Category Archives: special supplement

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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Authors Discuss the Impact of the Primary Care Capacity Project

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 Heather Farb, MPH, and Jamie

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Infographic: Collectively Enhancing Mental and Behavioral Health Capacity Throughout the Gulf Coast

A new article published in the Gulf Region Health Outreach Program supplement issue of the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice describes strategies used to collectively enhance the impact of four state-specific Mental Behavioral Health Capacity Projects and shares lessons learned from a multistate collaborative effort, flexibly designed to meet a shared mission. Author Jennifer Langhinrichsen-Rohling, PhD, and colleagues, found the Collective Impact (CI)

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The Gulf Region Health Outreach Program (GRHOP) and a Public Health Mantra

In public health we repeat over and over again, in suitably hushed tones, the phrase “There is no major public health problem that can be solved by one discipline working alone.” Our literature contains reverent references to the need for the hyphen disciplinaries (multi-; trans- and cross-); to systems approaches, and, coming soon, to convergent science. For accreditation, our schools

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Gulf Region Health Outreach Program (GRHOP) Stands Out as an Outlier in Public Health Funding Support — Make Your Program One Too!

In a moment of profound reflection, following a slow deep breath, exhaled gently but completely, ask yourself the last time you recall a public health program receiving funding support of $105 million? Odds are that even after a Google search, a reasonable public health practitioner is likely to conclude never, or not in my lifetime. The cynical among us might

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