Adolescent Pregnancy Outcomes Among Sisters and Mothers: A Population-Based Retrospective Cohort Study Using Linkable Administrative Data.
CONCLUSIONS: Younger sisters of adolescents who had a pregnancy may benefit from targeted interventions to reduce their likelihood of adolescent pregnancies. PMID: 29262270 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - December 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Demonstration of the Use of Remote Temperature Monitoring Devices in Vaccine Refrigerators in Haiti.
Authors: Cavallaro KF, Francois J, Jacques R, Mentor D, Yalcouye I, Wilkins K, Mueller N, Turner R, Wallace A, Tohme RA Abstract After the 2010 earthquake, Haiti committed to introducing 4 new antigens into its routine immunization schedule, which required improving its cold chain (ie, temperature-controlled supply chain) and increasing vaccine storage capacity by installing new refrigerators. We tested the feasibility of using remote temperature monitoring devices (RTMDs) in Haiti in a sample of vaccine refrigerators fueled by solar panels, propane gas, or electricity. We analyzed data from 16 RTMDs monitoring 24 ...
Source: Public Health Reports - December 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Excess Clinical Comorbidity Among HIV-Infected Patients Accessing Primary Care in US Community Health Centers.
CONCLUSIONS: As HIV-infected patients live longer, the increasing burden of noncommunicable diseases may complicate their clinical management, requiring primary care providers to be trained in chronic disease management for this population. PMID: 29262289 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - December 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Collection of Data on Race, Ethnicity, Language, and Nativity by US Public Health Surveillance and Monitoring Systems: Gaps and Opportunities.
CONCLUSIONS: More complete and accurate data on race, ethnicity, primary language, and nativity can improve the quality, representativeness, and usefulness of public health surveillance and monitoring systems to plan and evaluate targeted public health interventions to eliminate health disparities. PMID: 29262290 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - December 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Authority of Pharmacists to Administer Human Papillomavirus Vaccine: Alignment of State Laws With Age-Level Recommendations.
CONCLUSIONS: Most states permitted pharmacists to administer HPV vaccines only to boys and girls older than 11 or 12, which may hinder achievement of the Healthy People 2020 goal for HPV vaccination. Efforts should be made to strengthen the role of pharmacists in addressing this public health issue. PMID: 29257933 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - December 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Trends in Special Education Eligibility Among Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder, 2002-2010.
Authors: Rubenstein E, Daniels J, Schieve LA, Christensen DL, Van Naarden Braun K, Rice CE, Bakian AV, Durkin MS, Rosenberg SA, Kirby RS, Lee LC Abstract OBJECTIVE: Although data on publicly available special education are informative and offer a glimpse of trends in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and use of educational services, using these data for population-based public health monitoring has drawbacks. Our objective was to evaluate trends in special education eligibility among 8-year-old children with ASD identified in the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network. METHODS: We used data from ...
Source: Public Health Reports - December 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Where Next for Opioids and the Law? Despair, Harm Reduction, Lawsuits, and Regulatory Reform.
Authors: Burris S PMID: 29233069 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - December 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

The Magnitude of a Community's Health Needs and Nonprofit Hospitals' Progress in Meeting Those Needs: Are We Faced With a Paradox?
CONCLUSIONS: Hospitals serving communities with the greatest health needs face high demand for free and reduced-cost care, which may limit their ability to invest more of their community benefit dollars in initiatives aimed at improving the health of the community. PMID: 29227753 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Erratum.
Authors: Abstract Vall EA, Kibbe DL, Greene C, Smith KS, O'Connor JC. Leading the way in preventing childhood obesity in Georgia. Public Health Rep. 2017;132(suppl 2):3S-6S (Original DOI: 10.1177/0033354917722993) In the above referenced article, the author names were originally listed in the incorrect order. The correct order is given above. The order has also been corrected online and in print. PMID: 29227756 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Does the First Amendment Prevent or Allow FEMA to Provide Disaster Aid to Churches?
Authors: Marshall WP PMID: 29212417 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - December 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Accelerating Research Collaborations Between Academia and Federally Qualified Health Centers: Suggestions Shaped by History.
Authors: Hébert JR, Adams SA, Ureda JR, Young VM, Brandt HM, Heiney SP, Seel JS, Friedman DB PMID: 29182891 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - December 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

