Category Archives: special supplement

JPHMP Direct Talk Podcast: Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic on LGBTQ Communities

by Camelia Singletary, MPH In this episode of JPHMP Direct Talk, I speak with Dr. Kristen Krause about her article, “Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic on LBGTQ Communities.” The commentary appears in the latest JPHMP supplement, COVID-19: Looking Back, Moving Forward.  Kristen D. Krause, PhD, MPH (she/her/hers), is the Deputy Director of the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention

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JPHMP Direct Talk Podcast: Health and Well-Being in Healthy People 2030 with Nico Pronk and Dushanka Kleinman

In this episode of JPHMP Direct Talk, authors Nico Pronk and Dushanka Kleinman discuss their article, “Promoting Health and Well-being in Healthy People 2030,” published ahead of print in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. Healthy People 2030 describes a vision and offers benchmarks that can be used to track progress toward the goal of all people in

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Infographic: Promoting Health and Well-being in Healthy People 2030

A new report published in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, “Promoting Health and Well-being in Healthy People 2030,” describes the vision of Healthy People 2030 and outlines health promotion, which has been a cornerstone of the Healthy People initiative since its inception in 1979. The focus of Healthy People 2030, however, expands beyond health promotion to the broader purpose of

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The Impact of State and Local Sodium Reduction Laws

by Katherine Bishop Kendrick Most of the sodium we eat comes from processed, prepackaged, and restaurant foods, not the salt we add in our home cooking. It’s easy to consume much more than the recommended amounts because we don’t have control over the sodium in many of our foods. Since sodium is “hidden” within our diets, addressing sodium intake at

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Creating Impactful Stroke Systems of Care Policies

by Colby Tiner, MA Read “Establishing a Baseline: Evidence-Supported State Laws to Advance Stroke Care” in Advancing Legal Epidemiology, March 2020 As a public health policy expert who specializes in issues affecting cardiovascular systems of care, the lion’s share of my work focuses on evaluating current policies targeting population health and how they can be improved. Effective policy implementation and

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The Consequences of Preemption on Population Health

by Jennifer L. Pomeranz, JD, MPH Public health is often considered controversial because the interests of population health may not align with those of individuals or businesses. Despite this, deference to public health authorities and policies for contagious disease generally remains high. However, there is much less deference to these same institutions and approaches when addressing chronic disease associated with

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Public Health Perspectives Podcast: Educating the Future of Legal Epidemiology

PH Perspectives Legal Epidemiology

by Camelia Singletary, MPH Public Health Perspectives is a podcast series targeted towards strengthening the future public health workforce by exploring the narratives of public health care professionals to gain insight on career paths that shape the profession.  In this episode of Public Health Perspectives, Lindsay Cloud and Lance Gable discuss legal epidemiology. Lindsay Cloud is the director of the

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Food Access Improved for WIC Participants Using Spatial Analysis

by Jonathan Davis, MA; Mindy Jossefides, RD; Travis Lane, BA; David Pijawka, PhD; Mallory Phelps, BS; and Jamie Ritchey, PhD, MPH The time needed to travel to stores to access healthy food can be a burden for many families, particularly in rural areas and urban areas located in food deserts. This problem is further exacerbated in tribal communities where the

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Infographic: Defining Legal Epidemiology for Practice

by Colleen Barbero, Lindsay K. Cloud, Lance Gable, Siobhan Gilchrist, Bethany Saxon Law is indispensable to public health management and practice. The field of legal epidemiology has emerged to provide public health law and non-lawyer professionals with the research tools to conduct timely and rigorous evaluations of the impact of law and legal practices on health. The field also helps

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Seven Things You Should Know about Legal Epidemiology

by Colleen Barbero, Lindsay K. Cloud, Lance Gable, Siobhan Gilchrist, Bethany Saxon Legal epidemiology is the scientific study of law as a factor in the cause, distribution, and prevention of disease and injury in a population. In the United States, 9 of the top 10 leading causes of death are caused by chronic diseases (cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic obstructive lung

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