Tag Archives: Cynthia Morrow

Risk Communication in Trying Times: COVID-19

by Cynthia Morrow, MD, MPH EDITORIAL NOTE:  The situation regarding COVID-19 continues to evolve. For the most current information, please consult the websites for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the World Health Organization. Undoubtedly, this is an extremely trying time for public health professionals as COVID-19 continues to spread across the globe, including throughout the United States. Public

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Health Inspections and What Follows: Responding to Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

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by Lily Coltoff At DC Health, the Food Safety and Hygiene Inspection Services Division (FSHISD), part of the Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (HRLA), is responsible for conducting inspections and implementing regulations for the city’s 6,500 food establishments. The team of sanitarians, along with two supervisory and two review sanitarians, conducts more than 7,500 inspections each year, examining restaurants, delicatessens,

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Summer at a Local Health Department and the Eisenhower Matrix

by Cynthia Morrow, MD, MPH My office in the health department had a large white board on which I kept an ever-changing “to do” list. Only one thing permanently resided on that board: my favorite 2X2 table (Figure 1), adapted from the “Eisenhower Matrix.” The matrix served as a constant reminder for our leadership team to try to ensure that

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Measles in New York:  The Outbreak, the Response, and the Potential Unintended Consequences

by Jana Shaw, MD, MPH, and Cynthia Morrow, MD, MPH This month’s “Boots on the Ground” column is a bit different from the first two columns. First, because its primary author, Dr. Jana Shaw, is a pediatric infectious disease physician; second, because it addresses a current public health crisis, the measles outbreaks in New York; and finally, because of the

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New Review of JPHMP’s 21 Public Health Case Studies on Policy & Administration in March Issue of AJPH

JPHMP’s 21 Public Health Case Studies on Policy & Administration by Lloyd Novick, Cynthia Morrow, and Carole Novick, a collection of real-world scenarios of public health professionals overcoming challenges and the policy interventions that led to success, is reviewed in the March issue of AJPH.  Julie Kornfeld PhD, MPH, writes in “A Case for Real-World Thinking” : “Lloyd Novick and his

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Trust: An Essential Ingredient for Becoming the Chief Health Strategist

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by Cynthia B. Morrow, MD, MPH Boots on the Ground addresses the practice of public health from the perspective of those working in LHDs and will provide an informal platform for public health leaders across the country to share their stories of how public health is accomplished in real life, in real time. The series is intended to showcase the

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Introducing Boots on the Ground:  Narratives from Today’s Local Public Health Workforce

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by Cynthia B. Morrow, MD, MPH I have clear memories of my first senior staff meeting as Commissioner of Health for Onondaga County. I was following in the footsteps of a legendary health commissioner and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, Lloyd F. Novick, and I had overwhelming symptoms of “impostor syndrome.” Who was I to

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Clam Aches

by Cynthia B. Morrow, MD, MPH As was fairly typical, late on a Friday afternoon in mid-September, 2008, as she was getting ready to go home, one of the communicable disease nurses with the Onondaga County Health Department (OCHD) reviewed laboratory reports that had just been received from the New York State Electronic Clinical Laboratory Reporting System (ECLRS). While ECLRS

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Three Reviews of JPHMP’s 21 Public Health Case Studies on Policy and Administration

Review of JPHMP’s 21 Public Health Case Studies on Policy and Administration by Amy Hagopian, University of Washington The Journal of Public Health Management and Practice’s 21 Public Health Case Studies on Policy and Administration, by Lloyd Novick, Cynthia Morrow, and Carole Novick, editors. Wolters Kluwer, publisher, 2018, p 1-368. Book includes complimentary access to electronic versions of the cases

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Introducing Public Health Perspectives: A Podcast Series

Introducing 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. In our journey, we will use JPHMP’s 21 Public Health Case Studies on Policy & Administration, which provides case studies that help students and practitioners

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