Category Archives: Special Features

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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Anti-Vaxxers: A Threat to Our Future

Anti-vaxxers Mirren Galway

by Mirren Galway 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 Mirren Galway

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Investigating Risk Factors for Colorectal Cancer Among Alaska Native People: Podcast with Drs. Sarah Nash and Diana Redwood

Podcast Nash Redwood Tribal

by Sheryl Monks “[A]lthough our research study was specifically looking at risk and protective factors for colorectal cancer, the themes that we found through doing this formative research were things that I think all researchers might benefit from when they are working with tribal communities.” Tribal Epidemiology Centers (TECs) were first established in 1996 by the Indian Health Service (IHS)

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Preventing Water Contamination: Potential Solutions in the United States

by Danielle St. Hilaire 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,

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The Wide World of Public Health: Spotlight on Dr. JP Leider

JPHMP Spotlight JP Leider

by Sheryl Monks “[A]s an undergraduate I studied ethics and genetics, so not terribly applied in the way that public health is, and I found that that’s what I loved about it, that there were things that you could do that would really impact a population and that the questions were really tough.” Today, we are shining the spotlight on

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Sep 2019: The Positive Influence of Local Public Health Agencies on the Populations They Serve

September 2019 FTE

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH Our September/October issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice illustrates the positive influence of local public health agencies on the populations they serve. Mazzucca and colleagues write that fostering evidence-based decision making (EBDM) within local health determinants is crucial to translating research to prevent public health practice into public health practice

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Homelessness Among Individuals with Disabilities: Influential Factors and Scalable Solutions

homelessness among individuals disabilities

by Erin Vinoski Thomas, PhD, CHES; and Chloe Vercruysse, MBA This post is re-published with permission from NACCHO Voice: The Word on Local Health Departments, a blog by the National Association of City and County Health Officials. NACCHO’s mission is to be a leader, partner, catalyst, and voice for local health departments. This post originally ran in NACCHO Essential Elements blog.

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