Category Archives: Special Features

New Review of JPHMP’s 21 Public Health Case Studies on Policy & Administration in March Issue of AJPH

JPHMP’s 21 Public Health Case Studies on Policy & Administration by Lloyd Novick, Cynthia Morrow, and Carole Novick, a collection of real-world scenarios of public health professionals overcoming challenges and the policy interventions that led to success, is reviewed in the March issue of AJPH.  Julie Kornfeld PhD, MPH, writes in “A Case for Real-World Thinking” : “Lloyd Novick and his

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Five Things You Should Know About PH WINS

by Katie Sellers, DrPH, CPH PH WINS is the first nationally representative survey of the governmental public health workforce. Just about every article in the supplement starts out this way, so I feel like a broken record doing the same. But it’s really important – the reason the de Beaumont Foundation started PH WINS is that there was so little

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PH WINS Reveals Gaps, Needs, and Opportunities: Now What?

by Brian C. Castrucci, DrPH, MA For more information about PH WINS 2017, please visit www.debeaumont.org/phwins. This post was published with permission from the author and originally appeared on the de Beaumont Foundation blog. Please visit  the de Beaumont Foundation for more information about the work they’re doing to improve population health. When the de Beaumont Foundation first launched the Public

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Intern Michelle Haberstroh Joins JPHMP Direct

  Please help us welcome Michelle Haberstroh to JPHMP Direct. Michelle is a graduate student at University of Illinois Springfield who will be lending a hand with various communications efforts this semester.  JPHMP Direct: Welcome, Michelle. Tell us about your interest in public health. What experiences influenced your career path? Michelle Haberstroh: My interest in public health sparked relatively recently. However,

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New Infographic: A Spoonful of Lead

A study published in a special supplement issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice focusing on Lead Poisoning Prevention highlights the potential risks of lead exposure from nontraditional sources, including spices, especially those purchased abroad. Dr. Paromita Hore and colleagues tested over 3,000 samples of consumer products, including nearly 1,500 samples of spices from 41 countries, and concluded that

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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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