Kathryn Jacobsen, MPH, PhD, author of Introduction to Global Health, will discuss the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations and designed to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which expired in 2015.
Topics: Global Health Blog
Dr. Richard Riegelman, professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, and Founding Dean at George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, is the recipient of the 2018 Welch-Rose Award for Distinguished Service to Academic Public Health.
Undergradute students benefit from having an easy to understand, interesting, and engaging introduction to the theoretical basis of health education. Written with the undergraduate in mind, Introduction to Health Behavior Theory, Third Edition by Joanna Hayden uses comprehensive and accessible explanations to help students understand what theory is, how theories are developed, and what factors influence health behavior.
Topics: Public Health
By Sharon Buchbinder, RN, PhD
By Thomas K. Ross, PhD, Associate Professor of Health Care Management, Appalachian State University
In this post (excerpted from the Preface of the new book, A Comprehensive Guide to Budgeting for Health Care Managers) author Thomas K. Ross, PhD (Associate Professor of Health Care Management, Appalachian State University) comments on why he wrote the book and what makes his book unique.
Topics: Health Administration
By Sharon Buchbinder, RN, PhD
Once upon a time in Job Hunting Land, before mega job websites, computers, Internet, email, and texting, there was something known as the “interview”. This ancient form of communication provided potential employers and prospective employees to assess whether a person would be a good fit with an organization. Somewhere along the line, however, some students have acquired the notion that face-to-face interviews are no longer required. I even had an alumna ask me if it was “normal” to have an in person interview after a telephone interview. I assured her that not only was it normal, but also something she should want to do to see if she wanted to work with the people in the organization.
by Kathryn H. Jacobsen, MPH, PhD
by Richard Skolnik, MPA
Author of Global Health 101, 3rd Edition
A number of resources have recently come out that deal with intersectoral approaches to global health. Disease Control Priorities, third edition (DCP3) is a nine-volume resource “that provides up-to-date evidence on priorities that countries should consider in order to deliver Universal Health Coverage.” DCP3 recently published Volume 9 of its study, which is a summary of its major findings, plus important chapters on achieving universal health coverage and addressing intersectoral policy approaches to global health. (http://dcp-3.org/disease-control-priorities).
In November 2017, The Lancet published a companion piece to this volume: “Universal health coverage and intersectoral action for health: key messages from Disease Control Priorities, 3rd edition” (http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(17)32906-9/fulltext?dgcid=twitter_social_lancet).
by Sara Wilensky, JD, PhD
(Co-author of Essentials of Health Policy and Law, 3rd Edition)
I find the first day of class as exciting as a professor as I did as a student. I have the students’ attention (most, anyway) and they are open-minded and ready to learn a new subject. It does not take long, however, for the excitement to wane, the laptops to proliferate, and the empty stares to return. In order to keep the “first day of class” excitement throughout the semester, I try to incorporate various types of exercises and group activities in class.
Topics: classroom learning
On December 13, 2017, authors Donna K. Hammaker and Thomas M. Knadig will be conducting a special breakfast talk on health care management and the law. Hammaker and Knadig, who serve on the faculty at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, are co-authors of two Jones & Bartlett Learning texts, including Health Care Management and the Law, Second Edition and Health Care Ethics and the Law.