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Submissions from 2021

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HIV clinical stage progression of patients at 241 outpatient clinics in Democratic Republic of Congo: Disparities by gender, TB status and rurality, Gina D. Etheredge, Raimi Ewetola, Gulzar H. Shah, L. Maluantesa, Kristie C. Waterfield, A. Mulenga, and A. Kilundu

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Impact of Teachers’ Classroom Manners, Teaching Strategies, and Parents’ Socioeconomic Status on Students’ Performance, Maham Muzamil, Gulzar H. Shah, and Kamran James

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Public Health Education and Changing Public Health Realities in the Public Health 3.0 Era, Gulzar H. Shah

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TB/HIV coinfection and patient outcomes: Evidence from 241 clinics in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Gulzar H. Shah, Raimi Ewetola, Gina D. Etheredge, L. Maluantesa, Kristie C. Waterfield, and L.-K. Lukusa

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The Administration and Management of COVID-19 Contact Tracing Programs: A Descriptive Study of the Experiences of US State & Local Health Departments, Gulzar H. Shah, Angela Peden, Bettye Apenteng, Samuel T. Opoku, Kristie C. Waterfield, and Osaremhen Ikhile

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College Students' Experiences of Race-Related Bias or Hatred in Their Lifetimes and COVID-19 Era, Gulzar H. Shah, Haresh Rochani, Joseph Telfair, Elizabeth Ayangunna, and Gemma C. Skuraton

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Retention and predictors of attrition among children living with HIV on antiretroviral therapy (ART) in Côte d’Ivoire between 2012 and 2016, F. Traore-Toure, Gina D. Etheredge, Gulzar H. Shah, and C. Brennan

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Personal Mastery and All-Cause Mortality among Older Americans Living with Diabetes, Ho-Jui Tung, Ming-Chin Yeh, Randall Ford, and Gulzar H. Shah

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Consequences of COVID-19 Crisis for Persons with HIV: The Impact of Social Determinants of Health, Kristie Cason Waterfield, Gulzar H. Shah, Gina D. Etheredge, and Osaremhen Ikhile

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Public Health Employees’ Perceptions about the Impact of Emerging Public Health Trends on Their Day-to-Day Work: Effects of Organizational Climate and Culture, Kristie Cason Waterfield, Gulzar H. Shah, Linda Kimsey, William A. Mase, and Jingjing Yin

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Stigma Is Associated with Widening Health Inequities: Challenges from the Current COVID19 Pandemic, Ming-Chin Yeh and Ho-Jui Tung

Submissions from 2020

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Effect of Influenza Vaccination on Mortality and Risk of Hospitalization in Elderly Individuals with and without Disabilities: A Nationwide, Population-Based Cohort Study, Yu-Chia Chang, Ho-Jui Tung, Yu-Tung Huang, Chin-Te Lu, Ernawaty Ernawaty, and Szu-Yuan Wu

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Publication of data collection forms from NHLBI funded sickle cell disease implementation consortium (SCDIC) registry, Jeffrey Glassberg, Elizabeth A. Linton, Katrina Burson, Tabitha Hendershot, Joseph Telfair, Julie Kanter, Victor R. Gordeuk, Allison A. King, Cathy L. Melvin, Nirmish Shah, Jane S. Hankins, Axel Yannick Epié, and Lynne D. Richardson

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Building Informatics Capacity of Local Health Departments to Combat COVID-19: A Call to Action, Anjum Khurshid, Gulzar H. Shah, Tran Nguyen, and Jeffery A. Jones

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Feasibility of Long Acting Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) in Rural Communities, William A. Mase and Ellie Purdy

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Local Health Departments' Engagement in Activities to Address Opioid Use and Abuse: The Influence of Surveillance Systems' Use, Tran Nguyen, Gulzar H. Shah, Anjum Khurshid, and Maria I. Olivas

