Category Archives: JPHMP Direct Voices

The Potential Value of Joint Health Assessments to Community Health

This entry is part 37 of 37 in the series Wide World of Public Health Systems

Community health assessments (CHAs)/community health needs assessments (CHNAs) are an integral part of public health practice and are conducted regularly on behalf of communities across the US. Yet, while there are many examples of joint CHAs/CHNAs between Nonprofit Hospitals (NPHs) and Local Health Departments (LHDs)/State Health Agencies (SHAs) across the country, too many assessments are conducted with minimal involvement from their organizational counterparts, particularly among NPHs conducting CHNAs. Hank Stabler explains why NPHs are not involving LHDs/SHAs in their CHNAs.

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Messaging Research: Effective Public Health Communication Strategies for a Divisive Political Climate

This entry is part 17 of 17 in the series Big Cities Health Coalition

Big Cities Health Coalition polled audiences from 35 of their member big cities to better understand how individuals who are skeptical of public health interventions could be moved to better support the important role governmental public health departments and leaders play in their communities. This post outlines the top messaging strategies their research supports.

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Exploring Data Modernization in Action with ‘DMI Stories from the Field’

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Innovations in Informatics

Sarah Shaw, a senior informatics analyst for PHII, explains how “DMI Stories from the Field,” a collection of lessons learned from states and jurisdictions along different phases of their modernization journeys, illustrate what successful data modernization looks like in practice.

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Training Underrepresented Students to Enhance the Diversity of the Biomedical, Behavioral, and Clinical Research Workforce

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Diversifying the Field of Science

The STEP-UP program at Wake Forest University School of Medicine supports 25 trainees annually, who are recruited from 6 unique sources of underrepresented undergraduate students that are placed with outstanding mentors at top-notch participating doctoral granting, research intensive universities.

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The Roles that Governmental Public Health Staff Can Play to Mitigate Climate Change

This entry is part 35 of 37 in the series Wide World of Public Health Systems

Climate change is already here and not a threat in the distant future. As public health departments make plans for mitigating its impacts on the communities they serve, these climate considerations might help governmental public health workers in their current job responsibilities.

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