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Infographic: Opioid Abuse Prevention and Treatment: Lessons from South Carolina

A report published in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, “Opioid Abuse Prevention and Treatment: Lessons from South Carolina,” describes several legislative and nonlegislative strategies being considered in South Carolina for addressing the opioid crisis. Lead author Jason F. Arnold and his colleagues assess the strengths and weaknesses of these proposals and how they compare with other states that have also implemented response plans,

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Students Who Rocked Public Health 2018

Students of Public Health: Voices & Profiles focuses on research projects and other contributions students are making to advance public health. 2018 may go down as one of the most tumultuous years this decade, what with the ongoing Russia investigation, the upset of the midterm elections, sexual abuse and misconduct allegations that fueled the #metoo movement, battles to control the Supreme Court,

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Infographic: Effectiveness of Dual Dispatch to Cardiac Arrest Policy

The policy in Houston, Texas, is to dual dispatch medically trained firefighters in addition to emergency medical services (EMS) units to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) cases. While believed to improve public health outcomes, no research exists to support the policy that when firefighters respond before a better-equipped EMS unit, they increase the probability of survival. This retrospective study by Dr. Loren Raun et al uses logistic regression to determine

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Infographic: Prescriber Perceptions of an Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution Program

A new article published in the July 2018 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice looks at increased efforts to tackle the opioid epidemic by developing more overdose education and naloxone distribution (ONED) programs. Author Alyssa Peckham and colleagues survey prescribers’ attitudes and comfort levels dispensing naloxone, and find that barriers to OEND implementation continue to exist as not all

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Never Quit Trying: Reengaging Tobacco Users in Statewide Cessation Services (Infographic)

A new article published in the May 2018 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice examines the effectiveness of multiple outreach methods on reengagement of tobacco users in a statewide cessation program. Author Katrina Vickerman, PhD, and colleagues, determined the percentage of participants who reenrolled in QUITPLAN Services or a phone cessation program, and whether differences depended on if

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New Infographic: Identifying Overweight and Obesity in Schoolchildren

A new article published in the May/June 2018 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, which focuses on State and Local Obesity Policies, examines the prevalence of overweight and obesity in schoolchildren aged 6 months to 15 years old, in São Paulo state, Brazil. To assess nutritional status, author Fernanada Seyr Pozza, MD, and colleagues, calculated the body-mass

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Infographic: Collectively Enhancing Mental and Behavioral Health Capacity Throughout the Gulf Coast

A new article published in the Gulf Region Health Outreach Program supplement issue of the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice describes strategies used to collectively enhance the impact of four state-specific Mental Behavioral Health Capacity Projects and shares lessons learned from a multistate collaborative effort, flexibly designed to meet a shared mission. Author Jennifer Langhinrichsen-Rohling, PhD, and colleagues, found the Collective Impact (CI)

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Infographic: State and Local Health Department Activities Related to Abortion

A new article published ahead-of-print in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice looks at abortion-related activities of state and local health departments. Author Nancy Berglas, DrPH, concludes that “[w]hile most state health departments engage in abortion-related activities, they appear to reflect what the law requires rather than the range of core public health activities.” Read “State and Local Department Activities Related to

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Cost-Effectiveness of Minigrants to Increase Physical Activity

A new study published in the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice looks at the cost-effectiveness of minigrant programs that promote strategies for increasing physical activity levels in youth. Author Justin B. Moore, PhD, MS, and colleagues, sampled students in grades 4 through 8 in 20 North Carolina counties in observation waves over a two-year period to determine the cost per child per minute of moderate-to-vigorous physical

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