The CPHI Digest
February 6th, 2019
Crisis at the Border: The Effects of Trauma and Stress on Migrant Children and Families
February 21st, at 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Houston Hall Bodek Lounge (3417 Spruce St. Philadelphia, PA 19104)
Keynote Speaker Dr. Colleen Kraft MD, FAAP, Immediate Past President of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Thousands of migrant children have been separated from their families at the US-Mexico border, creating a public health emergency with both immediate and long-term ramifications. Join the Center for Public Health Initiatives and CHOP PolicyLab as Dr. Colleen Kraft, Immediate Past President of the American Academy of Pediatrics, discusses the public health toll of this crisis. Dr. Kraft will address the trauma and toxic stress associated with family separation, the ongoing threats to the safety of unaccompanied minors, and the policy options available to address the health and social needs of traumatized children.
Colleen Kraft, MD, FAAP, is the Immediate Past President of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Kraft's experience includes work in primary care pediatrics, pediatric education, and health care financing. Before becoming President of the AAP, Dr. Kraft was the Medical Director of the Health Network by Cincinnati Children's, a Pediatric Population Health Initiative, until 2017. She was the Founding Pediatric Program Director at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. During her time as
President of the AAP Virginia Chapter from 2006 to 2008, she was best known for working with the Legislature to improve Medicaid payment rates for pediatric services.
She has been actively involved in pediatric engagement in school and child care for children with special health care needs. Her work in early childhood and population health seeks to translate the goals of health equity into medical practice.
Dr. Kraft is a graduate of the first Head Start class in 1965. She went on to receive her undergraduate degree at Virginia Tech, her M.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University, and her MBA from the University of Cincinnati. She completed her residency in pediatrics at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Dr. Paul Offit at January CPHI Seminar
We were thrilled to have Dr. Paul Offit of the Vaccine Education Center at CHOP as the speaker for our latest CPHI seminar on January 17. In his talk, "How to Communicate Science to the Public or Die Trying," Dr. Offit delved into the challenges of communicating science and health information to the media and the public by describing her personal experiences with various news outlets. Scientific misinformation is common and widespread, in part because celebrities, politicians, activists, and other so-called "experts" provide misleading or incorrect information about science to the public. Despite these challenges, Dr. Offit remained optimistic, stressing that it is more important than ever for scientists, physicians, and public health professionals to counter misinformation with facts and stand up for science.
Public Health Implications of the Microbiome
More information coming soon!
March 28th at 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Gaulton Auditorium, Biomedical Research Building (421 Curie Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Speaker: Dr. Gary Wu, MD
Associate Chief for Research, Division of Gastroenterology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Opportunity for Third-Party Comments to CEPH
The Penn MPH Program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The MPH program is in the process of undergoing re-accreditation in 2019, which includes a thorough self-study and an accreditation site visit by CEPH in May. As part of this process, CEPH is accepting written comments from the program's stakeholders until 30 days before the site visit. The deadline to submit comments is April 13th, 2019.
Comments can be submitted in writing to the following address:
1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 220
Silver Spring, MD 20910
or by email to our site visit team coordinator, Deja Jennings
Recent Publications from CPHI Senior and Associate Fellows
| Marginalization: Conceptualizing patient vulnerabilities in the framework of social determinants of health -- An integrate review, Nursing Inquiry, 2018, Baah, F.O., Teitelman, A.M., Riegel, B.
Integrating evidence, models and maps to enhance Chagas disease vector surveillance,
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases,
November 2018, Gutfraind, A., Peterson, J.K., Billig Rose, e., Arevalo-Nieto, C., Sheen, J., Condori-Luna, G.F., Tankasala, N.,
, Condori-Pino, C., Anand, P., Naquira-Velarde, C.,
Use of Measures of Inflammation and Kidney function for Prediction of Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease events and Death in Patients with CKD: Findings From the CRIC Study,
American Journal of Kidney Disease,
2018, Amdur, R.L.,
Dominic, E.A., Anderson, A.H., Beddhu, S., Rahman, M., Wolf, M., Reilly, M., Ojo, A., Townsend, R.R., Go, A.S., He, J., Xie, D., Thompson, S., Budoff, M., Kasner, S., Kimmel, P.L., Kusek, J.W., Raj, D.S., Fink, J., Appel, L.J., Lash, J.P.
Patient Satisfaction and Perceived Quality of Care Among Younger Medicare Beneficiaries According to Activity Limitation Stages,
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,
2018, Bernal, O.A.,
Kurichi, J.E., Kwong, P.L., Xie, D., Striem, J.E., Pezzin, L.E.,
Social determinants of health and what mothers say they need and want after release from jail
Preventing Chronic Disease,
2018, Stelson, E., Mogul, M., Harner, H.,
Grisso, J.A.,Frasso, R.
Effect of contraceptive choice on rapid repeat pregnancy
2018, Sackeim, M.G., Gurney, E.P., Koelper, N., Sammel, M.D.,
Association between mesothelioma and non-occupational asbestos exposure: Systematic review and meta-analysis,
Environmental Health: A Global Access Science Source,
December 2018, Xu, R..,
Barg, F.K., Emmett, E.A., Wiebe, D.J., Hwang, W.T.
The Effect of Implementation Climate on Program Fidelity and Student Outcomes in Autism Support Classrooms,
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology,
2018, Kratz, H.E., Stahmer, A., Xie, M., Marcus, S.C., Pellecchia, M., Locke, J.,
Beidas, R., Mandell, D.S.
A Review of School Nurses' Self-Efficacy in Asthma Care
Journal of School Nursing,
McCabe, E.M., McDonald, C.
