Category Archives: Special Features

Dr. Justin Moore Discusses “Cost-effectiveness of Community-based Minigrants to Increase Physical Activity in Youth”

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 Justin Moore, PhD, associate editor

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Cost-Effectiveness of Minigrants to Increase Physical Activity

A new study published in the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice looks at the cost-effectiveness of minigrant programs that promote strategies for increasing physical activity levels in youth. Author Justin B. Moore, PhD, MS, and colleagues, sampled students in grades 4 through 8 in 20 North Carolina counties in observation waves over a two-year period to determine the cost per child per minute of moderate-to-vigorous physical

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July 2017 Hot Topic: The 2015 New York City Legionaires’ Disease Outbreak: A Case Study on a History-Making Outbreak

The July-August 2017 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice (JPHMP) includes “The 2015 New York City Legionaires’ Disease Outbreak: A Case Study on a History-Making Outbreak” authored by Allison Chamberlain, Jonathan Lehnert, and Ruth Berkelman of Emory University School of Public Health. In July of 2015, the Bureau of Communicable Disease of the New York City Department of

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CDC Video: A Clinician’s Role in Protecting the Health of Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men

The May/June issue of the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice puts the spotlight on sexually transmitted diseases with a research brief report on delivering partner services to reduce transmission of chlamydial infection, gonorrhea, HIV, and syphilis and five research articles covering partner notification methods to improve retention in HIV care;  the role of patient navigators in assisting HIV-positive homeless populations ;

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Effective Strategies to Build Momentum and Realign Population Health Programs in a Changing Healthcare Landscape: A Strategy Brief from the Practical Playbook

The United States’ health landscape is rapidly changing. Although it is difficult, it is time to start reimagining the future. The 2017 Practical Playbook National Meeting, Improving Population Health: Collaborative Strategies That Work will share specific, workable steps for addressing the social determinants of health and proven best practices for working across sectors effectively — no matter what direction emerging

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North Carolina Pediatrician Julie Linton Advocating on Behalf of Immigrant Children

Public Health Advocacy and Policy Watch profiles academics, practitioners, and other public health leaders calling for legislative reform to address the changing needs of public health. Julie M. Linton, MD, FAAP, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Wake Forest School of Medicine and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Immigrant Health Special Interest Group, is joining her colleagues at AAP to call on legislators in

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Tallahassee Public Health Professor Participates in Saturday’s March for Science

On Saturday, thousands of scientists and supporters of science marched in cities across the US and countries around the world to protest a new presidential administration viewed as hostile to issues affecting healthcare, the environment, and other science-related programs and initiatives. Marches took place in major US cities, including Washington, DC, Chicago, New York, and Philadelphia, and also in smaller places such as

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CDC Video: Emerging Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea

Emerging Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea: What’s New and What Now? – Medscape – Mar 06, 2017 Dr. Gail Bolan, director for the Division of STD Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outlines the latest developments in efforts to fight drug-resistant gonorrhea. As part of its CDC Expert Commentary series on Medscape, Bolan offers advice for responding to the issue while safeguarding patients. Watch the video and read the full

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Using Data to Impact Community Health and Drive Action: A Strategy Brief from the Practical Playbook

. The use of data is central to population health improvement. The 2017 Practical Playbook National Meeting, Improving Population Health: Collaborative Strategies That Work, will feature insights, tools, methods, and examples related to identifying what data to gather, how to locate and collect it, and how to share it with other relevant stakeholders to generate interest and support. Using Data

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