Sustainability of a Tuberculosis Screening Program at an Adult Education Center Through Community-Based Participatory Research
The majority of active tuberculosis (TB) cases in the United States occur through reactivation of latent TB infection among foreign-born individuals. While screening of at-risk individuals through community partnerships is recommended, it is not commonly accomplished. A community-academic partnership developed a TB-screening intervention at an adult education center serving a large foreign-born population in Rochester, Minnesota. The intervention was cocreated with grant support by diverse stakeholders through a community-based participatory research partnership. The intervention was sustained beyond the grant interval thr...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - October 1, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Practice Brief Report Source Type: research

Marching on the Road to Quality: Army Public Health Experience Adopting NACCHO's Roadmap to a Culture of Quality Framework
The US Army Public Health Center (APHC) adopted the National Association of County and City Health Officials' (NACCHO) Roadmap to a Culture of Quality (CoQ) Improvement framework to define its current culture and adapted the NACCHO's Organizational CoQ Self-Assessment Tool for applicability to a federal agency and workforce. More than 500 Civilian and Military personnel completed the self-assessment in October 2017. The results indicated that the APHC was categorized in the third of six total phases of the NACCHO's Roadmap to a CoQ (Phase 3: Informal or Ad Hoc QI Activities), which generated 13 transitional strategies to a...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - October 1, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Practice Brief Report Source Type: research

Leveraging Informatics to Identify Reportable Cases: Pilot Findings on Electronic Case Reporting of Chlamydia and Gonorrhea
This study found that eCR increased provider reporting when compared with paper reporting alone. While additional work across stakeholder groups is needed, these early findings suggest that broadly adopted eCR will decrease both provider and public health burden while improving reporting timeliness and data completion to support case investigation. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - October 1, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Practice Brief Report Source Type: research

Examining the Effectiveness of Year-Round School Calendars on Improving Educational Attainment Outcomes Within the Context of Advancement of Health Equity: A Community Guide Systematic Review
Students may lose knowledge and skills achieved in the school year during the summer break, with losses greatest for students from low-income families. Community Guide systematic review methods were used to summarize evaluations (published 1965-2015) of the effectiveness of year-round school calendars (YRSCs) on academic achievement, a determinant of long-term health. In single-track YRSCs, all students participate in the same school calendar; summer breaks are replaced by short “intersessions” distributed evenly throughout the year. In multi-track YRSCs, cohorts of students follow separate calendar tracks, wit...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - October 1, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Systematic/Narrative Review Source Type: research

Expanded In-School Instructional Time and the Advancement of Health Equity: A Community Guide Systematic Review
Expanded in-school instructional time (EISIT) may reduce racial/ethnic educational achievement gaps, leading to improved employment, and decreased social and health risks. When targeted to low-income and racial/ethnic minority populations, EISIT may thus promote health equity. Community Guide systematic review methods were used to search for qualified studies (through February 2015, 11 included studies) and summarize evidence of the effectiveness of EISIT on educational outcomes. Compared with schools with no time change, schools with expanded days improved students' test scores by a median of 0.05 standard deviation units...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - October 1, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Systematic/Narrative Review Source Type: research

After the Bell Rings: Looking Beyond the Classroom to Reduce Inequalities in Educational Achievement and Health Outcomes
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: Research Reports: Commentary Source Type: research

Is Theory Guiding Our Work? A Scoping Review on the Use of Implementation Theories, Frameworks, and Models to Bring Community Health Workers into Health Care Settings
Community health workers (CHWs) are becoming a well-recognized workforce to help reduce health disparities and improve health equity. Although evidence demonstrates the value of engaging CHWs in health care teams, there is a need to describe best practices for integrating CHWs into US health care settings. The use of existing health promotion and implementation theories could guide the research and implementation of health interventions conducted by CHWs. We conducted a standard 5-step scoping review plus stakeholder engagement to provide insight into this topic. Using PubMed, EMBASE, and Web of Science, we identified CHW ...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - October 1, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Systematic/Narrative Review Source Type: research

