Tag Archives: Local Health Departments

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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Trust: An Essential Ingredient for Becoming the Chief Health Strategist

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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ASTHO President’s Challenge Takes on Substance Misuse and Addiction

At JPHMP, our mission is to advance and disseminate impactful, practice-based evidence to inform initiatives and policies to improve population health. The public health researchers, academics, policy makers, and practitioners who contribute content to the journal support this mission and strive to improve public health for all communities through their research. We sat down with Jay Butler, MD, president of the Association

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Reflections of the Accreditation Committee

by Douglas Scutchfield, MD; Robin Wilcox, MPA; and Wilma J. Wooten, MD, MPH The Accreditation Committee of the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) is charged with determining the accreditation status of Tribal, state, local, and territorial governmental public health departments. Appointed by the PHAB Board of Directors, Committee members have current or recent experience in leadership positions in health departments.

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July 2017 Hot Topic: The 2015 New York City Legionaires’ Disease Outbreak: A Case Study on a History-Making Outbreak

The July-August 2017 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice (JPHMP) includes “The 2015 New York City Legionaires’ Disease Outbreak: A Case Study on a History-Making Outbreak” authored by Allison Chamberlain, Jonathan Lehnert, and Ruth Berkelman of Emory University School of Public Health. In July of 2015, the Bureau of Communicable Disease of the New York City Department of

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Featured Collection on Accreditation

by Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH The Journal of Public Health Management & Practice is the leading publication for articles on the accreditation of public health agencies with three entire issues devoted to this theme in July/August 1998, July/August 2007, and January/February 2014, as well as other articles on this subject in other issues of the Journal. An important collection of 100+ articles

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Health Department Leaders Urged to Stand Against a Repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

by Sheryl Monks, MFA Both the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) are urging their members to stand against the proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which could severely jeopardize the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF). In a statement posted on its website, NACCHO

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Introducing a New Case Study Series at JPHMP — Ending Business as Usual: The Kane County Health Department in a Worsening Fiscal Climate

by Lloyd F. Novick, Editor-in-Chief The Journal of Public Health Management & Practice will be publishing a case in business school format with each of our issues in 2017. The case-series is designed to illustrate significant public health events or interventions that can be used as models for professionals or for teaching purposes. These cases and others will be published

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The Population Health Fashion Mismatch with Health Departments and How Academic Health Departments Can Help

by Betty Bekemeier, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN Current Trends Population health has become “fashionable” again, it seems. Early in the last century, governmental public health departments, and the services they provided, were considered the backbone of the US health system, with public health practitioners recognized as crucial protectors of population health. Much of that changed with the modern and more

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A Conversation With John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, FACOEM, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Health, pt. 2

 by Justin B. Moore, PhD, MS In late 2016, I began a conversation with Tennessee Commissioner of Health, John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, FACOEM to discuss his Primary Prevention Initiative. As he describes in this second installment of a three-part interview, the Tennessee Department of Health seeks to become “a recognized and trusted leader, partnering and engaging to accelerate Tennessee into one of the nation’s healthiest

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