Tag Archives: Affordable Care Act

The Editor’s Podcast: Public Health Surveillance

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH The Editor’s Podcast with Dr. Lloyd F. Novick appears with each new issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice and offers a closer look at the articles published in the latest issues with guest appearances by authors, guest editors, and others. The November-December issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and

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Health Department Leaders Urged to Stand Against a Repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

by Sheryl Monks, MFA Both the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) are urging their members to stand against the proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which could severely jeopardize the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF). In a statement posted on its website, NACCHO

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21st Century Cures Act: Laudable Goals but Public Health Programs Pay the Price

Justice Gorsuch Public Health

by Tina Batra Hershey, JD, MPH, and Elizabeth Van Nostrand, JD Crossroads: Law and Public Health addresses topics related to the intersection of law and public health. This series highlights the perspectives of two attorneys turned academicians and explores legal and policy issues that impact public health. The 21st Century Cures Act (the Cures Act), signed into law on December 13,

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Creating a National Dialogue Around Public Health Issues

by Jay E. Maddock, PhD The Dean’s Perspective focuses on issues pertinent to the relationship between academic public health and the practice community. As our national election season comes to a close, it is time to reflect on the way that public health issues have been portrayed and how we can move forward as a nation, building on common ground

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Public Health Is Inherently Political

by Justin B. Moore, PhD, MS As I learned while teaching my first undergraduate public health course in 2004, public health is inherently political. In attempting to present the material in an apolitical manner, I failed miserably, (as indicated by my teaching evaluations). Contributing to my failure was undoubtedly the raging presidential election, my red state address, and my relatively

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