Category Archives: From the Editor-in-Chief

Sep 2019: The Positive Influence of Local Public Health Agencies on the Populations They Serve

September 2019 FTE

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH Our September/October issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice illustrates the positive influence of local public health agencies on the populations they serve. Mazzucca and colleagues write that fostering evidence-based decision making (EBDM) within local health determinants is crucial to translating research to prevent public health practice into public health practice

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July 2019: Investments in Population Health

The July/August issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice focuses on investments in population health. The lead commentary by Adam Lustig of the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) calls for a greater emphasis on the importance of multisector solutions beyond health care. He refers to a newly released TFAH report, Promoting Health and Cost Control in States,

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May 2019: The Substance Abuse Issue

This May/June issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice focuses on substance abuse and related disorders. Leading off is a commentary by Beitsch and Langhinrichsen-Rohling “Avoiding Déjà vu All Over Again: Inserting Public Health/Mental/Behavioral Health, and Prevention Policy Into the Opiate Crisis Litigation.” Linking the current substance abuse problem to tobacco, they refer to the notable successes

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From the Editor: March 2019 & PH WINS

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH “Combatting and Preventing Preemption” by Michael Bare and co-authors leads this March/April issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. Preemption is a tactic used by commercial interests to counter local public health initiatives such as those aimed at tobacco control and use of sugar-sweetened beverages. Bare outlines a 4-part strategic model

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Celebrating 25 Years of Publication

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH With the publication of the January 2019 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice (JPHMP), we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the journal. Our first issue in 1995 promised timely, relevant information about population-based programs and support of scientifically based innovation and reform. The first editorial announced “JPHMP is positioned to provide

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New Public Health Approaches to Infectious Disease Threats

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH The November-December issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice focuses on new public health approaches to infectious disease. These important trends are crystallized in our lead editorial “Infectious Disease Threats and Opportunities for Prevention” by Benjamin J. Silk, editorial board member who leads molecular epidemiology activities at the Centers for Disease

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Introducing Backstories in Epidemiology: True Medical Mysteries

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH Introducing Backstories in Epidemiology The September-October 2018 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice includes an article entitled “Mystery in the Pines.” It recounts a large typhoid epidemic in the Catskill Mountains written by editorial board member and former New York State health official, Gus Birkhead. This article is the first in

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July 2018: Diseases of Despair

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH The editorial and first three articles of the July/August issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice focus on adverse health outcomes attributable to substance abuse. The lead editorial “Deaths of Despair and Building a National Resilience Strategy” by John Auerbach, President and CEO, Trust for America’s Health, and Benjamin Miller, Chief Strategy

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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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