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An Analysis of Local Health Departments' Responsiveness to Community Segregation in Their Efforts to Address Health Disparities, Maria I. Olivas, Deborah Kanda, Rakhi Trivedi, Gulzar H. Shah, and Kristie C. Waterfield

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Association Between Accreditation Engagement and Using The Community Guide for Preventive Services by Local Health Departments, Assegid A. Roba, Brianna Williams, Kristie C. Waterfield, and Gulzar H. Shah

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Book Review: Statistics With R: Solving Problems Using Real-World Data by Jenine K. Harris, Gulzar H. Shah

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Gaps in Public Health Workers' Awareness of Emerging Public Health Trends, Gulzar H. Shah, Kyle Bogaert, Jingjing Yin, Elizabeth Gould, and JP Leider

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A scoping review of theoretical models and conceptual frameworks used in Public Health Services and Systems Research (PHSSR) literature, Zahra Shahin, Anna Messick, Jenna Harris, Kristie C. Waterfield, and Gulzar H. Shah

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Difference in Prevalence of Edentulism Between Foreign-Born and US-born Older Americans, Ho-Jui Tung, Randall Ford, and Ming-Chin Yeh

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Sources of Information in Regard to HPV and Vaccination Among Hispanic/Latino College Students, Wei-Chen Tung, Itzel Corral, and Ho-Jui Tung

Submissions from 2019

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The Ethics of Parental Refusal to Vaccinate: Costs, Community Safety, and Individual Rights, Olatanwa Adewale, Carla Cooper, Pascal Felix, Ashley K. Mitchell, Justin Savage, and William A. Mase

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Effingham Health System: Community Health Needs Assessment: 2019-2021, Bettye A. Apenteng, Samuel T. Opoku, Charles F. Owens, Linda Kimsey, and Angela Peden

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The Impact of Interpersonal Support, Supervisory Support, and Employee Engagement on Employee Turnover Intentions: Differences Between Financially Distressed and Highly Financially Distressed Hospitals, Kwabena G. Boakye, Bettye A. Apenteng, Mark Hanna, Linda G. Kimsey, William A. Mase, Samuel T. Opoku, Charles F. Owens, and Angela Peden

Safe Sleep Environment Focus Group Report, Joanne Chopak-Foss, Nandi Marshall, R. Ewesesan, Michela Hizine, and A. Moore

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Understanding the Dynamics of Diversity in the Public Health Workforce, Fátima Coronado, Angela J. Beck, Gulzar H. Shah, Jessica L. Owens-Young, Katie Sellers, and JP Leider

E-Waste Disposal from Major Ports: Policies & Ethical Considerations, L. Davis, Joshua Dufresne, and William A. Mase

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Adopting YouTube to Promote Health: Analysis of State Health Departments, Carmen H. Duke, Jingjing Yin, Xinyan Zhang, Elizabeth Blankenship, Sewuese Akuse, Gulzar H. Shah, Chung-Hong Chan, King-Wa Fu, Zion Tsz-Ho Tse, and Isaac Fung

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Associations Among Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Toward Palliative Care Consultation Service in Healthcare Staffs: A Cross-sectional Study, Li-Chun Huang, Ho-Jui Tung, and Pei-Chao Lin

Clinch Memorial Hospital: Strategic Plan: 2019-2021, Linda Kimsey, Bettye A. Apenteng, William Mase, Samuel T. Opoku, Charles Owens, and Angela Peden

Clinch Memorial Hospital Community Needs Assessment Report, Linda G. Kimsey, Bettye Apenteng, Samuel T. Opoku, Charles F. Owens, Angela Peden, Devin Hatchett, Imaobong Ekpo, Michela Hizine, and Oluwadamilola Onifade

Environmental Scan and Outmigration Analysis, Linda G. Kimsey, Samuel T. Opoku, Bettye A. Apenteng, William A. Mase, Charles F. Owens, and Angela Peden

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Hancock County Community Based Participatory SWOT Analysis: Community-Clinical Linkages, Linda G. Kimsey, Angela Peden, John Peden, Thomas Sweeney, Deborah Harvey, Michela Hizine, Oluwadamilola Onifade, Devin Hatchett, and Samantha Finn

