Leveraging Health Care Communication Channels for Environmental Health Outreach in New Jersey
Households with pregnancies and young children are a priority group for outreach on private well water screening due to the widespread occurrence and toxicity of common groundwater contaminants such as arsenic. Given the trusted role of health care providers as communicators of health risk, Columbia University investigators and New Jersey government partners collaborated with Hunterdon Healthcare to offer free well testing to residents of Hunterdon County, a hot spot for naturally occurring arsenic in New Jersey. Through practice-based test kit distribution and online patient portal messages, supported by a public multimed...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - September 23, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports Source Type: research

Kids, Cops, and Community: A Qualitative Assessment of Police, Youth, and Parent Perceptions of Each Other
Discussion: This project provides the first model we are aware of that incorporates a systematic assessment of police, youth, and parent perspectives from the same community. Other communities may find value in adapting the KC&C process to identify promising approaches and refine programming elements of police-community engagement activities. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - September 23, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports Source Type: research

Systems Integration: The Next Frontier in Newborn-Screening Timeliness
Conclusions: Efforts to improve timeliness have accelerated in recent years; sustained progress will require increased coordination and integration among stakeholders in the NBS delivery system. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - September 23, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports Source Type: research

The Public Health Response to a Large Poisoning Outbreak Involving an Illicit Substance: Synthetic Cannabinoids Contaminated With a Long-Acting Anticoagulant Rodenticide, Illinois, March-July, 2018
During March-July 2018, the Illinois Department of Public Health responded to an acute outbreak of severe coagulopathy among patients with recent synthetic cannabinoid use. Toxicological testing indicated that cases were exposed to brodifacoum, a long-acting anticoagulant rodenticide. A total of 174 confirmed and probable cases, including 5 deaths, were linked to this outbreak. On the basis of the experience of responding to this complex outbreak, we recommend several steps for consideration to improve health department preparation for acute outbreaks involving illicit substances including strengthening communication betwe...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - September 23, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports Source Type: research

Promoting a More Resilient Workforce
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - September 23, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Getting Practical Source Type: research

State of the Field: Local Health Department Engagement in Health Care–Associated Infection and Antibiotic Resistance Work
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - September 23, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: News From NACCHO Source Type: research

COVID-19 Highlights Critical Need for Public Health Data Modernization to Remain a Priority
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Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - September 23, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: State of Public Health Source Type: research

Asking Better Questions—A Core Leadership Skill
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - September 23, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: The Management Moment Source Type: research

Predictors of State-Level Stay-at-Home Orders in the United States and Their Association With Mobility of Residents
Conclusions and Relevance: While politics influenced order adoption, public health considerations were equally influential. While orders were associated with decreased mobility, political ideology was associated with increased mobility under social distancing policies. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - September 23, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports Source Type: research

Community Care Facility—A Novel Concept to Deal With the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Singaporean Institutionʼs Experience
Discussion: The success of the CCF could be attributed to the use of a facility of opportunity, strong interorganizational and cross-sector cooperation, an integrated and robust clinical system, and clear communication channels. It allows for efficient resource utilization and is valuable in future pandemics with similar disease characteristics. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - September 23, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports Source Type: research

Social Distancing Metrics and Estimates of SARS-CoV-2 Transmission Rates: Associations Between Mobile Telephone Data Tracking and R
Background: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the causative agent of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). In the absence of robust preventive or curative strategies, the implementation of social distancing has been a key component of limiting the spread of the virus. Methods: Daily estimates of R(t) were calculated and compared with measures of social distancing made publicly available by Unacast. Daily generated variables representing an overall grade for distancing, changes in distances traveled, encounters between individuals, and daily visitation, were modeled as predictors of average...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - September 23, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports Source Type: research

Workflow Solutions for Primary Care Clinic Recovery During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Primer
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - September 23, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Enhancing Epidemiology Capacity During the 2014-15 West Africa Ebola Outbreak: An Assessment of the Role of Applied Public Health Epidemiologists
Conclusions: Owing to their ability to access experienced, senior professionals, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists and other nonprofit public health associations can play a meaningful role boosting surge capacity in a sustained, large-scale emergency response. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - September 23, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports Source Type: research

The Louisiana Wellness Centers Program for HIV/STD Prevention Among Gay and Bisexual Men and Transgender Persons
Conclusions: The demonstration project was successful. The results were used to discontinue funding for a less effective HIV screening program, continue demonstration project activities with other funds, and make policy changes so that extragenital screening for chlamydia/gonorrhea is now the standard at Louisiana clinics that serve gay and bisexual men and transgender persons. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - September 23, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports Source Type: research

