Category Archives: JPHMP Direct Voices

Allison Foster from the National Board of Public Health Examiners Discusses CPH Credentialing

JPHMP presents Public Health Perspectives, a podcast series targeted towards strengthening the future public health workforce. We will explore the narratives of public health care professionals and gain insight on career paths that shape the profession. In our journey, we will use JPHMP’s 21 Public Health Case Studies on Policy & Administration, which provides case studies that help students and practitioners

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Creating a Writing Habit

by Jay Maddock, PhD The Dean’s Perspective focuses on issues pertinent to the relationship between academic public health and the practice community. As May rolls around and we graduate our new doctoral students and have our faculty start to prepare their dossiers for the tenure and promotion process, one thing binds everyone who is thinking of an academic career together:

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The Opioid Epidemic: Where Do the Numbers Stand and Where Can We Focus Our Efforts? A Video and Interview

JPHMP presents Preventing America’s Next Drug Epidemic: A Multidisciplinary Approach, a new series designed to introduce the many facets of substance abuse, and how integrating the work of multiple partners may be the best approach towards prevention and treatment. This month’s post includes a video depicting the current status of the opioid epidemic, with an estimated 1.6 million more people

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Building Partnerships with Government Agencies: Video with Dr. Simpson Boateng

by Audra Gold Our approach to cross-sector collaboration involved creating a strategy around a challenge, and then building a stakeholder platform to see where the various sectors could participate to help resolve it. In this case, the challenge was that a lack of sanitation infrastructure in Old Fadama was perpetuating Cholera outbreaks. Because of these repeated outbreaks the Accra Metropolitan

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Choosing an Academic Team and Being a Team Player: Part I

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 for finding time to produce scholarship in the form of a manuscript or presentation. One of the biggest challenges for

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Using Participatory Action Research to Overcome Public Health Obstacles

by Audra Gold I was first introduced to the Change Agents: Applying Cross-Sector Collaboration project as a graduate research assistant at Georgetown during the initial systematic review on cross-sector collaboration (CSC) literature in developing countries. Knowing that cross-sector collaboration is an effective method for achieving public health challenges, we thought that there would be a solid evidence base for CSC in developing

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Professional Networking in the Digital Age

by Jay Maddock, PhD The Dean’s Perspective focuses on issues pertinent to the relationship between academic public health and the practice community. How and why should public health professionals create a strong network in the digital age? This is a question that I pondered after Dr. Katie Heinrich asked me to guest lecture on the topic in her professional development

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CEPH Accreditation for Schools and Programs of Public Health

JPHMP presents Public Health Perspectives, a podcast series targeted towards strengthening the future public health workforce. We will explore the narratives of public health care professionals and gain insight on career paths that shape the profession. In our journey, we will use JPHMP’s 21 Public Health Case Studies on Policy & Administration, which provides case studies that help students and practitioners

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Introducing a New Series: Cross-Sector Collaboration in Accra, Ghana

Do you ever feel frustrated—or sad—that your collaborations don’t work out the way you thought they would? You’re not the only one. I spent decades experiencing and observing this challenge in development and international health, so I decided to work to create better evidence so that collaborations could become more effective. I started with a systematic review of cross-sector collaboration

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