Pilot RCT of a social media parenting intervention for postpartum mothers with depression symptoms,
Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology,
2018, Boyd, R.C., Price, J., Mogul, M., Yates, T.,
The Language of First-Trimester Nonviable Pregnancy: Patient-Reported Preferences and Clarity,
Obstetrics and gynecology,
January 2019, Clement, E.G., Horvath, S., McAllister, A., Koelper, N.C., Sammel, M.D.,
Youth Speak Out on School Food Environments,
Journal of School Nursing,
2018, Gangemi, K.,
, FitzGerald, E.,
, Solomon, S.,
Frequent Indoor Tanners' Beliefs About Indoor Tanning and Cessation,
American Journal of Health Promotion,
Jordan, A., Lazovich, D.,
Is Tobacco Use Associated with Neurocognitive Dysfunction in Individuals with HIV?,
Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care,
April 2018, Tsima, B, Ratcliffer, S.J.,
Frank, I., Kolson, D.L.,
Engaging With the Community to Promote Physical Activity in Urban Neighborhoods,
American Journal of Health Promotion,
Deatrick, J.A., Klusaritz, H.,
Atkins, R., Bolick, A., Bowman, C., Lado, J.,
Schroeder, K., Lipman, T.H.
The Intersection of Interpersonal Violence and Housing Instability: Perspectives from women Veterans,
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry,
2018, Yu, B., Montgomery, A.E.,
Cusack, M., Sorrentino, A., Chhabra, M.,
Qualitative review as a tool for systems improvement: The quality service review,
Social Work Research,
Elci, O.U., Tollefson, D., Foster, R.E., Morris-Compton, S.,
Identifying Potential Campaign Themes to Prevent Youth Initiation of E-Cigarettes,
American Journal of Preventative Medicine,
Lee, S.J., Gibson, L.A.,
Understanding the landscape of behavioral health pre-service training to inform evidence-based intervention implementation,
January 2019, Becker-Haimes, E.M., Okamura, K.H., Baldwin, C.D., Wahesh, E., Schmidt, C.,
Examining the Role of Supportive Family Connection in Violence Exposure Among Male Youth in Urban Environments,
Journal of Interpersonal Violence,
March 2019, Culyba, A.J., Ginsburg, K.R.,
Branas, C.C., Richmond, T.S.,
Brief Report: Rate of Nicotine Metabolism and Tobacco Use Among Persons With HIV: Implications for Treatment and Research,
Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes,
Thompson, M., Serrano, K., Leone, F., Metzger, D., Frank, I.,
Mounzer, K., Tyndale, R.F., Weisbrot, J., Meline, M., Collman, R.G.,
A Decision Analysis Model of 1-Year Effectiveness of Intended Postplacental Compared With Intended Delayed Postpartum Intrauterine Device Insertion,
Obstetrics and gynecology,
November 2018, Sonalkar, S., Hunter, T., Gurney, E.P., McAllister, A.,
Extreme opponents of genetically modified foods know the least but think they know the most,
Nature Human Behaviour,
14 January 2019, Fernback, P., Light, N., Scott, S., Inbar, Y.,
Pathways to Abortion at a Tertiary Care Hospital: Examining Obesity and Delays,
Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health,
2019, Frarey, A.,
, McAllister, A., Shaber, A., Sonalkar, S., Samuel, M.D., Long, J.A.
Sensation Seeking and Impulsivity Can Increase Exposure to Risky Media and Moderate Its Effects on Adolescent Risk Behaviors,
2019, Khurana, A.,
Ellithorpe, M.E., Hennessy, M., Jamieson, P.E., Weitz, I.
Biometrics and public health surveillance in criminalized and key populations: policy, ethics, and human rights considerations, The Lancet HIV, January 2019, Kavanagh, M.M, Baral, S.D., Milanga, M., Sugarcane, J.
Recent Publications from MPH Alumni
Other Public Health Events
Philadelphia Public Health Grand Rounds
College of Physicians at 19 S. 22nd St
Wednesday February 13th, 2019 @5:30pm-7:30pm
Access to Primary Care in Philadelphia: Scope of the Problem, Identifying Solutions
University of Pennsylvania Prevention Research Center- 2nd Annual Research Day
Overdose Awareness and Reversal Trainings
The City of Philadelphia's Health Department is offering 3 different overdose awareness and and reversal training on various dates in the coming months. To learn more and register for these trainings please visit the City of Philadelphia's
Call for Ideas - Food Justice Projects
Applications are also available in Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Vietnamese, Arabic, Khmer, and French on the web page linked above and also on the google form.
We are very excited to announce a new funding opportunity for food justice projects in Philadelphia. Get Healthy Philly just launched an open call for funding food projects. Up to $200,000 is available for projects completed between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. Applications are due Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Find more details here:
Everyone can and is welcome to apply! Do you grow food, eat food, sell food or even just like food? Do you believe communities should control how to grow, sell, or eat food and have ideas for how to get there? Then we want to hear from you. Preference will be given to community-based proposals or those from applicants led by people of color.
Request for Speakers, Presenters & Panelists
Faith and Spiritual Affairs/Health Justice Conference
The Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services and Philadelphia Department of Public Health are co-hosting the 2019 Faith and Spiritual Affairs/Health Justice Conference on Friday, April 26, 2019! We are seeking speakers, presenters, and panelists who can cast a vision for systemic transformation and explore the possibilities of building a movement toward health justice in Philadelphia.
The conference will bring together community leaders, health professionals, social workers, faith leaders and engaged residents to better understand the impact of historic systemic injustice on community health and identify solutions. We encourage people and organizations with creative ideas for non-traditional presentations, discussions, workshops to apply. Please feel free to share!
For more context, read about last year's Health Justice Summit here.
General registration for the conference is not yet open. Please contact email@example.com or 215.685.5292 with any questions.
All submissions due by February 8, 2019. To apply, click HERE.