Tag Archives: COVID-19

The Editor’s Podcast: Policy Implications of COVID-19

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH The Editor’s Podcast 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. On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed a $1.9 trillion COVID relief package into law

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Trends in Florida’s 2020 COVID-19 Experience: Politics

by Patrick Bernet and Leighton Dupree Pandemics travel through social connections, testing the mettle of communities.  Arriving amidst a contentious presidential campaign, COVID-19 became part of the rhetoric, polarizing communities at a time when a shared commitment was most needed to save lives. Offering 29 electoral votes and polling as the closest contest among the five largest states, Florida received

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How Performance Improvement Can Support COVID Response 

by David Stone, MS, CPLP Think you’ve heard enough about COVID? I know you’re probably exhausted from it, but public health is still both battling it and learning from it. We’ll continue to learn well beyond when the pandemic has ended. And a key method for that learning is through the sharing of peer experiences.   On February 10, PHAB hosted a webinar titled “Advancing Public Health Performance in Times of COVID-19: Insights

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COVID-19 Contact Tracing and Health Inequity

by Gulzar H. Shah, PhD, MStat, MS, and Jessica Kronstadt, MPP COVID-19 does not discriminate; or does it? Many say, “COVID-19 is an equal opportunity offender,” implying that the virus treats rich and poor, urban and rural, and homeowners, renters, and unhoused individuals equally. Thinking superficially, the argument may seem convincing. However, true inequities and disparities arise from social structures

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The Editor’s Podcast: Prevention Strategies

by Justin B. Moore, PhD, MA, FACSM The Editor’s Podcast 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. COVID-19 has caused unavoidable but serious consequences related to delays in preventive care, missed

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Trends in Florida’s 2020 COVID-19 Experience

by Patrick Bernet, PhD Florida’s 2020 COVID-19 experience offers many lessons regarding how the social, demographic, political, and economic attributes of communities affect their vulnerability to pandemic health threats. The timing, size, and geographic locus of infection waves is strongly associated with those community characteristics acting directly and through interaction with one another in ways that can either insulate or

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Students Who Rocked Public Health 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic created a “new normal” in 2020 that included controversial mitigation strategies such as masking up and staying home and became the country’s primary focus, punctuated by a summer of civil unrest, peaceful (and sometimes not so peaceful) protests, and a contentious presidential election. The student projects we’ve selected this year reflect the best of 2020 as students

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Why Performance Improvement Still Matters in Your Health Department

by David Stone, MS, CPTD The past year was one like most of us in public health have never experienced before. Certainly, much was learned about our public health practices. Some were upheld, others were revised, and still others were moments of growth. While there were plenty of issues to dissect from 2020, I’m going to start the year by

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JPHMP Direct Talk Podcast: Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic on LGBTQ Communities

by Camelia Singletary, MPH In this episode of JPHMP Direct Talk, I speak with Dr. Kristen Krause about her article, “Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic on LBGTQ Communities.” The commentary appears in the latest JPHMP supplement, COVID-19: Looking Back, Moving Forward.  Kristen D. Krause, PhD, MPH (she/her/hers), is the Deputy Director of the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention

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