NCHS Dataline.
Authors: Smith SS PMID: 29182893 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - December 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Evaluating the Evidence for More Frequent Than Annual HIV Screening of Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men in the United States: Results From a Systematic Review and CDC Expert Consultation.
Authors: DiNenno EA, Prejean J, Delaney KP, Bowles K, Martin T, Tailor A, Dumitru G, Mullins MM, Hutchinson A, Lansky A Abstract The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended in 2006 that sexually active gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) be screened for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) at least annually. A workgroup comprising CDC and external experts conducted a systematic review of the literature, including benefits, harms, acceptability, and feasibility of annual versus more frequent screening among MSM, to determine whether evidence was sufficient to change the curren...
Source: Public Health Reports - December 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

NCHS Dataline.
Authors: Smith SS PMID: 29187049 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - December 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

NCHS Dataline.
Authors: Smith SS PMID: 29162983 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - November 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Impact of an Elementary School-Based Intervention on Physical Activity Time and Aerobic Capacity, Georgia, 2013-2014.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings highlight the need for more prospective research into multicomponent physical activity interventions. Rigorous testing, including randomized controlled trials of large-scale implementations, is needed to examine how these school-based interventions might be used to improve the physical activity and fitness of larger populations of children. PMID: 29136482 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Fitness, Sleep-Disordered Breathing, Symptoms of Depression, and Cognition in Inactive Overweight Children: Mediation Models.
CONCLUSIONS: SDB mediates the relationship between fitness and depression, and SDB and depression separately mediate the relationship between fitness and the attention component of cognition. PMID: 29136483 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Effect of the Strong4Life School Nutrition Program on Cafeterias and on Manager and Staff Member Knowledge and Practice, Georgia, 2015.
The objective of our study was to evaluate program effect on (1) school nutrition manager and staff member knowledge of evidence-based strategies and their self-efficacy to make positive changes, (2) the school cafeteria environment, and (3) National School Lunch Program participation. METHODS: We assessed changes in participant knowledge, beliefs, and self-efficacy by administering a survey before and after training (February-July 2015); a follow-up survey (3 school months posttraining) assessed changes in the cafeteria. A total of 842 school nutrition managers and staff members were trained and completed pre- and pos...
Source: Public Health Reports - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Evaluating the Impact of Training in Obesity Prevention Methods on the Counseling, Knowledge, and Skills of WIC Nutritionists in Georgia, 2014-2015.
Authors: Palmer W, Henderson D, Stahnke B, Shary K, Hardy T, Welsh JA Abstract OBJECTIVES: Motivational interviewing, a client-centered intervention method focused on enhancing intrinsic motivation for behavior change, shows a positive impact on children's weight status (ie, stabilizing or slowing down weight gain as a child grows). We evaluated the impact of a training program on knowledge and adoption of evidence-based obesity prevention counseling strategies among counselors from Georgia's Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). METHODS: Between July 2014 and September ...
Source: Public Health Reports - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Childhood Obesity in Georgia.
Authors: Satcher D PMID: 29136486 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

