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: 1.396
From the Editor

This November/December 2015 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice focuses on surveillance and programs for HIV infection and sexually-transmitted diseases.  Accompanying the issue is a supplement, “The Public Health Workforce Interest and Needs Survey (PH WINS)” sponsored by the de Beaumont Foundation. This supplement provides remarkable insight into the governmental public health workforce. PH WINS is the first nationally representative survey of state public health agencies workforce. The genesis of this initiative was a panel of public health workforce experts convened by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and the de Beaumont Foundation.  This PH WINS supplement fills many workforce research gaps and identifies important recommendations for federal, state and local public health officials.

The November/ December issue contains a systematic review by the Community Preventive Services Task Force on childhood education finding long lasting favorable results. For low-income or racial and minority communities, early childhood education programs improved educational achievement and health. In the lead editorial for the issue, Kolbe and Rixey point out that health, education and income are interdependent. Healthier students learn better and educated adults have longer and healthier lives.


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

Editor-in-Chief                                                                                             Associate Editor


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

Article Update

National Survey Captures Local Health Department Successes at Community Engagement in Emergency Preparedness

This summer, NACCHO, the de Beaumont Foundation, and the UPMC Center for Health Security are collaborating in the national release of the 2015 “Community Engagement for Public Health Emergency Preparedness” (CEPHEP) survey. The CEPHEP survey provides local health departments (LHDs) an important platform to document their efforts at enabling residents as well as community- and faith-based organizations to strengthen hometown readiness, response, and recovery. Emergency preparedness coordinators (EPCs) should be on the lookout for an email invitation to participate in the survey over the next few weeks. The online survey should take no more than 15 minutes to complete.

By completing the original CEPHEP survey in 2012, EPCs helped to produce the first comprehensive, nationwide picture of how their agencies are adopting participatory and collaborative approaches to emergency preparedness. Moreover, EPCs were able to register which organizational factors (eg, leadership, able staff, willing partners, formal planning) had the most influence on their success. For more details on the 2012 findings, please click here to see a report of the results published in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.

Current Issue Highlights



Special Supplements


May/June 2015 Supplement
Evaluation of the Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities National Program

Support for this supplement was provided by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


March/April 2015
Environmental Public Health Tracking
This supplement was sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Environmental Public Health Tracking Program


January/February 2015
Big City Health Departments: Leadership Perspectives
This supplement was sponsored by the de Beaumont Foundation in support of the Big Cities Health Coalition.

September/October 2014
Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Centers: Lessons and Models
Enjoy complimentary access of this supplement produced in cooperation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health.

January/February 2014
Public Health Interventions to
Reduce Sodium Intake

Enjoy complimentary access provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention.

September/October 2013
Dynamics of Preparedness
Funded by the University of Pittsburgh's MIDAS Center of Excellence. Enjoy complimentary access!



Topical Collections

Journal of Public Health Management & Practice has launched its first collection, Quality Improvement, which contains two great journal issues on the topic. Please visit the new Collections page for this topical collection, and look for more collections in the future.

Upcoming Topics

Look for these topics in 2015:

Healthy Kids Healthy Communities

Affordable Care Act and Public Health

Academic Health Departments