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The Consequences of Preemption on Population Health

by Jennifer L. Pomeranz, JD, MPH Public health is often considered controversial because the interests of population health may not align with those of individuals or businesses. Despite this, deference to public health authorities and policies for contagious disease generally remains high. However, there is much less deference to these same institutions and approaches when addressing chronic disease associated with

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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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A Conversation With John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, FACOEM, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Health, pt. 1

by Justin B. Moore, PhD, MS Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to sit down with Tennessee Commissioner of Health, John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, FACOEM to discuss his Primary Prevention Initiative. As he describes in this first segment of a three-part interview, the Tennessee Department of Health is placing a renewed focus on upstream causes of disease in collaboration

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Focus on Cancer Screening, Early Detection, and Quitline Programs: Highlights From Sep. Issue

October and November are National Breast Cancer Awareness month and National Lung Cancer Awareness month respectively. The September-October 2016 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice focuses on cancer screening and risk, with several articles highlighting the importance of testing and early detection. To further draw attention to these important national awareness campaigns, we invite you to look back on this

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