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Local Health Departments’ Characteristics and Their Performance Scores in PHAB Accreditation Standards

Through examination of LHDs’ performance score in PHAB accreditation standards, we were able to demonstrate use of individual PHAB standards as an instrument to measure and compare LHDs’ performance, and support the existing evidence that accreditation is fostering LHDs’ quality improvement in public health systems for capacity to promote population health. In our article “Local Health Departments’ Characteristics and Their

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July 2022: Public Health Agencies Respond to Challenges

Editor in chief Lloyd F. Novick highlights new articles in the July/August 2022 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. Our July issue contains an article by Zaugg and colleagues on abortion activities in health departments. This is certainly a timely subject. We are following up with a blog post on JPHMP Direct by these authors on

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What Should Public Health and Health Department Professionals Do in Preparation for Roe v. Wade Falling?

In the same way that health departments respond to other threats to public health, they should prepare to mitigate the public health harms we expect to be caused by these policy changes. In November 2021, along with colleagues, we authored a report (ahead of print) in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice (see the full article now available

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Infographic: Improving Community Health through a Produce Prescription Initiative

In a new article published in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, my colleagues and I describe a mixed-methods examination of the impact of the Partnerships to Improve Community Health Produce Prescription Initiative in northeastern North Carolina. This initiative combined produce vouchers with public health-based nutrition education programs such as the Diabetes Prevention Program and education for the Special

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Supporting Success: ASTHO’s Strategies for Reducing Maternal Mortality and Morbidity

State of Public Health

State of Public Health is a column sponsored by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and appears in each issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. Maternal mortality and morbidity rates in the US are some of the worst among high-income countries with significant disparities in Black and American Indian/Alaska Native women who die

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Research Report Summaries from the March 2022 Issue

JPHMP Research Summaries for March 2022

Summaries of select research articles published in the March 2022 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. Detection of Recurrent Hepatitis C Viremia Using Surveillance Data, New York City by Guerra, Kevin MPH; Bocour, Angelica MPH; Moore, Miranda S. MPH; Winters, Ann MD This articles summarizes the work done to identify HCV recurrence (ie, the reemergence of

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Practice Report Summaries for the March 2022 Issue

JPHMP Practice Report Summaries for March 2022

Summaries of select practice articles published in the March 2022 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. An Evaluation of Syndromic Surveillance Related Practices among Selected State and Local Health Agencies by Romano, Sebastian MPH; Yusuf, Hussain MD, MPH; Davis, Cassandra MPH; Thomas, Mathew J. MPH; Grigorescu, Violanda MD, MSPH This report focuses on the recent practices of

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March 2022: Public Health Surveillance

This March issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice focuses on public health surveillance. The lead editorial by Jeffrey Bethel describes wastewater surveillance as a powerful tool in monitoring communicable disease. This innovative technique is now being used for COVID-19 surveillance to determine the spread of this pathogen in communities. Researchers have found a correlation between occurrence

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