Barriers to Local Public Health Chronic Disease Surveillance Through Health Information Exchange: A Capacity Assessment of Health Departments in the Health Information Network of South Texas
This study identified barriers that public health departments participating in the Health Information Network of South Texas face regarding HIE and community-level surveillance of chronic diseases. This study focused on 2 health departments participating in the Health Information Network of South Texas. We administered a survey to inventory the technology infrastructure of health departments and conducted semistructured interviews of the local, state, and national officials. We identified 3 barriers to using HIE for disease surveillance: insufficient skilled staff, variation in how laws are interpreted, and lack of a coord...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - March 31, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Brief Report Source Type: research

Using an Implementation Research Framework to Identify Potential Facilitators and Barriers of an Intervention to Increase HPV Vaccine Uptake
Conclusion: A comprehensive implementation framework for promoting HPV vaccination may increase vaccination rates in ethnically diverse communities. This study suggests that the CFIR can be used to guide clinicians in planning implementation of new approaches to increasing HPV vaccine uptake in their settings. Further research is needed to determine whether identifying implementation barriers and facilitators in all 5 CFIR domains as part of developing an intervention contributes to improved HPV vaccination rates. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - March 31, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

PH 3.0: Supporting Local Health Departments in the New Paradigm to Improve Population Health
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Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - March 31, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: News From NACCHO Source Type: research

Wanted: Academic Health Departments to Foster Evidence-Based Practice and Practice-Based Evidence
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - March 31, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: State of Public Health Source Type: research

Developing an Informatics-Savvy Health Department: From Discrete Projects to a Coordinating Program. Part I: Assessment and Governance
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Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - March 31, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: The Management Moment Source Type: research

Development of a National Public Health Accreditation Program: A Case Study in Strategic Change Management and Sustainability
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - March 31, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Case Study Source Type: research

Performance Management Systems: A Public Health Model Practice
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - March 31, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Data, Staff, and Money: Leadership Reflections on the Future of Public Health Informatics
Conclusions: Local health department leadership desires to have timely or even real-time data. Local health departments have a great potential to benefit from informatics, particularly electronic health records in advancing their administrative practices and service delivery, but financial and human capital represents the largest barrier. Interoperability of public health systems is highly desirable but hardly achievable in the presence of such barriers. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - March 31, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

CDC's “Flexible” Epidemiologist: A Strategy for Enhancing Health Department Infectious Disease Epidemiology Capacity
Conclusion: ELC enhances epidemiology capacity in health departments by providing flexible personnel that help sustain areas with losses in capacity, addressing programmatic gaps, and supporting unanticipated events. Our findings support the notion that flexible personnel could be an effective model for strengthening epidemiology capacity among health departments. Implications for Policy & Practice: Our findings have practical implications for addressing the overall decline in the public health workforce, as well as the current context and environment of public health funding at both state and federal levels. (Source:...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - March 31, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

Barriers and Facilitators to Scientific Writing Among Applied Epidemiologists
Conclusion: Public health agencies can be facilitators for epidemiologists to contribute to the scientific literature through increasing access to the peer-reviewed literature, creating a supportive environment for writing and publishing, and investing in desired and needed training. The results have implications for modifying workplace policies surrounding writing and publishing. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - March 31, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Brief Report Source Type: research

Supporting Human Papillomavirus Vaccination in Adolescents: Perspectives From Commercial and Medicaid Health Plans
Conclusion: Although HPV immunization rates are low nationally, health plans can employ multiple efforts to encourage vaccination by implementing activities that involve the patient, the provider, and the community. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - March 31, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

The Role of Patient Navigators in Building a Medical Home for Multiply Diagnosed HIV-Positive Homeless Populations
Conclusions: It may be necessary to adapt the traditional PCMH model to effectively meet the social, behavior health, and medical needs of homeless and unstably housed PLWH with behavioral health comorbidities. A patient navigator who can invest time in supporting and connecting these patients to needed services may be a key component in creating an effective PCMH for this population. These findings highlight the roles and tasks of patient navigators that may contribute to developing a PCMH specific to homeless and unstably housed PLWH with mental health and substance use comorbidities. Implementation of such a model has t...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - March 31, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

