Category Archives: Local Health Departments

Introducing a New Case Study Series at JPHMP — Ending Business as Usual: The Kane County Health Department in a Worsening Fiscal Climate

by Lloyd F. Novick, Editor-in-Chief The Journal of Public Health Management & Practice will be publishing a case in business school format with each of our issues in 2017. The case-series is designed to illustrate significant public health events or interventions that can be used as models for professionals or for teaching purposes. These cases and others will be published

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The Population Health Fashion Mismatch with Health Departments and How Academic Health Departments Can Help

by Betty Bekemeier, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN Current Trends Population health has become “fashionable” again, it seems. Early in the last century, governmental public health departments, and the services they provided, were considered the backbone of the US health system, with public health practitioners recognized as crucial protectors of population health. Much of that changed with the modern and more

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A Conversation With John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, FACOEM, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Health, pt. 2

by Justin B. Moore, PhD, MS In late 2016, I began a conversation with Tennessee Commissioner of Health, John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, FACOEM to discuss his Primary Prevention Initiative. As he describes in this second installment of a three-part interview, the Tennessee Department of Health seeks to become “a recognized and trusted leader, partnering and engaging to accelerate Tennessee into one of the nation’s healthiest

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Public Health Department Reaccreditation

by Robin Wilcox, MPA Focus on Accreditation and Innovation addresses current issues related to the Public Health Accreditation Board’s national public health department accreditation program, and the Public Health National Center for Innovations. This series highlights the experiences and perspectives of accredited health departments and explores topics related to the Standards and Measures, research and evaluation findings, and the latest

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A Conversation With John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, FACOEM, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Health, pt. 1

by Justin B. Moore, PhD, MS Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to sit down with Tennessee Commissioner of Health, John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, FACOEM to discuss his Primary Prevention Initiative. As he describes in this first segment of a three-part interview, the Tennessee Department of Health is placing a renewed focus on upstream causes of disease in collaboration

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Accreditation and Multi-Sector Collaborations to Promote Health

by Jessica Kronstadt, MPP Focus on Accreditation and Innovation addresses current issues related to the Public Health Accreditation Board’s national public health department accreditation program, and the Public Health National Center for Innovations. This series highlights the experiences and perspectives of accredited health departments and explores topics related to the Standards and Measures, research and evaluation findings, and the latest

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The Executive-in-Residence: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?

by Jay E. Maddock, PhD, FAAHB The Dean’s Perspective focuses on issues pertinent to the relationship between academic public health and the practice community. This month we hired our first Executive-in-Residence for the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at Texas A&M. Mr. Dennis Johnson joined us part-time after a long, distinguished career as a health and safety officer in

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