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Volume 131, Issue No. 1 January/February 2016
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January/February 2016
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A Message from the Editor
Frederic E. Shaw, MD, JD

Letter to the Editor
Shannon M. Farley, DrPH / Kevin R. Schroth, JD / Christine Johnson Curtis, MBA / Sonia Angell, MD, MPH

Executive Perspective: HRSA’s Transformation of Public Health Training
Mary Beth Bigley, DrPH, MSN, APRN, FAAN

The Shift to High-Impact HIV Prevention by Health Departments in the United States
David W. Purcell, JD, PhD / Eugene McCray, MD / Jonathan Mermin, MD, MPH

A Call for Greater Consideration for the Role of Vaccines in National Strategies to Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria: Recommendations from the National Vaccine Advisory Committee
National Vaccine Advisory Committee

Overcoming Barriers to Low HPV Vaccine Uptake in the United States: Recommendations from the National Vaccine Advisory Committee
National Vaccine Advisory Committee

Hepatitis A Infections Among Food Handlers in the United States, 1993–2011
Umid M. Sharapov, MD, MSc / Karine Kentenyants, MD, MPH / Justina Groeger, MD, MPH / Henry Roberts, PhD / Scott D. Holmberg, MD, MPH / Melissa G. Collier, MD, MPH

Using a Handheld Device for Patient Data Collection: A Pilot for Medical Countermeasures Surveillance
Matthew F. Daley, MD / Kristin Goddard, MPH / Melissa McClung, MSPH / Arthur Davidson, MD, MSPH / Gretchen Weiss, MPH / Ted Palen, MD, PhD, MSPH / Carsie Nyirenda, MPH / Richard Platt, MD, MSc / Brooke Courtney, JD, MPH / Marsha E. Reichman, PhD

A Tool for Providing Data on Small Areas: Development of Neighborhood Profiles for Santa Clara County, California, 2014
Whitney L. Webber, MS / Pamela Stoddard, PhD / Brianna van Erp, MPH, MPP / Mandeep Baath, MPH / Greg Bazhaw, MRCP / Kate Kelsey, MPH / Douglas Schenk, MA / Roshini Shah, MPH / Bill Shoe, MCRP / Anandi Sujeer, MPH

Integrating Public Health and Deliberative Public Bioethics: Lessons from the Human Genome Project Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications Program
Karen Meagher, PhD / Lisa M. Lee, PhD, MA, MS

Shifting Resources and Focus to Meet the Goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: The Enhanced Comprehensive HIV Prevention Planning Project, 2010–2013
Stephen A. Flores, PhD / David W. Purcell, JD, PhD / Holly H. Fisher, PhD / Lisa Belcher, PhD / James W. Carey, PhD, MPH, MA / Cari Courtenay-Quirk, PhD / Erica Dunbar, MPH / Agatha N. Eke, PhD, MEd / Carla Galindo, MPH, CHES / Marlene Glassman, PhD, MSW / Andrew D. Margolis, MPH / Mary Spink Newman, PhD / Cynthia Prather, PhD / Dale Stratford, PhD / Raekiela D. Taylor, MPH / Jonathan Mermin, MD, MPH / ECHPP Project Team

A Critical Assessment of Officially Reported Chagas Disease Surveillance Data in Mexico
Ellen M. Shelley, MS / Rodolfo Acuna-Soto, MD, PhD / Kacey C. Ernst, PhD / Charles R. Sterling, PhD / Heidi E. Brown, PhD, MPH

Evaluation Framework for HIV Prevention and Care Activities in the Enhanced Comprehensive HIV Prevention Planning Project, 2010–2013
Holly H. Fisher, PhD / Tamika Hoyte, MPH / Stephen A. Flores, PhD / David W. Purcell, JD, PhD / Erica Dunbar, MPH / Dale Stratford, PhD

Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Inhaled Toxicants from Waterpipe and Cigarette Smoking
Brian A. Primack, MD, PhD / Mary V. Carroll, RN, BSN / Patricia M. Weiss, MLIS / Alan L. Shinhadeh, ScD / Ariel Shensa, MA / Steven T. Farley, BS / Michael J. Fine, MD, MSc / Thomas Eissenberg, PhD / Smita Nayak, MD

Associations Between Social Determinants of Health and Pregnancy Among Young People: A Systematic Review of Research Published During the Past 25 Years
Sarah B. Maness, PhD, MPH / Eric R. Buhi, PhD, MPH

Exposure to Suicide in the Community: Prevalence and Correlates in One U.S. State
Julie Cerel, PhD / Myfanwy Maple, PhD / Judy van de Venne, PhD / Melinda Moore, PhD / Chris Flaherty, PhD / Margaret Brown, MPH

Needs Assessment for Patients with Sickle Cell Disease in South Carolina, 2012
Alyssa M. Schlenz, PhD / Andrea D. Boan, Phd, MSCR / Daniel T. Lackland, DrPH / Robert J. Adams, MS, MS / Julie Kanter, MD

Evaluating Shared Laboratory Services: Detecting Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Complex and Drug Resistance Using Molecular and Culture-Based Methods
Julie Tans-Kersten, MS, BS-MT(ASCP) / Shou-Yean Grace Lin, MS / Edward Desmond, PhD / David Warshauer, PhD

Evaluating Early Case Capture of Pediatric Cancers in Seven Central Cancer Registries in the United States, 2013
Mary Puckett, PhD / Antonio Neri, MD, MPH / Elizabeth Rohan, PhD, MSW / Castine Clerkin, MS, CTR / J. Michael Underwood, PhD / A. Blythe Ryerson, PhD, MPH / Sherri L. Stewart, PhD

HIV Testing in Publicly Funded Settings, National Health Interview Survey, 2003–2010
Cheryl Tan, MPH / Michelle Van Handel, MPH / Christopher Johnson, MS / Patricia Dietz, DrPH

The Public Health Nurse Workforce in U.S. State and Local Health Departments
Angela J. Beck, PhD, MPH / Matthew L. Boulton, MD, MPH

Agreement Between Self-Reported and Confirmed Cancer Diagnoses in New York City Firefighters and EMS Workers, 2001–2011
Rachel Zeig-Owens, DrPH / Andrea Kablanian, MPH / Mayris P. Webber, DrPH / Yang Liu, MS / Edward Mayerson, MA / Theresa Schwartz, MS / Nadia Jaber, RPA-C / Kerry J. Kelly, MD / David J. Prezant, MD

The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Funding for Newborn Screening Services
Julia F. Costich, PhD, JD / Andrea L. Durst, DrPH, MS

Prevalence of Diabetes and Health-Related Quality of Life Among Rural-to-Urban Nong Zhuan Fei Migrants in an Urban Area of Northern China, 2013
Shauang Yan, MD / Xincai Hong, MBBS / Haiqiao Yu, MBBS / Zhen Yang, MBBS / Siying Liu, MBBS / Wei Quan, MBBS / Jiankai Xu, PhD / Liying Zhu, MD / Weilun Cheng, MB / Hong Xiao, MD / Heather Kitzman-Ulrich, PhD / Mark J. DeHaven, PhD

Population-Based Estimates of Decreases in Quality-Adjusted Life Expectancy Associated with Unhealthy Body Mass Index
Haomaio Jia, PhD / Mathew M. Zack, MD MPH / William W. Thompson, PhD

Health Department HIV Prevention Programs That Support the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: The Enhanced Comprehensive HIV Prevention Planning Project, 2010–2013
Holly H. Fisher, PhD / Tamika Hoyte, MPH / David W. Purcell, JD, PhD / Michelle Van Handel, MPH / Weston Williams, MHS / Amy Krueger, MPH / Patricia Dietz, DrPH / Dale Stratford, PhD / Janet Heitgerd, PhD / Erica Dunbar, MPH / Choi Wan, PhD / Laurie A. Linley, MPH / Stephen A. Flores, PhD