An Examination of Multilevel Factors Influencing Colorectal Cancer Screening in Primary Care Accountable Care Organization Settings: A Mixed-Methods Study
Objective: To identify patient, provider, and delivery system–level factors associated with colorectal cancer (CRC) screening and validate findings across multiple data sets. Design: A concurrent mixed-methods design using electronic health records, provider survey, and provider interview. Setting: Eight primary care accountable care organization clinics in Nebraska. Measures: Patients' demographic/social characteristics, health utilization behaviors, and perceptions toward CRC screening; provider demographics and practice patterns; and clinics' delivery systems (eg, reminder system). Analysis: Quantita...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - October 1, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Leadership Perceptions of Endgame Strategies for Tobacco Control in California
Conclusion: Participants' willingness to support novel tobacco control proposals suggests that they understand the magnitude of the tobacco problem and have some appetite for innovation despite concerns about specific endgame policies. A preference for more gradual approaches suggests that taking incremental steps toward an endgame policy goal may be the most effective strategy. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - October 1, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Media Flight Schedules and Seasonality in Relation to Quitline Call Volume
The objective of the current study is to fill a gap in the literature by comparing the impact of media flight schedule types in relation to tobacco quitline call volume. Design: The retrospective study was designed to determine whether type of media flight schedule (eg, flighting, continuous, pulsing) impacted number of calls to the Maine Tobacco Helpline, while accounting for number of gross rating points (GRPs), seasonality, holidays, and other factors. Setting: Maine has 3 designated market areas (DMAs): Portland/Auburn, Bangor, and Presque Isle. Main Outcome Measures: Daily call volume was matched with weekly ...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - October 1, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Using Continuous Quality Improvement Tools to Promote Tobacco Cessation Among Primary Caregivers in a Home Visiting Program in Alabama
This article reports methods and results of Alabama's continuous quality improvement (CQI) project and lessons learned in developing CQI capabilities among state and local public health practitioners. The Alabama team tracked CQI data weekly for the duration of the practicum using an annotated run chart. Participants included 20 identified tobacco users in 2 participating LIAs. This article highlights specific CQI tools to achieve the project aim. On the basis of CQI interventions, Alabama reached its goal; 12 of 20 primary caregivers in 2 home visiting programs made quit attempts. Alabama utilized multiple CQI tools to re...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - October 1, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Brief Report Source Type: research

Tobacco Retailers Near Schools and the Violations of Tobacco Retailing Laws in Thailand
Conclusion: Our results suggest that Thai young people may be at a particularly high risk of tobacco-related problems due to high exposure to tobacco retailers and sales near their educational institutions. We support the possibility of zoning restrictions that can be used to prohibit the operation of tobacco retailers close to schools. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - October 1, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Associations Between State Tobacco Control Policies and Adolescent ENDS Use
Conclusions: Our findings highlight that ENDS age restrictions may not be adequate to curb ENDS use and additional local- and state-level policies governing ENDS are needed. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - October 1, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Social Determinants of Health Can Only Be Addressed by a Multisector Spectrum of Activities
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: Commentary Source Type: research

Opportunities for Healthy Learning as a Social Determinant of Health
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: Editorial Source Type: research

A Framework for Practice-Based Teaching in Public Health
This article defines PBT for public health and presents a novel 5-step framework, PBT STEPS, to guide faculty in development of a practice-based curriculum for public health education, including (1) securing partnerships, (2) training and technology, (3) engagement and implementation, (4) presenting deliverables, and (5) sizing up the results. Implementation: PBT has been implemented using PBT STEPS in both domestic and global courses, teaching a variety of technical competencies. Collaborating agencies for PBT courses have ranged from small community-based organizations to large departments of public health, to interna...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - July 27, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Practice Full Report Source Type: research

A Practice Report From the Northern Dental Access Center: Offering Wraparound Services at a Community Dental Access Clinic to Improve Treatment Outcomes Among Rural Populations in Poverty
Discussion: Evaluation of Northern Dental's practice and approach shows sustained growth over time in service provision to the Medicaid population in Greater Minnesota, high need for transportation assistance, and significant interest in wraparound services. Transportation assistance involved substantial outlays from Northern Dental but resulted in substantially higher reimbursement, billing, and treatment completion for patients. Implications for Practice: Wraparound services are typically supported through grants and charitable giving. Evidence like this can inform policy makers and insurance companies, making the c...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - July 27, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Practice Full Report Source Type: research

