Category Archives: Guest Contributors

Five Things to Know About CDC’s 6|18 Initiative

by Laura C. Seeff, MD; Tricia McGinnis, MPP, MPH; Hilary Heishman, MPH As the US health care system undergoes dynamic change, increased alignment between health care quality and payment is providing new opportunities for the public health and health care sectors to work together. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) 6|18 Initiative is accelerating cross-sector collaboration between public health

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Designing University Writing Assignments to Foster Interest in Public Health Issues and Build Professional Skills

by Erika Martin, PhD, MPH The Scholarship of Public Health addresses topics relevant to scientific publishing, dissemination of evidence and best practices, and the education of current and future professionals. This column presents some considerations and best practices for finding time to produce scholarship in the form of a manuscript or presentation. Today’s post comes from guest contributor Erika Martin. There

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The New Public Health Generation: When I Grow Up, I Want To Be a Public Health Hero

by Lizzie Corcoran, MPH This post originally appeared on the de Beaumont Foundation blog and is republished here with the author’s permission. I earned a master’s in public health (MPH) with a concentration in Behavioral Science and Health Education. Right out of school, I accepted the ASPPH Philanthropy Fellowship at the de Beaumont Foundation. One of the best parts of

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#HDTweets: Ways in Which Twitter Can Be Used by Health Departments

by Jillian Regan, MPH This post originally appeared on the website of Rillian Consulting and is republished with the author’s permission. Twitter is a social media platform with 330 million active monthly users as of 2017 for sharing posts of up to 280 characters–as of November 2017; prior to November, the character limit was 140 characters–that can also include images,

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The Population Health Fashion Mismatch with Health Departments and How Academic Health Departments Can Help

by Betty Bekemeier, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN Current Trends Population health has become “fashionable” again, it seems. Early in the last century, governmental public health departments, and the services they provided, were considered the backbone of the US health system, with public health practitioners recognized as crucial protectors of population health. Much of that changed with the modern and more

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