Category Archives: Public Health Policy

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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Video Abstract: Authors Discuss Federal Funding of Public Health Law Evaluation in New Study in The Journal of Public Health Management & Practice

The Journal of Public Health Management & Practice sat down with Jennifer Ibrahim, PhD, the lead author of “Supporting a Culture of Evidence-Based Policy: Federal Funding for Public Health Law Evaluation Research, 1985-2014.” In their new study, Dr. Ibrahim, along with colleagues at Temple University Scott Burris, JD, and Heidi Grunwald, PhD, and Aaron Sorensen, MS at UberResearch, assessed trends

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North Carolina Pediatrician Julie Linton Advocating on Behalf of Immigrant Children

Public Health Advocacy and Policy Watch profiles academics, practitioners, and other public health leaders calling for legislative reform to address the changing needs of public health. Julie M. Linton, MD, FAAP, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Wake Forest School of Medicine and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Immigrant Health Special Interest Group, is joining her colleagues at AAP to call on legislators in

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Health Department Leaders Urged to Stand Against a Repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Both the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) are urging their members to stand against the proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which could severely jeopardize the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF). In a statement posted on its website, NACCHO recently offered PPHF talking

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APHA Health Administration Section Partners With JPHMP to Present Inaugural Research to Practice Award

PUTTING RESEARCH TO PRACTICE On Nov. 1, members of the APHA Health Administration Section and the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice met at the Health Administration Section Social and Awards ceremony at APHA in Denver to celebrate and honor the first winner of the Research to Practice Award. Discussion of implementing this new collaborative award between the Health

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Public Health Is Inherently Political

by Justin B. Moore, PhD, MS As I learned while teaching my first undergraduate public health course in 2004, public health is inherently political. In attempting to present the material in an apolitical manner, I failed miserably, (as indicated by my teaching evaluations). Contributing to my failure was undoubtedly the raging presidential election, my red state address, and my relatively

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Highlights of Sep. 2016 Issue

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH As DeGroff and colleagues point out in their article “Using Evidence-Based Interventions to Improve Cancer Screening in the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program,” the Affordable Care Act, with its expansion of insurance to 24 million individuals, has removed barriers to cancer screening. This legislation has required many plans to require preventive

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