Effectiveness of the Dual Dispatch to Cardiac Arrest Policy in Houston, Texas
Conclusions: The firefighter first responder not only improved response time but also greatly increased survivability independent of the arrival time of the better-equipped EMS unit, validating the public health benefit of the dual dispatch policy in Houston. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - July 27, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Examining the Role of Twitter in Response and Recovery During and After Historic Flooding in South Carolina
Conclusions: Twitter was utilized widely as a communication tool to provide time-sensitive and critical information before, during, and after the event. Ensuring that key social media users have developed disaster communication strategies inclusive of Twitter seems important in aiding response to and recovery from natural disasters. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - July 27, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

The Diabetes Prevention Impact Tool Kit: An Online Tool Kit to Assess the Cost-Effectiveness of Preventing Type 2 Diabetes
The National Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle change program demonstrated health benefits and potential for health care cost-savings. For many states, employers, and insurers, there is a strong business case for paying for type 2 diabetes prevention, which will likely result in medical and nonmedical cost-savings as well as improved quality of life after a few years. Using an iterative feedback process with multiple stakeholders, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention developed the Diabetes Prevention Impact Tool kit, https://nccd.cdc.gov/toolkit/diabetesimpact, which forecasts the cost impact the lifestyle ch...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - July 27, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Practice Full Report Source Type: research

Tips for Engaging Local Businesses as Public Health Partners
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - July 27, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Getting Practical Source Type: research

Dawn of a New Era: Performance Improvement in Public Health
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - July 27, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: News From NACCHO Source Type: research

Blinding Me With Science: Complementary “Head” and “Heart” Messages Are Needed to Counter Rising Vaccine Hesitancy
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - July 27, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: State of Public Health Source Type: research

Listening to Understand: A Core Leadership Skill
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - July 27, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: The Management Moment Source Type: research

Developing a Regional Distributed Data Network for Surveillance of Chronic Health Conditions: The Colorado Health Observation Regional Data Service
This article describes attributes of regional distributed data networks using EHR data and the history and design of Colorado Health Observation Regional Data Service as an emerging public health surveillance tool for chronic health conditions. Colorado Health Observation Regional Data Service and our experience may serve as a model for other regions interested in similar surveillance efforts. While benefits from EHR-based surveillance are described, a number of technology, partnership, and value proposition challenges remain. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - July 27, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Practice Full Report Source Type: research

Strategies and Tools for Public Health Workforce Training Needs Assessments in Diverse and Changing Population Health Contexts
Context: A key component of the improvement of public health infrastructure in the United States revolves around public health workforce development and training. Workforce challenges faced by the public health system have long been recognized, but there are additional challenges facing any region-wide or cross-jurisdictional effort to accurately assess priority workforce training needs and develop training resources to address those needs. These challenges include structural variability of public health organizations; diverse population health contexts; capturing both topic-specific skill sets and foundational competenc...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - July 27, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Enterprise Evaluation: A New Opportunity for Public Health Policy
Standard evaluation practice in public health remains limited to evaluative measures linked to individual projects, even if multiple interrelated projects are working toward a common impact. Enterprise evaluation seeks to fill this policy gap by focusing on cross-sector coordination and ongoing reflection in evaluation. We provide an overview of the enterprise evaluation framework and its 3 stages: collective creation, individual data collection, and collective analysis. We illustrate the application of enterprise evaluation to the Gulf Region Health Outreach Program, 4 integrated projects that aimed to strengthen health c...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - July 27, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Practice Full Report Source Type: research

Lessons Learned From an Epidemiologist-Led Countywide Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) in Oregon
This article describes methodological considerations and lessons learned from a CASPER exercise conducted by Washington County Public Health in June 2016 to assess community emergency preparedness. The CDC's CASPER toolkit provides detailed guidance for exercises in urban areas where city blocks are well defined with many single family homes. Converting the exercise to include rural areas with challenging geographical terrain, including accessing homes without public roads, required considerable adjustments in planning. Adequate preparations for vulnerable populations with English linguistic barriers required additional si...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - July 27, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Practice Full Report Source Type: research

