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President Trump’s Emergency Declaration Concerning the Opioid Crisis

by Elizabeth Van Nostrand, JD, and Tina Batra Hershey, JD, MPH Crossroads: Law and Public Health addresses topics related to the intersection of law and public health. This series highlights the perspectives of two attorneys turned academicians and explores legal and policy issues that impact public health. On October 26, 2017, President Trump finally took action to follow through with his August

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Publishing Opportunity for Students of Public Health

Our friends at the Practical Playbook and the de Beaumont Foundation are sponsoring an exciting opportunity for students of public health. The “New Voices Essay Contest” is a chance for students and recent graduates of health-related training programs to share their perspectives and interests. Winning entries will be published in the second printed version of the Practical Playbook. The first printed Practical Playbook focused

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Authors Discuss the Impact of the Primary Care Capacity Project

At JPHMP, our mission is to advance and disseminate impactful, practice-based evidence to inform initiatives and policies to improve population health. The public health researchers, academics, policy makers, and practitioners who contribute content to the journal support this mission and strive to improve public health for all communities through their research. We sat down with Heather Farb, MPH, and Jamie

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Jan 2018 Issue Is Now Available

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH This January/February issue of the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice marks the beginning of our 24th year of publication and is accompanied by a supplement issue “Injury & Violence Prevention” sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Guest editors for the supplement are Sally Thigpen and Marci Herz, health

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Infographic: Collectively Enhancing Mental and Behavioral Health Capacity Throughout the Gulf Coast

A new article published in the Gulf Region Health Outreach Program supplement issue of the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice describes strategies used to collectively enhance the impact of four state-specific Mental Behavioral Health Capacity Projects and shares lessons learned from a multistate collaborative effort, flexibly designed to meet a shared mission. Author Jennifer Langhinrichsen-Rohling, PhD, and colleagues, found the Collective Impact (CI)

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Ten Years of Promises Kept: Celebrating the Impact of Public Health Department Accreditation

by Kaye Bender, PhD, RN, FAAN 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

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Author Interview with Research to Practice Award Winner Jennifer Torres Mosst

Congratulations to Jennifer Torres Mosst, PhD, MPH, MSSW, whose abstract “Demonstration Project to Test Medicaid Reimbursement Models for Coverage of the National Diabetes Prevention Program in Los Angeles” was selected as the winner of the 2017 Research to Practice Award, co-sponsored by the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice and the APHA Health Administration Section. The Research to Practice Award solicits best

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The Gulf Region Health Outreach Program (GRHOP) and a Public Health Mantra

In public health we repeat over and over again, in suitably hushed tones, the phrase “There is no major public health problem that can be solved by one discipline working alone.” Our literature contains reverent references to the need for the hyphen disciplinaries (multi-; trans- and cross-); to systems approaches, and, coming soon, to convergent science. For accreditation, our schools

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Should You Know Your Doctor’s Home Address?

by Jason S. Brinkley, PhD, MA, MS On the Brink addresses topics related to data, analytics, and visualizations on personal health and public health research. This column explores current practices in the health arena and how both the data and mathematical sciences have an impact. (The opinions and views represented here are the author’s own and do not reflect any group

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Gulf Region Health Outreach Program (GRHOP) Stands Out as an Outlier in Public Health Funding Support — Make Your Program One Too!

In a moment of profound reflection, following a slow deep breath, exhaled gently but completely, ask yourself the last time you recall a public health program receiving funding support of $105 million? Odds are that even after a Google search, a reasonable public health practitioner is likely to conclude never, or not in my lifetime. The cynical among us might

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