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Partisan Divides on Importance of Public Health Narrowed from 2018 to 2020 in a National Poll

Meditations on the MPH

by JP Leider, PhD In recent decades, public health has become politicized – both the governmental enterprise and the core concepts. There is partisan and ideological disagreement about the role of government, and this has translated pretty directly into disparate views on the role of public health in society. This gap has widened over the last 40 years. The General

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From the Editor: COVID-19 and Public Health–Looking Back, Moving Forward

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH The January/February issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice focuses on the Public Health Workforce, and is accompanied by a special supplement on COVID-19, sponsored by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), Big Cities Health Coalition, and the de Beaumont Foundation. “COVID-19 and Public Health: Looking Back, Moving

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Knowledge, Skills, and Training for the COVID-19 Contact Tracer Workforce

by Vanessa Lamers and Justin Ren Contact tracing is a tried and true public health intervention that stops the spread of disease by tracking down and interviewing “contacts” of people who are infected, and preventing them from infecting others. It has been a pivotal tool in the toolbox of state, tribal, local, and territorial public health for responding to and

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New Workforce Estimates Show Public Health Never Recovered from the Great Recession. Then Came COVID-19.

by JP Leider, PhD Source It’s 10 pm. Do you know where your public health workforce is? These next 6 to 8 weeks are likely to represent the midnight hour of the first wave of COVID-19. Models differ, significantly, but as states begin to reopen, we know that thousands of more deaths are on the way. When this pandemic started

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Preventing Our Way Out of the Opioid Epidemic: The Editor’s Podcast with Guest Dr. Michael Fraser

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. In this episode of the Editor’s Podcast, Dr. Novick speaks

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State Health Officials–Defining Success and Identifying Critical Success Factors

Being Better Messengers

by Edward Baker, MD, MPH, MSc Drawing upon the popular column published in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, Management Moments with Public Health Leaders is a new series appearing bimonthly on JPHMP Direct and will consist of video interviews with authors appearing in the column. Little is known about the personal and professional characteristics or organizational factors that make state

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The Editor’s Podcast: March 2019 Issue and PH WINS

The Editor’s Podcast with Dr. Lloyd F. Novick will appear with each new issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice and will offer a closer look at the articles published in the latest issues with guest appearances by authors, guest editors, and others. In this episode of the Editor’s Podcast, Dr. Novick looks at articles appearing in

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From the Editor: March 2019 & PH WINS

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH “Combatting and Preventing Preemption” by Michael Bare and co-authors leads this March/April issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. Preemption is a tactic used by commercial interests to counter local public health initiatives such as those aimed at tobacco control and use of sugar-sweetened beverages. Bare outlines a 4-part strategic model

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How Can New Public Health Leaders Use the Accreditation Process to Foster Their Leadership Goals?

2012 Report PH Financing

by Kaye Bender, PhD, RN, FAAN Focus on Accreditation and Innovation addresses current issues related to the Public Health Accreditation Board’s national public health department accreditation program, and the Public Health National Center for Innovations. This series highlights the experiences and perspectives of accredited health departments and explores topics related to the Standards and Measures, research and evaluation findings, and

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