Book Review
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - February 11, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Book Review Source Type: research

Community Approaches to Systems Change
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - February 11, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Getting Practical Source Type: research

Local Health Department Partnerships to Address Opioid Use and Overdose Prevention
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - February 11, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: News From NACCHO Source Type: research

Braiding and Layering Funding: Doing More With What We Have
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - February 11, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: State of Public Health Source Type: research

Partnering for Successful Dissemination: How to Improve Public Health With the National Cooperative Extension System
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - February 11, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Commentaries Source Type: research

Public Health Emergency Preparedness Practices and the Management of Frontline Communicable Disease Response
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - February 11, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Commentaries Source Type: research

Cost Comparison Between 2 Responses to Hepatitis A Virus Incidents in Restaurant Food Handlers—New York City, 2015 and 2017
Conclusions: Accounting for incident size, collaborating with the clinic network was more expensive than agency-wide emergency activation, though required fewer DOHMH personnel services. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - February 11, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Brief Report Source Type: research

Local Health Department Interest in Implementation of a Jail-Based Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Program in Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska
Conclusions: Nearly half of LHDs in the region expressed interest in partnering with local entities to meet HPV vaccination needs of high-risk groups. Research on cross-sectoral partnerships and what these collaborations look like in practice is needed for public health impact. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - February 11, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Toward Optimal Communication About HPV Vaccination for Preteens and Their Parents: Evaluation of an Online Training for Pediatric and Family Medicine Health Care Providers
Conclusions: An online format offers a highly adaptable and acceptable educational tool that promotes interpersonal communication and practice-related changes known to improve providers' vaccine uptake by their patients. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - February 11, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Using the North Dakota IIS to Assess the Response of Health Care Providers to the ACIP Recommendation for Tdap Vaccination During Pregnancy
Conclusions: North Dakota health care providers have responded positively to the recommendation of the ACIP to administer a dose of Tdap vaccine to women during each pregnancy and have increased their administration of the vaccine to their patients. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - February 11, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Use of Person Locator Service to Facilitate Immunization Information System–Based Adolescent Reminder Project
Objective: To determine the impact of using a person locator service to reduce undeliverable addresses for an immunization information system (IIS)–based reminder project. Design: Return mail was compared at address-difference levels between original IIS addresses and updated addresses. Setting: Minnesota residents were targeted for an immunization reminder postcard based on address. Participants: Both 11- and 12-year-olds with a Minnesota address in Minnesota's IIS. Intervention: An immunization reminder postcard was mailed to households of participants. Main Outcome Measure(s): Reminder postcard re...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - February 11, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Practice Full Report Source Type: research

Vaccination Capability Inventory of Community, Migrant, and Homeless Health Centers: A Survey Report
Discussion: Health centers provide most adult vaccines to their patients despite financial and technological barriers to optimal provisioning. Further studies at point of care could help identify mechanisms for system improvements. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - February 11, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Factors Associated With Childhood Vaccination Adherence in Kindergartens of the Houston Independent School District
Conclusions: The school characteristics that were found to be significantly associated with kindergarten student vaccination adherence in this study are the ones that have historically been associated with socioeconomic determinants of health and socioeconomic privilege. Hence, the findings of this study suggest the need for development of policies and interventions that can help overcome the barriers associated with low socioeconomic status, language, and marginalization in order to improve vaccination rates in school districts. These include culturally appropriate polices and health promotion, patient navigation, and e...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - February 11, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Responding to a Mumps Outbreak Impacting Immigrants and Low–English-Proficiency Populations
Conclusions: The challenges that occurred in this outbreak are broadly relevant to outbreaks that affect similar immigrant communities. Health departments that serve such populations can utilize these lessons to develop improved outbreak response plans that account for these challenges. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - February 11, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Cost of Responding to the 2017 University of Washington Mumps Outbreak: A Prospective Analysis
Conclusions: Given the current university and public health department budget constraints, the response to the outbreak amounted to a significant use of resources. Labor was the largest driver of costs for the outbreak response; UW labor costs—related to campus response planning and coordination—dominated the total economic burden from public health and university perspectives. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - February 11, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

CDC Guidance for Use of a Third Dose of MMR Vaccine During Mumps Outbreaks
Conclusion: This guidance provides a framework for public health authorities to use when considering a third dose of MMR in response to mumps outbreaks while maintaining flexibility to incorporate local factors related to individual outbreaks. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - February 11, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Practice Full Report Source Type: research

Health Departments' Experience With Mumps Outbreak Response and Use of a Third Dose of Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Vaccine
Conclusions: Our study revealed heterogeneity across HDs' mumps outbreak responses but also identified common challenges that will inform future Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance. These results were considered in the October 2017 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommendation for use of a third dose of MMR vaccine for persons at increased risk for mumps during an outbreak and in the development of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance for HDs when applying the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommendation. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - February 11, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Practice Full Report Source Type: research

Vaccine Preventable Disease: Challenges and Opportunities
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - February 11, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

