Category Archives: Population Health

July 2017 Hot Topic: The 2015 New York City Legionaires’ Disease Outbreak: A Case Study on a History-Making Outbreak

The July-August 2017 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice (JPHMP) includes “The 2015 New York City Legionaires’ Disease Outbreak: A Case Study on a History-Making Outbreak” authored by Allison Chamberlain, Jonathan Lehnert, and Ruth Berkelman of Emory University School of Public Health. In July of 2015, the Bureau of Communicable Disease of the New York City Department of

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Effective Strategies to Build Momentum and Realign Population Health Programs in a Changing Healthcare Landscape: A Strategy Brief from the Practical Playbook

The United States’ health landscape is rapidly changing. Although it is difficult, it is time to start reimagining the future. The 2017 Practical Playbook National Meeting, Improving Population Health: Collaborative Strategies That Work will share specific, workable steps for addressing the social determinants of health and proven best practices for working across sectors effectively — no matter what direction emerging

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CDC Video: Emerging Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea

Emerging Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea: What’s New and What Now? – Medscape – Mar 06, 2017 Dr. Gail Bolan, director for the Division of STD Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outlines the latest developments in efforts to fight drug-resistant gonorrhea. As part of its CDC Expert Commentary series on Medscape, Bolan offers advice for responding to the issue while safeguarding patients. Watch the video and read the full

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Using Data to Impact Community Health and Drive Action: A Strategy Brief from the Practical Playbook

. The use of data is central to population health improvement. The 2017 Practical Playbook National Meeting, Improving Population Health: Collaborative Strategies That Work, will feature insights, tools, methods, and examples related to identifying what data to gather, how to locate and collect it, and how to share it with other relevant stakeholders to generate interest and support. Using Data

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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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