jGPHA – Vol. 7, No. 1

Summer 2017, Volume 7, Number 1
ISSN: 2471-9773

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ORIGINAL RESEARCH

1 Coliphage as an indicator of the quality of beach water to protect the health of swimmers in coastal Georgia
Javier Gallard-Gongora, Kathryn McGowan Munck, Jeff Jones, and Asli Aslan
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.101

7 Randomness and inference in medical and public health research
Matthew J. Hayat and Thomas R. Knapp
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.102

12 The association between nutrition, physical activity, and weight status among adults in Georgia
Trang Nguyen, Janani R. Thapa, Donglan Zhang, and Elizabeth Pullekines
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.103

LITERATURE REVIEW

19 Physician attitudes toward the ethics of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP): Cost, safety, and ??resource allocation
?Jessica Grippo, Stacy W. Smallwood, Katherine Pincura, Tamara Wright, and William A. Mase
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.104

26 Application of a faith-based integration tool to assess mental and physical health interventions
Donna M. Saunders, Jean Leak, Monique E. Carver, and Selina A. Smith
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.105

BRIEF REPORTS

39 Operational and financial performance of Georgia’s critical access hospitals
Linda Kimsey, Bettye Apenteng, William A. Mase, Samuel Opoku, Mark Hanna, Kwabena Boakye, Lisa Carhuff, Charles Owens, Angela Peden, Stuart Tedders, and Patricia Whaley
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.106

42 Medicaid savings continue in the year after end of participation in the program, Money Follows the Person
Glenn M. Landers, Kristi Fuller, and Mei Zhou
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.107

45 Analysis of hypertension control rates among participants in the Georgia Hypertension Management and Outreach Program
Sara Byers, Jean O’Connor, Kia Powell-Threets, Brittany Taylor, Kia Padgett, and K. Melissa Hallow
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.108

PRACTICE NOTES

48 Utilization of the “Connecting the Dots” worksheet to engage undergraduate students in health promotion program planning
Raymona H. Lawrence and Ashley Walker
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.109

CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS

53 A multi-county health district’s journey to accreditation: The challenges and benefits
Tara Echols
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.111

54 After initial accreditation – The PHAB Annual Report
Gurleen Roberts, Emily Frantz, and Jack Kennedy
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.112

55 A unified integrated public health approach: Zika response
Betsy T. Kagey and Jennifer Burkholder
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.113

56 Triple-negative breast cancer in Georgia: Burden, disparities, and connections to Georgia’s Breast Cancer Genomics Project
Alissa K. Berzen and Rana Bayakly
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.114

57 Tailoring a hybrid program for reducing health and education disparities in Georgia communities: Outcomes of listening sessions
Chinwe Ejikeme
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.115

58 Implementation of the SafeCare model in Georgia for preventing child maltreatment
Daniel J. Whitaker and Theresa L. Glasheen
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.116

59 Coastal septic tank inventory: data resources for future wastewater management planning
Jessica Alcorn
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.117

60 Shelter surveillance and local public health
Amber Erickson
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.118

61 Cross-training and sustainability in environmental health-based mosquito control programs
Rosmarie Kelly
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.119

62 Recruitment, retention, and succession planning for district health directors
Lee Rudd
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.120

63 Mock Me! A guide to developing a first rate training tool on a second rate budget
Galen C. Baxter
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.121

64 Development/enhancement of the assessment (monitoring and evaluation) knowledge and skills of workers in public health and related settings
Joseph Telfair
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.122

65 Characteristics of reported symptoms among confirmed and suspect cases of Zika virus in Georgia, 2016
Ashton Thompson
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.123

66 Injection drug use and hepatitis C: Interventions in behavioral health settings
Marie Sutton
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.124

67 A clinical trial to increase the identification, genetic counseling referral and genetic testing of women at risk for hereditary breast and/or ovarian cancer
Cecelia Bellcross, Christine Stanislaw, April Hermstad, Christine Tallo, and Chelsea Leonard
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.125

68 Partnership between academic and public health to train public health nurses new chronic diseases protocols
Kathryn Martin, Elena Wood, Stephen Goggand, Anthony Mulloy, Shilpa Brown, and Paul Wallach
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.126

69 Georgia’s critical access hospitals: Financial performance and process improvement
William Mase, Bettye Apenteng, Lisa Carhuff, Mark Hanna, Kwabena Boakye, Linda Kimsey, Samuel Opoku, Charles Owens, Stuart Tedders, and Patricia Whaley
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.127

