly dynamic era of public health practice. Not only was the field moving forward into “Public Health 3.0,” which calls for us to

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New York State Paid Family Leave Promotes Health Equity

New York’s Paid Family Leave program increased access, promoted health equity, and may reduce health disparities. Why Paid Family Leave Matters The United States (US) is an outlier, one of only three countries worldwide that does not provide national paid maternity leave. Currently, only 19% of US employees have paid family leave (PFL) benefits; they tend to be more highly

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Variation of State-Issued Nonpharmaceutical Interventions During the Pandemic

The proportion of the US population subject to state-issued COVID-19 prevention measures varied greatly throughout the pandemic. During periods of high disease transmission and low coverage of state-issued measures, local or federal interventions may provide additional layers of protection if local or federal governments can issue prevention policies for their jurisdictions. Research demonstrates that early, sustained, and layered implementation of

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Greater Awareness and Implementation of Routine Testing for Early Identification of Chronic Hepatitis B – Latent Tuberculosis Co-Infection Is Needed

Early identification of CHB-LTBI co-infection could guide clinicians to modify management of both CHB and LTBI to reduce the risk of drug-induced liver injury. Chronic hepatitis B (CHB) and latent tuberculosis (LTBI) remain major infectious diseases that contribute to significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. While both CHB and LTBI manifest with different clinical phenotypes, with one being primarily a liver

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September 2022: Health Equity in Healthy People 2030

Editor in chief Lloyd F. Novick highlights new articles in the September/October 2022 issues of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. This September issue of the Journal of Public Health Practice and Management contains a special section “Health Equity in Healthy People 2030.” A commentary by Bishop and Reed points to the long-standing systemic inequities resulting in the

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Filling an Evaluation Gap: A Framework for Evaluating Community Health Worker Programs

Public health practitioners can use this flexible framework to guide the evaluation of the process and outcomes of a Community Health Worker (CHW) program. Facilitating evaluation of community health worker programs Evaluation is key to improving public health programs and maximizing program effectiveness. Public health professionals, however, do not always have the time, skills, or resources to design and conduct

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Exploring COVID-19 Contact Tracing Program Dynamics in the Context of an Evolving Pandemic

Results from state/territorial health agency surveys provide insights to how COVID-19 case investigation and contact tracing programs developed and evolved in response to changing pandemic conditions. In our article in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, “COVID-19 Case Investigation and Contact Tracing Programs and Practice: Snapshots from the Field,” we aimed to characterize how case investigation and contact

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Do Public Health Professionals Want to Address Their Gaps in Competency? It Depends on Job Level

Public health professionals are expected to engage in trainings to address competency gaps in core public health domains, but among professionals in non-management positions, gaps in competency often predicted disinterest in ameliorative training.  Experts agree that competency in multiple core domains (analysis, leadership, communication, etc.) is desirable for public health professionals. Nevertheless, research indicates that the majority lack such competency.

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