Legionnaires' disease and associated comorbid conditions as causes of death in the u.s., 2000-2010.
CONCLUSION: Comorbid conditions that could lead to an immunocompromised state were associated with fatal LD on U.S. death certificates. Characterization of LD mortality burden and related comorbidities has practice implications for clinical medicine and public health surveillance. PMID: 25931626 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - May 4, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

The economic burden of exposure to secondhand smoke for child and adult never smokers residing in u.s. Public housing.
CONCLUSION: Implementing smoke-free policies in all U.S. public housing could save lives and decrease SHS-related morbidity and mortality in never-smoking residents, resulting in annual societal savings of $183 million at LOD=0.05 ng/mL and $267 million at LOD=0.015 ng/mL. PMID: 25931627 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - May 4, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Using Smartphone Apps in STD Interviews to Find Sexual Partners.
CONCLUSION: Smartphone technology used by DISs in the field improved contact elicitation and resulted in successful partner notification and case finding. PMID: 25931628 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - May 4, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Comparative Mortality Among People Diagnosed with HIV Infection or AIDS in the U.S., 2001-2010.
CONCLUSION: State mortality figures varied based on population composition and disease stage at diagnosis, possibly indicating a need for state-specific testing, linkage to care, and viral suppression strategies to reduce mortality. PMID: 25931629 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - May 4, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Food insecurity and health: data from the veterans aging cohort study.
Authors: Wang EA, McGinnis KA, Goulet J, Bryant K, Gibert C, Leaf DA, Mattocks K, Fiellin LE, Vogenthaler N, Justice AC, Fiellin DA, Veterans Aging Cohort Study Project Team Abstract OBJECTIVE: Food insecurity may be a modifiable and independent risk factor for worse control of medical conditions, but it has not been explored among veterans. We determined the prevalence of, and factors independently associated with, food insecurity among veterans in the Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS). METHODS: Using data from VACS from 2002-2008, we determined the prevalence of food insecurity among veterans who have access...
Source: Public Health Reports - May 4, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

The descriptive epidemiology of yersiniosis: a multistate study, 2005-2011.
Authors: Chakraborty A, Komatsu K, Roberts M, Collins J, Beggs J, Turabelidze G, Safranek T, Maillard JM, Bell LJ, Young D, Marsden-Haug N, Klos RF, Dworkin MS Abstract OBJECTIVES: Yersiniosis, a foodborne infection of zoonotic origin caused by the bacteria Yersinia enterocolitica and Yersinia pseudotuberculosis, is a reportable disease in 38 states. Both sporadic and foodborne outbreaks of yersiniosis have been reported in the U.S., with annual occurrence of an estimated 98,000 episodes of illness, 533 hospitalizations, and 29 deaths. We analyzed surveillance data from nine non-FoodNet-participating U.S. states du...
Source: Public Health Reports - May 4, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Law and the Public's Health.
Authors: Rosenbaum S PMID: 25931632 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - May 4, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Taken to court: defending public health authority to access medical records during an outbreak investigation.
Authors: Daly ER, Herrick JP, Maynard EX, Montero JT, Adamski C, Dionne-Odom J, Talbot EA, Alroy-Preis S PMID: 25931633 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - May 4, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

NCHS Dataline.
Authors: PMID: 25931634 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - May 4, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Integrating classroom, community, mixed-methods research, and community-based participatory research to teach public health practice.
Authors: Upadhyaya M, May M, Highfield L PMID: 25931635 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - May 4, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

