Category Archives: Special Features

Preventing Intimate Partner Violence: Integrating Routine Screening into Primary Care

by Gina Tan Public Health Commentaries by Students is the result of a classroom writing assignment by Dr. Erika Martin at the University at Albany-SUNY who required students to write a 1,000 to 1,200 word commentary on a health-related topic of interest, explaining some of the complexities of solving the problem and offering recommendations. Four commentaries have been selected for publication on JPHMP Direct. Other

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The Source of a Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak in New York City Not Yet Determined

by Sheryl Monks, MFA The New York Times reports that one person has died and 17 others have been sickened in New York City by an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in Upper Manhattan between 145th and 165th streets. Health department officials and city council members are urging anyone with flu-like symptoms to seek medical advice immediately. Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, NYC Deputy

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How to Write an Abstract for a Scientific Article

Dr. Justin B. Moore is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. If you’ve been following his column The Scholarship of Public Health, you might’ve read his in depth guidance on “Writing an Abstract for Publication.” Now we’ve created this video tutorial based on Dr. Moore’s extensive experience both writing and editing scholarly manuscripts to help guide you through the

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Standing Up for Breastfeeding Promotion: A Q&A with Dr. Scott Krugman

On Sunday, July 8, the New York Times published an article on what it characterizes as a stunning opposition to a UN-affiliated World Health Assembly resolution on breastfeeding. The Times reports that US delegates used “strong-arm tactics,” acting in opposition of evidence-based research supporting breastfeeding as the healthiest option for children, and embraced instead interests of infant formula manufacturers. Read “Opposition

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Pay to Play? Author Interview with Dr. Amy Eyler

Participation in high school sports can impact the physical and mental health of students and influence other positive social and economic outcomes. To maintain sports programs amidst school budget deficits, many districts are implementing sports participation fee policies. A new article by Dr. Amy Eyler, et al, looks at state laws and regulations related to high school sports participation fees. We spoke with Dr. Eyler

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Infographic: Prescriber Perceptions of an Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution Program

A new article published in the July 2018 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice looks at increased efforts to tackle the opioid epidemic by developing more overdose education and naloxone distribution (ONED) programs. Author Alyssa Peckham and colleagues survey prescribers’ attitudes and comfort levels dispensing naloxone, and find that barriers to OEND implementation continue to exist as not all

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The New Public Health Generation: When I Grow Up, I Want To Be a Public Health Hero

by Lizzie Corcoran, MPH This post originally appeared on the de Beaumont Foundation blog and is republished here with the author’s permission. I earned a master’s in public health (MPH) with a concentration in Behavioral Science and Health Education. Right out of school, I accepted the ASPPH Philanthropy Fellowship at the de Beaumont Foundation. One of the best parts of

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#HDTweets: Ways in Which Twitter Can Be Used by Health Departments

by Jillian Regan, MPH This post originally appeared on the website of Rillian Consulting and is republished with the author’s permission. Twitter is a social media platform with 330 million active monthly users as of 2017 for sharing posts of up to 280 characters–as of November 2017; prior to November, the character limit was 140 characters–that can also include images,

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Promoting Health Department Opioid-Prescribing Guidelines for NYC Emergency Departments (video)

A new article published in the July 2018 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice  evaluates voluntary guidelines for the judicious prescribing of opioids upon discharge from an emergency department. The guidelines were developed by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and an expert panel of emergency medicine physicians to address the opioid epidemic.

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How to Use the “Writing in Boxes for Scientific Journals” eLearning Tool

The Journal of Public Health Management and Practice has developed a tool, with assistance from the de Beaumont Foundation, that enables authors to create an article from scratch by following user-friendly cues that walk them through the IMRAD process of scientific writing. This new tool is designed for epidemiologists, public health scientists, and other public health professionals seeking to become

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