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Decision Making, Analytics, and Communications in Health Organizations, Gerald R. Ledlow and James H. Stephens

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Ethical Approaches to Mandating Influenza Vaccinations for Local Health Department Workforce in Georgia, Melicent R. Miller, Maureen K. Akubu-Odero, LaShauna L. Hunt, Stephanie L. Irvin, Catherine T. Palmer, and William A. Mase

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Factors Associated with Continuous Improvement by Local Boards of Health, Tran Ha Nguyen, Gulzar H. Shah, Rachel D. Schwartz, and Jeffery A. Jones

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Hancock County Community Based Participatory SWOT Analysis: Nutrition Strategy, Angela Peden, Linda Kimsey, John Peden, Thomas Sweeney, Deborah Harvey, Michela Hizine, and Imaobong B. Ekpo

North Central Health District Supervisor Evaluation Results, Angela Peden, Charles F. Owens, Michela Hizine, and A. Moore

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Diversifying Data: A Precision Medicine Approach to Improving Health Outcomes. Health Informatics Innovations and Applications Series, Kimberly Rodgers and Gulzar H. Shah

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Evaluating Web-Based Platforms and Traditional Methods for Recruiting Tattoo Artists: Descriptive Survey Research Study, Jessica Sapp, Robert L. Vogel, Joseph Telfair, and Julie K. Reagan

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The State of the US Governmental Public Health Workforce, 2014–2017, Katie Sellers, Jonathon P. Leider, Elizabeth Gould, Brian C. Castrucci, Angela J. Beck, Kyle Bogaert, Fátima Coronado, Gulzar H. Shah, Valerie A. Yeager, Leslie M. Beitsch, and Paul C. Erwin

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Local Health Departments' Engagement in Addressing Health Disparities: The Effect of Health Informatics, Gulzar H. Shah, William A. Mase, and Kristie Waterfield

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Publishing on Topics in Public Health Informatics for a Quarter Century, Gulzar H. Shah and Valerie N. Rogers

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Health Informatics and Smart Health Communities: Podcast With Valerie Rogers, Gulzar H. Shah, Valerie N. Rogers, and Kristie C. Waterfield

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Role of Data in Promoting Diversity & Inclusion in Public Health Institutions of Higher Education, Gulzar H. Shah and Kristie C. Waterfield

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Promoting Social Determinants of Health Services: Informatics is the Answer, Gulzar H. Shah and Kristie Cason Waterfield

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Data travels at the speed of trust: Population health informatics for population health. Health Informatics Innovations and Applications Series, Gulzar H. Shah, Kristie Cason Waterfield, and Anjum Khurshid

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Employee Perceptions about Public Health Agencies’ Desired Involvement in Impacting Health Equity and Other Social Determinants of Health, Gulzar H. Shah, Jingjing Yin, Jessica L. Owens-Young, and Kristie Cason Waterfield

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Hancock County Community Based Participatory SWOT Analysis: Physical Activity Strategy, Thomas P. Sweeney, John Peden, Angela H. Peden, Linda G. Kimsey, Deborah Harvey, Michela Hizine, and Stephanie Riddle

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Effectiveness of a Post-Acute Rehabilitative Care Program on Swallowing Ability, Nutrition Status, and Health-related Quality of Life Among Recovering Stoke Patients, Ho-Jui Tung, Ang-Wei Lu, and Ming-Chin Yeh

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Association Between Influenza Vaccination and All-cause Mortality Among the Elderly With Disability in Taiwan - A Population-based Study, Ho-Jui Tung and Ming-Chin Yeh

Personal Mastery and All-cause Mortality Among Patients With Diabetes, Ho-Jui Tung and Ming-Chin Yeh

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Differences in Survival Status Between the Foreign-born and Native-born Diabetes Patients Over a 13-year Period, Ho-Jui Tung, Ming-Chin Yeh, and Yu-Chia Chang

