Editor-in-Chief: Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH
Associate Editor:
Justin B. Moore, PhD, MS
ISSN: 1078-4659
Online ISSN: 1550-5022
Frequency: 6 issues / year
Impact Factor: 1.465
From the Editor

In the November-December, 2014 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, we have a number of important articles that address emerging issues in public health practice. In our Management Moment column, Martin LaVenture and colleagues present part their “vision and core strategies needed to create an informatics-savvy health department.” This topic is important as it addresses the evolving role of the public health sector from a passive consumer of electronic health information to that of an active curator and provider of public health information and data. The Management Moment column for our January-February issue will continue to outline best approaches to public health informatics. In our State of Public Health Column, Paul Jarris and Kathy Talkington ponder the readiness of the public health community to rise to the challenges presented by emerging infectious diseases in an increasingly connected global community.

 

The issue also contains a number of original articles of importance to the field, exemplified by the work of Nancy Kaufman and colleagues who call for a re-examination of training strategies for the public health workforce, in search of a “balance between core and specialty training.” National leadership groups from various public health disciplines collectively assessed cross-cutting priorities, needs and characteristics of the public health workforce as a whole.  An article by Leider, Resnick and Kass examined tradeoffs in resource allocation at state health agencies finding that these choices were frequently encountered and difficult to resolve particularly when these were decisions about services for younger groups versus services for older groups.  Wilson and colleagues describe collaboration among local health departments with hospitals on the community health assessments mandated by the Affordable Care Act. Our entire January-February 2015 issue will be focused on the Affordable Care Act and Public Health. Additional articles and commentary on the community health assessment requirement are included.

 

Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH                                              Justin B. Moore, PhD, MS, FACSM

Editor, JPHMP                                                               Associate Editor, JPHMP


Four articles on immunization information systems have been published ahead of print (PAP) by the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. Two of these articles report the findings of a recent systematic review by the Community Preventive Services Task Force.  A third article, a Practice Brief Report, provides “Recommendations for use of Immunization Information Systems to Increase Vaccination Rates.” A fourth article, from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, by Daniel Martin “Immunization Information Systems: A Decade of Progress in Law and Policy” is a study of laws, regulations and policies governing Immunization Information Systems (IIS), also known as immunization registries.

Here are the links to each article and the editorial that accompanies them:

Editorial: Immunization Information Systems

Immunization Information Systems to Increase Vaccination Rates: A Community Guide Systematic Review

Economic Review of Immunization Information Systems to Increase Vaccination Rates: A Community Guide Systematic Review

Recommendation for Use of Immunization Information Systems to Increase Vaccination Rates


Immunization Information Systems: A Decade of Progress in Law and Policy

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