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July 2022: Public Health Agencies Respond to Challenges

Editor in chief Lloyd F. Novick highlights new articles in the July/August 2022 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. Our July issue contains an article by Zaugg and colleagues on abortion activities in health departments. This is certainly a timely subject. We are following up with a blog post on JPHMP Direct by these authors on

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What Should Public Health and Health Department Professionals Do in Preparation for Roe v. Wade Falling?

In the same way that health departments respond to other threats to public health, they should prepare to mitigate the public health harms we expect to be caused by these policy changes. In November 2021, along with colleagues, we authored a report (ahead of print) in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice (see the full article now available

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On Centering Reproductive Health and Access in the Public Health Agenda

The Healthiest Goldfish with Sandro Galea

Thoughts on the possible overturn of Roe v. Wade and public health’s responsibilities in this moment. This post originally appeared on The Healthiest Goldfish with Sandro Galea and is republished here with permission from the author. Learn more at SandroGalea.org. A few days ago, Politico obtained a draft majority opinion written by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito. If the draft becomes the Court’s final opinion,

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Coming to Consensus on an Appropriate Role for Health Departments in Abortion 

Learnings from a 2-day virtual convening of health department professionals on public health actions related to abortion. Even when scientific evidence is clear, political controversy about a public health issue can make it difficult for public health agencies to know how to proceed. This has been very clear during the COVID-19 pandemic, as public health officials have feared backlash while doing

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Infographic: State and Local Health Department Activities Related to Abortion

A new article published ahead-of-print in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice looks at abortion-related activities of state and local health departments. Author Nancy Berglas, DrPH, concludes that “[w]hile most state health departments engage in abortion-related activities, they appear to reflect what the law requires rather than the range of core public health activities.” Read “State and Local Department Activities Related to

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Dr. Nancy Berglas on State and Local Health Department Activities Related to Abortion

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 Nancy F. Berglas, DrPH, to

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