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Submissions from 2017

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

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A User-friendly Assessment Tool as a Means to Improved Curriculum Mapping and Student Learning Evaluation, Linda Kimsey, David Schott, and Gerald R. Ledlow

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

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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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Data, Staff, Money: Leadership Reflections on the Future of Public Health Informatics, Jonathon P. Leider, Gulzar H. Shah, Akrati Gupta, Karmen S. Williams, and Brian C. Castrucci

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Radical Prostatectomy Innovation and Outcomes at Military and Civilian Institutions, Jeffrey J. Leow, Joel S. Weissman, Linda G. Kimsey, Andrew Hoburg, Lorens A. Helmchen, Wei Jiang, Nathanael Hevelone, Stuart R. Lipsitz, Louis L. Nguyen, and Steven L. Chang

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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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Salud es Vida: A Cervical Cancer Screening Intervention for Rural Latina Immigrant Women, John S. Luque, Yelena N. Tarasenko, Claudia Reyes-Garcia, Moya L. Alfonso, Norma Suazo, Laura Rebing, and Daron Ferris

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Georgia’s Critical Access Hospitals: Financial Performance and Process Improvement, William A. Mase, Bettye A. Apenteng, Lisa Carhuff, Mark D. Hanna, Kwabena G. Boakye, Linda G. Kimsey, Samuel T. Opoku, Charles Owens, Stuart H. Tedders, and Patricia Whaley

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After-Action Review of the 2009-10 H1N1 Influenza Outbreak Response: Ohio’s Public Health System’s Performance, William A. Mase, Beth Bickford, Casey L. Thomas, Shamika D. Jones, and Michael Bisesi

Disease Intervention Specialist Education for the Future, William A. Mase, Andrew Hansen, Stacy W. Smallwood, Gulzar H. Shah, and Angela Peden

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Assessing Training Needs and Competency Gaps in Food Protection Staff, William A. Mase, Bobby Jo Newell, H. Pamela Pagano, and Jessica Arrazola

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Solo Practice Physicians in Georgia, Fedelis Mutiso, Emmanuel A. Akowuah, Samuel T. Opoku, and Bettye A. Apenteng

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Needs Assessment for Behavioral Health Workforce: A State-Level Analysis, Preethy Nayar, Bettye A. Apenteng, Ahn T. Nguyen, Kelly Shaw-Sutherland, Diptee Ojha, and Marlene Deras

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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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Temporal Trends and Rural-Urban Differences in Hospital Length of Stay for Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders, Samuel T. Opoku, Bettye A. Apenteng, and Ge Lin

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Intrapartum Obstetric Care in the U.S. Military: Comparison of Military and Civilian Care Systems within TRICARE, Anju Ranjit, Wei Jiang, Tiannan Zhan, Linda G. Kimsey, Bart Staat, Catherine T. Witkop, Sarah E. Little, Adil H. Haider, and Julian N. Robinson

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Local Boards of Health Characteristics Influencing Support for Health Department Accreditation, Gulzar H. Shah, Sergey Sotnikov, Carolyn J. Leep, Jiali Ye, and Liza Corso

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Creating a Taxonomy of Local Boards of Health Based on Local Health Departments’ Perspectives, Gulzar H. Shah, Sergey Sotnikov, Carolyn J. Leep, Jiali Ye, and Timothy W. Van-Wave

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Intersecting HIV Prevention Practice and Truth Among Black MSM, Stacy W. Smallwood, Jarvis W. Carter Jr., and Anne O. Odusanya

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Different Dimensions: Internalized Homonegativity Among African American Men Who Have Sex With Men in the Deep South, Stacy W. Smallwood, S. Melinda Spencer, Lucy Annang Ingram, Jim F. Thrasher, and Melva V. Thompson-Robinson

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Examining the Relationships Between Religiosity, Spirituality, Internalized Homonegativity, and Condom Use Among African American Men Who Have Sex With Men in the Deep South, Stacy W. Smallwood, S. Melinda Spencer, Lucy Annang Ingram, Jim F. Thrasher, and Melva V. Thompson-Robinson

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Change in Percentages of Adults With Overweight or Obesity Trying to Lose Weight, 1988-2014, Kassandra R. Snook, Andrew R. Hansen, Carmen H. Duke, Kathryn C. Finch, Amy A. Hackney, and Jian Zhang

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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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Blending Pedagogical Approaches in Public Health Education: The A.D.O.P.T. Model, McKinley Thomas, Lesley Clack, and Sara Plaspohl

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Using the Personalized System of Instruction to Differentiate Instruction in Fitness, Stephanie Viness, Gavin T. Colquitt, Tony A. Pritchard, and Christine Johnson

Assessment of the Need for Health Services Among Farmworkers in Georgia, Ashely D. Walker-Colquitt, Bettye A. Apenteng, Charles F. Owens, and Angela Peden