70 Discussion of public health education and training, and the needs of the future public health workforce
Gary D. Nelson
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.128

71 Breaking the chains: A public health approach to modern day slavery
Rachael Nosin
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.129

72 C the light! Exploring dynamic changes in hepatitis C epidemiology, screening, and treatment
Lesley Miller, Natasha Travis, Jennifer Lom, and Shelly-Ann Fluker
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.130

73 Enhancing the future public health workforce through competency-based student field placements
Michelle L. Carvalho, Laura M. Lloyd, Melissa Alperin, Lisa McCormick, and Kathleen R. Miner
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.131

74 A preliminary examination of elevated blood lead levels in a rural Georgia county
R. Christopher Rustin, Yu Sun, Chris Calhoun, and Christy Kuriatnyk
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.132

75 LEADing together: Partnerships for a healthier DeKalb
April Hermstad, MJ Gathings, Jen Isher-Witt, Felicia Arriaga, and Corre Robinson
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.133

76 Leveraging partnerships in order to increase notifiable disease reporting
Jessica Grippo and Amber Erickson
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.134

77 Kaizen: Improving patient flow
Gurleen Roberts, Jack Kennedy, Catharine Smythe, Dawn Krahwinkel, and Melissa Green
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.135

78 Helping public health professionals access infectious disease trainings and resources: The Region IV PHTC infectious diseases training database
Laura M. Lloyd, Lisa McCormick, Melissa Alperin, Michelle Carvalho, Cidney Wilson, Brita Bergland, Arti Patel, MPH, CHES, and Kathleen R. Miner
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.136

79 Trends in HIV testing among adults in Georgia: Analysis of the 2011-2015 BRFSS data
Benjamin Ansa
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.137

80 Characterizing discrepancies in school recovery after disasters
Hazel Jitesh Shah
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.138

81 Effect of Medicaid status on up–to-date vaccination rates among two-year-old children in Georgia, 2015
Fabio R. Machado, Jessica Tuttle, and Cherie Drenzek
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.139

82 Associations between multi-level contextual factors and mental health service utilization in adolescents with comorbid depression and substance-use: Moderating role of school connectedness on racial/ethnic disparities in service utilization
Kate Thornton
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.140

83 Solo practice physicians in Georgia
Fedelis Mutiso, Emmanuel Akowuah, Samuel Opoku, and Bettye Apenteng
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.141

84 Student involvement in curriculum development enhances medical education
Jacline Griffeth, Alexandra Sawyer, Nolan Johnson, Osama Hashmi, Neha Gupta, Sarah Swartz, Kathryn Martin, and Carol Nichols
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.142

85 Geographic modelling of sickle cell trait in four US regions
Anunay Bhattacharya and Marian Tabi
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.143

86 Better nutrition by increased knowledge of food nutritional components
Lisa Hayworth, Tangela Hendricks, Katy Littrell, and Nicole Matthews
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.144

87 A screening tool for identification of victims of commercial sexual exploitation of children
Michelle Sarah Livings, Jordan Greenbaum, Rayleen Lewis, Jeremiah D. Williams, Shannon Self-Brown, and Betty S. Lai
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.145

88 Zika virus communication preferences of pregnant women: Beyond the verbal
Mallory Ellingson and Allison Chamberlain
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.146

89 Reducing sexual risk behaviors and intentions among rural African American youth
Natasha De Veauuse Brown
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.147

90 Probiotics as a novel treatment of mastitis in dairy goats to combat a nutritional concern
Vishal Singh
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.148

91 Hepatitis C and HIV screening
Merry L. Perry
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.149

92 Differences in reported benefits in older adults after participation in a nutrition incentive program
Miranda Cook, and Rachael Kane
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.150

93 EMS 2020: A multi-year SWOT and financial analysis of Georgia’s emergency medical services system
Charles Owens
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.151

94 Financing public health in Georgia
Dionne Denson
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.152

95 Findings from a national home food environment survey: How does Georgia compare?
April Hermstad, Regine Haardo?rfer, Rebecca Woodruff, Ilana Raskind, and Michelle Kegler
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.153

96 Can summer camp improve childhood asthma management? Outcomes from Augusta Area Asthma Camp
Terrill M. Flakes
https://doi.org/10.21633/jgpha.7.154