Category Archives: From the Editor-in-Chief

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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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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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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COVID-19: Addressing the Continuing Challange

“Responding to a public health crisis requires decisive action, near unity, and a readiness to adapt as we learn about what causes the disease to spread and about what actions can minimize that spread.” (1) Two years into this pandemic, we have painfully learned how COVID-19 spreads and the actions of vaccination and wearing masks can minimize that spread. Decisive

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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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