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Issue of Compliance with Use of Personal Protective Equipment among Wastewater Workers across the Southeast Region of the United States, Tamara L. Wright, Atin Adhikari, Jingjing Yin, Robert L. Vogel, Stacy W. Smallwood, and Gulzar H. Shah

Submissions from 2018

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Exploring Childhood Obesity Perceptions Among Caregivers of African American Children, Dayna Alexander, Moya L. Alfonso, and Dziyana Nazaruk

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Assessing Child Body Mass Index Perceptions Among African American Caregivers in a Rural Community, Dayna S. Alexander, Moya L. Alfonso, Chunhua Cao, and Andrew R. Hansen

Bacon County Hospital and Health System: 2019-2022 Strategic Plan, Bettye A. Apenteng, Linda Kimsey, Samuel T. Opoku, and Charles Owens

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The Effect of Power Outages on In-Facility Mortality in Healthcare Facilities: Evidence From Ghana, Bettye A. Apenteng, Samuel T. Opoku, Daniel Ansong, Emmanuel A. Akowuah, and Evans Afriyie-Gyawu

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Understanding Epidemiologists Who Serve as Preceptors, Jessica Arrazola, Gulzar H. Shah, Jeffery A. Jones, Jingjing Yin, and Elizabeth Harper

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What We Know About Students in Recovery: Meta-Synthesis of Collegiate Recovery, Robert D. Ashford, Austin M. Brown, Emily Eisenhart, Anne Thompson-Heller, and Brenda Curtis

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Analysis of Food Service Operation Risk Classification and Associated Food Safety Violation Frequency, Patrick Chang, Haresh Rochani, William A. Mase, Jeffery A. Jones, and Asli Aslan

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Black Mother's Intention to Vaccinate Daughters Against HPV: A Mixed Methods Approach to Identify Opportunities for Targeted Communication, Jennifer Cunningham-Erves, Laura Forbes, Nataliya Ivankova, Tilicia Mayo-Gamble, Kendria Kelly-Taylor, and Jason Deakings

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A Physician’s Recommendation for HPV Vaccination: What Makes African American Mothers Compliant?, Jennifer Cunningham-Erves, Kendria Kelly-Taylor, Tilicia Mayo-Gamble, Jason Deakings, and Luara L. Talbott

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The Sickle Cell Disease Implementation Consortium: Translating Evidence‐based Guidelines Into Practice for Sickle Cell Disease, Lisa D. DiMartino, Ana A. Baumann, Lewis Hsu, Julie Kanter, Victor R. Gordeuk, Jeffrey Glassberg, Marsha J. Treadwell, Cathy L. Melvin, Joseph Telfair, Lisa M. Klesges, Allison King, Ted Wun, Nirmish Shah, Robert Gibson, and Jane S. Hankins

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Toward a National Conversation on Health: Disruptive Intervention and the Transformation from Health Care to Health, Kevin A. Dorrance, Dennis A. Robbins, Linda Kimsey, Jeffrey S. LaRochelle, and Steven J. Durning

Jekyll Island Beach Water Quality Study, Jeffery A. Jones

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A Systems Approach to Person-Centric Health Economics, Linda Kimsey, Andrew Hoburg, Samuel T. Olaiya, Kenneth D. Jones II, and Patrick Richard

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Delay in initiation of DMARD or anti-inflammatory therapy in patients newly diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis: An analysis of United States Military Health System TRICARE beneficiaries, Linda Kimsey, Joel Weissman, Avni Patel, Alison Drew, Tracey Koehlmoos, and Jeffrey A. Sparks

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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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Trends in Smoking and Smoking Cessation During Pregnancy from 1985 to 2014, Racial and Ethnic Disparity Observed from Multiple National Surveys, Hongxia Lian, Andrew R. Hansen, Zachary McGalliard, Laura Gover, Fei Yan, and Jian Zhang

