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John Auerbach Is CDC’s New Director of Intergovernmental and Strategic Affairs

In this episode of The Editor’s Podcast, Dr. Lloyd Novick talks with JPHMP editorial board member John Auerbach about a new position he has taken at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Director of Intergovernmental and Strategic Affairs. JPHMP editorial board member John Auerbach has taken a new position at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The title

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Resources to Help Schools Promote COVID-19 Vaccination

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends everyone 12 and older get a COVID-19 vaccine to help protect against COVID-19. Schools can play a vital role in promoting vaccination uptake. The CDC has developed resources school leaders can use to support vaccination and improve health literacy in their communities. The Public Health Communications Collaborative (PHCC) promotes the value of public

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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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Practical Playbook: Community Partnerships Improving Health

Since its inception in 2013, the Practical Playbook initiative has provided tools, guidance, and resources that have helped create more than 1,000 programs and more than 600 partnerships among public health, primary care, and others to improve population health. View this new video to learn more about the impact of the initiative, a partnership between Duke University School of Medicine, the Centers for

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Coronavirus Spreads Concern Around the Globe

Coronavirus Spreads Concern Globally

Dr. John Marr is an American physician, epidemiologist, and author whose professional life has concerned outbreaks of infectious disease for over 40 years. He specializes in historical epidemics (see Backstories in Epidemiology: True Medical Mysteries). We communicated with Dr. Marr by email to get his expert opinion on the spread of Novel Coronavirus (recently named COVID-19 by the World Health

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Seven Things You Should Know about Legal Epidemiology

by Colleen Barbero, Lindsay K. Cloud, Lance Gable, Siobhan Gilchrist, Bethany Saxon Legal epidemiology is the scientific study of law as a factor in the cause, distribution, and prevention of disease and injury in a population. In the United States, 9 of the top 10 leading causes of death are caused by chronic diseases (cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic obstructive lung

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Examining the Effectiveness of Year-Round School Calendars : An Interview with Dr. Robert Hahn

by Michelle Haberstroh As part of my internship with JPHMP Direct, I had the opportunity to interview Dr. Robert Hahn, one of the authors of a systematic review published ahead-of-print in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. A PDF of the article, “Examining the Effectiveness of Year-Round School Calendars on Improving Educational Attainment Outcomes Within the Context of

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September Is Sepsis Awareness Month

September Sepsis Awareness month

by Tina Batra Hershey, JD, MPH, and Elizabeth Van Nostrand, JD Sepsis, the body’s extreme reaction to infection, is one of the leading causes of illness and death in the United States, with annual costs over $20 billion. Common symptoms include fever, chills, difficulty breathing, and an elevated heart rate. Without timely treatment, sepsis can quickly lead to tissue damage,

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Podcast: Gregory Sunshine on CDC’s Public Health Emergency Law Online Training Program

by Camelia Singletary, MPH  Gregory Sunshine podcast JPHMP presents Public Health Perspectives, a podcast series targeted towards strengthening the future public health workforce. We will explore the narratives of public health care professionals and gain insight on career paths that shape the profession.  On this episode of Public Health Perspectives, Gregory Sunshine talks about the CDC’s Public Health Emergency Law online

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Doing Good Deeds Using Applied Epidemiologic Methods: Spotlight on Dr. Benedict I. Truman

by Michelle Haberstroh “I aspired to a career as an international civil servant practicing global public health and preventive medicine as an employee of the World Health Organization (WHO).” JPHMP Spotlight Benedict Truman This month, the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice spotlights editorial board member Dr. Benedict I. Truman. Dr. Truman is the Associate Director for Science (ADS) in the National

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