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Diversifying Data: A Precision Medicine Approach to Improving Health Outcomes

by Kimberly Rodgers, MA, and Gulzar Shah, PhD, MStat, MS Health Informatics Innovations and Applications highlights ways that health informatics innovations and applications are supporting stakeholders in public health practice and policy to advance their mission of improved population health. The series will also highlight innovations in health care informatics.   America spends more than double on health care per person

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Homelessness Among Individuals with Disabilities: Influential Factors and Scalable Solutions

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by Erin Vinoski Thomas, PhD, CHES; and Chloe Vercruysse, MBA This post is re-published with permission from NACCHO Voice: The Word on Local Health Departments, a blog by the National Association of City and County Health Officials. NACCHO’s mission is to be a leader, partner, catalyst, and voice for local health departments. This post originally ran in NACCHO Essential Elements blog.

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Improving Health for African-American Women in Columbus, Ohio: An Interview with Dr. Mysheika Roberts

The Big Cities Health Coalition (BCHC) is a forum for the leaders of America’s largest metropolitan health departments to exchange strategies and jointly address issues to promote and protect the health and safety of the 62 million people they serve. Together, these public health officials directly affect the health and well-being of one in six Americans. The BCHC is affiliated

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The Shape of a Career: From Country Doctor Aspirations to Public Health Leader, with Dr. Paul Erwin

by Sheryl Monks, MFA “I thought I wanted to be a country doctor and carry my own black bag, but I was open to other possibilities.” Last spring, Dr. Paul Erwin was appointed Dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, but his journey to that position, like many others in public health, wasn’t

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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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