Category Archives: special supplement

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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Dr. Rex Archer Talks with PHAB about His Report: Developing a Culture of Health: Addressing Health Inequities Through a Health Department and Community Organizer Partnership

Welcome to JPHMP Direct TALK, a new podcast series that explores the many voices of public health. We bring you conversations that bridge the gap between research and practice. Today’s guests are Rex Archer and Teddi Nicolaus. In this interview, Dr. Rex Archer, MD, MPH, Director of the Kansas City, Missouri, Health Department and a member of the board of directors of

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Key Themes of NORC’s Evaluation of PHAB Accreditation

Q&A with Michael Meit, MA, MPH; Alexa Siegfried, MPH; and Megan Heffernan, MPH NORC at the University of Chicago is a nonprofit social-science research organization that has been evaluating aspects of the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) accreditation program for the past ten years. In the recent supplement to the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice on the impact of

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Fifteen Key Facts About PHAB Accreditation

by Kaye Bender, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Jessica Kronstadt, MPP Did you know that, just by reading the May/June Supplement of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, you can learn a lot about the value and impact of health department accreditation? The supplement is chock full of tidbits of information, but fifteen of those are highlighted here. Accreditation

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Public Health Accreditation Activity Map

The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) is now 10 years old and the benefits of being served by a PHAB-accredited health department now reach across the map. Since our incorporation in 2007, a total of 220 governmental public health departments plus one statewide public health department system have successfully placed their work for peer review against PHAB’s national standards, bringing

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Connecting the Dots: State Health Department Approaches to Addressing Shared Risk and Protective Factors Across Multiple Forms of Violence

Violence takes many forms, including intimate partner violence, sexual violence, child abuse and neglect, youth violence, bullying, suicide, and elder abuse and neglect. These forms of violence are interconnected and often share the same root causes. They can occur together in families and communities and can happen at the same time or at different stages of life. While various forms

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Core VIPP: Putting States at the Forefront of the Opioid Epidemic

Greetings, public health enthusiasts! We are Alan Dellapenna from North Carolina and Lisa Millet from Oregon. One of the most fundamental paradoxes of public health is the need for quick, impactful intervention systems that account for (and allow) flexibility, nuance, and individuality. It’s a continuous struggle to implement prevention tactics that are enhanced by and mindful of a state’s pre-existing

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A New Strategic Planning Index for Injury and Violence Prevention

Hi there! We are Lauren Wilson and Angie Deokar, two of the authors behind a new strategic planning tool: the Violence and Injury Prevention: Comprehensive Index Tool (VIP: CIT). We know strategic planning is a useful process for aligning goals with the nuances, needs, and resources of a system. A system can be a community, county, state, or nation. The

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Illinois Department of Public Health Weighs In on CDC’s Core SVIPP Comprehensive Index Tool

Hello! I am Jennifer Martin from the Illinois Department of Public Health. Illinois’s Injury and Violence Prevention Program was one of the early testers of the Violence and Injury Prevention: Comprehensive Index Tool (VIP: CIT). The VIP: CIT is an index that uses questions and a rubric to help users assess the strengths, gaps, and barriers for their strategic plans.

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