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Public Health Reports, the official journal of the U.S. Public Health Service, serves as an informative and accessible resource for practitioners, professors, scholars and students of public health. The bi-monthly, peer-reviewed Journal provides important research and presents key discussions on the major issues confronting the public health community.

Public Health Reports began in 1878, and has been published continuously since its inception. Many celebrated figures in public health history have looked to the Journal to publish their most seminal works including Joseph Goldberger, Edgar Sydenstricker, Wade Hampton Frost, Alexander Langmuir and C. Everett Koop.

Today, the Journal continues to publish sound scientific research and ground-breaking work.

Each issue of Public Health Reports publishes viewpoint, practice and research articles, which tackle current public health problems. In addition to six regular issues each year, at least two supplement issues are published on special topics and sent to subscribers. Past projects have included Public Health Reports: Historical Collection 1878-2005, a coffee table book with the 35 most seminal articles that have appeared over the years, and the recent supplement (April 2010) on lessons learned from the 1918-1919 U.S. influenza pandemic.

Public Health Reports has eight special columns of interest:

  • Surgeon General's Perspectives column highlights and discusses timely and emerging public health issues identified by the Surgeon General
  • Environmental Health column emphasizes the role that the environment plays in public health
  • Global Health Matters covers important and underappreciated international public health issues
  • Law and the Public's Health reflects the range of legal issues that affect public health and public health practice, covers important federal and state judicial decisions, and examines the emerging legislative and regulatory matters at both the state and federal levels
  • Local Acts documents examples of local health authorities doing great work
  • Public Health Chronicles provides a glimpse back in time in the field of public health and exemplifies public health history with stark connections to current times
  • NCHS Dataline provides pertinent information on the availability of health statistics, profiles and describes new data sets, public use data files, W eb sites and publications, and provides readers with information needed to acquire and use information from the National Center for Health Statistics
  • From the Schools of Public Health features news from within the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH)
 

 

   
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Volume 131, Issue No. 1 January/February 2016
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January/February 2016
Public Health Reports

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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