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Submissions from 2017

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Racial Disparities in Emotional Distress among Cancer Survivors: Insights from the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS), Bettye A. Apenteng, Andrew R. Hansen, Samuel T. Opoku, and William A. Mase

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Geographic Variation Within the Military Health System, Linda Kimsey, Samuel Olaiya, Chad Smith, Andrew Hoburg, Stuart R. Lipsitz, Tracey Koehlmoos, Louis L. Nguyen, and Joel S. Weissman

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The Imperative for a Health Systems Approach to Global Health Engagement, Tracey Koehlmoos, Linda Kimsey, David Bishai, and David Lane

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Understanding the Executive Roles in Health Leadership, Gerald R. Ledlow and James H. Stephens

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Leadership Models in Practice, Gerald R. Ledlow, James H. Stephens, and David E. Schott

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Challenges of Today Requiring Health Leadership, Gerald R. Ledlow, James H. Stephens, David E. Schott, and William A. Mase

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Impact of State Reporting Laws on Central Line–Associated Bloodstream Infection Rates in U.S. Adult Intensive Care Units, Hangsheng Liu, Carolyn T. A. Herzig, Andrew Dick, E. Yoko Furuya, Elaine Larson, Julie Reagan, Monika Pogorzelska-Maziarz, and Patricia W. Stone

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Provider-Induced Demand in the Treatment of Carotid Artery Stenosis: Variation in Treatment Decisions Between Private Sector Fee-for-Service vs Salary-Based Military Physicians, Louis L. Nguyen, Ann D. Smith, Rebecca E. Scully, Wei Jiang, Peter A. Learn, Stuart R. Lipsitz, Joel S. Weissman, Lorens A. Helmchen, Tracey Koehlmoos, Andrew Hoburg, and Linda Kimsey

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An Analysis of the Massachusetts Healthcare Law, James H. Stephens, Gerald R. Ledlow, Michael V. Sach, and Julie Reagan

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The Health System of the Russian Federation, James H. Stephens, Alexander V. Sergeev, and Elena A. Plantova

Submissions from 2016

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Georgia’s Rural Hospital Closures: The Common-good Approach to Ethical Decision-making, Randi G. Bastain, Marcus Garner, John S. Barron, Emmanuel A. Akowuah, and William A. Mase

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Control of the Public Health IT Physical Infrastructure: Findings From the 2015 Informatics Capacity and Needs Assessment Survey, Kelley Chester, Barbara L. Massoudi, and Gulzar H. Shah

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Assessing Skills and Capacity for Informatics: Activities Most Commonly Performed by or for Local Health Departments, Kate Drezner, Lisa McKeown, and Gulzar H. Shah

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Urgent Challenges for Local Public Health Informatics, Joseph P. Gibson, Gulzar H. Shah, Laura C. Streichert, and Linda Verchick

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Measuring Compatibility Gaps in Relationships and Business Models That Influence Strategy, Gerald R. Ledlow, James H. Stephens, and David E. Schott

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Challenges and Innovations in Surveying the Governmental Public Health Workforce, Jonathon P. Leider, Gulzar H. Shah, Nikki Rider, Angela Beck, Brian C. Castrucci, Jenine K. Harris, Katie Sellers, Danielle Varda, Jiali Ye, Paul C. Erwin, and Ross C. Brownson

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An Iterative, Low-Cost Strategy to Building Information Systems Allows a Small Jurisdiction Local Health Department to Increase Efficiencies and Expand Services, Kay Lovelace and Gulzar H. Shah

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Informatics as a Strategic Priority and Collaborative Processes to Build a Smarter, Forward-Looking Health Department, Kay Lovelace and Gulzar H. Shah

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Using Information Systems to Improve a Mid-Sized Local Health Department’s Effectiveness in a Time of Rapid Change, Kay Lovelace and Gulzar H. Shah

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Factors Driving Local Health Departments' Partnerships With Other Organizations in Maternal and Child Health, Communicable Disease Prevention, and Chronic Disease Control, Huabin Luo, Nancy L. Winterbauer, Gulzar H. Shah, Ashley Tucker, and Lei Xu

