Center for Public Health Practice and School of Medicine Faculty Collaborate on Sepsis Study

July 18, 2019; Journal of the American Medical Associationimg

Faculty from the University of Pittsburgh Center for Public Health Practice and School of Medicine collaborated on a retrospective cohort study of hospitalized adults with sepsis to determine whether New York sepsis regulations helped reduce sepsis mortality compared to states lacking regulations. The results of the study were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and featured on NPR.

To read the complete article in the Journal of the American Medical Association, click on the link below:
Association between State-mandated Protocolized Sepsis Care and In-hospital Mortality among Adults with Sepsis

To read the NPR story, click on the link below:
Regulations That Mandate Sepsis Care Appear to Have Worked in New York



Public Health Research and Practice Should Coexist

June 27, 2019; ASTHO Public Health Weeklyimg

“As public health leaders, we can and should do a better job of disseminating research and applying it to improve public health programs and policies.” Wendy E. Braund, MD, MPH, MSEd, FACPM, director of the Center for Public Health Practice, recently shared her thoughts on the importance of practice-based research and implementation science in public health agencies.

To read the complete article in ASTHO Public Health Weekly, click on the link below:

Public Health Research and Practice Should Coexist



Center for Public Health Practice Director Receives Inaugural Volunteer of the Year Award from the American College of Preventive Medicine

May 20, 2019Award

Wendy E. Braund, MD, MPH, MSEd, FACPM was the recipient of the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) Volunteer of the Year Award at the Prevention 2019 Conference in Pittsburgh. The award is in its inaugural year with the awardee selected by the ACPM CEO. Braund has a long history of service to ACPM and is currently Secretary of the ACPM Board of Regents and Chair of the Continuing Medical Education/Maintenance of Certification Committee. She is a Fellow of the College.



Dean's Day 2019

April 17, 2019

The Center for Public Health Practice is pleased to announce the following awards:

Center for Public Health Practice Award for Translation and Application of Research to Public Health Policy and Practice

Deans Day 2018

Margaret Carr received the Center for Public Health Practice Award for Translation and Application of Research to Public Health Policy and Practice. The CPHP Translation Award honors the Graduate School of Public Health Dean’s Day project best demonstrating a contribution to policy making and/or applications for improving practice. Carr, an MPH student in the Department of Epidemiology, received the award for her project, “Hepatitis C Testing at Drug and Alcohol Facilities in Allegheny County”

 

The Catherine Cartier Ulrich Memorial Award

The Catherine Cartier Ulrich Memorial Award was established by the Center for Public Health Practice to honor the memory of Catherine Cartier Ulrich for her work improving the health of underserved populations. The Cartier Ulrich Memorial Award honors one master’s level and one doctoral level student each year and is open to all Dean’s Day projects that show a commitment to public health service to the underserved. In 2019, Emily Fitzpatrick, an MPH student in the Department of Epidemiology, was recognized for her master’s level work, " Improving Type 1 Diabetes Management: Considerations for a Peer-Support Network in Kigali, Rwanda." Doctoral candidate, Abisola Olaniyan, of the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences was recognized for her work “Facilitators and Barriers to Seeking and Accessing Childhood Immunization Services in Lagos State, Nigeria.”


The University of Kentucky Launches Journal of Appalachian Health

February 21, 2019img

The Journal of Appalachian Health is an online, open access, peer-reviewed journal with a mission of creating a healthy and thriving Appalachia. Thanks to support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Journal requires no subscription or author publication fee. The Journal is particularly interested in submissions that focus on Appalachian health inequities and social determinants of health. If you are interested in submitting articles for publication, you can view the instructions for authors and further description of the Journal at https://uknowledge.uky.edu/jah/.

To sign up for your free copy of the Journal, go to our website at https://uknowledge.uky.edu/jah/ or send an email to AppalachHealth@UKy.edu to be added to the Journal mailing list. For more information, view the press release.


CPHP Affiliated Faculty Application

February 2019img

Affiliate faculty appointments may be considered for individuals who, by virtue of their expertise, are deemed capable of making a significant contribution to the CPHP program. Such contribution may involve collaboration on grants, giving occasional lectures, or acting as preceptor to students during field work or practicum. Affiliate faculty appointments may be made available to faculty who hold primary appointments in departments or Centers of Pitt Public Health or other schools of the University, or to persons who hold University and academic professional positions in the University.

To download the CPHP Affiliated Faculty Application, click on the link below:

CPHP Affiliated Faculty Application


The Emergency Law Inventory Team Releases Two New Articles in the American Journal of Public Health

November 2018img

Engaging Stakeholders at Every Opportunity: The Experience of the Emergency Law Inventory (ELI)

The ELI team incorporated extensive stakeholder feedback into a user-centered design for the Emergency Law Inventory. This collaborative partnership was a value add to the process and the end result.

To read the complete article in American Journal of Public Health, click on the link below:

Engaging Stakeholders at Every Opportunity: The Experience of the Emergency Law Inventory

Interjurisdictional Variance in U.S. Workers’ Benefits for Emergency Response Volunteers

The Emergency Law Inventory was used to examine and analyze state employment benefit laws pertaining to emergency response volunteers. Analyses of the laws revealed that fewer than half of the jurisdictions have laws that protect seniority, vacation time, sick time, or overtime privileges. Additionally, there is tremendous variance and lack of uniformity among the jurisdictions concerning employment status requirements, geographic constraints, time limitations, and economic impacts.

To read the complete article in American Journal of Public Health, click on the link below:
Interjurisdictional Variance in U.S. Workers’ Benefits for Emergency Response Volunteers

To explore the Emergency Law Inventory, click on the link below:
https://www.legalinventory.pitt.edu/



Center for Public Health Practice Director Encourages Fellow Physicians to Embrace Harm Reduction

November 20, 2018; Bulletin of the Allegheny County Medical Societyimg

“Something has to change, because what we’re currently doing to stop the opioid epidemic clearly isn’t enough.” Wendy E. Braund, MD, MPH, MSEd, FACPM, director of the Center for Public Health Practice, recently shared her thoughts on how harm reduction can and should be used to help address the opioid epidemic.

To read the complete article in The Bulletin of the Allegheny County Medical Society, click on the link below:
It’s time for Allegheny County physicians to embrace harm reduction


Director of the Center for Public Health Practice Promotes Awareness of Preventive Medicine

May 18, 2018; Preventive Medicineimg

Wendy E. Braund, MD, MPH, MSEd, FACPM, director of the Center for Public Health Practice, recently co-authored “Preventive Medicine: A hidden asset for building a dominant culture of prevention” in the journal Preventive Medicine. Braund, along with Stephanie Zaza, MD, MPH, FACPM of the U.S. Public Health Service (retired) and Robert W. Carr, MD, MPH of the Georgetown University School of Medicine, explore the critical role of preventive medicine in the U.S. health care ecosystem and encourage their colleagues to help create a culture of prevention.

To read the article, click on the link below: Zaza S, Braund WE, Carr RW.

Preventive Medicine: A hidden asset for building a dominant culture of prevention.

Prev Med. 2018 Jun;111:463-465. PMID: 29709232


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