Category Archives: From the Editor-in-Chief

Nov 2021: Environmental Public Health and Healthy People 2030

This issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice focuses on environmental health. Rhoads and co-authors describe evidence-based policy decision making in a healthy homes initiative in Kansas City, Missouri. This urban area experiences substantial racial/ethnic disparities and high levels of residential segregation. Substandard housing has led to a number of health problems including asthma. An economic analysis

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Sep 2021: Local Public Health Agencies

Structural Racism Impacts Health. Structural racism is a system in which public policies, institutional practices, cultural representations, and other norms work to perpetuate racial group inequity. It is rooted in a hierarchy that privileges one race over another, influencing institutions that govern daily life from housing policies to police profiling and incarceration. It is closely linked to the social determinants

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July 2021: The Opioid Epidemic

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 and programs offered by local governments.

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May 2021: COVID-19 Policy Implications

This May/June issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice contains a series of articles on COVID-19 that have important policy implications for the prevention and response to this pandemic. The lead scientific article by Marielle Fricchione and co-authors from the Chicago Department of Health describes reopening in-person education in the Archdiocese school setting in Chicago. This article

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Call for Abstracts: Public Health Interventions to Address Health Disparities Associated with Structural Racism

by JPHMP Direct CALL FOR ABSTRACTS In January 2022, the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice will publish a supplemental issue: “Public Health Interventions to Address Health Disparities Associated with Structural Racism.” This is a call for abstracts, not to exceed 250 words, to be submitted by March 1, 2021. Of abstracts submitted, a number will be selected to

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From the Editor: COVID-19 and Public Health–Looking Back, Moving Forward

The January/February issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice focuses on the Public Health Workforce, and is accompanied by a special supplement on COVID-19, sponsored by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), Big Cities Health Coalition, and the de Beaumont Foundation. “COVID-19 and Public Health: Looking Back, Moving Forward,” a supplemental issue publishes with

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From the Editor: Public Health Surveillance of Infectious Disease Attention to COVID-19

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH The November-December issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice focuses on surveillance of infectious disease attention to COVID-19. As this issue goes to press, the presidential election is on the near horizon. The decision of the electorate on choosing the next president has public health implications. This is reflected in the lead scientific

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From the Editor: Our Time of Challenge

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH This issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice focuses on COVID-19 and the health of the public. This coronavirus pandemic, the public health crisis of our era, presents challenges unlike those ever faced before by our health agencies, at local, state, and federal levels. The surge of illnesses and deaths has overwhelmed our

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Mar 2020: Vaccine Preventable Disease

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH The March/April issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice focuses on vaccine preventable disease. The lead editorial, authored by Kevin Dombkowski, highlights the importance of vaccinations as one of the most important public health interventions of our time. He outlines the challenges in the delivery of vaccines to children and adults

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