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Public Health Staff Development Needs in Informatics: Findings From a National Survey of Local Health Departments, Barbara L. Massoudi, Kelley Chester, and Gulzar H. Shah

The Changing Role of the Healthcare Environment, A. H. Mitchell, Rodney E. Rohde, Pat Tille, Julie Reagan, and Marilyn Felkner

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Responding to the 2014 Ebola Outbreak: The Value of Effective Interprofessional Communication during Emergency Response, Bobbie J. Newell, Jessica C. Pittman, H. Pamela Pagano, John S. Barron, and Bettye A. Apenteng

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Contracts: Operations of Acquiring, Julie Reagan

The Legal Landscape: HAI Public Reporting in the United States, Julie Reagan, Rodney E. Rohde, Amber Heard Mitchell, Marilyn Felkner, and Pat Tille

Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI): The Perfect Storm has Arrived!, Rodney E. Rohde, Marilyn Felkner, Julie Reagan, Amber Mitchell, and Pat Tille

The Perfect Storm: Emerging Trends and Pathogens in Healthcare, Rodney E. Rohde, Julie Reagan, Marilyn Felkner, Amber Hogan Mitchell, and Pat Tille

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E-Waste Management in the United States and Public Health Implications, Jessica Seeberger, Radhika Grandi, Stephani S. Kim, William A. Mase, Tiina Reponen, Shuk-Mei Ho, and Aimin Chen

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The Methods Behind 2015 Informatics Capacity and Needs Assessment Study, Gulzar H. Shah

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Cross-Jurisdictional Resource Sharing in Changing Public Health Landscape: Contributory Factors and Theoretical Explanations, Gulzar H. Shah, Adrian Badana, Claire Robb, and William C. Livingood

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Characteristics of Local Health Departments Associated with Implementation of Electronic Health Records and Other Informatics Systems, Gulzar H. Shah, Jonathon P. Leider, Brian C. Castrucci, Karmen S. Williams, and Huabin Luo

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Interoperability of Information Systems Managed and Used by the Local Health Departments, Gulzar H. Shah, Jonathon P. Leider, Huabin Luo, and Ravneet Kaur

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Addressing Psychological, Mental Health and Other Behavioral Health Care Needs of the Underserved Populations in the U.S.: Role of Local Health Departments, Gulzar H. Shah, Huabin Luo, Nancy L. Winterbauer, and Kusuma Madamala

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Health Departments’ Engagement in Emergency Preparedness Activities: The Influence of Health Informatics Capacity, Gulzar H. Shah, Bobbie J. Newell, and Ruth E. Whitworth

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Local Health Departments’ Activities to Address Health Disparities and Inequities: Are We Moving in the Right Direction?, Gulzar H. Shah and John P. Sheahan

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Local Health Departments' Partners and Challenges in Electronic Exchange of Health Information, Gulzar H. Shah, Joshua Vest, Kay Lovelace, and J. Mac McCullough

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Local Health Departments' Approaches to Deal With Recession: What Strategies Are Used to Minimize the Negative Impact on Public Health Services to Community?, Gulzar H. Shah, Jiali Ye, Carolyn J. Leep, and Jonathon P. Leider

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Converting ICD-9 to ICD-10, James H. Stephens, Gerald R. Ledlow, and Thomas V. Fockler

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Electronic Health Records and Meaningful Use in Local Health Departments: Updates From the 2015 NACCHO Informatics Assessment Survey, Karmen S. Williams and Gulzar H. Shah

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Racial Disparities in Emergency General Surgery: Do Differences in Outcomes Persist Among Universally Insured Military Patients?, Cheryl Zogg, Wei Jiang, Muhammed Ali Chaudhary, John Scott, Adil A. Shah, Stuart R. Lipsitz, Joel S. Weissman, Zara Cooper, Ali Salim, Stephanie L. Nitzschke, Louis L. Nguyen, Lorens A. Helmchen, Linda Kimsey, Samuel Olaiya, Peter A. Learn, and Adil H. Haider