Quality of HIV Testing Data Before and After the Implementation of a National Data Quality Assessment and Feedback System
Conclusions: Feedback contributed to increased data quality. CDC and health departments should continue monitoring the data and implement measures to improve variables of low completeness. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - March 31, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Full Report Source Type: research

Harnessing the Power of the Electronic Medical Record to Facilitate an Opt-Out HIV Screening Program in an Urban Academic Emergency Department
Emergency Departments (EDs) are important settings for routine HIV screening because they are safety nets for populations with limited access to primary care and high risk for HIV infection. However, EDs rarely perform routine HIV screening due to logistical barriers. An electronic medical record (EMR)-driven routine opt-out HIV screening program was implemented in an urban academic ED and led to rapid scale-up of screening volume and detection of unknown HIV infection. The streamlined tool, requiring 4 mouse clicks, automates screening for eligibility, facilitates documentation of consent and orders the HIV test. HIV scre...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - March 31, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Practice Brief Report Source Type: research

Improving Retention in HIV Care Through New York's Expanded Partner Services Data-to-Care Pilot
Context: Data to Care (DTC) represents a public health strategy using HIV surveillance data to link persons living with diagnosed HIV infection (PLWDHI) to HIV-related medical care. Objective: To investigate the feasibility of the DTC approach applied to a Partner Services program serving a geographically diffuse area of New York State. Design: Disease intervention specialists received training to function as Expanded Partner Services (ExPS) advocates. HIV surveillance data identified PLWDHI presumed to be out of care (OOC). ExPS advocates attempted to locate and reengage OOC individuals in HIV-related care. The pilot ra...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - March 31, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

Assessing Different Partner Notification Methods for Assuring Partner Treatment for Gonorrhea: Looking for the Best Mix of Options
Context: Partner notification for gonorrhea is intended to interrupt transmission and to bring people exposed to infection to care. Partner notification may be initiated through public health professionals (disease intervention specialist: DIS referral) or patients (patient referral). In some cases, patients may carry medications or prescriptions for partners (patient-delivered partner therapy: PDPT). Objective: To examine how patterns of notifying and treating partners of persons with gonorrhea differ by partner notification approach. Design: From published literature (2005-2012), we extracted 10 estimates of patient re...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - March 31, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

Delivering Partner Services to Reduce Transmission and Promote Linkage to Care: Process Outcomes Varied for Chlamydial Infection, Gonorrhea, HIV, and Syphilis Cases
Context: Partner services for HIV and sexually transmitted diseases, a public health intervention activity recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, includes counseling, partner notification, linkage to care, and referral to other services. Objective: A time study of partner services case investigations documented differences in times to process HIV/sexually transmitted disease cases. Setting: Cases were from 9 local and regional sites in New York. Participants: Fifty-two partner services disease investigators documented 542 randomly selected cases (271 chlamydial infections, 162 gonorrhea, 48 HIV, ...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - March 31, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Brief Report Source Type: research

Applying Clinical and Public Health Research to Prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - March 31, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Putting the Law Into Practice: A Comparison of Isolation and Quarantine As Tools to Control Tuberculosis and Ebola
This article compares 2 recent court cases with different outcomes where public health officials sought assistance from the courts to enforce an isolation or quarantine order. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - January 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

Local Health Departments Tweeting About Ebola: Characteristics and Messaging
Conclusions: Twitter has become a communication tool frequently used by many LHDs to respond to novel outbreaks, but messaging strategies vary widely across LHDs. We recommend that LHDs increase tweet frequency during public health emergencies in order to ensure timely dissemination of critical information. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - January 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

Use of Death Certificates to Identify Tuberculosis-Related Deaths in Washington State
Conclusions: Death certificates were not highly predictive of TB-related deaths. Use of the direct cause of death text field was the most accurate method to identify a TB-related death when using death certificates. Specific ICD-10 coding algorithms may misclassify subjects as having died from TB. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - January 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Brief Report Source Type: research

