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Sandra S Smith
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136493/systems-thinking-and-simulation-modeling-to-inform-childhood-obesity-policy-and-practice
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Kenneth E Powell, Debra L Kibbe, Rachel Ferencik, Chris Soderquist, Mary Ann Phillips, Emily Anne Vall, Karen J Minyard
OBJECTIVES: In 2007, 31.7% of Georgia adolescents in grades 9-12 were overweight or obese. Understanding the impact of policies and interventions on obesity prevalence among young people can help determine statewide public health and policy strategies. This article describes a systems model, originally launched in 2008 and updated in 2014, that simulates the impact of policy interventions on the prevalence of childhood obesity in Georgia through 2034. METHODS: In 2008, using information from peer-reviewed reports and quantitative estimates by experts in childhood obesity, physical activity, nutrition, and health economics and policy, a group of legislators, legislative staff members, and experts trained in systems thinking and system dynamics modeling constructed a model simulating the impact of policy interventions on the prevalence of childhood obesity in Georgia through 2034...
November 2017: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136492/bridging-public-health-and-education-results-of-a-school-based-physical-activity-program-to-increase-student-fitness
#3
Shannon L Barrett-Williams, Padra Franks, Christi Kay, Adria Meyer, Kelly Cornett, Brian Mosier
OBJECTIVE: Power Up for 30 (PU30) is a schoolwide intervention that encourages schools to provide an additional 30 minutes of physical activity during the school day, beyond physical education. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of PU30 on Georgia public elementary schools and their students. METHODS: A total of 719 of 1320 public elementary schools in Georgia that were sent a baseline survey about school physical activity during October 2013 to September 2014 completed the survey, 160 of which were asked to complete a second survey...
November 2017: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136491/fitness-trends-and-disparities-among-school-aged-children-in-georgia-2011-2014
#4
Yang Bai, Pedro F Saint-Maurice, Gregory J Welk
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 HFZ for aerobic capacity and BMI...
November 2017: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136490/adopting-state-level-policy-to-support-physical-activity-among-school-aged-children-and-adolescents-georgia-s-shape-act
#5
Rodney S Lyn, Erica R Sheldon, Michael P Eriksen
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...
November 2017: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136489/like-peas-and-carrots-combining-wellness-policy-implementation-with-classroom-education-for-obesity-prevention-in-the-childcare-setting
#6
Caree J Cotwright, Diane W Bales, Jung Sun Lee, Kathryn Parrott, Nathalie Celestin, Babatunde Olubajo
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, participated in the Healthy Child Care Georgia intervention during June-October 2015...
November 2017: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136488/leading-the-way-in-preventing-childhood-obesity-in-georgia
#7
Emily Anne Vall, Debra L Kibbe, Jean C O'Connor, Christine Greene, Kathleen S Smith
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136487/the-healthy-fitness-zone-continuum-score-as-a-measure-of-change-in-body-mass-index-of-school-aged-children-and-adolescents-georgia-2012-2014
#8
Pedro F Saint-Maurice, Gregory J Welk, Yang Bai
OBJECTIVES: The FitnessGram Healthy Fitness Zone continuum (HFZc) score reflects the relative difference of a person's body mass index (BMI) from the established FitnessGram standard. As such, it may provide added utility for public health programming and research on obesity among school-aged children and adolescents. We used the standard BMI Z (BMIz) score and the alternative HFZc score to describe changes in BMI of school-aged children and adolescents in Georgia over time. METHODS: We compiled 2012-2014 BMI data from the Georgia FitnessGram database...
November 2017: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136486/childhood-obesity-in-georgia
#9
David Satcher
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136485/evaluating-the-impact-of-training-in-obesity-prevention-methods-on-the-counseling-knowledge-and-skills-of-wic-nutritionists-in-georgia-2014-2015
#10
Wendy Palmer, Danielle Henderson, Barbara Stahnke, Katherine Shary, Trisha Hardy, Jean A Welsh
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)...
November 2017: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136484/effect-of-the-strong4life-school-nutrition-program-on-cafeterias-and-on-manager-and-staff-member-knowledge-and-practice-georgia-2015
#11
Janani Rajbhandari-Thapa, Ashley Bennett, Farrah Keong, Wendy Palmer, Trisha Hardy, Jean Welsh
OBJECTIVES: The goal of the Strong4Life School Nutrition Program is to promote healthy eating in school cafeterias in Georgia by training school nutrition managers and staff members to implement changes in the cafeteria to nudge children to make healthier choices. 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...