A Qualitative Study of Community-Based HIV/AIDS Prevention Interventions, Programs, and Projects for Rural and Remote Regions in Canada: Implementation Challenges and Lessons Learned
Conclusions: Rural/remote HIV/AIDS programs across Canada expressed similar challenges and lessons learned, suggesting that there is potential for knowledge exchange, and development of a community of practice. Top-down planning and evaluation models may fail to capture program achievements in rural/remote contexts. The long-term engagement practices that render rural/remote programs promising do not always conform to planning and implementation requirements of limited funding. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - November 22, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Provision of STD Services in Community Settings After the Loss and Return of State Funding to Support Service Provision: Observations From Select Providers in Massachusetts, 2010 and 2013
Conclusions: Provision of public health by private health care providers may increase concern among some community provision sites about the sustainability of service provision absent external funds, either from the state or from the third-party billing. Resource constraints may be felt across clinic operations. Provision of public health in the for-profit health system involves close consideration of resources, including those: leveraged, used to provide uncompensated care, or available for collection through third-party billing. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - November 22, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

The Role of State Context in Promoting Service Coordination in Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs
Conclusions: The findings indicate opportunities for shared learning among states to enhance coordination infrastructure. Such efforts should include multiple stakeholder perspectives and consideration of local and organizational contexts. This work could be facilitated using the service coordination toolkit developed as part of this project. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - November 22, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Assessing the Burden of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Validation of: ICD-9-CM: Data, Florida, 2010-2011
Conclusions: Passive surveillance using ICD-9-CM code 779.5 in either linked or unlinked HDD identified NAS cases with reasonable validity. Our work supports the use of ICD-9-CM code 779.5 to assess the baseline prevalence of NAS through 2015. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - November 22, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Book Review
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - November 22, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Book Review Source Type: research

Social Media in Public Health Departments: A Vital Component of Community Engagement
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - November 22, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Getting Practical Source Type: research

Supporting Local Health Departments and Partners to Prepare for and Respond to Water Emergencies
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - November 22, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: News From NACCHO Source Type: research

Telehealth: An Opportunity for State and Territorial Health Agencies to Improve Access to Needed Health Services
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - November 22, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: State of Public Health Source Type: research

Overcoming a Collective Failure of Imagination—How to Diagnose It and What to Do About It
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - November 22, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: The Management Moment Source Type: research

Incorporating Injury Prevention Into Energy Weatherization Programs
Clients receiving weatherization/energy services with an added injury prevention home assessment with modifications/repairs experienced a decline in falls and thus fall-related costs. Interventions in 35 homes were associated with significant reductions in falls from baseline to 6 months postintervention (from 94% to 9%; P (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - November 22, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Brief Report Source Type: research

Recovery From Malnutrition Among Refugee Children Following Participation in the Special Supplemental Nutrition for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program in Massachusetts, 1998-2010
Conclusions: Children who remained engaged in WIC may recover better from malnutrition than children with fewer WIC visits, although there are limitations to the available data. These findings suggest that those working with refugee families should prioritize outreach toward initiating and maintaining WIC program enrollment for eligible refugee children. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - November 22, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Potential Effect of Vouchers on the Completion of Self-management Education Among Patients With Diabetes
This study offers some evidence for DSME providers to explore vouchers as one approach to increase program completion. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - November 22, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Brief Report Source Type: research

Maintaining a Competent Public Health Workforce: Lessons Learned From Experiences With Public Health Accreditation Domain 8 Standards and Measures
Context: Public health accreditation is an ongoing national movement to improve the quality of public health departments and the public health system in the United States; however, calls have been made for more evidence regarding best practices in the accreditation process. Objective: The purpose of this work is to provide evidence about best practices in the accreditation process, specifically within the workforce development domain. It is the first in-depth investigation into workforce development using data collected by Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). Design: Using deidentified accreditation applicatio...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - November 22, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Local Health Departments' Spending on the Foundational Capabilities
Improving our nation's public health system requires a detailed understanding of public health expenditures and related revenue sources, yet no comprehensive data source exists that contains such information for governmental health agencies at all levels. Using pilot study data of a standardized financial accounting framework for public health agencies—in the form of a uniform chart of accounts crosswalk—this article presents local health departments' (LHDs') expenditures on the foundational capabilities, that is, crosscutting skills and capacities needed to support all of an LHD's programs and activities. Amon...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - November 22, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Brief Report Source Type: research

Leadership Disparities in State Governmental Public Health Workforce: Examining the Influence of Gender
Conclusion: While women were represented in similar proportions in the general workforce as in leadership positions, gender disparities still existed within leadership positions. Increased effort is needed to ensure that opportunities exist for women in executive leadership positions and in pay equity. With public health's commitment to social justice and the benefits of diversity to an agency's policies and programs, it is important to ensure that women's voices are equally represented at all levels of leadership. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - November 22, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

A Public Health Performance Excellence Improvement Strategy: Diffusion and Adoption of the Baldrige Framework Within Tennessee Department of Health
In 2011, Tennessee was faced with poor state health rankings with newly elected officials promoting customer-focused government. To refocus, the Tennessee Department of Health chose a multiyear plan to adopt, diffuse, and integrate the Malcolm Baldrige Performance Excellence framework. Senior leaders changed the organizational culture using participatory strategic planning coupled with introduction of performance improvement initially led by departmental staff who volunteered for training by the state Baldrige affiliate. New tools and processes were diffused across the department's central and regional offices and county h...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - November 22, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Practice Full Report Source Type: research

