Category Archives: Special Features

Preparing Health Departments for Climate Change: Podcast with Elena Grossman and Emily York

In this episode of JPHMP Direct Talk, authors Elena Grossman and Emily York discuss their article, “Minigrants to Local Health Departments: An Opportunity to Promote Climate Change Preparedness,” published in the March/April 2019 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.                            Preparing Climate Change Podcast

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Public Health and Health Systems Can Work Together to Address SDOH – Here’s How

by John Auerbach, MBA The momentum to tackle the social determinants of health is growing within the health care sector, where financial support is sometimes available to focus attention on identifying and helping to address the non-medical social and economic needs of patients. This new focus on the root causes of poor health is welcome, but for it to succeed

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Implementation Science Podcast with Randy Schwartz and Justin Moore

Implementation Science Randy Schwartz

by JPHMP Direct “[I]n the course of my career, I’ve really seen that there’s a strong mutual benefit for researchers and practitioners to work together and collaborate, particularly in… getting evidence-based work — public health research, tested interventions, things that are funded on a large scale for research and evaluation — in the literature; that’s really an opportunity for the

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Racing Against the Clock: Improving Speed and Effectiveness of Emergency Medical Service Response in Rural Areas

by Alexa Brooks The following post is the result of a classroom writing assignment by Dr. Erika Martin at the University at Albany-SUNY who required students to write a commentary on a health-related topic of interest, explaining some of the complexities of solving the problem and offering recommendations. Three commentaries have been selected for publication on JPHMP Direct this year. Here, student Alexa Brooks

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Tribal Epidemiology Centers: Timeline of Events

The Journal of Public Health Management and Practice has just released a special supplement on the role of Tribal Epidemiology Centers in reducing health disparities in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Tribal Epidemiology Centers are Indian Health Service division-funded organizations that serve American Indian/Alaska Native Tribal and urban communities by managing public health information systems, investigating diseases of concern,

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A Map of the 12 Tribal Epidemiology Centers in the US

Map Tribal Epidemiology Centers

The Journal of Public Health Management and Practice has just released a special supplement on the role of Tribal Epidemiology Centers in reducing health disparities in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Tribal Epidemiology Centers are Indian Health Service division-funded organizations that serve American Indian/Alaska Native Tribal and urban communities by managing public health information systems, investigating diseases of concern,

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Q&A with Drs. Rui Li and Justin B. Moore on Physical Activity and Healthy Eating in China

PA Obesity in China

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 sat down with Rui Li, PhD, at Wuhan University

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Making Strides in Public Health: Spotlight on Dr. Ross Brownson

by Sheryl Monks “[A] really important part of Public Health 3.0 is having new partners in new disciplines. Not just rounding up the usual suspects of the health sector but thinking about economists or the agricultural sector or the school sector or city planning. And universities often have departments that focus on those disciplines… [S]ome of the biggest strides we

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Seven Facts You Need to Know About Tribal Epidemiology Centers

7 facts tribal epidemiology

by Ellen Provost, MD, MS, and Katherine Leinberger Did you know that there are 12 Tribal Epidemiology Centers (TECs) in the United States, serving approximately 4 million people? TECs aim to go beyond just eliminating health disparities for American Indian and Alaska Native peoples. With funding from the Indian Health Service (IHS), TECs were first established in 1996 amid growing

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The Role of Tribal Epidemiology Centers: Podcast with Vanesscia Cresci, MSW, MPA, and Rosalina James, PhD

by Camelia Singletary, MPH “[W]hen we work with an individual tribe or clinic, we plan together with them, not only how we will collect the data but how we’ll interpret the data. And we will work with them to develop their own capacity to collect data in their own way and how they will want to use that data that

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