Category Archives: JPHMP Direct Voices

Updates on the Development of PHAB Standards & Measures Version 2022

by Britt Lang, MPH The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) is working closely with the field of public health to develop a new version of its accreditation standards and measures. The updated Standards & Measures Version 2022 will use the 10 Essential Public Health Services (EPHS) as its framework and will highlight which measures correspond to the cross-cutting skills and

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We Can Strengthen Communities by Committing to Equity

by Jamila M. Porter, DrPH, MPH This post originally appeared on the Front Lines Blog and is republished here with permission from the Big Cities Health Coalition. From the very beginning, the COVID-19 pandemic illuminated and exacerbated a host of devastating inequalities that have long existed in our society. Renewed national movements for social justice and civil rights have made clear that the pandemic is a unique inflection point. We can stay on our current course and endure ever-growing injustice, or

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NACCHO Book Club: Moloka’i & Daughter of Moloka’i

by Emily Yox, MPH Each month, NACCHO brings you a new public health book, read and reviewed by NACCHO staff. Book reviews in this series originally appeared on NACCHO Voice: The Word on Local health Departments and are republished here with permission. There are a couple of firsts in this recommendation–I am recommending two books instead of just one, and these fall closer to

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Cross-sector Innovation Initiative: Learnings After a Year of Aligning Across Sectors

The Center for Sharing Public Health Services (CSPHS) and the Public Health National Center for Innovations (PHNCI) are co-leading the Cross-sector Innovation Initiative (CSII), a three-year endeavor to identify and support public health, healthcare, social services, and community organizations striving to build stronger, sustainable connections and systems that can more effectively address the needs of communities and ultimately improve health

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Investing in Evidence to Inform How to Rebuild the US Public Health System in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic

JPHMP Editorial Board Member Erika Martin (Associate Professor and PhD Director at Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany-SUNY) and Betty Bekemeier (Associate Professor at the University of Washington (UW) School of Nursing and Director of the UW School of Public Health’s Northwest Center for Public Health Practice) reflect on the gaps in information about the public health delivery system

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Declaring Racism as a Public Health Crisis, Part 2 with Dr. Jeanette Kowalik

by Jeanette Kowalik, PhD, MPH, MCHES This is the second installment of the APHA HA Section–Public Health Management to Practice series. Here, we continue our discussion of the significance of introducing racism as a public health crisis. Due to the nature of this topic, it will be delivered in three parts to capture the background of this work, application, and

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Now Is the Time to Explicitly Emphasize Equity in Vaccine Access

by Jonathon P. Leider, Elizabeth Wrigley-Field, Debra DeBruin, and Nneka Sederstrom Recent announcements at the state and federal level reflect good news about expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines. Three weeks ago, the Minnesota Department of Health released its updated vaccine guidance about the staging and expected timing of COVID-19 vaccine. President Biden recently said he now expects all adults to

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Advocacy and Accreditation: PHAB’s Focus on Advancing Public Health Infrastructure

by Paul Kuehnert, DNP, RN, FAAN Strong public health departments are essential for healthy and safe communities. This simple truth—evident to all of us in the “public health choir” before the COVID-19 pandemic tore through our communities—should be evident to all community members and policymakers now. Unfortunately, I think it is not. To change what otherwise may default to a

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The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York

by Christina Baum Each month, NACCHO brings you a new public health book, read and reviewed by NACCHO staff. Book reviews in this series originally appeared on NACCHO Voice: The Word on Local health Departments and are republished here with permission. The Poisoner’s Handbook by Deborah Blum tells the captivating tale of the evolution of the New York City medical examiner’s office between 1915

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The Power of Introducing Racism as a Public Health Crisis Policies

by Jeanette Kowalik, PhD, MPH, MCHES This is the first installment of the APHA HA Section–Public Health Management to Practice series. We will begin to discuss the significance of introducing racism as a public health crisis. Due to the nature of this topic, it will be delivered in three parts to capture the background of this work, application, and implications

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