Expert Interviews on Multilevel Barriers in Implementing Expedited Partner Therapy for Chlamydia
Expedited partner therapy (EPT) is an evidence-based practice in which partners of patients with chlamydia are given antibiotics or a prescription for antibiotics without prior medical evaluation. This practice facilitates partner treatment and prevents reinfection of the patient. EPT remains underutilized due to multilevel implementation barriers. Barriers may exist at the level of legislation, policy, health care system, health care provider (HCP), pharmacist, patient, or partner. Qualitative interviews were performed with 11 EPT experts across the United States to uncover barriers in implementation. Thirty-four barriers...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - September 23, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports Source Type: research

Analysis of Escherichia coli and Listeria monocytogenes Isolate Subtyping and Reporting Capacity by Public Health Laboratories, United States (2013-2017)
Conclusions: This study uncovered areas for improvement to advance public health in the CDC-funded laboratories. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - September 23, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports Source Type: research

Detecting Drop-offs in Electronic Laboratory Reporting for Communicable Diseases in New York City
Context: The Bureau of Communicable Disease at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene receives an average of more than 1000 reports daily via electronic laboratory reporting. Rapid recognition of any laboratory reporting drop-off of test results for 1 or more diseases is necessary to avoid delays in case investigation and outbreak detection. Program: We modified our outbreak detection approach using the prospective space-time permutation scan statistic in SaTScan. Instead of searching for spatiotemporal clusters of high case counts, we reconceptualized “space” as “laboratory”...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - September 23, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports Source Type: research

Utilizing Electronic Laboratory Reporting Data to Assess the Burden of Hepatitis C in Arizona
Conclusions: Utilizing ELR data alone can provide meaningful HCV surveillance and offers a less resource-intensive means to describe HCV burden and identify trends in newly reported cases. An assessment like this one can provide a tool for HCV monitoring in other jurisdictions that lack resources for HCV surveillance as more laboratories transition to ELR. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - September 23, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports Source Type: research

Liaison Public Health Nurse Project: Innovative Public Health Approach to Combat Infectious Disease in Hospitals
Discussion: The threat of emerging infectious disease, health care–associated infections, and multidrug-resistant organisms is an ongoing challenge. Preventing infectious disease requires innovative approaches to effect and empower hospitals to respond. The LAC DPH LPHN project has proved to be an invaluable resource and key component to enable effective communication/collaboration to improve infection prevention and control strategies/preparedness efforts and protect the public's health from infectious disease. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - September 23, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports Source Type: research

Deaths, Hospitalizations, and Emergency Department Visits From Food-Related Anaphylaxis, New York City, 2000-2014: Implications for Fatality Prevention
Conclusions: Deaths from food-related anaphylaxis were rare; however, rates of hospitalization and ED visits increased. Prevention efforts related to peanut allergies among children should continue, and additional attention is needed to prevent and treat anaphylaxis among adults, particularly those with known crustacean allergies where case fatality is highest. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - September 23, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports Source Type: research

Surveillance to Monitor the Impact of the Trump Administration on the Health of New York City Residents
Conclusions: We have successfully established an adaptive surveillance system that is poised to rapidly detect changes in the health of New York City residents resulting from changes by the Trump administration to public health policy. The development of such systems is a critical function for health departments across the country to play a role in the current political and policy environment. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - September 23, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports Source Type: research

COVID-19's Impact on Women: A Stakeholder-Engagement Approach to Increase Public Awareness Through Virtual Town Halls
This report highlights policy and practice implications that are particularly relevant for engaging key populations and delivering information to increase public awareness of COVID-19. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - September 23, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports Source Type: research

Framework for Safely Reopening Endoscopy During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Redefining Adequate Preparation
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Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - September 23, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Let COVID-19 Serve as a Catalyst to Fix National Crisis of Poor Maternal Mortality Data
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - September 23, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Addressing the Needs of People Living Homeless During the COVID-19 Pandemic
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - September 23, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

COVID-19's Disproportionate Impact on Communities of Color Spotlights the Nation's Systemic Inequities
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - September 23, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

