Tag Archives: From the Editor

Sep 2021: Local Public Health Agencies

Structural Racism Impacts Health. Structural racism is a system in which public policies, institutional practices, cultural representations, and other norms work to perpetuate racial group inequity. It is rooted in a hierarchy that privileges one race over another, influencing institutions that govern daily life from housing policies to police profiling and incarceration. It is closely linked to the social determinants

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July 2021: The Opioid Epidemic

The July 2021 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice focuses on the opioid epidemic. Articles in this issue document a variety of programs and policies to reduce the overwhelming harms caused by opiates. These efforts include surveillance, syringe service availability, and responsible prescribing programs. William Swann and co-authors studied the opioid policy and programs offered by local governments.

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May 2021: COVID-19 Policy Implications

This May/June issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice contains a series of articles on COVID-19 that have important policy implications for the prevention and response to this pandemic. The lead scientific article by Marielle Fricchione and co-authors from the Chicago Department of Health describes reopening in-person education in the Archdiocese school setting in Chicago. This article

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From the Editor: Our Time of Challenge

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH This issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice focuses on COVID-19 and the health of the public. This coronavirus pandemic, the public health crisis of our era, presents challenges unlike those ever faced before by our health agencies, at local, state, and federal levels. The surge of illnesses and deaths has overwhelmed our

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Sep 2019: The Positive Influence of Local Public Health Agencies on the Populations They Serve

September 2019 FTE

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH Our September/October issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice illustrates the positive influence of local public health agencies on the populations they serve. Mazzucca and colleagues write that fostering evidence-based decision making (EBDM) within local health determinants is crucial to translating research to prevent public health practice into public health practice

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May 2019: The Substance Abuse Issue

This May/June issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice focuses on substance abuse and related disorders. Leading off is a commentary by Beitsch and Langhinrichsen-Rohling “Avoiding Déjà vu All Over Again: Inserting Public Health/Mental/Behavioral Health, and Prevention Policy Into the Opiate Crisis Litigation.” Linking the current substance abuse problem to tobacco, they refer to the notable successes

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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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For Public Health Workers, Voting Is a Professional Responsibility

by Justin B. Moore, PhD, MS On November 6th the United States will hold the 2018 midterm elections. Midterm elections are notoriously low-turnout elections, with disenchantment and apathy usually carrying the day for many if not most eligible voters. However, these are not typical times that we’re living in. As public health is inherently political, this is a time when

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