Category Archives: Special Features

Using a Public Health Approach to Reach Zero Youth Detention

by Kate Cole This post is re-published with permission. It originally appeared on PublicHealthInsider.com. The Public Health Insider provides timely, interesting, behind-the-scenes news about efforts to protect the health and well-being of all people in Seattle and King County. It’s written by members of the Communications Team at Public Health – Seattle & King County, with contributions from the many

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Tips and Tools Round-Up: Learn How to Write a Scientific Article

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Inexperienced authors often encounter difficulty writing a scientific article. That’s partly because guidelines vary widely between journals. For instance, some ask for no more than a 150-word abstract, whereas others require 300 words, not counting headings. Then, too, depending upon the journal (or conference) you’re submitting to, the type of information required will vary, and much of the variability pertains

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Setting Out the Framework for Public Health Finance: Spotlight on Dr. Peggy Honoré

by Sheryl Monks “I was the Vice President of Finance and Administration for a two-year campus of a four-year university system. So I understand quite well the role community colleges play in educating the workforce in America, not only the role but the value.” JPHMP Spotlight Peggy Honore This July, we shine the spotlight on JPHMP editorial board member Dr.

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Infographic: Incentivizing Healthy Snacks During Out-of-School-Time Through Grocery Store Partnerships

A report published in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, “Incentivizing Healthy Snacks During Out-of-School-Time Grocery Store Partnerships,” examines partnerships between grocery stores and out-of-school-time (OST) programs, such as 4-H, scouting, and youth sports, to determine promising avenues for promoting healthier snacks during OST. Lead author Stephanie Anzman-Frasca and her colleagues assess discounts offered through grocery store partnerships to help address cost barriers in

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Improving the Lives of People and Communities: Spotlight on Dr. Kate Beatty

by Michelle Haberstroh “Every day I get to work with students who will go out into the world and improve the lives of people in their communities.” This June, we shine the spotlight on JPHMP editorial board member Dr. Kate Beatty. Dr. Beatty is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Services Management and Policy, Director of the Tennessee Public Health

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10 Recommendations for Improving Data-Driven Communication about the Opioid Epidemic

by Andy Krackov, MA, and Erika G. Martin, PhD, MPH With a 200% increase in the rate of opioid-involved deaths since 2000, many US states and the federal government have declared states of public health emergency. In response, many state and local health departments are developing opioid data dashboards with visualizations, descriptive information, and downloadable data or reports. Visualizing the

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Q & A with Research to Practice Award Winner Janina Lord Morrison

Last fall, Janina Lord Morrison, MD, MPH, was presented the 2018 Research to Practice award at the APHA annual meeting in San Diego, California, for her winning abstract “Wellness Center as a Model for Strengthening Community-clinical Linkages to Improve Chronic Disease Management.” Christina Welter was awarded Runner-up for her abstract, “Understanding and Catalyzing Sustainable Policy, Systems and Environmental Change Using

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Doing Good Deeds Using Applied Epidemiologic Methods: Spotlight on Dr. Benedict I. Truman

by Michelle Haberstroh “I aspired to a career as an international civil servant practicing global public health and preventive medicine as an employee of the World Health Organization (WHO).” JPHMP Spotlight Benedict Truman This month, the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice spotlights editorial board member Dr. Benedict I. Truman. Dr. Truman is the Associate Director for Science (ADS) in the National

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Infographic: Implementation and Effectiveness of an Online Responsible Vendor Training Program for Recreational Marijuana Stores

Six US states have implemented retail sales of recreational marijuana. Training in responsible sales practices has been effective in the alcohol market. A study published in the May 2019 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice focusing on substance abuse and related disorders examines an online responsible marijuana vendor (RMV) training. Using a randomized controlled trial, the study authors examined

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Infographic: Opioid Abuse Prevention and Treatment: Lessons from South Carolina

A report published in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, “Opioid Abuse Prevention and Treatment: Lessons from South Carolina,” describes several legislative and nonlegislative strategies being considered in South Carolina for addressing the opioid crisis. Lead author Jason F. Arnold and his colleagues assess the strengths and weaknesses of these proposals and how they compare with other states that have also implemented response plans,

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