Category Archives: JPHMP Direct Voices

The Unrealistic Gold Standard

by Jason S. Brinkley, PhD, MA, MS On the Brink addresses topics related to data, analytics, and visualizations on personal health and public health research. This column explores current practices in the health arena and how both the data and mathematical sciences have an impact. (The opinions and views represented here are the author’s own and do not reflect any group

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Charlotte Baker, DrPH, MPH, CPH, Teaches “Real Data” to Find Solutions to Pressing Public Health Issues Right Now

Academic Public Health Practice profiles university faculty engaging with communities, collaborating with state and local health departments, or training the current or future public health workforce across the full spectrum of population health. In a broad sense, Charlotte Baker, DrPH, MPH, CPH, is a true public health practitioner, as her work crosscuts epidemiology, health behaviors, biostatistics, policy, sports injury, and health disparities. As

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Why National Accreditation Is Important to Tribes

by Lisa Pivec, MS   Focus on Accreditation and Innovation addresses current issues related to the Public Health Accreditation Board’s national public health department accreditation program, and the Public Health National Center for Innovations. This series highlights the experiences and perspectives of accredited health departments and explores topics related to the Standards and Measures, research and evaluation findings, and the

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Programs Manager, April Reese, MPH, Educates Communities on Diabetes Prevention

Profiles of Public Health Practice highlights practitioners working in state, local, and tribal health departments; community settings; and other non-governmental agencies with a mission to improve the health of populations. April Reese is happy that diabetes awareness has reached a broader segment of the public in recent years. As the Programs Manager for the Community and Clinical Connections for Prevention

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Health in the South

by Jay E. Maddock, PhD, FAAHB The Dean’s Perspective focuses on issues pertinent to the relationship between academic public health and the practice community. Two years ago, this month, I moved from Honolulu to College Station, Texas. People continue to ask me what it is like to move from Hawaii to Texas, and all I can answer is, “It’s different.”

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“Stroke of the Pen. Law of the Land.” The Power and Appeal of Executive Orders

by Elizabeth Van Nostrand, JD, and Tina Batra Hershey, JD, MPH Crossroads: Law and Public Health addresses topics related to the intersection of law and public health. This series highlights the perspectives of two attorneys turned academicians and explores legal and policy issues that impact public health. In his first three weeks in office, President Trump issued 12 Executive Orders (EOs),

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Letting Journal Editors Do (Some of) Your Work for You

by Justin B. Moore, PhD, MS, FACSM 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 when producing an abstract for your manuscript or presentation. Regardless of your stage of training, public health discipline, or area

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