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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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Video Summary: Outcomes of an Intervention to Increase Physicians Underrepresented in Medicine in Occupational Medicine Training

Diversity in the US physician workforce is important. Physicians Underrepresented in Medicine (UIM) are more likely to serve poor, uninsured, and vulnerable populations. In a new article in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, Dr. Judith Green-McKenzie and colleagues describe outcomes of an intervention aimed at increasing the number of UIM physicians in Occupational Medicine. Read Our Special

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Podcast: Updating Health Literacy for Healthy People 2030

In this episode of JPHMP Direct Talk, authors Dushanka Kleinman and Cindy Brach discuss their article, “Updating Health Literacy for Healthy People 2030,” published ahead of print in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. Healthy People 2030 (HP2030), the fifth iteration of the Healthy People initiative, provides science-based national health objectives with targets to improve the health and well-being of Americans. For the first time

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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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Infographic: Preventive Medicine Physician Workforce Supply & Distribution

A new report published in a special supplemental issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice focusing on HRSA’s Investment in Public Health describes trends in both the number of board-certified preventive medicine physicians and those physicians who self-designate preventive medicine as a primary or secondary specialty and examines the age, gender distribution, and geographic distribution of this

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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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Podcast: Addressing Health Equity and SDOH Through Healthy People 2030

In this episode of JPHMP Direct Talk, authors Cynthia A. Gómez and Carter Blakey discuss their article, “Addressing Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health Through Healthy People 2030,” published ahead of print in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. The evolution of Healthy People reflects growing awareness of health inequities over the life course. Each decade, the initiative has gained

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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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Building a Coaching Culture: The Roles of Coaches, Mentors, and Sponsors

by Edward L. Baker MD, MPH; Helena Hengelbrok, MPH; Susan A. Murphy MBA, PhD; and Roderick Gilkey, PhD Growth and development as a leader can best be achieved by a disciplined approach involving formal development experiences, self-assessment, and a commitment to taking time for reflection and renewal. Although some of this work can be done alone, support from a coach,

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