March/April 2017 - Volume 23 - Issue 2

  • Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH
    Associate Editor:
    Justin B. Moore, PhD, MS
  • 1078-4659
  • 1550-5022
  • 6 issues / year
  • 1.510

This issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice contains a special supplement section "New York State Healthy Neighborhoods Program (NYS HNP)."  Amanda Reddy, of the National Center for Healthy Housing, and Rachel Riley, of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, have developed the supplement that addresses housing, a key determinant of health.  Three articles focus on the results of this multi-site healthy homes initiative. In the first of these articles, Reddy and co-authors describe the program, working with homes in high-risk neighborhoods of 13 counties where 28,491 homes received an initial visit and 6,436 homes received a post-intervention visit 3-6 months later. In the second article, Gomez and co-authors evaluate this program on its impact on asthma outcomes. The third article is a cost-benefit analysis for the healthy housing asthma intervention. Two commentaries by authors for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and the National Center for Environmental Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention complete the section. Consulting editor Greg Kearney also offers a related commentary, "Moving Upstream on Asthma."

Look for a new case study in each of our 2017 issues. The first of our new case-study series will debut in this issue. "Ending Business as Usual" authored by Paul Kuehnert of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, former director of the Kane County (Illinois) Health Department, describes the major reorganization and downsizing of that department in response to a state fiscal crisis that achieves success, including accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board.


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

Editor-in-Chief                                                                       Associate Editor

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

Evaluating the Impact of the New York State Healthy Neighborhoods Program: Commentary

Evaluating the Impact of the New York State Healthy Neighborhoods Program: Research Articles