Category Archives: Special Features

Spotlight on Dr. Philip Musa

The Journal of Public Health Management & Practice recently welcomed Dr. Philip Musa to its editorial board. Dr. Musa is an Associate Professor and Program Director at University of Alabama – Birmingham. His background and research are in Information systems, Public Health, Management, and Engineering. He has published in dozens of academic journals and conferences. Dr. Musa has also served on

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Dr. Rex Archer Talks with PHAB about His Report: Developing a Culture of Health: Addressing Health Inequities Through a Health Department and Community Organizer Partnership

Welcome to JPHMP Direct TALK, a new podcast series that explores the many voices of public health. We bring you conversations that bridge the gap between research and practice. Today’s guests are Rex Archer and Teddi Nicolaus. In this interview, Dr. Rex Archer, MD, MPH, Director of the Kansas City, Missouri, Health Department and a member of the board of directors of

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Estimating the Economic Burden Related to Older Adult Falls by State: Author Q&A with Dr. Yara Haddad

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 spoke with Dr. Yara Haddad about her new article “Estimating

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Never Quit Trying: Reengaging Tobacco Users in Statewide Cessation Services (Infographic)

A new article published in the May 2018 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice examines the effectiveness of multiple outreach methods on reengagement of tobacco users in a statewide cessation program. Author Katrina Vickerman, PhD, and colleagues, determined the percentage of participants who reenrolled in QUITPLAN Services or a phone cessation program, and whether differences depended on if

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Key Themes of NORC’s Evaluation of PHAB Accreditation

Q&A with Michael Meit, MA, MPH; Alexa Siegfried, MPH; and Megan Heffernan, MPH NORC at the University of Chicago is a nonprofit social-science research organization that has been evaluating aspects of the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) accreditation program for the past ten years. In the recent supplement to the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice on the impact of

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New Infographic: Identifying Overweight and Obesity in Schoolchildren

A new article published in the May/June 2018 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, which focuses on State and Local Obesity Policies, examines the prevalence of overweight and obesity in schoolchildren aged 6 months to 15 years old, in São Paulo state, Brazil. To assess nutritional status, author Fernanada Seyr Pozza, MD, and colleagues, calculated the body-mass

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Fifteen Key Facts About PHAB Accreditation

by Kaye Bender, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Jessica Kronstadt, MPP Did you know that, just by reading the May/June Supplement of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, you can learn a lot about the value and impact of health department accreditation? The supplement is chock full of tidbits of information, but fifteen of those are highlighted here. Accreditation

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CDC’s 6|18 Initiative: A Cross-Sector Approach to Translating Evidence Into Practice

CDC’s Office of Health Systems Collaboration Please see the recently published article “CDC’s 6|18 Initiative: A Cross-Sector Approach to Translating Evidence Into Practice” by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Center for Health Care Strategies, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in the Journal of Public Health Practice and Management to learn more about how CDC’s 6|18 Initiative is strengthening

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Public Health Accreditation Activity Map

The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) is now 10 years old and the benefits of being served by a PHAB-accredited health department now reach across the map. Since our incorporation in 2007, a total of 220 governmental public health departments plus one statewide public health department system have successfully placed their work for peer review against PHAB’s national standards, bringing

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New Author Resources You Need

Check out the new templates (guided and blank) we’ve developed to help you Write a Research Brief Report, a new annotated guide to complete the Author Agreement and Copyright Transfer Agreement in Editorial Manager, and a new checklist to review your manuscript style before you submit to the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. 1 How to Write a Research Brief Report Not sure

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