Public Health Directions: Summer/Fall 2011

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-The editorial staff of Public Health Directions

For Jennifer Lauby, PhD, senior research scientist at PHMC, and her research team, the campaign to curtail rising rates of hypertension and type 2 diabetes in African-American males doesn’t start with a pill or a pin prick. It starts with a pamphlet.

Sabrina Thigpen and Sam Tiru are originals. Their supervisor, PHMC Associate Program Director Teresa Lamore, calls them pioneers.

It’s what all major sport figures want to do: step down at the top of their game. If that’s the goal, then one of PHMC’s big players really got the timing right. PHMC’s Senior Vice President John Loeb, one of the organization’s creators—from the grassroots initiative that led to PHMC’s founding—and a driving force in its innovative work today, announced his retirement just as this issue was going to press.

PHMC and a number of its affiliates use Twitter and Facebook to share information about the latest trends in public health, events and more with social media savvy consumers. Public Health Directions profiled some of our social media stars to learn more about their use. links the region’s early childhood education providers with experienced, qualified, prescreened job candidates. ChildWare childcare management software still provides everything you need to run your center better, faster and easier…but more so.