A message from the editor.
Authors: PMID: 25729096 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - March 5, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Update on the u.s. Public health response to the ebola outbreak.
Authors: Lushniak BD PMID: 25729097 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - March 5, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Executive perspective.
Authors: PMID: 25729098 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - March 5, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Progress in Women's Health: 1985-2015.
Authors: Lee NC PMID: 25729099 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - March 5, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Women's Health: 30 Years of Progress in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Authors: Woods CM, Applebaum B, Green Y, Kallgren DL, Kappeler E PMID: 25729100 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - March 5, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Health communications and community mobilization during an ebola response: partnerships with community and faith-based organizations.
Authors: Santibañez S, Siegel V, O'Sullivan M, Lacson R, Jorstad C PMID: 25729101 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - March 5, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Patient-physician language concordance and use of preventive care services among limited english proficient latinos and asians.
CONCLUSIONS: Patient-physician language concordance was not associated with higher use of mammography, CRC screening, or influenza vaccination. Language concordance was negatively associated with CRC screening among Asians for reasons that require further research. Future research should isolate the impact of language concordance on the use of preventive care services from health system factors. PMID: 25729102 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - March 5, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Screening and monitoring in men prescribed testosterone therapy in the u.s., 2001-2010.
CONCLUSIONS: A substantial number of men prescribed testosterone therapy did not receive testosterone or PSA testing before or after initiating treatment. In addition, almost one out of five treated men had baseline serum testosterone values above the threshold defined as normal by the Endocrine Society. Men treated by endocrinologists and urologists were more likely to have been treated according to guideline recommendations than men treated by other specialties, including primary care. PMID: 25729103 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - March 5, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Adding industry and occupation questions to the behavioral risk factor surveillance system: new opportunities in public health surveillance.
CONCLUSION: There are no other Colorado state-level datasets that link health behaviors and chronic conditions with occupation. This study shows that the prevalence of chronic conditions and risk behaviors varies substantially by occupation. Other states conducting the BRFSS may choose to adopt the NIOSH industry and occupation module and add other questions to further investigate health issues by occupation. PMID: 25729104 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - March 5, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Addressing immunization registry population inflation in adolescent immunization rates.
CONCLUSION: The problem of mobility-inflated counts of teenagers can be addressed by weighting individual records based on time since last immunization. Well-populated IISs can rely on their own data to produce adolescent immunization rates and find pockets of need. PMID: 25729105 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - March 5, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Law and the Public's Health.
Authors: Rosenbaum S PMID: 25729106 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - March 5, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Law, medicine, and public health preparedness: the case of ebola.
Authors: Hodge JG, Gostin LO, Hanfling D, Hick JL PMID: 25729107 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - March 5, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Law and the Public's Health.
Authors: Rosenbaum S PMID: 25729108 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - March 5, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Big data and public health: navigating privacy laws to maximize potential.
Authors: Thorpe JH, Gray EA PMID: 25729109 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - March 5, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

NCHS Dataline.
Authors: PMID: 25729110 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - March 5, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Student column: using academic detailing to improve childhood influenza vaccination rates in san diego.
Authors: Ly E, Peddecord KM, Wang W, Ralston K, Sawyer MH PMID: 25729111 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - March 5, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

A message from the editor.
Authors: PMID: 25552748 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - January 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Surgeon General's Perspectives.
Authors: Lushniak BD PMID: 25552749 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - January 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Executive perspective.
Authors: PMID: 25552750 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - January 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

What is behavioral health worth?
Authors: Hyde PS, Enomoto K PMID: 25552751 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - January 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

The national vaccine advisory committee: reducing patient and provider barriers to maternal immunizations: approved by the national vaccine advisory committee on june 11, 2014.
Authors: PMID: 25552752 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - January 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Feasibility of shelter-based mental health screening for homeless children.
We describe early results of the Medical Home for Homeless Children Project, whose nurse care coordinators work with homeless families to conduct standardized nursing assessments that include evidence-based screening for child mental health and behavioral disorders with referral and case management for mental and behavioral health services. Screening identified a group of children with mental health issues that warranted referral, and many of those referrals were successfully completed. PMID: 25552753 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - January 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Challenges to implementing communicable disease surveillance in new york city evacuation shelters after hurricane sandy, november 2012.
We describe the implementation of this system. Establishing effective surveillance in temporary shelters was challenging and required in-person visits by DOHMH staff to ensure reporting. After system establishment, surveillance data were used to identify some potential disease clusters. For the future, we recommend pre-event planning for disease surveillance. PMID: 25552754 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - January 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Serotype 10A in Case Patients with Invasive Pneumococcal Disease: A Pilot Study of PCR-Based Serotyping in New Jersey.
Authors: Pitts SI, Apostolou A, DasGupta S, Delgado N, Kirn TJ, Montana B, Tan C, McHugh LA Abstract In 2008, the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) identified a 21.1% increase in reported invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD). In 2009, NJDOH piloted nucleic acid-based serotyping to characterize serotypes causing IPD. From April through September, NJDOH received specimens from 149 of 302 (49%) case patients meeting our case definition. An uncommon serotype, 10A, accounted for 25.2% of IPD overall and was identified in 12 counties, but it was associated with one county (rate ratio = 5.4, 95% confidence interval [...
Source: Public Health Reports - January 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Validation of selected items on the 2003 u.s. Standard certificate of live birth: new york city and vermont.
CONCLUSION: Further research is needed to determine how best to improve the quality of data on the birth certificate. Future revisions of the birth certificate may consider removing those items that have consistently proven difficult to report accurately. PMID: 25552756 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - January 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Disparities in life expectancy of pacific northwest american indians and alaska natives: analysis of linkage-corrected life tables.
CONCLUSION: Data linkage with a registry of known AI/ANs allowed us to generate accurate life tables that had not previously been available for this population and revealed disparities in both life expectancy at birth and survival across the life span. These results represent an important tool to help AI/AN communities as they monitor their health and promote efforts to eliminate health disparities. PMID: 25552757 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - January 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Targeting the Use of Pooled HIV RNA Screening to Reduce Cost in Health Department STD Clinics: New York City, 2009-2011.
CONCLUSION: Targeted screening identified similar numbers of AHI cases as when screening all clinic patients seeking HIV testing, but at one-seventh the cost. PMID: 25552758 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - January 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Distribution of cardiovascular disease and associated risk factors by county type and health insurance status: results from the 2008 ohio family health survey.
CONCLUSION: Our findings suggest that rural and Ohio Appalachian Medicaid enrollees were more likely to have hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and overall poorer health than non-Medicaid enrollees. These findings have important policy implications for health-care reform, highlighting regional disparities in provider coverage. These underserved regions would need an increase in the provider base to positively impact proposed Medicaid expansion programs. PMID: 25552759 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - January 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Law and the Public's Health.
Authors: Rosenbaum S PMID: 25552760 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - January 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Law, the health in all policies approach, and cross-sector collaboration.
Authors: Gakh M PMID: 25552761 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - January 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

