Category Archives: Special Features

Five Things to Know About CDC’s 6|18 Initiative

by Laura C. Seeff, MD; Tricia McGinnis, MPP, MPH; Hilary Heishman, MPH As the US health care system undergoes dynamic change, increased alignment between health care quality and payment is providing new opportunities for the public health and health care sectors to work together. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) 6|18 Initiative is accelerating cross-sector collaboration between public health

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School Health Alliance Mobile Medical Unit Is Keeping Students Healthy, Fit, and Ready to Learn

by Camelia Singletary, MPH, and Elena Vidrascu, MSc Mobile Medical Unit Background Mobile Medical Units were pioneered by the Children’s Health Fund (CHF) over 30 years ago by Paul Simon, Dr. Irwin Redlener, and Karen Redlener. The CHF was founded after several individuals took a tour of a New York City shelter and observed the poor conditions that the children

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New Tutorial: How to Write the Methods Section of a Scientific Article

This new tutorial helps you write the methods section of a scientific article. Dr. Justin B. Moore shares writing advice in his column The Scholarship of Public Health. In “Writing the Methods Section of Your Manuscript for the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice,” he offers tips on study design, setting, participants, data source or measure, quantification of variables, and statistical methods,

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New Tutorial: How to Write the Discussion Section of a Scientific Article

This new tutorial helps you write the discussion section of a scientific article. In a recent post in Dr. Justin B. Moore’s column The Scholarship of Public Health, he outlined the steps to “Writing the Discussion Section of Your Manuscript for the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.” This tutorial offers tips on putting your results into context, highlighting strengths and limitations of your study, identifying

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Infographic: Effectiveness of Dual Dispatch to Cardiac Arrest Policy

The policy in Houston, Texas, is to dual dispatch medically trained firefighters in addition to emergency medical services (EMS) units to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) cases. While believed to improve public health outcomes, no research exists to support the policy that when firefighters respond before a better-equipped EMS unit, they increase the probability of survival. This retrospective study by Dr. Loren Raun et al uses logistic regression to determine

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Through Haiti: How a Natural Disaster Disproportionately Affects Populations with Lower Socioeconomic Status

by Jayda Melnitsky Public Health Commentaries by Students is the result of a classroom writing assignment by Dr. Erika Martin at the University at Albany-SUNY who required students to write a 1,000 to 1,200 word commentary on a health-related topic of interest, explaining some of the complexities of solving the problem and offering recommendations. Four commentaries have been selected for publication on JPHMP Direct. Other public health

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Increasing the Number of Advance Directives in the United States

by Alexa Brooks Public Health Commentaries by Students is the result of a classroom writing assignment by Dr. Erika Martin at the University at Albany-SUNY who required students to write a 1,000 to 1,200 word commentary on a health-related topic of interest, explaining some of the complexities of solving the problem and offering recommendations. Four commentaries have been selected for publication on JPHMP Direct. Other

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Call for Stories: Public Health Student Narratives

Calling Students of Public Health Are you researching an infectious disease for the betterment of population health? Experimenting with social media as a means of quickly communicating urgent public health alerts? Studying and tackling climate change as part of an internship or practicum?   Do you wish more people understood the important work you’re doing?! So do we.   That’s

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Video Tutorial: How to Write the Results Section of a Scientific Article

Try our new tutorial to learn how to write the results section of a scientific article. If you follow Dr. Justin Moore’s column The Scholarship of Public Health, you might’ve read his recent post “Writing the Results Section of Your Manuscript for the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.” This tutorial offers tips on using multiple covariates, interpreting coefficients, using P values, describing significance, and including tables and figures.

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