The National Epidemic of Gun Violence: The Vermont Department of Health Response
This case study details a 2018 “near miss” school mass-shooting event in Vermont that involved a former student and occurred contemporaneously with the Parkland, Florida, tragedy. The situation “jolted” this rural state's governor, lending urgency to the need to enact sensible gun control laws. He comes to support a series of proactive bills already in the legislature and advocate for further preventive strategies. The state's commissioner of health plays public health's traditional role within state government as trusted health promotion and education resource to frame the issue in public health an...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - November 22, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Case Study Source Type: research

Tenure and Turnover Among State Health Officials From the SHO-CASE Survey: Correlates and Consequences of Changing Leadership
Objective: To examine characteristics associated with tenure length of State Health Officials (SHOs) and examine reasons and consequences for SHO turnover. Design: Surveys of current and former SHOs linked with secondary data from the United Health Foundation. Setting: Original survey responses from SHOs in the United States. Participants: Respondents included SHOs who served between 1973 and 2017. Main Outcome Measures: Tenure length and consequences of SHO turnover. Results: Average completed tenure among SHOs was 5.3 years (median = 4) and was shorter in recent time periods compared with decades prior. ...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - November 22, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Public Health Senior Deputy's Perceptions of State Health Officials' Success Factors: Professional Characteristics, Personal Attributes, and Signs of Derailment
Conclusions: A key finding of this study centers on the relationship between the SHO and the governor; meeting the expectations of the governor was identified as a significant professional characteristic of success. Findings highlight the expectation that SHOs have a clear understanding of the governor's priorities and how to relate to the governor's office early in their tenure. This goal should be a priority for transition teams that aid new SHOs as they begin in their new roles. Study insights can help better prepare for orientation/onboarding of new SHOs. Development of key transition documents and tools for rapid on...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - November 22, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

State Health Officials: Backgrounds and Qualifications
Conclusions: The main finding from this study shows that more than two-thirds of SHOs have had governmental public health experience at some point in their career. This is not a new trend as there were no statistical differences in public health experience by decade. More than half of the SHOs were appointed to the role directly from governmental public health, indicating that their public health experience is timely and likely germane to their appointment as SHO. Findings also indicate improvements in gender diversity among one of the most influential leadership roles in governmental public health whereas significant ch...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - November 22, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

State Health Official Career Advancement and Sustainability Evaluation—Description of the Methods Used in the SHO-CASE Study
State health officials (SHOs) lead state governmental public health agencies, playing an important role in their states. However, little comprehensive research has examined SHOs or characteristics of these leaders, limiting evidence about ways to improve SHO selection and subsequent performance. This brief describes the methods of the SHO-CASE study focused on current and former SHOs in state public health agencies. Methods used include qualitative components that informed the development of survey questions, survey administration, and survey response. A total of 147 SHOs responded to the SHO survey representing every stat...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - November 22, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Brief Report Source Type: research

Fifty Years of WIC: Celebration and Caution
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - November 22, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Editorials Source Type: research

SHOing the Way Forward: Mapping a Path for State Public Health CEO Success
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - November 22, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Editorials Source Type: research

RE: Letter to the Editor From Sufrin et al
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - October 1, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Letters: Response to the Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

RE: Expanding Contraceptive Access for Women With Substance Use Disorders: Partnerships Between Public Health Departments and County Jails
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - October 1, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Letters: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Enhancing Access to Quality Online Training to Strengthen Public Health Preparedness and Response
Discussion: We established quality guidelines, identified strengths and weaknesses in PERLC resources, and improved accessibility to trainings. Guidelines established by this work can be generalized to trainings outside the preparedness domain. Enhancing access to quality training resources can serve as a valuable tool for increasing emergency preparedness competence. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - October 1, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Report: Practice Full Report Source Type: research

Engaging Local Policy Makers in Public Health: Current Perceptions and Future Directions
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - October 1, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Getting Practical Source Type: research

NACCHO's Follow-up Assessment of Disability Inclusion Within Local Health Departments
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - October 1, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: News From NACCHO Source Type: research

The Business Case for Investing in Place-Based Public Health Initiatives
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - October 1, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: State of Public Health Source Type: research

Building Informatics-Savvy Health Departments: The Systems Development Life Cycle
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - October 1, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: The Management Moment Source Type: research

Regional After-Action Review Among Local Health Department Personnel After Hurricane Matthew in Eastern North Carolina, United States
Hurricane Matthew impacted eastern North Carolina during October 2016. A regional after-action exercise was conducted as a moderated discussion using an adaptation of Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) after-action report format to allow health departments to communicate lessons learned across jurisdictional lines. Forty-one professionals from 18 counties participated in a 2-hour workshop. Information on strengths, weaknesses, and recommendations was collected in small-group format, organized into county clusters by hazard mitigation regions and by 3 professional roles (health director, nursing director, and pr...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - October 1, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Practice Brief Report Source Type: research