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Overcoming Barriers to Experience Benefits: A Qualitative Analysis of Electronic Health Record and Health Information Exchange Implementation in Local Health Departments, Karmen S. Williams, Gulzar H. Shah, Jonathon P. Leider, Akrati Gupta, and Brian Castrucci

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STD Services’ Delivery Arrangements in Georgia’s County Health Departments, Karmen S. Williams, Gulzar H. Shah, Angela Peden, and William C. Livingood

Submissions from 2016

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Development and Psychometric Testing of the Childhood Obesity Perceptions (COP) Survey Among African American Caregivers: A Tool for Obesity Prevention Program Planning, Dayna S. Alexander, Moya L. Alfonso, and Chunhua Cao

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Adapting a Physical Activity Intervention for Youth in a Rural Area: A Case Study, Moya L. Alfonso, Gavin T. Colquitt, Ashley D. Walker, and Akrati Gupta

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Latinos’ Views of Chronic Disease and Minor Depression, Moya L. Alfonso, Jaime Corvin, Claudia Aguado Loi, Isabella Chan, Linda M. Callejas, Dina Martinez Tyson, Maria Serrano, Phyllis Panzano, and Junius Gonzales

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Understanding Forced Sex during Adolescence: An Exploratory Study of Risk and Protective Factors, Moya L. Alfonso, Robert L. Vogel, Akrati Gupta, and Karmen S. Williams

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Assessing Syringe Exchange Program Access Among Persons Who Inject Drugs (PWID) in the District of Columbia, Sean T. Allen, Monica S. Ruiz, and Jeffery A. Jones

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Quantifying Syringe Exchange Program Operational Space in the District of Columbia, Sean T. Allen, Monica S. Ruiz, and Jeffery A. Jones

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Legal Space for Syringe Exchange Programs in Hot Spots of Injection Drug Use-Related Crime, Sean T. Allen, Monica S. Ruiz, Jeffery A. Jones, and Monique M. Turner

Flex Financial and Operational Improvement Grant, Year One Report, Bettye A. Apenteng, Kwabena G. Boakye, Mark Hanna, Linda G. Kimsey, William A. Mase, Samuel T. Opoku, Charles F. Owens, Angela Peden, and Stuart Tedders

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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

Flex Financial and Operational Improvement Grant, Hospital-Specific Performance Assessment Summaries, Bettye Apenteng, Kwabena G. Boakye, Mark Hanna, Linda Kimsey, William A. Mase, Samuel T. Opoku, Charles F. Owens, Angela Peden, and Stuart H. Tedders

Community Planning for Financial Sustainability in Four Rural Georgia Hospitals, Bettye Apenteng, J. Jones, R. Lawrence, William Mase, Samuel Opoku, and Yelena Tarasenko

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A State-Level Analysis of Maternal and Child Health Partnerships Among Indiana Local Health Departments, Priscilla A. Barnes, Laura T. Haderxhanaj, and Gulzar H. Shah

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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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An Analysis of the Sleep Quality of Undergraduate Students, Brianna N. Carter, Joanne Chopak-Foss, and Fadzai M. Punungwe

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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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Translating Research into Practice: Employing Community-Based Mixed Methods Approaches to Address Chronic Disease and Depression Among Latinos, Jaime Corvin, Claudia X. Aguado Loi, Moya L. Alfonso, Dinorah Martinez-Tyson, Isabella Chan, Pinzon Maria, and Junius Gonzales

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Evidence-Based Strategies Identified to Increase Access to Oral Health Services to Promote a Healthier Lifestyle, Breyana Davis and Sara S. Plaspohl

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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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Racial Differences in Psychosocial Barriers to Initiate Prostate Cancer Treatment Information Seeking, Heather Guerreso, Jarrett Johnson, and Levi Ross

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An Increasing Trend in Health-Care Professionals Notifying Children of Unhealthy Weight Status: NHANES 1999–2014, Andrew R. Hansen, Dustin T. Duncan, Jennifer A. Woo Baidal, Ashley Hill, S. C. Turner, and Jian Zhang

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Physical Activity, Screen Time, and School Absenteeism: Self-Reports from NHANES 2005–2008, Andrew R. Hansen, Tony A. Pritchard, Irina Melnic, and Jian Zhang

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Letter to the Editor: Author Response, Andrew R. Hansen, Jian Zhang, Tony A. Pritchard, and Irina Melnic

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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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HPV Vaccine Acceptance Among a Sample of Southern Men Who Have Sex With Men: A Comparison of Younger and Older Men, Jeffery A. Jones, Adam Parrish, Tom Collins, and Patrick Chang

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LGBT Health and Vaccinations: Findings From a Community Health Survey of Lexington-Fayette County, Kentucky, USA, Jeffery A. Jones, Asheley Poole, Vivian Lasley-Bibbs, and Mark Johnson

