Jones & Bartlett Learning Public Health Blog

    Feb. 28 Webinar: The UN Sustainable Development Goals

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Feb 13, 2018 8:23:06 AM

    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.

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    Topics: Global Health Blog

    Jones & Bartlett Learning Author Richard Riegelman Recognized for Distinguished Service to Academic Public Health

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Feb 12, 2018 12:26:15 PM

    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.

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    Topics: Richard Riegelman, JBL Essential Public Health Series

    4-Star Review for Introduction to Health Behavior Theory, Third Edition

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Feb 2, 2018 2:05:10 PM

    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.

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    Topics: Public Health

    Informational Interviewing: a 2-Part Student Assignment with Rubric

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Feb 1, 2018 5:52:00 PM

    By Sharon Buchbinder, RN, PhD

    Author of Introduction to Health Care Management, 3rd Edition

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    Topics: Sharon B. Buchbinder, Sharon Buchbinder Blog, Sharon Buchbinder, student assignments

    The Problem with Financial Education

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Jan 22, 2018 11:08:41 AM

    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.

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    Topics: Health Administration

    Student Exercises that Revive the Art of Interviewing

    Posted by sharonb on Jan 11, 2018 12:00:00 PM

    By Sharon Buchbinder, RN, PhD

    Author of Introduction to Health Care Management, 3rd Edition

    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.

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    Topics: Sharon Buchbinder Blog, student exercises

    The New SDGs: The Key to Global Peace and Economic Prosperity?

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Jan 10, 2018 10:23:49 AM

    by Kathryn H. Jacobsen, MPH, PhD

    Author of Introduction to Global Health, 3rd Edition

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    Topics: Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), teaching Global Health, kathryn jacobsen

    Intersectoral Approaches to Global Health: A Webinar Follow Up

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Jan 4, 2018 1:52:36 PM

    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).

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    Topics: Richard Skolnik, Global Health 101, Richard Skolnik Blog, Global Health Blog

    4 Strategies to Keep Your Students Engaged All Semester Long

    Posted by Sophie Teague on Jan 4, 2018 11:43:55 AM

    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.

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    Topics: classroom learning

    Donna K. Hammaker and Thomas M. Knadig to Speak at Special Breakfast

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Dec 4, 2017 4:25:21 PM

    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.

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    Topics: health care management, health care law