November 2017: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136483/fitness-sleep-disordered-breathing-symptoms-of-depression-and-cognition-in-inactive-overweight-children-mediation-models
#12
Monika M K Stojek, Amanda K Montoya, Christopher F Drescher, Andrew Newberry, Zain Sultan, Celestine F Williams, Norman K Pollock, Catherine L Davis
OBJECTIVES: We used mediation models to examine the mechanisms underlying the relationships among physical fitness, sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), symptoms of depression, and cognitive functioning. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional secondary analysis of the cohorts involved in the 2003-2006 project PLAY (a trial of the effects of aerobic exercise on health and cognition) and the 2008-2011 SMART study (a trial of the effects of exercise on cognition). A total of 397 inactive overweight children aged 7-11 received a fitness test, standardized cognitive test (Cognitive Assessment System, yielding Planning, Attention, Simultaneous, Successive, and Full Scale scores), and depression questionnaire...
November 2017: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136482/impact-of-an-elementary-school-based-intervention-on-physical-activity-time-and-aerobic-capacity-georgia-2013-2014
#13
Hayley A Braun, Christi M Kay, Patricia Cheung, Paul S Weiss, Julie A Gazmararian
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to (1) determine the impact of a 1-year elementary school physical activity intervention on changes in teacher-reported school-based physical activity time and (2) assess the relationship between these changes and changes in student aerobic capacity. METHODS: HealthMPowers, a nonprofit organization, provided a multicomponent physical activity intervention to 3479 students in 39 schools in Georgia during 2013-2014. HealthMPowers administered a survey to faculty members before (August 2013) and after (May 2014) the intervention to measure student physical activity times...
November 2017: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091542/death-certification-errors-and-the-effect-on-mortality-statistics
#14
Lauri McGivern, Leanne Shulman, Jan K Carney, Steven Shapiro, Elizabeth Bundock
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 Death Registration System with clinical summaries from medical records...
November 2017: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072963/medicaid-prior-authorization-policies-for-medication-treatment-of-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-in-young-children-united-states-2015
#15
Rachel L Hulkower, Meghan Kelley, Lindsay K Cloud, Susanna N Visser
OBJECTIVES: In 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics updated its guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to recommend that clinicians refer parents of preschoolers (aged 4-5) for training in behavior therapy and subsequently treat with medication if behavior therapy fails to sufficiently improve functioning. Data available from just before the release of the guidelines suggest that fewer than half of preschoolers with ADHD received behavior therapy and about half received medication...
November 2017: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072961/reducing-smoking-in-the-us-federal-workforce-5-year-health-and-economic-impacts-from-improved-cardiovascular-disease-outcomes
#16
Garrett R Beeler Asay, David M Homa, Erin M Abramsohn, Xin Xu, Erin L O'Connor, Guijing Wang
OBJECTIVE: We estimated the reduction in number of hospitalizations for acute myocardial infarction and stroke as well as the associated health care costs resulting from reducing the number of smokers in the US federal workforce during a 5-year period. METHODS: We developed a 5-year spreadsheet-based cohort model with parameter values from past literature and analysis of national survey data. We obtained 2015 data on the federal workforce population from the US Office of Personnel Management and data on smoking prevalence among federal workers from the 2013-2015 National Health Interview Survey...
November 2017: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072854/two-year-stability-and-change-in-access-to-and-reasons-for-lacking-a-usual-source-of-care-among-working-age-us-adults
#17
Michelle L Stransky
OBJECTIVE: 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)...
November 2017: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045799/opt-out-hiv-and-hepatitis-c-testing-at-the-dallas-county-jail-uptake-prevalence-and-demographic-characteristics-of-testers
#18
Carolina de la Flor, Esmaeil Porsa, Ank E Nijhawan
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...
November 2017: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045797/public-health-detailing-to-increase-routine-hiv-screening-in-baltimore-maryland-satisfaction-feasibility-and-effectiveness
#19
Amelia Greiner Safi, Jamie Perin, Andrea Mantsios, Christina Schumacher, C Patrick Chaulk, Jacky M Jennings
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 clinical practice policy and/or behavior...
November 2017: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977779/pedagogical-scholarship-in-public-health-a-call-for-cultivating-learning-communities-to-support-evidence-based-education
#20
Cheryl Merzel, Perry Halkitis, Cheryl Healton
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 best teaching practices; we identified useful models from other health professions; and we offered suggestions for how the field of public health education can develop communities of learning devoted to supporting pedagogy...
November 2017: Public Health Reports
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