Developing Core Capabilities for Local Health Departments to Engage in Land Use and Transportation Decision Making for Active Transportation
Conclusions: These actionable capabilities can guide planning efforts for LHDs of all resource levels. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - July 27, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Assessing Organizational Supports for Evidence-Based Decision Making in Local Public Health Departments in the United States: Development and Psychometric Properties of a New Measure
Conclusions: This study identified important organizational supports for EBDM within LHDs. Results of this study can be used to understand and enhance organizational processes and structures to support EBDM to improve LHD performance and population health. Strong measures are important for understanding how LHDs support EBDM, evaluating interventions to improve LHD capacity, and to guide programmatic and policy efforts within LHDs. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - July 27, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Rationale and Design of Distance-Based Training to Persuade Local Health Department Employees that Addressing Social Determinants of Health Is Their Job, Too
This article describes the module design, promising preliminary assessment data, and the formal evaluation plan. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - July 27, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Practice Brief Report Source Type: research

Opportunities to Improve Employee Satisfaction Within State and Local Public Health Agencies
Conclusions: These findings serve as a call to action for leaders in health departments as well as national public health leaders to remedy the concerns raised in their responses. Some of the solutions are within the realm of public health agency leadership, but some may fall within the realm of governors and public health leaders at the federal level. It is important to share these findings so that appropriate decision makers can address public health workforce retention and recruitment issues in the interest of retaining valuable employees. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - July 27, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Pursuing Public Health Accreditation: A Focus on: HOW
Conclusions: Recognizing the impact of staff availability, staff skill sets, training, and available financial resources on the pursuit of accreditation, participants determined that aggregating lessons learned into a flowchart highlighting the interconnectedness of accreditation deliverables could produce a road map for LHDs. Accreditation deliverables could be attempted in a logical, efficient order particularly valuable to small LHDs with limited resources and yet adaptable for those jurisdictions able to devote more resources to the process. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - July 27, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Practice Full Report Source Type: research

Impact of Local Boards of Health on Local Health Department Accreditation, Community Health Assessment, Community Health Improvement Planning, and Strategic Planning
Introduction: Local health departments (LHDs) are increasingly using national standards to meet the challenges presented by the complex environments in which these agencies operate. Local boards of health (LBoHs) might play an instrumental role in improving LHDs' engagement in activities to meet these standards. Objectives: To assess the impact of LBoH performance of governance functions on LHDs having a current (completed within 5 years) community health assessment (CHA), community health improvement plan (CHIP), strategic plan, and level of engagement in the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) accreditation pro...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - July 27, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Factors Associated With Continuous Improvement by Local Boards of Health
Background: The continuous improvement function, 1 of the 6 public health governance functions, can be usefully applied in the context of local boards of health (LBoHs) operations to target self-improvements. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the engagement level of LBoHs in continuous improvement efforts and to identify factors associated with this function. Methods: Negative binomial regression was performed to analyze data from the 2015 Local Board of Health National Profile. The LBoH taxonomy was used as the guiding model. The taxonomy includes 6 governance functions as structural domains and ...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - July 27, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

A Unique Partnership to Bolster Public Health Practice
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - July 27, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