A New Model in Public Health Systems Strengthening: Infrastructure as Essential Prerequisite for Improved Health Outcomes
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - September 23, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Local Boards of Health as Linkages Between Local Health Departments and Health Care and Other Community Organizations
We examined the degree to which LBoHs serve as a linkage between LHDs and 2 types of community organizations, health care providers and local government agencies, and the LBoH characteristics associated with tendency of LBoHs to perform such linkage function. Methods: We analyzed data from a recent cross-sectional survey, the 2015 National Survey of Local Boards of Health. This survey used a probability sample of 685 LHDs stratified by the state of LHD location and the population size of LHD jurisdiction, resulting in 394 responses for a response rate of 58%. We used multivariate logistic regression to pursue the study ...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports Source Type: research

Ramadan and Culturally Competent Care: Strengthening Tuberculosis Protections for Recently Resettled Muslim Refugees
To improve latent tuberculosis infection treatment completion rates, Tarrant County Public Health began providing after-dusk home delivery of a 12-dose latent tuberculosis infection regimen of weekly rifapentine plus isoniazid administered via directly observed preventive therapy during Ramadan, a month of prayer and daytime fasting observed by Muslims. In unadjusted difference-in-difference logistic regression analyses (n = 148), Muslim patients had lower treatment completion rates than non-Muslim patients during Ramadan prior to program implementation (68.8% vs 95.4%), whereas rates were comparable postimplementation (95...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports Source Type: research

The Impact of HIV Infection on TB Disparities Among US-Born Black and White Tuberculosis Patients in the United States
Conclusions: Black TB patients had greater HIV prevalence than whites. While mortality was associated with HIV infection, it was not significantly associated with black or white race. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports Source Type: research

State Tobacco Excise Taxation, Comprehensive Smoke-free Air Laws, and Tobacco Control Appropriations as Predictors of Smoking Cessation Success in the United States
The purpose of the present study was (1) to examine demographic differences between smokers who successfully quit (n = 1809), who relapsed (n = 6548), and who did not attempt to quit (n = 11 102) within the last year, and (2) to examine state-level tobacco policies/programs as predictors of quit success. Data were utilized from the 2014-2015 Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey, which were paired with 2014 data on taxation, appropriations, and smoke-free air laws. As compared with smokers who relapsed, those who successfully quit were more likely to be white, married, more highly educated, of higher inco...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports Source Type: research

Better Communication for Better Partnerships
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Getting Practical Source Type: research

Anticipating Mental Health and Substance Use Challenges in the Aftermath of COVID-19: What the World Can Teach Local Health Departments
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: News From NACCHO Source Type: research

Leading Chronic Disease Prevention With Evidence-Based Policy: The ASTHO Example
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: State of Public Health Source Type: research

Crisis Leadership—From the Haiti Earthquake to the COVID Pandemic
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: The Management Moment Source Type: research

Recruitment, Retention, and Engagement Strategies for Exercise Interventions With Rural Antenatal Adolescents: Qualitative Interviews With WIC Providers
Public health stakeholder engagement is integral to developing effective public health interventions. The perspectives of women enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutritional Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) have often been sought when designing WIC-based interventions; however, the perspectives of WIC providers are underrepresented. The goal of this investigation was to explore the experiences of WIC providers who counsel adolescent clients and to identify strategies for recruitment, retention, and engagement of adolescents in an antenatal exercise intervention. Qualitative interviews were conducted with W...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports Source Type: research

Business Leaders' Attitudes About Value of Employee and Community Health
Conclusions: Increasing business leaders' engagement in improving community health may require additional education and resources. Further research is needed to gather representative data on business leaders' attitudes about health. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports Source Type: research

Social Media in Public Health: Strategies to Distill, Package, and Disseminate Public Health Research
This article describes rudimentary processes of developing a blog and using social media to disseminate public health information and potential applications in the day-to-day activities for other public health organizations. With the growing demand for instant communication and concise information, a strong Internet presence could help organizations maximize their reach and impact. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports Source Type: research

Measuring Alcohol Outlet Density: An Overview of Strategies for Public Health Practitioners
Discussion: Alcohol outlet density varies widely across and between locations and over time, which is why it is important to measure it. Routine public health surveillance of alcohol outlet density is important to identify problem areas and detect emerging ones. Distance- or spatial access–based measures of alcohol outlet density are more resource-intensive than container-based measures but provide a much more accurate assessment of exposure to alcohol outlets and can be used to assess clustering, which is particularly important when assessing the relationship between density and alcohol-related harms, such as viol...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports Source Type: research