The Healthy Fitness Zone Continuum Score as a Measure of Change in Body Mass Index of School-Aged Children and Adolescents, Georgia, 2012-2014.
CONCLUSIONS: Compared with the BMIz score, the HFZc score may be a better indicator of favorable changes in BMI over time among school-aged children and adolescents with different baseline BMI levels, making it potentially valuable for use in individualized assessments, school programs, obesity research, and public health curriculum and policy development. PMID: 29136487 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Leading the Way in Preventing Childhood Obesity in Georgia.
Authors: Vall EA, Kibbe DL, O'Connor JC, Greene C, Smith KS PMID: 29136488 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Like Peas and Carrots: Combining Wellness Policy Implementation With Classroom Education for Obesity Prevention in the Childcare Setting.
Authors: Cotwright CJ, Bales DW, Lee JS, Parrott K, Celestin N, Olubajo B Abstract OBJECTIVES: We evaluated an intervention combining policy training and technical assistance for childcare teachers with a nutrition education curriculum to improve (1) the knowledge and self-efficacy of childcare teachers in implementing obesity prevention policies and practices, (2) the quantity and quality of nutrition and physical activity education, and (3) the childcare wellness environment. METHODS: Thirteen teachers and 8 administrators (2 of whom were also teachers) from 8 childcare programs in Clarke County, Georgia, par...
Source: Public Health Reports - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Adopting State-Level Policy to Support Physical Activity Among School-Aged Children and Adolescents: Georgia's SHAPE Act.
Authors: Lyn RS, Sheldon ER, Eriksen MP Abstract Physical inactivity among children is a public health problem associated with low levels of fitness, obesity, and increased risk of chronic diseases. Public health experts have identified policies targeting physical activity as a promising strategy to address this challenge. Understanding the process by which such policies are adopted may help to facilitate progress nationally. To examine lessons learned from the passage of the Student Health and Physical Education Act in Georgia, we conducted 15 interviews with people engaged in the adoption of the act. We found tha...
Source: Public Health Reports - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Fitness Trends and Disparities Among School-Aged Children in Georgia, 2011-2014.
Authors: Bai Y, Saint-Maurice PF, Welk GJ Abstract OBJECTIVES: Although FitnessGram fitness data on aerobic capacity and body mass index (BMI) have been collected in public schools in Georgia since the 2011-2012 school year, the data have not been analyzed. The primary objective of our study was to use these data to assess changes in fitness among school-aged children in Georgia between 2011 and 2014. A secondary objective was to determine if student fitness differed by school size and socioeconomic characteristics. METHODS: FitnessGram classifies fitness into the Healthy Fitness Zone (HFZ) or not within the HF...
Source: Public Health Reports - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Bridging Public Health and Education: Results of a School-Based Physical Activity Program to Increase Student Fitness.
CONCLUSIONS: The surveys provided a statewide picture of the physical activity opportunities offered to students and staff members in Georgia elementary schools and demonstrated the effective use of a comprehensive, multicomponent program to offer more school-based physical activity opportunities and to improve student fitness. PMID: 29136492 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Systems Thinking and Simulation Modeling to Inform Childhood Obesity Policy and Practice.
CONCLUSIONS: Systems thinking, especially with simulation models, facilitates understanding of complex health policy problems. Using a simulation model to educate legislators, educators, and health experts about the policies that have the greatest short- and long-term impact should encourage strategic investment in low-cost, high-return policies. PMID: 29136493 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Death Certification Errors and the Effect on Mortality Statistics.
Authors: McGivern L, Shulman L, Carney JK, Shapiro S, Bundock E Abstract OBJECTIVE: Errors in cause and manner of death on death certificates are common and affect families, mortality statistics, and public health research. The primary objective of this study was to characterize errors in the cause and manner of death on death certificates completed by non-Medical Examiners. A secondary objective was to determine the effects of errors on national mortality statistics. METHODS: We retrospectively compared 601 death certificates completed between July 1, 2015, and January 31, 2016, from the Vermont Electronic Dea...
Source: Public Health Reports - November 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Two-Year Stability and Change in Access to and Reasons for Lacking a Usual Source of Care Among Working-Age US Adults.
The objective of this study was to investigate usual source of care (USC) over time. METHODS: A nationally representative sample of working-age adults in the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (Panels 16 [2011-2012] and 17 [2012-2013]) was divided into 3 groups based on USC questions asked during 2 waves: (1) those having a USC during both waves (always USC), (2) those not having a USC during either wave (never USC), and (3) those who gained or lost a USC between the 2 waves (changed USC). The study examined the sociodemographic and health characteristics associated with these groups and the main reasons for not having a...
Source: Public Health Reports - October 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Reducing Smoking in the US Federal Workforce: 5-Year Health and Economic Impacts From Improved Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes.
CONCLUSION: Reductions in the prevalence of smoking in the federal workforce could substantially reduce the number of hospitalizations for acute myocardial infarction and stroke, lower medical costs, and improve productivity. PMID: 29072961 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - October 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Medicaid Prior Authorization Policies for Medication Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Young Children, United States, 2015.
CONCLUSION: Medicaid policies on ADHD medication treatment are diverse; some policies are tied to the diagnosis and treatment guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Evaluations are needed to determine if certain policy interventions guide families toward the use of behavior therapy as the first-line ADHD treatment for young children. PMID: 29072963 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - October 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Public Health Detailing to Increase Routine HIV Screening in Baltimore, Maryland: Satisfaction, Feasibility, and Effectiveness.
The objective of this study was to evaluate the satisfaction with, and the feasibility and effectiveness of, a public health detailing project focused on increasing routine human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) screening of people aged 13-64 by primary care providers working in areas of Baltimore City, Maryland, with high rates of HIV transmission (defined as a mean geometric viral load of ≥1500 copies/mL per census tract). In public health detailing, trained public health professionals (ie, detailers) visit medical practice sites to meet with providers and site staff members, with the intention of influencing changes in c...
Source: Public Health Reports - October 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Opt-out HIV and Hepatitis C Testing at the Dallas County Jail: Uptake, Prevalence, and Demographic Characteristics of Testers.
Authors: de la Flor C, Porsa E, Nijhawan AE Abstract Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection are common in the criminal justice system. We offered opt-out HIV/HCV testing at the Dallas County Jail during intake from June 2015 to November 2016, after which testing was integrated into routine phlebotomy processes. The uptake of testing increased from 12.9% (118/915) in June 2015 to 80.5% (269/334) in January 2016. HIV was confirmed in 1.0% (30/3155) of inmates; 6 were new diagnoses and all were linked to care. HCV antibody positivity was found in 16.4% (500/4042) of inmates. Sixty per...
Source: Public Health Reports - October 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

