Category Archives: From the Editor-in-Chief

The Importance of Publications by Public Health Practitioners

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH The lead editorial of this March/April issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice (JPHMP), “The Importance of Publications by Public Health Practitioners,” emphasizes a central element of the mission of our publication. Our first editorial in January 1995 pointed to the benefits of practitioner authorship. We are redoubling our efforts to

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Jan 2018 Issue Is Now Available

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH This January/February issue of the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice marks the beginning of our 24th year of publication and is accompanied by a supplement issue “Injury & Violence Prevention” sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Guest editors for the supplement are Sally Thigpen and Marci Herz, health

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Nov 2017 Focus: Communicable Disease

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH The November/December issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, focusing on the public health aspects of communicable diseases, emphasizes new initiatives at the cutting edge of prevention, surveillance, and control. As JPHMP enters its 24th year of publication in 2018, the mission of this publication in bringing new advances to practice

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September 2017 Issue Celebrates ASTHO: Past, Present, and Future

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH This issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice contains a special section celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. This entire section, comprising five articles, is sponsored by ASTHO and the de Beaumont Foundation as open access. As described by Nancy Maddox, in 1935 after

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May 2017 Issue Focuses on Sexually Transmitted Diseases

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH The May/June 2017 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice has a series of articles focusing on Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infections and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases including Human Papillomavirus (HPV).  As outlined in the lead editorial by Ben Truman, these articles offer practical approaches to the prevention and control of these

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March 2017 Issue of the JPHMP Features a Special Supplement

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH This issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice contains a special supplement section “New York State Healthy Neighborhoods Program (NYS HNP).”  Amanda Reddy, of the National Center for Healthy Housing, and Rachel Riley, of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, have developed the supplement that addresses housing, a key

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January 2017 Issue of the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice is Now Available

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH This first 2017 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice (JPHMP) marks our twenty-third year of publication. As we move into our third decade, major changes are underway to make our content more accessible to readers and to disseminate our findings more widely to those interested in the health of the

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Introducing the November-December 2016 Issue of the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH This November-December 2016 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice focuses on public health agencies at the state and local levels. A series of articles published in this issue highlights contemporary challenges faced by these entities, including succession planning, health policy networks, state public health enabling organizations, resource allocation in these

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Highlights of Sep. 2016 Issue

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH As DeGroff and colleagues point out in their article “Using Evidence-Based Interventions to Improve Cancer Screening in the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program,” the Affordable Care Act, with its expansion of insurance to 24 million individuals, has removed barriers to cancer screening. This legislation has required many plans to require preventive

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