Integrating Financial Incentives for Viral Load Suppression into HIV Care Coordination Programs: Considerations for Development and Implementation
This article describes considerations for the development and implementation of FI interventions identified in existing literature, and how they informed the scale-up of a multilevel treatment adherence support program designed to increase VLS among PLWH in New York City. Program: The UndetectablesSM VLS Program comprises a social marketing campaign and a “tool kit” of evidence-based HIV treatment adherence strategies, including quarterly FIs ($100) that patients receive for achieving or maintaining an undetectable viral load ( (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports Source Type: research

The Evolution of State-Based Dental Sealant Programs in Oregon Within the Context of the State Health Care Transformation Process
Conclusion: Providing state general funds and establishing a sealant metric increased the number of schools served by school dental sealant programs and may have contributed to recent improvements in oral health. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports Source Type: research

Creating and Disseminating a Resource for State Policy Makers About Injury and Violence Prevention: A Case Example of Translating Research to Policy
The gap between evidence and policy is a challenge that can be bridged through strategic outreach and translation efforts. We developed and disseminated the Resource for State Policy Makers (the Resource) to lessen the information gap between state policy makers and injury prevention researchers in Maryland. Our goal was to produce and disseminate a resource for policy makers that could be replicated by public health professionals in other states and regions. The Maryland Department of Health assumed production of the Resource in 2017, with assistance from our team. Several states and regions have replicated the Resource f...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports Source Type: research

An Operational Exercise for Disaster Assessment and Emergency Preparedness in South of Iran
Conclusion: The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations reported that organizations must perform the performance preparedness exercises on different levels and areas twice a year to be properly prepared for responding to emergencies and disasters. This study can be considered a suitable standard guide for health care organizations to execute exercises for the maintenance and promotion of their preparedness for properly responding to emergencies and disasters at L-4. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports Source Type: research

Factors Facilitating or Hindering Use of Evidence-Based Diabetes Interventions Among Local Health Departments
Conclusions: These findings can inform future strategies to support uptake of EBPPs in diabetes and chronic disease control in LHDs. LHDs have a good understanding of EBPPs, but subtle differences in perception of EBPPs and needs exist between directors and practitioners. Investment in capacity building and fostering an organizational culture supportive of EBDM were key implications for practice. By investing in employee skill development, LHDs may increase agency capacity. Researchers should use preferred channels and targeted messaging to disseminate findings. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports Source Type: research

Factors Affecting Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices in Public Health Preparedness and Response
Conclusions: Findings indicate an opportunity to improve dissemination strategies, communication efforts, and incentives to support EBP implementation in PHPR. Potential strategies include improving awareness of and accessibility to EBPs through targeted dissemination efforts; building organizational capacity to support EBP implementation, particularly staff capacity, knowledge, and skills; and identifying funding and incentives to promote EBP uptake and sustainment. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports Source Type: research

Building Capacity of Evidence-Based Public Health Practice at King Saud University: Perceived Challenges and Opportunities
Conclusion: Although systematic training in EBPH through postgraduate programs is effective in providing the future manpower with the needed skill and knowledge to practice EBPH, organizational and cultural barriers remain toward practicing EBPH. Reaching out to those in leadership positions and communicating with other public health professionals may facilitate spreading the culture of EBPH. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports Source Type: research

The Association Between Evidence-Based Decision Making and Accreditation of State Health Departments
Conclusions: The importance of accreditation relates to both internally focused functions and externally focused activities, especially regarding policy-related impact. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports Source Type: research

Association Between Accreditation Engagement and Using The Community Guide for Preventive Services by Local Health Departments
Conclusions: The extent that LHDs utilize The Community Guide is positively associated with the level of their accreditation engagement. Capacity building and policy measures could encourage LHDs to seek accreditation thereby increasing the use of The Community Guide for evidence-informed practice. Future studies should identify causal factors predicting the use of The Community Guide. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports Source Type: research

Permanent Supportive Housing With Housing First to Reduce Homelessness and Promote Health Among Homeless Populations With Disability: A Community Guide Systematic Review
Conclusions: Housing First programs improved housing stability and reduced homelessness more effectively than Treatment First programs. In addition, Housing First programs showed health benefits and reduced health services use. Health care systems that serve homeless patients may promote their health and well-being by linking them with effective housing services. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Systematic Source Type: research

Gaps in Public Health Workers' Awareness of Emerging Public Health Trends
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - July 30, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Commentary Source Type: research