Category Archives: From the Editor-in-Chief

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

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH 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

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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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January 2020: From the Editor

Jan 2020 Health Leaders

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH The January/February issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice focuses on State Health Officials (SHOs). Following a lead editorial “SHOing the Way Forward: Mapping a Path for State Public Health CEO Success” by Beitsch, four articles from the SHO-CASE study illustrate the backgrounds, qualifications, tenure, and turnover of these leaders of

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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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