A Community-Academic Partnership to Reduce Lead Exposure From an Elevated Roadway Demolition, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2012.
We describe a community-academic partnership comprising health-based organizations, community groups, academia, and government organizations. This partnership undertook an iterative process to develop an outreach plan, educational materials, and activities to bring lead-poisoning prevention recommendations from a health impact assessment of a roadway demolition/construction project to the residents of an affected neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 2012. Community partners played a key role in developing outreach and prevention activities. As a result of this project, activities among members of the partnership continue. ...
Source: Public Health Reports - October 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Tobacco-Smoke Incursions and Satisfaction Among Residents With Children in Multiunit Housing, United States, 2013.
The objective of this study was to assess the impact of tobacco smoke-free policies and tobacco-smoke incursions on housing satisfaction in multiunit housing residences with children. METHODS: In 2013, 3696 randomly sampled US adult multiunit housing dwellers were invited to participate in a survey, and 3253 (88%) participated. Of these, 3128 responded to the question about having a child in the home, and 835 (27%) reported having a child in the home. We collected data on demographic characteristics, tobacco-smoke incursions, knowledge and attitudes about smoking policies, and housing satisfaction for this sample of 83...
Source: Public Health Reports - October 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Pedagogical Scholarship in Public Health: A Call for Cultivating Learning Communities to Support Evidence-Based Education.
Authors: Merzel C, Halkitis P, Healton C Abstract Public health education is experiencing record growth and transformation. The current emphasis on learning outcomes necessitates attention to creating and evaluating the best curricula and learning methods for helping public health students develop public health competencies. Schools and programs of public health would benefit from active engagement in pedagogical research and additional platforms to support dissemination and implementation of educational research findings. We reviewed current avenues for sharing public health educational research, curricula, and be...
Source: Public Health Reports - October 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Charting the Course to End HIV Transmission in the United States.
Authors: Trent-Adams S PMID: 28934006 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - September 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Criticized, Fired, Sued, or Prosecuted: Hindsight and Public Health Accountability.
Authors: Gable L, Buehler JW PMID: 28903008 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

The Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander National Health Interview Survey: Data Collection in Small Populations.
Authors: Wu S, Bakos A PMID: 28880771 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - September 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Use of Nicotine in Electronic Nicotine and Non-Nicotine Delivery Systems by US Adults, 2015.
Authors: Weaver SR, Kemp CB, Heath JW, Pechacek TF, Eriksen MP Abstract Nicotine in electronic nicotine and non-nicotine delivery systems (ENDS/ENNDS) may present a risk of harm to those with cardiovascular disease and the fetuses of pregnant women. We assessed the extent to which adult users of ENDS/ENNDS used these products with nicotine. We obtained data for this study from a national probability survey of 6051 US adults that was conducted in August and September 2015. Of 399 adult ENDS/ENNDS users who were current smokers, 337 (80.7%) used ENDS/ENNDS containing nicotine, whereas only 29 of 71 (36.9%) ENDS/ENNDS...
Source: Public Health Reports - September 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Ranking States on Coverage of Cancer-Preventing Vaccines Among Adolescents: The Influence of Imprecision.
CONCLUSIONS: States' ranks of coverage of cancer-preventing vaccines were imprecise, especially for states in the middle of the range; thus, performance rankings presented without measures of imprecision could be overinterpreted. However, ranks can highlight high-performing and low-performing states to target for further research and vaccination promotion programming. PMID: 28854349 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - August 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Prevention Research at the National Institutes of Health.
Authors: Murray DM PMID: 28809604 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - August 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Transitioning From Paper to Digital: State Statutory and Regulatory Frameworks for Health Information Technology.
CONCLUSIONS: The EHI legal landscape is complex. The large quantity and diversity of laws complicate legal analysis, likely delay implementation of public health solutions, and might be detrimental to the development of emerging health information technology. Research is needed to understand the effect of EHI-related laws. PMID: 28813620 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - August 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

NCHS Dataline.
Authors: Smith SS PMID: 28813626 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - August 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

NCHS Dataline.
Authors: Smith SS PMID: 28813628 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - August 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Using Systems Science to Inform Population Health Strategies in Local Health Departments: A Case Study in San Antonio, Texas.
CONCLUSIONS: Local health departments could benefit from the use of systems science and evidence-based decision making to estimate public health program effectiveness and costs, calculate return on investment, and develop a business case for adopting programs. PMID: 28813636 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - August 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

NCHS Dataline.
Authors: Smith SS PMID: 28813623 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - August 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Improving HRSA Programs Through Research and Evaluation.
Authors: Dievler A, Fisher SK PMID: 28799831 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - August 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Survival After HIV Infection Stage 3 (AIDS) Diagnosis, by Population Density Areas, United States, 2005-2010.
We examined the survival rates after diagnosis of HIV infection stage 3 (AIDS) in the United States by population density area of residence at diagnosis. METHODS: We used data from the National HIV Surveillance System to calculate survival rates among people aged ≥13 with HIV infection stage 3 (AIDS) diagnosed from 2005 through 2010. We determined survival rates for more than 12, 24, and 36 months after diagnosis; overall and by demographic characteristics; and across 3 population density area categories (large metropolitan statistical areas [MSAs, ≥500 000 people], small-to-medium MSAs [50 000 to 4...
Source: Public Health Reports - August 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

Squaring State Child Vaccine Policy With Individual Rights Under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act: Questions Raised in California.
Authors: Silverman RD, Hensel WF PMID: 28792852 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Public Health Reports)
Source: Public Health Reports - August 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research