Submissions from 2015

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Assessing Seasonality of Travel Distance to Harm Reduction Service Providers among Person Who Inject Drugs, Sean T. Allen, Monica S. Ruiz, Amira Roess, and Jeffery A. Jones

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Organizational and Environmental Correlates of the Adoption of a Focus Strategy in US Hospices, Bettye A. Apenteng, Preethy Nayar, Fang Yu, John Adams, and Samuel T. Opoku

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The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences: A Leadership Academy for Military Medical Officers in the U.S. Navy, Erich J. Dietrich, Linda Kimsey, and Anthony R. Artino

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The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences: Developing Career-Committed Military Medical Officers, Erich J. Dietrich, Linda Kimsey, Brian V. Reamy, and Anthony R. Artino

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Descriptive Epidemiology: Person, Place, Time, Steven T. Fleming and Jeffery A. Jones

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Assessing the Education and Training Needs of Nebraska's Public Health Workforce, Brandon L. Grimm, Patrik Johansson, Preethy Nayar, Bettye A. Apenteng, Samuel T. Opoku, and Anh Nguyen

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Coping with an Advanced Stage Lung Cancer Diagnosis: Patient, Caregiver, and Provider Perspectives on the Role of the Health Care System, K Monirul Islam, Samuel T. Opoku, Bettye A. Apenteng, Ann Fetrick, June Ryan, M. Copur, Addison Tolentino, Irfan Vaziri, and Apar K. Ganti

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Profile of the Public Health Workforce: Registered TRAIN Learners in the United States, Jeffery A. Jones, Lois Banks, Ilya Plotkin, Sunny Chanthavongsa, and Nathan Walker

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Profile of the Public Health Workforce: Registered TRAIN Learners in the United States, Jeffery A. Jones, Lois Banks, Ilya Plotkin, Sunny Chanthavongsa, and Nathan Walker

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The Impact of Emotional Intelligence on Conditions of Trust among Leaders at the Kentucky Department for Public Health, Jennifer Redmond Knight, Heather M. Bush, William A. Mase, Martha Cornwell Riddell, Meng Liu, and James W. Holsinger

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The Impact of Emotional Intelligence on Conditions of Trust among Leaders at the Kentucky Department for Public Health, Jennifer Redmond Knight, Heather M. Bush, William A. Mase, Martha Cornwell Riddell, Meng Liu, and James W. Holsinger

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The Proof's in the Partnerships: Are Affordable Care Act and Local Health Department Accreditation Practices Influencing Collaborative Partnerships in Community Health Assessment and Improvement Planning?, Barbara Laymon, Gulzar H. Shah, Carolyn J. Leep, Julia Joh Elligers, and Vibha Kumar

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Comparison of Practice Based Research Network Based Quality Improvement Technical Assistance and Evaluation to Other Ongoing Quality Improvement Efforts for Changes in Agency Culture, William Livingood, Angela Peden, Gulzar H. Shah, Nandi Marshall, Ketty M. Gonzales, Russell B. Toal, Dayna Alexander, Alesha Wright, and Lynn D. Woodhouse

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More Overweight Adolescents Think They Are Just Fine: Generational Shift in Body Weight Perceptions Among Adolescents in the U.S., Hui Lu, Yelena N. Tarasenko, Farrah C. Asgari-Majd, Cherell Cottrell-Daniels, Fei Yan, and Jian Zhang

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Feasibility Study of Engaging Barbershops for Prostate Cancer Education in Rural African-American Communities, John S. Luque, Siddhartha Roy, Yelena N. Tarasenko, Levi Ross, Jarrett Johnson, and Clement K. Gwede

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Cultural Beliefs and Understandings of Cervical Cancer among Mexican Immigrant Women in Southeast Georgia, John S. Luque, Yelena N. Tarasenko, Jonathan N. Maupin, Moya L. Alfonso, Lisa C. Watson, Claudia Reyes-Garcia, and Daron G. Ferris

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Epidemiology and Nursing Practice, William A. Mase

