Tag Archives: COVID-19

Variation of State-Issued Nonpharmaceutical Interventions During the Pandemic

The proportion of the US population subject to state-issued COVID-19 prevention measures varied greatly throughout the pandemic. During periods of high disease transmission and low coverage of state-issued measures, local or federal interventions may provide additional layers of protection if local or federal governments can issue prevention policies for their jurisdictions. Research demonstrates that early, sustained, and layered implementation of

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Exploring COVID-19 Contact Tracing Program Dynamics in the Context of an Evolving Pandemic

Results from state/territorial health agency surveys provide insights to how COVID-19 case investigation and contact tracing programs developed and evolved in response to changing pandemic conditions. In our article in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, “COVID-19 Case Investigation and Contact Tracing Programs and Practice: Snapshots from the Field,” we aimed to characterize how case investigation and contact

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The Novel Adenovirus: A Call for Advances in Health Infrastructure and Pandemic Preparedness

The next biothreat is inevitable, and the absence of policies to combat it will lead to disaster. The COVID-19 pandemic has revolutionized public health infrastructure in the United States. Health care expenditures have grown at a record-high rate, the development of vaccinations has been streamlined, and the federal government has enacted several policies aimed to support pandemic preparedness through disease

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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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Hot Paper Award and Highly Cited Trophy

Clarivate’s Institute for Scientific Information has awarded a “Highly Cited Trophy” as well as a “Hot Paper” award to a JPHMP article published in its January 2021 supplement, COVID-19 and Public Health: Looking Back, Moving Forward. “Revealing the unequal burden of COVID-19 by income, race/ethnicity, and household crowding: US county vs. ZIP Code analyses” by authors Jarvis T. Chen, ScD, and

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Public Health, Pandemics, and Intellectualization of Violence

This elitist narrative diminishes the perceived impact of the social violence being wrought by COVID-19 by portraying it as mild, less dangerous, and endemic in an attempt to lower the public’s expectations of governmental action and thereby raising social acceptability of daily mass death. “The obviousness of disaster becomes an asset to its apologists — what everyone knows no one

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Public Deliberation: A Model for Engaging Communities in Decision Making

Maya Scherer and Alexandra Kamler describe the value of using public deliberation to set priorities for COVID-19 vaccine distribution for essential workers in New York City. During 2020, in anticipation of a limited supply of vaccine in New York City (NYC), the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene sought guidance from members of the public about the fairest approach

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Executing an In-Person Conference During COVID-19: Experiences from Colorado

In-person meetings and conferences were paused in 2020, but innovation allowed for the Colorado Public Health Association to discover new opportunities to connect as colleagues. Unprecedented year. Pivot. Challenge. Insert all of the 2020-2021 COVID-19 pandemic buzz words. Regardless of your word of choice, the past 18+ months have taken a toll on the public health profession as highlighted in

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