NCHS Dataline.
Authors: PMID: 25552762 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - January 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Characterizing the growth of the undergraduate public health major: u.s., 1992-2012.
Authors: Leider JP, Castrucci BC, Plepys CM, Blakely C, Burke E, Sprague JB PMID: 25552763 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - January 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Integrating the 3Ds: a nursing perspective.
Authors: Villarruel AM, Bigelow A, Alvarez C Abstract The 3Ds (diversity, disparities, and determinants) that serve as a framework for this supplement are concepts that are key foundations of nursing education, practice, and research. Despite this fact, however, the nursing profession has faced challenges recognizing the full potential of these concepts. While their importance is documented and acknowledged, they are not clearly evident or easily recognized within the nursing profession. In fact, there are many barriers to the integration of these concepts. We identify and address two barriers to addressing health ...
Source: Public Health Reports - November 16, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Increasing racial/ethnic diversity in nursing to reduce health disparities and achieve health equity.
This article discusses increasing the diversity in nursing and its importance in reducing health disparities. We highlight characteristics of successful recruitment and retention efforts targeting racial/ethnic minority nurses and conclude with recommendations to strengthen the development and evaluation of their contributions to eliminating health disparities. PMID: 24385664 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - November 16, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

The Health Resources and Services Administration diversity data collection.
Authors: White KM, Zangaro G, Kepley HO, Camacho A Abstract The Health Resources and Services Administration maintains a strong emphasis on increasing the diversity of the health-care workforce through its grant programs. Increasing the diversity of the workforce is important for reducing health disparities in the population caused by socioeconomic, geographic, and race/ethnicity factors because evidence suggests that minority health professionals are more likely to serve in areas with a high proportion of underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups. The data show success in increasing the diversity of enrol...
Source: Public Health Reports - November 16, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Addressing health and health-care disparities: the role of a diverse workforce and the social determinants of health.
This article offers a rationale for increasing the diversity and cultural competency of the health and health-care workforce, and describes key strategies led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Minority Health to promote cultural competency in the health-care system and strengthen community-level approaches to improving health and health care for all. PMID: 24385666 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - November 16, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Federal investments to eliminate racial/ethnic health-care disparities.
We present a model that describes the relationships among social disadvantage, health-care disparities, and health disparities. Improving access to health care and enhancing patient-provider interaction are critical pathways for reducing disparities. Increasing the diversity of the public health and health-care workforces is an efficient strategy for reducing disparities because it impacts both access to care and patient-provider communication. Federal policy makers should continue interest in workforce diversity to optimize the health of all Americans. PMID: 24385667 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - November 16, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Transitioning from health disparities to a health equity research agenda: the time is now.
This article highlights ongoing research and programmatic efforts underway at the National Institutes of Health that hold promise for advancing population health and improving health equity. PMID: 24385668 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - November 16, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

A message from the editor.
Authors: Bigley MB PMID: 24587542 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - November 16, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Surgeon general's perspectives.
Authors: Lushniak BD PMID: 24587543 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - November 16, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research