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Communication within Hospice Interdisciplinary Teams: A Brief Narrative Review, Angela R. Moore, Randi Ginger Bastian, and Bettye A. Apenteng

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A Comparative Assessment of Nebraska’s J1 visa waiver and State Loan Repayment Programs in the Recruitment and Retention of Physicians, Samuel T. Opoku, Bettye A. Apenteng, Ge Lin, Li-Wu Chen, David Palm, and Thomas Rauner

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Comparison of the J-1 Visa Waiver and Loan Repayment Programs in the Recruitment and Retention of Physicians in Rural Nebraska, Samuel T. Opoku, Bettye A. Apenteng, Ge Lin, Li-Wu Chen, David Palm, and Thomas Rauner

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The State of Accreditation Readiness in Georgia: A Case Study, Angela Peden, Gulzar H. Shah, Russell B. Toal, Dayna S. Alexander, Alesha Wright, Ashton Anderson, Nandi Marshall, Scott Uhlich, and Jeffery A. Jones

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State Law Mandates for Reporting of Healthcare-Associated Clostridium difficile Infections in Hospitals, Julie Reagan, Carolyn T. A. Herzig, Monika Pogorzelska-Maziarz, Andrew Dick, Patricia W. Stone, and JD Divya Srinath

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Childhood Asthma in Georgia, Hani Samawi, James H. Stephens, Gerald R. Ledlow, and Ren Chunfeng

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Answering the Call to Integrate: An Editorial, Gulzar Shah

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Social Media and Alcohol Use: Adverse Impact of Facebook and Twitter on College Students, Gulzar H. Shah, Moya L. Alfonso, and Nina Jolani

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Knowing Where Public Health Is Going: Levels and Determinants of Workforce Awareness of National Public Health Trends, Gulzar H. Shah and Kusuma Madamala

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Implementation of Electronic Disease Reporting Systems by Local Health Departments, Gulzar H. Shah, Karmen Williams, and Bushra G. Shah

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Local Health Departments' Approaches to Deal With Recession: What Strategies Are Used to Minimize the Negative Impact on Public Health Services to Community?, Gulzar H. Shah, Jiali Ye, Carolyn J. Leep, and Jonathon P. Leider

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Impact of Laws Aimed at Healthcare-Associated Infection Reduction: A Qualitative Study, Patrica W. Stone, Monika Pogorzelska-Maziarz, Julie Reagan, Jacqueline A. Merrill, Brad Sperber, Catherine Cairns, Matthew Penn, Tara Ramanathan, Elizabeth Mothershed, and Elizabeth Skillen

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U.S. Undergraduate Education in Public Health: Hot or Not?, Yelena Tarasenko and Joel M. Lee

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Acceptability and Feasibility of Physical Activity Assessment Methods for an Appalachian Population, Yelena N. Tarasenko, Britteny M. Howell, Christina R. Studts, Scott J. Strath, and Nancy E. Schoenberg

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Relationships among Meeting Physical Activity Guidelines and Health Risk Behaviors, Ashley D. Walker, Jody L. Langdon, and Krystina Johnson

Submissions from 2014

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Trends in the Use of Volunteers in US Hospices: 2000 to 2010, Bettye A. Apenteng, Daniel F. Linder, Samuel T. Opoku, Raymona H. Lawrence, and Linda A. Upchurch

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Employee Influenza Vaccination in Residential Care Facilities, Bettye A. Apenteng and Samuel T. Opoku

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Differences in Definitions of EBPH and Evidence: Implications for Communication with Practitioners, Robert E. Aronson, Kay Lovelace, Mark Smith, and Gulzar H. Shah

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Differences in Definitions of EBPH and Evidence: Implications for Communication with Practitioners, Robert Aronson, Kay Lovelace, Mark Smith, and Gulzar H. Shah

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Local Health Departments and the 2008 Recession: Characteristics of Resiliency, Paul C. Erwin, Gulzar H. Shah, and Glen P. Mays

