Category Archives: JPHMP Direct Voices

Revised 10 Essential Public Health Services Framework Centers Equity and Propels the Field into the 21st Century

by Naomi Rich On September 9, 2020, the Public Health National Center for Innovations (PHNCI), de Beaumont Foundation, and a Task Force of public health experts revealed a revised 10 Essential Public Health Services (EPHS) framework, updating the recognizable graphic and Essential Services to meet the needs of current and future public health practice. Perhaps the most notable update, and

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Excess Mortality as a Canary in the Coal Mine for COVID Disparities

by JP Leider and Elizabeth Wrigley-Field Minnesota has been in the news in recent months, for all the wrong reasons. The murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer in the midst of a seemingly uncontrollable COVID-19 pandemic again shone a light on the tremendous disparities and inequities present in the state. The governor of Minnesota, Tim Walz, noted

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Students Who Rocked Public Health — Jennifer Bender

by Jennifer Bender Last December, Jennifer Bender, an MPH student at Des Moines University, was listed as one of 13 Students Who Rocked Public Health in 2019 for helping to lead a collaboration between her hospital employer, Human Service Agency, and Boys & Girls Club to provide community education on drug misuse. Here, she describes her efforts in more detail.

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Immediate Impact of Volunteers in the COVID-19 Response 

by Dawn Carmen Sibor I have spent more than 25 years working in local public health for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, currently serving as the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Health Officer Association (MHOA), where I oversee an organization with 600+ members, including staff from 300 of the 351 health departments in the state.  For much of this time, I

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PHRASES Offers New Tools for Talking About Public Health

by Sheryl Monks   It’s been said that when public health is working, nothing happens because the 3 Ps upon which public health rests, according to C.E.A. Winslow’s definition — “preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting physical health” — are being effectively carried out. It isn’t until a disease outbreak like the current COVID-19 pandemic that the general public hears

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The Editor’s Podcast: Evidence-Based Public Health

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH The Editor’s Podcast with Dr. Lloyd F. Novick appears with each new issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice and offers a closer look at the articles published in the latest issues with guest appearances by authors, guest editors, and others. This episode of the Editor’s Podcast highlights articles appearing in

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It’s (Already) Time to Call the Game 

by Chrissie Juliano, MPP This post originally appeared on the Front Lines Blog and is republished here with permission from the Big Cities Health Coalition. I am a lifelong baseball fan. I have vivid memories of game 6 of the 1986 World Series as a young New York Mets fan. My move as an adult to DC coincided with the return of baseball to the city and a renewed love for the game. My family attended Nationals games at RFK, the first game at the then-new Nats Park, and the all-star festivities (where my

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Yet Another Post on Public Health Spending

by JP Leider, PhD Before 2020, before COVID, I think I may be received two or three media calls, ever, on public health funding. At this point, I and colleagues have published a couple dozen articles on the dearth of and underinvestment in public health funding. But not a lot of media interest. Now, admittedly, that’s maybe more a reflection

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Community Engagement in a Multilevel Rural Trail Intervention: Interview with Alan Beck

by Christiaan Abildso, PhD In the seventh, and final, episode of Views from the Front Porch, my guest is Dr. Alan Beck, Project Coordinator at the Prevention Research Center at Washington University in St. Louis. He coordinates Heartland Moves a project funded by the National Cancer Institute that aims to increase physical activity (PA) in rural populations in southeast Missouri.

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