Category Archives: special supplement

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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Innovative Methods for Designing Actionable Program Evaluation: Behind the Article with Authors Brandon Nesbit and Sally Thigpen

Hi there! We are Brandon Nesbit and Sally Thigpen, two of the authors of “Innovative Methods for Designing Actionable Program Evaluation.” It’s one of the papers in Catalyzing State Public Health Agency Actions to Prevent Injury and Violence, a supplement of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. Funded programs are expected to demonstrate implementation progress and outcome impact,

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The Impact of Four State-Specific MBHCPs and Lessons Learned from a Multistate Collaborative Effort

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 Jennifer Langhinrichsen-Rohling, PhD, and other experts

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