Collaborative Public Health Investigation of Clenbuterol-Adulterated Heroin Outbreak—Richmond, Virginia, March-April 2015
Conclusion: This outbreak highlights the value of policies and practices that support an integrated outbreak response among public health practitioners, poison center staff, laboratorians, clinicians, law enforcement agents, community groups, and other agencies. Collaboration enabled implementation of effective control measures—including those outside the purview of the health department—and should be standard practice in future outbreaks involving illicit substances. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - January 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Practice Brief Report Source Type: research

Self-awareness of “Gum Disease” Among US Adults
Background: To assess the extent of self-awareness of gum disease among adults in the United States. Methods: Data were from the 2009-2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The outcome variable is self-awareness of gum disease. Multivariate logistic regression models were used to examine the relationship between self-awareness and clinically diagnosed periodontitis. The analytical sample included 6876 participants. Results: Among those participants (30 years or older) who were classified as having periodontitis, 27% (95% confidence interval [CI], 24.4-29.8) were self-aware of the disease (positive predict...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - January 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

A Cost-Benefit Analysis of a State-Funded Healthy Homes Program for Residents With Asthma: Findings From the New York State Healthy Neighborhoods Program
Conclusion: Low-intensity, home-based, environmental interventions for people with asthma decrease the cost of health care utilization. Greater reductions are realized when services are targeted toward people with more poorly controlled asthma. While low-intensity approaches may produce more modest benefits, they may also be more feasible to implement on a large scale. Health care payers, and public payers in particular, should consider expanding coverage, at least for patients with poorly controlled asthma or who may be at risk for poor asthma control, to include services that address triggers in the home environment. (So...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - January 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Special Section: Evaluating the Impact of the New York State Healthy Neighborhoods Program: Research Articles Source Type: research

An Evaluation of a State-Funded Healthy Homes Intervention on Asthma Outcomes in Adults and Children
Conclusion: Targeting the intervention to people with poorly controlled asthma maximizes improvements in trigger avoidance and asthma morbidity; however, other recruitment strategies are effective for impacting endpoints related to health care access and self-management. This evaluation demonstrates that a low-intensity home-based environmental intervention is effective as well as practical and feasible. Health care payers, state and local health departments, and others should consider investing in these home-based services as part of a comprehensive asthma care package. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - January 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Special Section: Evaluating the Impact of the New York State Healthy Neighborhoods Program: Research Articles Source Type: research

The New York State Healthy Neighborhoods Program: Findings From an Evaluation of a Large-Scale, Multisite, State-Funded Healthy Homes Program
Context: A growing evidence base suggests that a comprehensive healthy homes approach may be an effective strategy for improving housing hazards that affect health, but questions remain about the feasibility of large-scale implementation. Objective: To evaluate the impact of a large-scale, multisite, state-funded healthy homes program. Setting: Homes in high-risk neighborhoods of 13 counties funded under the New York State Healthy Neighborhoods Program (NYS HNP) from 2008 to 2012. Participants: A total of 28 491 homes received an initial visit and 6436 dwellings received a revisit (follow-up assessment 3 to 6 months aft...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - January 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Special Section: Evaluating the Impact of the New York State Healthy Neighborhoods Program: Research Articles Source Type: research

Coordinated Federal Actions Are Needed to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Childhood Asthma
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - January 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Special Section: Evaluating the Impact of the New York State Healthy Neighborhoods Program: Commentary Source Type: research

The Importance of Housing for Healthy Populations and Communities
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - January 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Special Section: Evaluating the Impact of the New York State Healthy Neighborhoods Program: Commentary Source Type: research

Thank You, Reviewers!
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - January 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Thank You, Reviewers! Source Type: research

NACCHO's National Profile of Local Health Departments Study: Looking at Trends in Local Public Health Departments
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - January 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: News From NACCHO Source Type: research

The Value of Public Health
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - January 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: State of Public Health Source Type: research

