Category Archives: Special Features

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).”  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 Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral

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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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JPHMP Direct Wins Awards from ASHPE!

We are very pleased to announce that JPHMP Direct, the companion site of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, has been awarded a Bronze Award in the Best Website category by the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors. ASHPE recognizes editorial excellence in the field of health care publishing and annually holds a competition that provides editors an

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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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