Jones & Bartlett Learning Public Health Blog

    From the Desk of Mike Brown, Publisher

    Posted by Susanne Walker on Sep 27, 2018 5:33:34 PM

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    Topics: health adminstration, publishing, Jones & Bartlett Learning

    5 Assignments to Address the Opioid Epidemic as a Public Health Problem

    Posted by Susanne Walker on Sep 10, 2018 12:51:18 PM

    By Sharon Buchbinder, Author of Introduction to Health Care Management, Cases in Health Care Management, and Career Opportunities in Health Care Management

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    Topics: opioid epidemic, Sharon Buchbinder, student assignments

    Global Health and the SDGs: Communicating Public Health Successes

    Posted by Susanne Walker on Aug 7, 2018 9:00:00 AM

    By Kathryn H. Jacobsen, MPH, PhD
    Author of Introduction to Global Health,Third Edition

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    Topics: kathryn jacobsen, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

    What is the Future of Blockchain Technology in the Health Records Sector?

    Posted by Susanne Walker on Aug 1, 2018 2:18:10 PM
    By Donna K. Hammaker, JD, MGA  
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    Topics: health care management, Donna Hammaker, health care records, blockchain

    50 Countries Later, Global Lessons for Improving America’s Health

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Apr 24, 2018 12:39:07 PM

    By Richard Skolnik, MPA (author of Global Health 101, 3rd Ed.) 

    In the Beginning of Time

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    Topics: Global health, Richard Skolnik

    Health Care Management Internships, Capstones, and Working Adults

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Apr 12, 2018 12:28:09 PM

    By Sharon Buchbinder, RN, PhD

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    Topics: Sharon Buchbinder, health care management

    Why It's Important to Study Health Behavior in the Context of the "New" Public Health

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Mar 26, 2018 3:39:20 PM

    An Excerpt from the Foreword for
    Health Behavior Theory for Public Health, 2nd Edition

    by John S. Santelli, MD, MPH

    Theory is essential in understanding health behaviors and is critical in guiding health research. Theory helps us organize and understand information; it focuses attention on key issues; and it helps us select constructs for questionnaires.  Theory is fundamental in designing, implementing, and evaluating interventions and in constructing policies to improve health and prevent disease. Thus, theory is essential to the work of public health. 

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    Topics: Health Behavior

    National Public Health Week Is Here!

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Mar 23, 2018 11:18:11 AM

    April is a wonderful time of year -- the snow starts to melt, the flora begins to blossom, and we start spending more time outdoors. What better time to celebrate National Public Health Week (NPHW)? 

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    Topics: National Public Health Week (NPHW)

    Webinar: 2018 Update on Undergraduate Public Health

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Mar 13, 2018 1:41:22 PM

    If you missed the webinar on March 15, 2018, you can still watch/listen to the recorded session at

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    Topics: undergraduate public health, webinar

    Honoring our Women Authors in Public Health

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Mar 8, 2018 5:00:00 AM

    Today is International Women’s Day and I must express what an honor it is to work alongside these highly intelligent and accomplished women—the authors or co-authors of so many of our Public Health or Health Administration textbooks.

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    Topics: Public Health, international womens day