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Generation Public Health: Top 8 Tips for Government Health Departments to Hire New Grads

by Heather Krasna and JP Leider The Biden Administration’s announcement that they will spend $7.4 billion on the public health workforce is big news for the woefully underfunded, short-staffed, overstretched, and burned out public health professionals working in our nation’s local, state, tribal, territorial (and even federal) health departments. There could be thousands of new hires in public health. While

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We Can Strengthen Communities by Committing to Equity

by Jamila M. Porter, DrPH, MPH This post originally appeared on the Front Lines Blog and is republished here with permission from the Big Cities Health Coalition. From the very beginning, the COVID-19 pandemic illuminated and exacerbated a host of devastating inequalities that have long existed in our society. Renewed national movements for social justice and civil rights have made clear that the pandemic is a unique inflection point. We can stay on our current course and endure ever-growing injustice, or

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Cross-sector Innovation Initiative: Learnings After a Year of Aligning Across Sectors

The Center for Sharing Public Health Services (CSPHS) and the Public Health National Center for Innovations (PHNCI) are co-leading the Cross-sector Innovation Initiative (CSII), a three-year endeavor to identify and support public health, healthcare, social services, and community organizations striving to build stronger, sustainable connections and systems that can more effectively address the needs of communities and ultimately improve health

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10 Ways HRSA-Supported Preventive Medicine Residencies Responded to COVID-19

A new report published in a special supplemental issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice focusing on the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA’s) Investment in Public Health looks at the programs and activities involving HRSA-supported preventive medicine residencies in response to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Dr. Lisa A. Miller and the HRSA-Funded Preventive Medicine Residency Program Director’s

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Investing in Evidence to Inform How to Rebuild the US Public Health System in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic

JPHMP Editorial Board Member Erika Martin (Associate Professor and PhD Director at Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany-SUNY) and Betty Bekemeier (Associate Professor at the University of Washington (UW) School of Nursing and Director of the UW School of Public Health’s Northwest Center for Public Health Practice) reflect on the gaps in information about the public health delivery system

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Declaring Racism as a Public Health Crisis, Part 2 with Dr. Jeanette Kowalik

by Jeanette Kowalik, PhD, MPH, MCHES This is the second installment of the APHA HA Section–Public Health Management to Practice series. Here, we continue our discussion of the significance of introducing racism as a public health crisis. Due to the nature of this topic, it will be delivered in three parts to capture the background of this work, application, and

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The Editor’s Podcast: Policy Implications of COVID-19

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH The Editor’s Podcast 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. On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed a $1.9 trillion COVID relief package into law

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Now Is the Time to Explicitly Emphasize Equity in Vaccine Access

by Jonathon P. Leider, Elizabeth Wrigley-Field, Debra DeBruin, and Nneka Sederstrom Recent announcements at the state and federal level reflect good news about expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines. Three weeks ago, the Minnesota Department of Health released its updated vaccine guidance about the staging and expected timing of COVID-19 vaccine. President Biden recently said he now expects all adults to

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Dr. Jeff Koplan on the Practice of Leadership in Public Health

by Ed Baker, MD, MPH This series of video interviews with public health leaders is related to topics discussed in columns in the JPHMP series, The Management Moment. These brief interviews provide tips on putting into practice information from these columns. It has been said that one of the central tasks for leaders is to “positively impact the way others feel.” (1)

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Advocacy and Accreditation: PHAB’s Focus on Advancing Public Health Infrastructure

by Paul Kuehnert, DNP, RN, FAAN Strong public health departments are essential for healthy and safe communities. This simple truth—evident to all of us in the “public health choir” before the COVID-19 pandemic tore through our communities—should be evident to all community members and policymakers now. Unfortunately, I think it is not. To change what otherwise may default to a

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