State Health Officials—Defining Success and Identifying Critical Success Factors
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - January 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: The Management Moment Source Type: research

Moving Upstream on Childhood Asthma and Housing
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - January 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Ending Business as Usual: The Kane County Health Department in a Worsening Fiscal Climate
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - January 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Case Study Source Type: research

A New Method to Directly Observe Tuberculosis Treatment: Skype Observed Therapy, a Patient-Centered Approach
Conclusions: Because SOT saves cost and time and is a suitable alternative to DOT for patients, it should be considered as part of new policies and practices in TB control programs. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - January 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Practice Brief Report Source Type: research

Implementing Updated Recommendations on Hepatitis C Virus Screening: Translating Federal Guidance Into State Practice
Conclusions: There is substantial variation in state Web sites' consistency with the CDC guidelines. The public health importance of risk factors is not associated with their inclusion in Web content. Improving the uptake of these recommendations and the manner in which they are conveyed to the public are critical to implementing the national viral hepatitis action plan, thereby increasing diagnoses and averting new infections. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - January 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

Delays in Seeking Health Care: Comparison of Veterans and the General Population
Conclusions: Study results suggest a possible link between VA access problems and veterans' behavior in seeking needed healthcare, which may be creating disparities in the effectiveness of care for this vulnerable and deserving population. Our study provides evidence of self-reported care delay among veterans. More studies are necessary to further understand factors in relation to delaying seeking care among veterans. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - January 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

Who's at Risk When the Power Goes Out? The At-home Electricity-Dependent Population in the United States, 2012
This study estimated the size and prevalence of that electricity-dependent population residing at home in the United States. Methods: We used the Truven Health MarketScan* 2012 database to estimate the number of employer-sponsored privately insured enrollees by geography, age group, and sex who resided at home and were dependent upon electrically powered durable medical equipment to sustain life. We estimated nationally representative prevalence and used US Census population estimates to extrapolate the national population and produce maps visualizing prevalence and distribution of electricity-dependent populations residi...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - January 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

Health Care Communication Laws in the United States, 2013: Implications for Access to Sensitive Services for Insured Dependents
Young adults may not seek sensitive health services when confidentiality cannot be ensured. To better understand the policy environment for insured dependent confidentiality, we systematically assessed legal requirements for health insurance plan communications using WestlawNext to create a jurisdiction-level data set of health insurance plan communication regulations as of March 2013. Two jurisdictions require plan communications be sent to a policyholder, 22 require plan communications to be sent to an insured, and 36 give insurers discretion to send plan communications to the policyholder or insured. Six jurisdictions p...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - January 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Brief Report Source Type: research

Exploring the Link Between Completion of Accreditation Prerequisites and Local Health Departments' Decision to Collaborate With Tax-Exempt Hospitals Around the Community Health Assessment
This study examined existing LHD-hospital collaborations around CHAs/CHNAs, focusing specifically on the relationship between LHDs' level of engagement with PHAB accreditation activities and their collaboration with hospitals around CHAs/CHNAs. Design: Data came from the 2013 NACCHO (National Association of County & City Health Officials) Profile Study and the Area Health Resource File. Complete data were available for 1332 LHDs that participated in the 2013 NACCHO Profile Study. Logistic regression explored the relationship between LHDs' completion of accreditation prerequisites, in particular completion of a CHA, co...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - January 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

Developing the Evidence for Public Health Systems to Battle Vaccine Preventable Disease at the Local Level: Data Challenges and Strategies for Advancing Research
Conclusion: While our study was part of a suite of studies using similar methods and producing significant results, this study was instead challenged by serious data limitations and highlighted the gap in consistent, standardized data that can support critically needed evidence regarding immunization rates and disease. With LHDs at the epicenter of reducing vaccine preventable disease, it is vital to utilize emerging opportunities to understand the nature of their efforts in immunization coverage and disease prevention. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - January 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

