Tag Archives: public health

Biden vs. Trump: Should Their Position on Public Health Drive Your Vote?

by Justin B. Moore, PhD, MS, FACSM Single-issue voting is the phenomena where a voter will choose a candidate (or often a party) based upon their stance on an issue that is of central importance to the voter. The classic example is that of abortion rights. Since the landmark Roe v. Wade decision nearly fifty years ago, one struggles to

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Now Accepting Nominations for Students Who Rocked Public Health in 2020

by JPHMP Direct Nominations for Students Who Rocked Public Health 2020 are being accepted through Oct. 1. Send us yours now! Guidelines All nominees must be currently enrolled students pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degree in public health or a related field. Projects may be ongoing but should have gotten underway in 2020, not before. Projects may involve groups

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Summer of Service Learning

by Eric Coles, DrPH This summer public health students are struggling to find positions that fulfill field-based learning requirements for their degree programs, as many host organizations have cancelled their summer practicum and internship programs due to COVID-19. At the same time, local public health departments are in desperate need of more resources for contact tracing and other efforts to

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Local Leaders Start Scaling Up the Public Health Response to Coronavirus

Big Cities Health Coronavirus

by Chrissie Juliano, MPP This post originally appeared on the Front Lines Blog and is republished here with permission from the Big Cities Health Coalition. With the CDC’s confirmation of the first local transmission of Coronavirus in the US on January 30, it’s important to know that the entire health system, from trained public health experts to medical professionals across the country, is

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Making the Most of Scientific Conferences

by Jay Maddock, PhD, FAAHB Mad About Public Health is a series that looks at the health of populations from varying creative and innovative perspectives. In the last month, I’ve attended two scientific conferences, the Active Living Conference and the American Academy of Health Behavior (AAHB) Annual Meeting. As I was sitting in another airport lounge, my thoughts went to

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Promoting Social Determinants of Health Services: Informatics Is the Answer

by Gulzar H. Shah, PhD, MStat, MS; Kristie Waterfield, MBA 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. Informatics, That’s What’s Happening The more I learn about the

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Can Public Health and Planetary Health Coexist?

by Jay Maddock, PhD The Dean’s Perspective focuses on issues pertinent to the relationship between academic public health and the practice community. Recently, I was hiking through the forest on a bird-watching trip with my colleagues from our Center for Health and Nature. This center was developed over the past year between Texas A&M, Houston Methodist Hospital, and Texan by

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Pay to Play? Author Interview with Dr. Amy Eyler

Participation in high school sports can impact the physical and mental health of students and influence other positive social and economic outcomes. To maintain sports programs amidst school budget deficits, many districts are implementing sports participation fee policies. A new article by Dr. Amy Eyler, et al, looks at state laws and regulations related to high school sports participation fees. We spoke with Dr. Eyler

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Using Improv to Improve Public Health

by Jay Maddock, PhD The Dean’s Perspective focuses on issues pertinent to the relationship between academic public health and the practice community. Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of co-leading a workshop on using improvisational (improv) comedy to improve collaboration and generate creative solutions at the Active Living Research annual meeting. I will admit that when my colleague Jana

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