Law and the Public’s Health: Tax-Exempt Hospitals and Community Health Under the Affordable Care Act: Identifying and Addressing Unmet Legal Needs as Social Determinants of Health
Mary Crossley, JD / Elizabeth Tobin Tyler, JD, MA / Jennifer L. Herbst, JD, MBE, LLM

NCHS Dataline
Sandra S. Smith, MPH

From the Schools and Programs of Public Health: Flipping the Classroom and the Pedagogy: Using Active Learning Principles to Bring Leadership Training in Affirmative Sexuality to Public Health Education
S. Bryn Austin, ScD

From the Schools and Programs of Public Health: Mental Health Training in Schools of Public Health: History, Current Status, and Future Opportunities
Elizabeth Reisinger Walker, PhD, MPH, MAT / Jennie Kwon, BS / Delia L. Lang, PhD, MPH, MA / Richard M. Levinson, PhD, MA / Benjamin G. Druss, MD, MPH

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Call for Papers

Syndromic Surveillance: the Value of Real-time Data for Public Health Action

Deadline for submission: May 31, 2016

PHR is inviting papers for the upcoming supplement on Syndromic Surveillance: the Value of Real-time Data for Public Health Action. The deadline for submission is May 31 and the anticipated publication date for this supplemental issue is mid-2017.

The Guest Editors for this Supplement will be Dr. Paula Yoon of the Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Ms. Julia Gunn of the Communicable Disease Control Division, Boston Public Health Commission; and Ms. Amy Ising of the Carolina Center for Health Informatics in the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The Guest Editors seek manuscripts that advance knowledge about the uses and value of syndromic surveillance for situational awareness and enhanced response to a broad array of diseases, conditions, and events that impact population health.  While syndromic surveillance broadly defined is a methodology that systematically collects, analyzes and reports the timeliest data available (clinical and non-clinical) to provide actionable public health information, the focus of this supplement is on the most commonly used clinical data sources (e.g., emergency department, ambulatory care, inpatient). This Supplement is expected to assist public health professionals, clinical care providers, and policy makers in understanding how syndromic surveillance uses near real-time clinical data and statistical tools to detect, monitor, and characterize activity to inform public health investigation and/or response.

Manuscripts may include research papers, brief reports, commentaries, and papers that address methods, evaluation, or policy.

Manuscripts addressing the following topics are encouraged:

  • The evolution of analytic and statistical methods for syndromic surveillance for both event detection and event characterization
  • Natural language methods for free-text and unstructured data
  • Lessons learned in the use of clinical care data for public health response
  • Best practices for improving syndromic surveillance data quality
  • Data access and integrity considerations during natural or man-made disasters
  • Syndromic surveillance and climate associated threats such as heat related illness or forest fires
  • Syndromic surveillance research priorities for the next 5 years
  • Impact of the evolution of electronic health records on syndromic surveillance
  • Integrating syndromic surveillance with other surveillance approaches (e.g., reportable disease surveillance)for improved situational awareness  
  • Papers from international authors demonstrating the value of syndromic surveillance
  • Methods and strategies for monitoring mass gatherings

Manuscript requirements: Articles in PHR are typically 3,000 words in length. The Supplement will also consider brief reports on preliminary studies or emerging trends that are no longer than 1,500 words in length. All manuscripts will be reviewed by the PHR Special Editorial Committee (SEC) for this Supplement. The SEC, together with the Editor in Chief, determines which manuscripts are sent for external peer review and which manuscripts will then be published in the Supplement.

Deadline for submission: Manuscripts should be submitted by May 31st, 2016. The anticipated publication date for the PHR Supplement is May/June 2017.

Manuscript submission: Manuscripts should be submitted electronically at http://phr.msubmit.net.

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