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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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Volume 126
Supplement 3: Data Systems and Social Determinants of Health

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This special supplement to the September/October 2011 issue of Public Health Reports focuses on data systems and their use in addressing social determinants of health (SDH)—the underlying economic and social conditions that influence the health of individuals and communities as a whole.

Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this supplement brings attention to the increasing burden and inequities in some health outcomes, as well as the use of data to expand the knowledge base on SDH. In his special commentary, "The Ultimate Measures of Health," Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Howard K. Koh discusses the need for a broad "health in all policies" approach to public health for the 21st century. Similarly, in their guest editorial, Drs. Kathleen McDavid Harrison and Hazel D. Dean of CDC describe the need for a holistic approach to disease prevention that involves addressing not only individual, social, structural, and environmental determinants, but also working with a wide array of government and private sector organizations, including health, education, justice, environment, and labor. In turn, this holistic approach requires using diverse kinds of data such as surveillance, legal, land use, marketing, workforce, education, and financial.

Several articles within the supplement describe novel ways to use surveillance data from both national and state-level data collection systems, while others demonstrate innovative ways of linking labor, housing, and policy data with public health data to assess health outcomes. Additionally, experts provide specific viewpoints on gender equity as a social determinant, the use of public health law research to address SDH, and psychosocial factors affecting health.

Article Title Page Number
Use of Data Systems to Address Social Determinants of Health: A Need to Do More 1
Kathleen McDavid Harrison, PhD, MPH / Hazel D. Dean, ScD, MPH  
Data Systems Linking Social Determinants of Health with Health Outcomes: Advancing Public Goods to Support Research and Evidence-Based Policy and Programs 6
Ritu Sadana, ScD / Sam Harper, PhD  
The Ultimate Measures of Health 14
Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH  
Including Gender in Public Health Research 16
Susan P. Phillips, MD, MSc, CCFP  
Law in a Social Determinants Strategy: A Public Health Law Research Perspective 22
Scott Burris, JD  
Accumulating Knowledge on the Social Determinants of Health and Infectious Disease 28
Paula A. Braveman, MD, MPH  
The NCHHSTP 2010–2015 Strategic Plan and the Pursuit of Health Equity: A Catalyst for Change and A Step in the Right Direction 31
Johnnie (Chip) Allen, MPH / Robert Jennings, BA / Robyn S. Taylor, MBA / Michele Shipp, MD, DrPH  
Reflections from the CDC 2010 Health Equity Symposium 38
Sha Juan J. Colbert, PhD, MPH / Kathleen McDavid Harrison, PhD, MPH  
Collection of Social Determinant of Health Measures in U.S. National Surveillance Systems for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STDs, and TB 41
Victoria M. Beltran, MPH, CHES / Kathleen McDavid Harrison, PhD, MPH / H. Irene Hall, PhD / Hazel D. Dean, ScD  
Incorporating Geospatial Capacity within Clinical Data Systems to Address Social Determinants of Health 54
Karen Frederickson Comer, MLA / Shaun Grannis, MD, MS / Brian E. Dixon, MPA, PhD / David J. Bodenhamer, PhD / Sarah E. Wiehe, MD, MPH  
Promoting Health and Safety in San Francisco’s Chinatown Restaurants: Findings and Lessons Learned from a Pilot Observational Checklist 62
Megan Gaydos, MPH / Rajiv Bhatia, MD, MPH / Alvaro Morales, MPH / Pam Tau Lee, BS / Shaw San Liu, BA / Charlotte Chang, DrPH / Alicia L. Salvatore, DrPH / Niklas Krause, MD, PhD / Meredith Minkler, DrPH  
Identifying the Impact of Social Determinants of Health on Disease Rates Using Correlation Analysis of Area-Based Summary Information 70
Ruiguang Song, PhD / H. Irene Hall, PhD / Kathleen McDavid Harrison, PhD, MPH / Tanya Telfair Sharpe, PhD / Lillian S. Lin, PhD / Hazel D. Dean, ScD  
Changing Disparities in Invasive Pneumococcal Disease by Socioeconomic Status and Race/Ethnicity in Connecticut, 1998–2008 81
Kristen Soto, MPH / Susan Petit, MPH / James L. Hadler, MD, MPH  
Use of Medicaid Data to Explore Community Characteristics Associated with HIV Prevalence Among Beneficiaries with Schizophrenia 89
James Walkup, PhD / Ayse Akincigil, PhD / Donald R. Hoover, PhD / Michele J. Siegel, PhD / Shahla Amin, MS / Stephen Crystal, PhD  
Institutional Racism and Pregnancy Health: Using Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Data to Develop an Index for Mortgage Discrimination at the Community Level 102
Dara D. Mendez, PhD, MPH / Vijaya Hogan, DrPH / Jennifer F. Culhane, PhD,MPH  
Spatial Visualization of Multivariate Datasets: An Analysis of STD and HIV/AIDS Diagnosis Rates and Socioeconomic Context Using Ring Maps 115
Ana Lòpez-De Fede, PhD / John E. Stewart, MS, MPH / James W. Hardin, PhD / Kathy Mayfield-Smith, MA, MBA / Dawn Sudduth, M.Ed  
Creating and Using New Data Sources to Analyze the Relationship Between Social Policy and Global Health: The Case of Maternal Leave 127
Jody Heymann, MD, PhD / Amy Raub, MS / Alison Earle, PhD  

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