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PHR News: New Public Health Reports May/June 2016 Issue Now Available

The Public Health Reports May/June 2016 issue is now live on The official journal of the U.S. Public Health Service and the U.S. Surgeon General since 1878, PHR serves as an informative and accessible resource for practitioners, professors, scholars, and students of public health. Published in collaboration with the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), the bi-monthly, peer-reviewed journal provides important research and presents key discussions on the major issues confronting the public health community.

In every issue, the Surgeon General’s Perspective, Message from the Editor, and From the Schools and Programs of Public Health articles are open for all to read.


Articles this issue include the following:

Surgeon General’s Perspectives: A Promise Fulfilled—Addressing the Nation’s Opioid Crisis Collectively

Understanding Non-Completion of the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Series: Parent-Reported Reasons for Why Adolescents Might Not Receive Additional Doses, United States, 2012

Assessing Clinical Research Capacity in Vietnam: A Framework for Strengthening Capability for Clinical Trials in Developing Countries

Using Hospital Inpatient Discharge Data to Supplement Active Surveillance for Invasive Pneumococcal Disease: Is the Extract Worth the Exertion?

Dependency on Smartphone Use and Its Association with Anxiety in Korea

Performance of Self-Report to Establish Cancer Diagnoses in Disaster Responders and Survivors, World Trade Center Health Registry, New York, 2001–2007

Barriers to Treatment Among New York City Residents with Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection, 2014

County Health Factors Associated with Avoidable Deaths from Cardiovascular Disease in the United States, 2006–2010

A Review of State Licensing Regulations to Determine Alignment with Best Practices to Prevent Human Norovirus Infections in Child-Care Centers

Social Media’s Initial Reaction to Information and Misinformation on Ebola, August 2014: Facts and Rumors

Human Papillomavirus Vaccination in Washington State: Estimated Coverage and Missed Opportunities, 2006–2013

Utility of Keywords from Chest Radiograph Reports for Pneumonia Surveillance Among Hospitalized Patients with Influenza: The CDC Influenza Hospitalization Surveillance Network, 2008–2009

The Impact of Benzodiazepine Use on Mortality Among Polysubstance Users in Vancouver, Canada

Law and the Public’s Health: Quarantine and Liability in the Context of Ebola

From the Schools and Programs of Public Health: A Mismatch Between the Educational Pipeline and Public Health Workforce: Can It Be Reconciled?

A Message from the Editor

NCHS Dataline

Letter to the Editor