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Engaging Rural Georgians in the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)-Mandated Community Health Needs Assessment, Raymona H. Lawrence, Dziyana Nazaruk, Marie Denis-Luque, and Stuart H. Tedders

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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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On Some Practical Considerations Regarding Community-Based Participatory Research for Addressing Cancer Health Disparities, Brad Lian, Connie Kohler, and Levi Ross

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Nursing Homes Should Be Required to Report C. Diff Infections Just Like Hospitals Do, Christian John Lillis and Julie Reagan

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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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Social Network Characteristics and Cervical Cancer Screening Among Quechua Women in Andean Peru, John S. Luque, Samuel T. Opoku, Daron Ferris, and Wendy S. Guevara Condorhuaman

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Prostate Cancer Education in African American Barbershops: Baseline Client Survey Results and Differences in Decisional Conflict and Stage of Decision Making, John S. Luque, Levi Ross, and Clement K. Gwede

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Epidemiology and Nursing Practice, William A. Mase

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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

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The Effectiveness of a Physical Activity Educational Campaign in a Rural Obstetrics and Gynecology Office, Bridget F. Melton, Helen W. Bland, Elaine S. Marshall, and Lauren Bigham

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Using the Exercise Is Medicine® on Campus Platform to Assess College Students’ Practice of Physical Activity in a Rural Setting, Bridget Melton, Jazmin A. Williamson, Helen W. Bland, and Jian Zhang

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

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

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Cyberbullying and Self-Perceptions of Students Associated With Their Academic Performance, Maham Muzamil and Gulzar H. Shah

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The Determinants of Strength Training in Rural Women, Ages 20-44 Years: A Qualitative Study, Dziyana Nazaruk, Stuart H. Tedders, Moya L. Alfonso, and Robert Vogel

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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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Authors’ Response: Health Benefits/Hazards Associated with Companion Animal-Exposure Might be Endpoint- and Animal-Specific, Imala Ogechi, Kassandra R. Snook, Bionca M. Davis, Andrew R. Hansen, Fengqi Liu, and Jian Zhang

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Pet Ownership and the Risk of Dying from Cardiovascular Disease Among Adults Without Major Chronic Medical Conditions, Imala Ogechi, Kassandra R. Snook, Bionca M. Davis, Andrew R. Hansen, Fengqi Liu, and Jian Zhang

EMS 2020: A Detailed SWOT Analysis of Georgia’s EMS System, Charles F. Owens, Britton McKay, Angela Peden, and John S. Barron

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The Mentoring Cycle: A Two Way Exchange, Sara S. Plaspohl

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The Effect of the 1918 Spanish Influenza Pandemic on Mortality Rates in Savannah, Georgia, Sara S. Plaspohl, Betty T. Dixon, and Nyssa Owen

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The Association Between Arthritis and Depression Is Intensified by Excessive Body Weight: Findings From a US National Survey, 2005-2012, Maria D. Politis, Krystina Johnson, Andrew R. Hansen, Kelly L. Sullivan, and Jian Zhang

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Operations of Acquiring, Julie Reagan

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

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Effects of Solid‐Phase Extraction of Plasma in Measuring Gut Metabolic Hormones in Fasted and Fed Blood of Lean and Diet‐Induced Obese Rats, Roger Reidelberger, Alvin Haver, Krista Anders, Bettye A. Apenteng, and Craig Lanio

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

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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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Using CBPR to Extend Prostate Cancer Education, Counseling, and Screening Opportunities to Urban-Dwelling African Americans, Levi Ross, Jarrett Johnson, Stacy W. Smallwood, John S. Luque, Stuart H. Tedders, and Collins O. Airhihenbuwa

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Using CBPR to Extend Prostate Cancer Education, Counseling, and Screening Opportunities to Urban-Dwelling African-Americans, Levi Ross, Jarrett Johnson, Stacy W. Smallwood, John S. Luque, Stuart H. Tedders, Collins O. Airhihenbuwa, Terry Alford, MAN UP Prostate Cancer Advocates, and Willie Underwood III

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Overview of Cancer Prevention and Control and African-Americans, Levi Ross and John S. Luque

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Urban Versus Rural Differences in the Effects of Providing Care to Children With Cerebral Palsy on Family Member's Employment, Braydon Schaible, Gavin T. Colquitt, Li Li, Noelle G. Moreau, and Manuela C. Caciula

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Experiences of Students in Recovery on a Rural College Campus: Social Identity and Stigma, Alison Scott, Ashton Anderson, Kristen Harper, and Moya L. Alfonso

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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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Review of 101+ Careers in Public Health, Second Edition, by Beth Seltzer, MD, MPH, Gulzar H. Shah

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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