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Modeling COVID-19 Escalations: Recommended Simulator

by John S. Marr, MD, MPH, and Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH Over the past few decades, we have become acquainted with models predicting the path of hurricanes. Now, over the last few weeks, we have become inundated with numerous graphs and “modelings” of COVID-19 escalations. They have become a regular part of the White House briefings. Dr. Tony Fauci

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COVID-19 Stimulus Package, Direct Money Payments, and Scarcity

by Gregory S. Schober, PhD The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law in the United States on March 27. The CARES Act is the third major legislative package aimed at combatting the negative health and economic consequences of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). It also is the largest economic stimulus package in American history.      

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Preventing Our Way Out of the Opioid Epidemic: The Editor’s Podcast with Guest Dr. Michael Fraser

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH The Editor’s Podcast with Dr. Lloyd F. Novick 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. In this episode of the Editor’s Podcast, Dr. Novick speaks

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When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Must Be Ethical

by JP Leider, PhD I have a confession to make. I sometimes publish papers in journals other than JPHMP. I know, for shame. One of these papers is on Crisis Standards of Care, and was recently made freely available as a COVID-19 resource from the American Journal of Public Health. The premise of this manuscript is that it is a

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Mitigating Loneliness and Isolation on College Campuses: Podcast with Dr. Mehrete Girmay

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, Dr. Mehrete Girmay discusses some of her current work surrounding loneliness and isolation. Dr. Girmay

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Cooperative Extension as a Public Health Partner in COVID-19 Outreach

by David R. Buys, PhD, MSPH, CPH A Brief History The Cooperative Extension Service has deep roots in every county across the United States; this Extension infrastructure was formalized through the Smith-Lever Act in 1914 to serve as the outreach and non-formal education branch of the Land Grant University system. Early Extension professionals focused on community-based education to enhance the

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Role of Rural Libraries in Promoting Physical Activity: Interview with Noah Lenstra

by Christiaan Abildso, PhD “When a librarian gets involved, you don’t know what’s going to happen. But you know something good is gonna happen.” In the fourth episode of Views from the Front Porch, my guest is Dr. Noah Lenstra, Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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Social Distancing “Isn’t Working” for Some Young People – Why Not?

by Elena Vidrascu, MSc Preventing America’s Next Drug Epidemic: A Multidisciplinary Approach is a series designed to introduce the many facets of substance abuse, and how integrating the work of multiple partners may be the best approach towards prevention and treatment. As of March 24th, the number of active cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the United States reached 55,236. My

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Serological Testing and Smarter Public Health Strategies to Combat COVID-19: Podcast with Dr. John Marr and Dr. Lloyd Novick

FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19: Refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website hereand the World Health Organization website here.  Drs. John Marr and Lloyd Novick continue their conversation on COVID-19, this time discussing serological testing for COVID-19 virus as a component of a smarter public health strategy, a strategy that has been suggested by Governor Andrew

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