Featured News and Articles
Center for Public Health Practice Director Contributes to the American Heart Association’s Call to Action on Rural Health
February 12, 2020; Circulation: An American Heart Association Journal
The Center for Public Health Practice’s Wendy E. Braund, MD, MPH, MSEd, FACPM, recently collaborated with a team through the American Heart Association on a call to action on rural health. The presidential advisory ask stakeholders to understand and address the unique health needs of people residing in rural America and serves as a call to action to make rural populations a priority in programming, research, and policy.
To read the complete article in Circulation, click on the link below:
Rural Health: A Presidential Advisory from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association
Harrington RA, Califf RM, Balamurugan A, Brown N, Benjamin RM, Braund WE, Hipp J, Konig M, Sanchez E, Maddox KEJ. Call to action: rural health: a presidential advisory from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. Circulation. 2020;141:e1–e30. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000753
Bernard D. Goldstein Student Award in Environmental Health Disparities and in Public Health Practice
December 10, 2019
The Center for Public Health Practice is pleased to announce the 2019 Bernard D. Goldstein Student Award in Environmental Health Disparities and in Public Health Practice recipient, Ms. Margaret Carr.
The Bernard D. Goldstein Award was established in 2005 by Dr. Bernard Goldstein, then dean of Pitt Public Health and a professor in Environmental and Occupational Health, and his wife, Russellyn Carruth, an adjunct professor in Environmental and Occupational Health. The award was established for students or postdoctoral fellows at Pitt Public Health and is given alternately in one of two areas Environmental Health Disparities or Public Health Practice. The award is available annually to eligible students through a competitive application process.
Margaret Carr, a Master of Public Health student in the Department of Epidemiology, earned the Bernard D. Goldstein Award for her project, Hepatitis C Surveillance at a Local Health Department. Ms. Carr’s work on hepatitis C surveillance, data analysis, and reporting, will allow a local health department to develop a plan to eliminate hepatitis C.
Faculty from the Center for Public Health Practice Releases a New Article in the Journal of American Dental Association
Child Dental Neglect Laws
The Center for Public Health Practice’s Elizabeth Van Nostrand, JD recently collaborated with a team from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine on an interjurisdictional comparison of statutes and regulations pertaining to the reporting of child dental neglect by dentists.
To read the results of the study in the Journal of the Dental Association, click on the link below:
Child Dental Neglect Laws
Center for Public Health Practice and School of Medicine Faculty Collaborate on Sepsis Study
July 18, 2019; Journal of the American Medical Association
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.
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Public Health Research and Practice Should Coexist
June 27, 2019; ASTHO Public Health Weekly
“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.
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