Category Archives: JPHMP Direct Voices

Register today! PHAB Webinar – Thursday, January 30th,  2 pm – 3 pm ET

The Benefits to Counties: Public Health Department Accreditation PHAB Webinar – Thursday, January 30th,  2 pm – 3 pm ET Strong public health departments engaged in effective community partnerships make all communities healthier places to live, work, learn, and play. On this webinar, leaders from PHAB and the National Association of Counties (NACo) will join in a discussion of the

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Students Who Rocked Public Health 2019: Pooja Sangha

by Pooja Sangha Last month, Pooja Sangha, a student at Arizona State University, was listed as one of 13 Students Who Rocked Public Health in 2019 for her work in evaluating Arizona school-level vaccination data from 2015 to 2018. Here, she describes her efforts in more detail. Follow along each month as we profile all 13 Students Who Rocked Public Health

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Snacks After Youth Sports Add More Calories than Kids Burn While Playing, Study Says

Youth Sports Snacks

by Jay Maddock, PhD, and Lori Andersen Spruance, Phd, MEd This post originally appeared on The Conversation and is reposted here with permission. Typical soft drink consumed by kids after sporting events and practice. LuckyLife11/Pixabay Youth sports leagues are a great way for children to get physical activity, develop teamwork and create friendships. Research has shown that youth who participate

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Helping Older Adults Age in Place: Podcast with Dr. Shaun Owens

Aging in Place Podcast

by Sheryl Monks JPHMP Direct TALK is a podcast series that explores the many voices of public health and brings listeners conversations that bridge the gap between research and practice.  In this episode of JPHMP Direct Talk, we highlight the work of Dr. Shaun Owens, Director of the Healthy Aging Research and Technology (HART) Lab at the University of South

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Walking, Physical Activity, and the Built Environment in Rural America: Interview with Jeff Whitfield

by Christiaan Abildso, PhD In the third episode of Views from the Front Porch, my guest is Dr. Jeff Whitfield, epidemiologist with the Physical Activity and Health Branch at the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Jeff’s research is guided by personal and professional interests. He grew up Austin,

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Health Inspections and What Follows: Responding to Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

Tulsa County 2019 Flooding

by Lily Coltoff At DC Health, the Food Safety and Hygiene Inspection Services Division (FSHISD), part of the Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (HRLA), is responsible for conducting inspections and implementing regulations for the city’s 6,500 food establishments. The team of sanitarians, along with two supervisory and two review sanitarians, conducts more than 7,500 inspections each year, examining restaurants, delicatessens,

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President Trump Is Impeached: Now What?

Trump Is Impeached

Elizabeth Van Nostrand, JD, and Tina Batra Hershey, JD, MPH “ASSAULT ON AMERICA.” In our September 6, 2019, blog “Impeachment by the Numbers,” we described the processes for impeaching and removing a president from office. So what’s happened since then? On December 28, 2019, the US House of Representatives voted, for the third time in our nation’s history, to impeach

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Catching Up with Certified Health Education Specialist LaTonya Bynum

by Camelia Singletary, MPH Public Health Perspectives is a podcast series targeted towards strengthening the future public health workforce by exploring the narratives of public health care professionals to gain insight on career paths that shape the profession.  In this episode of Public Health Perspectives, I catch up with LaTonya Bynum, a previous guest on the show (see Episode 5)

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Students Who Rocked Public Health 2019

Students of Public Health: Voices & Profiles focuses on research projects and other contributions students are making to advance public health. New Format This year, we’re changing our format for the Students Who Rocked Public Health series. In years past, we have featured a variety of students individually throughout the year, culminating in December with a round-up of students whose work

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Working with Industry to Promote Public Health

by Jay Maddock, PhD Mad About Public Health is a series that looks at the health of populations from varying creative and innovative perspectives. This post looks at worksite well-being. You might also enjoy Dr. Maddock’s previous series, From the Dean’s Perspective.  I recently had the opportunity to attend and speak at Texan by Nature’s Conservation Wrangler Summit in Dallas, Texas.

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