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                               September 2017                             
In this Issue
Preparing future public health professionals for the workforce is a growing concern as 38% of current state health agency workers plan to leave governmental work by 2020, a fact Heather Duncan and John Auerbach point out in their latest commentary, which highlights the CDC's Public Health Associate Program,  a 2-year, paid training program that gives future public health professionals hands-on experience in various agencies. Robyn Sobelson and colleagues examine the effectiveness of the PHAP and its impact on preparing public health professionals to meet workforce needs. Corrine Wigington and associates take a look at whether and how PHAP benefits host agencies.
Featured Supplement – Environmental Health Tracking
Wendy McKelvey and colleagues describe how environmental and health surveillance data and analytic findings have informed legislation and regulations related to restaurant food safety and air pollution control in NYC while Jenny Camponeschi et al evaluate a minigrant program designed to foster the use of Wisconsin's Environmental Public Health Tracking Program data by community groups. Kristina Kintzinger and colleagues discuss the assessment of an environmental tracking program and the development of action items to mitigate the effects of natural disasters in "Health Impact Assessments and Extreme Weather—Challenges for Environmental Health."
What's Happening on JPHMP Direct
September is National Preparedness Month, and as Ready.gov reminds us, “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.” Justin Moore catalogs a few of the important JPHMP articles  related to "Hurricane Preparedness and Public Health." Also, check out our new collection on extreme weather event preparedness. Jay Maddock underscores the need for training future public health professionals with a hands-on approach that includes apprenticeships as a part of the academic journey to gaining the MPH degree. Nancy Berglas discusses laws and health department approaches to abortion and then shares her motivation for the research in a new Author Q&A. Holly Wilson and Alex Charleston outline "15 Things You Need to Know about Environmental Public Health Tracking."  And Jason Brinkley details the effects of unknown data on continuous research and the potential effects it has on skewing impacts and outcomes in The Unknown Unknowns of Missing Data.” 
 

Resources
Not sure how to prepare a successful submission for publication? Follow Associate Editor Justin Moore's column "The Scholarship of Public Health" on JPHMP Direct where you'll find a number of resources dedicated to writing and formatting scholarly articles, efficiently planning and managing responsibilities, and a wealth of other useful career advice. Here are a few examples of what you'll find:

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