County-Level Socioeconomic Disparities in Use of Medical Services for Management of Infections by Medicare Beneficiaries With Diabetes—United States, 2012
Objective: To assess county-level socioeconomic disparities in medical service usage for infections among Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes (MBWDs) who had fee-for-service health insurance claims during 2012. Design: We used Medicare claims data to calculate percentage of MBWDs with infections. Setting: Medicare beneficiaries. Participants: We estimated the percentage of MBWDs who used medical services for each of 3 groups of infections by sex and quintiles of the prevalence of social factors in the person's county of residence: anatomic site-specific infections; pathogen-specific infections; and HHST infecti...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - May 29, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Health Care Access and Receipt of Clinical Diabetes Preventive Care for Working-Age Adults With Diabetes in States With and Without Medicaid Expansion: Results from the 2013 and 2015 BRFSS
This study aimed to assess whether the recent Medicaid expansion, as a natural experiment, was associated with better access to care and, as a consequence, better receipt of clinical diabetes care services. Methods: Data were from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). The analytical sample included 20 708 working-age adults with diabetes aged 18 to 64 years from 22 states. The outcome variables included 4 measures of access to care and 4 measures of receipt of clinical diabetes care services. A difference-in-difference logistic regression model was used to compare changes in outcomes between respondent...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - May 29, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Utilizing Facebook and Automated Telephone Calls to Increase Adoption of a Local Smoke Alarm Installation Program
Conclusion: Facebook advertisements are a novel approach to promoting smoke alarms and appear to be effective in exposing individuals to injury prevention messages. However, converting Facebook message recipients to users of a smoke alarm installation program occurred infrequently in this study. Residents who participated in the smoke alarm installation program were more likely to cite the automated call as the impetus for their participation. Additional research is needed to understand the circumstances and strategies to effectively use the social networking site as a tool to convert passive users into active participan...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - May 29, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Quantifying the Value of Prevention: A Survey of Public Health Departments' Quantitative and Economic Modeling Capacity
Conclusions: Across a sample of large and/or accredited LHDs, we found modest levels of use of modeling coupled with strong interest in capacity for modeling and therefore highlight an opportunity for LHD growth and support. Both funding constraints and a lack of knowledge of how to develop and/or use modeling are barriers to desired progress around modeling. Educational or funding opportunities to promote capacity for and use of quantitative and economic modeling may catalyze use of modeling by public health practitioners. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - May 29, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

State Laws and Nonprofit Hospital Community Benefit Spending
Conclusions: State laws are associated with nonprofit hospital community benefit spending. Policy makers can use community benefit laws to increase nonprofit hospital engagement with public health. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - May 29, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Community Benefit Spending Among North Carolina's Tax-Exempt Hospitals After Performing Community Health Needs Assessments
Conclusions: The study hospitals direct most of their community benefit expenditures to patient care financial assistance (individual welfare) rather than population health improvement initiatives, with virtually no investments in community-building activities that address socioeconomic determinants of health. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - May 29, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Building Public Health Capacity to Advance Equity
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - May 29, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Getting Practical Source Type: research

A Call to Action Planning: Local Health Department and School Partnerships for Adolescent Sexual Health
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - May 29, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: News From NACCHO Source Type: research

Infrastructure for Cross-Sector Collaboration: The State Health Leader Perspective
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - May 29, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: State of Public Health Source Type: research

Becoming Better Messengers: The Public Health Advantage
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - May 29, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: The Management Moment Source Type: research

Visualizing the Opioid Epidemic: Lessons Learned From a Dozen Years of Engaging Communities With Data
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - May 29, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Developing Safe Syringe Exchange Programs: Role of the North Carolina Division of Public Health
Syringe exchange programs became legal in North Carolina on July 11, 2016. A combination of forces led to this progressive public health measure, including advocacy of the State Health Official, in a state characterized by a conservative political climate. Data collected by the division of public health were a key contributor to the initiative. Nearly 5 North Carolinians died each day from unintentional medication or drug overdose. High rates of coinfection including hepatitis B and C, human immunodeficiency virus, and endocarditis were shown to have substantial economic consequences. The North Carolina Harm Reduction Coal...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - May 29, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Case Study Source Type: research

Measuring Local Public Health and Primary Care Collaboration: A Practice-Based Research Approach
Conclusions: Both sectors valued working together in principle, yet few did. Identifying shared priorities and achieving tangible benefits may be critical to realizing sustained relationships resulting in population health improvement. Our study reveals broad variation in experiences among local jurisdictions in our sample. Tools, such as the CCHM, and technical assistance may be helpful to support advancing collaboration. Dedicated funding, reimbursement redesign, improved data systems, and data sharing capability are key components of promoting collaboration. Yet, even in the absence of new reimbursement models or fund...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - May 29, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Organizational Supports for Research Evidence Use in State Public Health Agencies: A Latent Class Analysis
Conclusions: Findings suggest that leadership support may be a crucial element of organizational supports to encourage research evidence use. Organizational supports such as supervisory expectations, access to evidence, and participatory decision making may need leadership support as well to improve research evidence use in public health job tasks. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - May 29, 2019 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research