Using a Theory of Change to Guide Grant Monitoring and Grantmaking
Charitable foundations play a significant role in advancing public health, funding billions of dollars in health grants each year. Evaluation is an important accountability tool for foundations and helps ensure that philanthropic investments contribute to the broader public health evidence base. While commitment to evaluation has increased among foundations over the past few decades, effective use of evaluation findings remains challenging. To facilitate use of evaluation findings among philanthropic organizations, evaluators can incorporate the foundation's theory of change—an illustration of the presumed causal pat...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - January 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Practice Brief Report Source Type: research

Impact of Gender-Specific Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Recommendations on Uptake of Other Adolescent Vaccines: Analysis of the NIS-Teen (2008-2012)
In the United States, human papillomavirus vaccination was routinely recommended for adolescent females in 2006 and provisionally recommended for adolescent males in 2009. We evaluated the hypothesis that gender-specific human papillomavirus vaccination recommendations would impact gender-specific uptake of other vaccines using National Immunization Survey-Teen public use data sets (2008-2012). Female adolescents had higher coverage than males of at least 1 other adolescent vaccine in 2008 (3.0% higher) and 2009 (4.3% higher). Gender differences abated in 2010, 2011, and 2012 (0.2%, 0.9%, and 0.4%, respectively). To evalua...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - January 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Brief Report Source Type: research

A Mixed-Methods Approach to Understanding Community Participation in Community Health Needs Assessments
Conclusions: On the basis of the findings, recommendations are made for further research. Practice implications include expanding community engagement and participation by stakeholder and activity type and using a common community health improvement model that better aligns hospital CHNA processes and implementation strategies with other organizations and agencies. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - January 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

Pathways to Program Success: A Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) of Communities Putting Prevention to Work Case Study Programs
Conclusion: Awardees have varying levels of capacity. The combinations identified in this analysis provide important insights into how awardees with different combinations of elements of capacity achieved most of their work plan objectives. Even when awardees lack some elements of capacity, they can build it through strategies such as hiring staff and engaging new partners with expertise. In some instances, lacking 1 or more elements of capacity did not prevent an awardee from successfully completing objectives. These findings can help funders and practitioners recognize and assemble different aspects of capacity to achiev...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - January 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

State-Level Farmers Market Activities: A Review of CDC-Funded State Public Health Actions That Support Farmers Markets
Conclusion: The activities identified in this study can inform future planning at the state and federal levels on environment, policy, and systems approaches that improve the food environment through farmers markets. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - January 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

The Times They Are a-Changin'
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - January 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Restructuring a State Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Program: Implications of a Local Health Department Model for SNAP-Ed
Conclusions: California's use of a universal LHD model for SNAP-Ed is novel. Recent federal SNAP-Ed changes present an opportunity for other states to consider this structure. Employing small-scale approaches initially (eg, pilot efforts) may facilitate effective transitions. For an LHD model to be effective, LHDs must be adept at managing administrative complexity and capable of succeeding within stringent federal/state requirements. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - November 29, 2016 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

Barriers to and Correlates of Retention in Behavioral Health Treatment Among Latinos in 2 Different Host Countries: The United States and Spain
Conclusions: After adjusting for sociodemographics, clinical measures, degree of health literacy, cultural, and social factors, barriers still differed significantly across sites. Efforts to improve behavioral health services must be tailored to immigrants' context, with attention to changing attitudes of self-reliance and outreach to improve access to and retention in care. (Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - November 29, 2016 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

Fit Minded College Edition Pilot Study: Can a Magazine-Based Discussion Group Improve Physical Activity in Female College Freshmen?
Objective: Initial efficacy of a magazine-based discussion group for improving physical activity (PA), self-worth, and eating behaviors in female college freshmen. Design: Randomized control trial. Setting: A large university in southwestern United States. Participants: Thirty-seven female college freshmen were randomized to the intervention (n = 17) and control groups (n = 20) in September 2013. Intervention: Participants completed an 8-week magazine-based discussion group program, Fit Minded College Edition, adapted from Fit Minded, a previously tested theory-based intervention. Education on PA, self-worth, and nutri...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - November 29, 2016 Category: Health Management Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research