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Generational Shift in Parental Perceptions of Overweight Among School-Aged Children, Andrew Hansen, Dustin T. Duncan, Yelena N. Tarasenko, Fei Yan, and Jian Zhang

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State Mandated Reporting of Healthcare-Associated Infections in the United States: Trends over Time, Carolyn T. A. Herzig, Julie Reagan, Monika Pogorzelska-Maziarz, J. D. Divya Srinath, and Patrica W. Stone

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Chapter 4: Readiness and Change Management During Electronic Medical Records Adoption, Renee B. Hotchkiss and J. Cantiello

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Engaging Patients and Caregivers in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research on Advanced Stage Lung Cancer: Insights from Patients, Caregivers, and Providers, K. Monirul Islam, Samuel T. Opoku, Bettye A. Apenteng, Ann Fetrick, June Ryan, M. Copur, Addison Tolentino, Irfan Vaziri, and Apar K. Ganti

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Civil Marriage Laws, Jeffery Jones

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GLSO Health News: Health Screenings, Jeffery Jones

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GLSO Health News: Visits to Physicians, Jeffery Jones

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Kenwick: The History of a Lexington Neighborhood, Jeffery Jones

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Athletes’ Perceptions of National Collegiate Athletic Association–Mandated Sickle Cell Trait Screening: Insight for Academic Institutions and College Health Professionals, Raymona H. Lawrence and Gulzar H. Shah

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Instructors Manual, Test Bank, Presentation Material, and Forty – Four Supplemental files, Gerald R. Ledlow and Nicholas M. Coppola

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Leadership for Health Professionals: Theory, Skills and Applications, Gerald R. Ledlow and Nicholas M. Coppola

Southeast Georgia Cancer Alliance Projects Focusing on Colon Cancer, Gerald R. Ledlow, James H. Stephens, Hani Samawi, and David E. Schott

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Changes in Public Health Workforce Composition: Proportion of Part-Time Workforce and Its Correlates, 2008-2013, Jonathon P. Leider, Gulzar H. Shah, Brian C. Castrucci, Carolyn J. Leep, Katie Sellers, and James B. Sprague

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Laying the Groundwork for Evidence-Based Public Health: Why Some Local Health Departments Use More Evidence-Based Decision-Making Practices Than Others, Kay A. Lovelace, Robert E. Aronson, Kelly L. Rulison, Jeffrey D. Labban, Gulzar H. Shah, and Mark Smith

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Recommendations and Administration of the HPV Vaccine to 11-to-12-Year Old Girls and Boys: A Statewide Survey of Georgia Vaccinations for Children Provider Practices, John S. Luque, Yelena N. Tarasenko, Betty T. Dixon, Robert L. Vogel, and Stuart H. Tedders

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Effects of Personality Disorder and Impulsivity on Emotional Adaptations in Prison among Women Offenders, Senik T. Mahmood, Micahel G. Vaughn, and Rachel D. Schwartz PhD

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Diabetes and Colorectal Cancer Screening among Men and Women in the USA:National Health Interview Survey: 2008, 2010, Eric A. Miller, Yelena N. Tarasenko, Jennifer D. Parker, and Kenneth C. Schoendorf

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Career Satisfaction and Burnout among Ghanaian Physicians, Samuel T. Opoku and Bettye A. Apenteng

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Seeking Greener Pastures? The Relationship between Career Satisfaction and the Intention to Emigrate: A Survey of Ghanaian Physicians, Samuel T. Opoku and Bettye A. Apenteng

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In the Words of the Medical Tourist: An Analysis of Internet Narratives by Health Travelers to Turkey, Margaret E. Ozan-Rafferty, James Allen Johnson, Gulzar H. Shah, and Attila Kursun

Lessons for US Public Health from China’s SARS Response, Rachel D. Schwartz and Jonathan Schwartz

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Editorial Comment: Temporal Trends in Preparedness Capacity, Gulzar H. Shah

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Social Media and Alcohol Use: Adverse Impact of Facebook and Twitter on College Students, Gulzar H. Shah, Moya L. Alfonso, and Nina Jolani