A Resource Guide to Support Community Development Financial Institutions to Address Social Determinates of Health, Nandi Marshall, Charles F. Owens, Deborah Harvey, Michela Hizine, Oluwadamilola Onifade, and Angela Peden

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Disease Intervention Specialist Education for the Future: An Analysis of Public Health Curricula, William A. Mase, Andrew Hansen, Stacy W. Smallwood, Gulzar H. Shah, Angela Peden, Ted Mulherin, and Kaye Bender

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The Leader-Member Exchange Theory, William A. Mase and James W. Holsinger

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Identifying Factors Underlying the Decision for Sickle Cell Carrier Screening Among African Americans Within Middle Reproductive Age, Tilicia L. Mayo-Gamble, Susan E. Middlestadt, Hsien-Chang Lin, Jennifer Cunningham-Erves, Priscilla Barnes, and Pamela Braboy Jackson

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Risk Factors for In‐Hospital Mortality in Heart Failure Patients: Does Rurality, Payer or Admission Source Matter?, Preethy Nayar, Fang Yu, Aastha Chandak, Ge Lin Kan, Brian Lowes, and Bettye A. Apenteng

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Health Care Provider Support for Physical Activity in Women, Aged 20-44 Years, in Georgia: A Qualitative Study, Dziyana Nazaruk, Stuart H. Tedders, and Andrew R. Hansen

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Disparities in Emergency Department Wait Time Among Patients with Mental Health and Substance-Related Disorders, Samuel T. Opoku, Bettye A. Apenteng, Emmanuel A. Akowuah, and Soumitra Bhuyan

Warm Springs Medical Center: Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Strategy, Samuel T. Opoku, Bettye A. Apenteng, Charles Owens, Linda Kimsey, and Angela Peden

Public Health Competency and Training Needs Assessment for the Coastal Health District, GA., Samuel T. Opoku, Bettye A. Apenteng, Angela Peden, and William A. Mase

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Different Reference Points, Different Conclusions: Time for a Common Reference Point for Severe Childhood Obesity Studies, Samuel T. Opoku, Andrew R. Hansen, and Jian Zhang

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Local Health Departments’ Role in Non-Profit Hospitals’ Community Health Needs Assessment, Gulzar H. Shah

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Impact of Local Boards of Health on Local Health Department Accreditation, Community Health Assessment, Community Health Improvement Planning, and Strategic Planning, Gulzar H. Shah, Liza Corso, Sergey Sotnikov, and Carolyn Leep

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Local Boards of Health as Linkages Between Local Health Departments and Health Care and Other Community Organizations, Gulzar H. Shah and Carolyn J. Leep

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Roaches, Roach Motels, and Electronic Silos: The Role of Informatics in the Integration of Health Care and Public Health, Gulzar H. Shah, Kristie Cason Waterfield, Mark Renfro, and Zahid Butt

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Data Talks and Hearsay Walks: Health Informatics and Social Determinants of Health, Gulzar H. Shah and Wu Xu

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Tobacco Policies and Alcohol Sponsorship at Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Festivals: Time for Intervention, Jasmine Spivey, Joseph Lee, and Stacy Smallwood

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

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Acknowledging Our Challenges, Priorities While Giving Thanks, Joseph Telfair

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Addressing Inequities – Poverty as a Health and Human Rights Issue, Joseph Telfair

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Advocating for an End to the Unjust Treatment of Immigrants, Joseph Telfair

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Building Your Public Health Career While Strengthening the Workforce, Joseph Telfair

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Collectively, we can overcome this time that tries our souls, Joseph Telfair

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Delivering rural health care a persistent public health challenge, Joseph Telfair

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Finding a Way to Work Together, Move Needle Toward Progress: Continuing to Advocate for Health, Joseph Telfair

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Focusing Our Priorities, Work and Resources to Address Health Inequities: Diverse Solutions for a Diverse Problem, Joseph Telfair

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More than Just a Job: Public Health Is a Calling, Chance to Make an Impact, Joseph Telfair