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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528207/interventions-to-increase-male-attendance-and-testing-for-sexually-transmitted-infections-at-publicly-funded-family-planning-clinics
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David Fine, Lee Warner, Sarah Salomon, David M Johnson
PURPOSE: We assessed the impact of staff, clinic, and community interventions on male and female family planning client visit volume and sexually transmitted infection testing at a multisite community-based health care agency. METHODS: Staff training, clinic environmental changes, in-reach/outreach, and efficiency assessments were implemented in two Family Health Center (San Diego, CA) family planning clinics during 2010-2012; five Family Health Center family planning programs were identified as comparison clinics...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522894/interventional-audiology-to-address-hearing-health-care-disparities-oyendo-bien-pilot-study
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REVIEW
Nicole Marrone, Maia Ingram, Maria Somoza, Daisey Sánchez Jacob, Adriana Sanchez, Stephanie Adamovich, Frances P Harris
Interventional audiology, specifically community-based outreach, can connect people with the hearing health care system. Community-based participatory research methods were applied in two phases of research to: (1) investigate the needs of families affected by hearing loss in a rural Arizona community on the U.S.-Mexico border; and (2) evaluate an outreach program on hearing health. The needs assessment included interviews with persons with hearing loss and focus groups with family members and the greater community...
May 2017: Seminars in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521713/global-hiv-prevention-testing-and-counseling-in-military-populations
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Michael P Grillo, Margo Sloan, Che Wankie, Kelly Woodland, Elizabeth Reader, Bruce Porter, Richard Shaffer, Caroline A Macera, Marc Bulterys
BACKGROUND: Compared with the general population in low- and middle-income countries, military members tend to be male, young, travel more frequently away from their main sexual partners, drink more alcohol and have a consistent source of income. All of these factors may lead to an increased risk of contracting HIV. OBJECTIVE: In response, the Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program advocates for the integration of HIV prevention "building blocks" into military health services to reduce the risk of acquiring HIV among foreign uniformed services...
May 16, 2017: Current HIV Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511688/predictors-of-adherence-to-micronutrient-supplementation-before-and-during-pregnancy-in-vietnam
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Ines Gonzalez-Casanova, Phuong Hong Nguyen, Melissa Fox Young, Kimberly B Harding, Greg Reinhart, Hieu Nguyen, Meredith Nechitillo, Truong V Truong, Hoa Pham, Son Nguyen, Lynnette M Neufeld, Reynaldo Martorell, Usha Ramakrishnan
BACKGROUND: Poor adherence to micronutrient supplementation often limits the effectiveness of public health programs. While predictors of adherence to micronutrient supplementation during pregnancy are well documented, information on adherence to preconception supplements is scarce. The objective of this study was to describe the predictors of adherence to preconception and prenatal micronutrient supplementation among women participating in a randomized control trial in Vietnam. METHODS: Adherence data were collected prospectively from a double blind randomized controlled trial in rural Vietnam...
May 16, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509513/challenges-identified-in-a-pilot-outreach-dental-service-for-traveller-children-in-hackney-east-london
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J Doughty, D Simons, N Pearson, P Evans, D Wright
Impetus for action: Inequity of dental health and dental service use for Travellers in the UK. National guidance on improving community oral health, stresses an imperative to involve and engage with "those whose economic, social and environmental circumstances or lifestyle place them at high risk of poor oral health or make it difficult for them to access dental services". Solution: Oral health promotion and simple treatments were provided on two Traveller sites from a mobile dental unit (MDU) over a 5-day period and patients with extensive oral disease were referred to a fixed-site clinic for continued care...
September 2016: Community Dental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495264/community-engagement-and-integrated-health-and-polio-immunisation-campaigns-in-conflict-affected-areas-of-pakistan-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Muhammad Atif Habib, Sajid Soofi, Simon Cousens, Saeed Anwar, Najib Ul Haque, Imran Ahmed, Noshad Ali, Rehman Tahir, Zulfiqar A Bhutta
BACKGROUND: Pakistan faces huge challenges in eradicating polio due to widespread poliovirus transmission and security challenges. Innovative interventions are urgently needed to strengthen community buy-in, to increase the coverage of oral polio vaccine (OPV) and other routine immunisations, and to enhance immunity through the introduction of inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) in combination with OPV. We aimed to evaluate the acceptability and effect on immunisation coverage of an integrated strategy for community engagement and maternal and child health immunisation campaigns in insecure and conflict-affected polio-endemic districts of Pakistan...
June 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485693/rapid-assessment-of-facilitators-and-barriers-related-to-the-acceptance-challenges-and-community-perception-of-daily-regimen-for-treating-tuberculosis-in-india
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Himanshu Negandhi, Ritika Tiwari, Anjali Sharma, Rajesh Nair, Sanjay Zodpey, Ramesh Reddy Allam, Ganesh Oruganti
INTRODUCTION: The Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program (RNTCP) is the largest tuberculosis (TB) control program in the world based on Directly Observed Treatment Short-Course (DOTS) strategy. Globally, most countries have been using a daily regimen and in India a shift towards a daily regimen for TB treatment has already begun. The daily strategy is known to improve program coverage along with compliance. Such strategic shifts have both management and operational implications...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484696/collaborating-with-communities-and-higher-education-to-address-the-health-care-needs-of-individuals-with-disabilities-in-ecuador
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Donna J Cech, Zully J Alvarado
Individuals with disabilities experience inequities in access to health care, education, employment, and social inclusion. Causes for Change International (CCI), a non-governmental Organization (NGO), using a community-based rehabilitation approach has worked for 20 years to build self-sufficiency, improve health-care services, and education for women, children, and persons with disabilities in Ecuador. CCI initially addressed health; advocacy for individuals with disabilities; and promoted educational opportunities for children with disabilities, starting in one rural community...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481900/yaws-resurgence-in-bankim-cameroon-the-relative-effectiveness-of-different-means-of-detection-in-rural-communities
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Alphonse Um Boock, Paschal Kum Awah, Ferdinand Mou, Mark Nichter
BACKGROUND: Yaws is an infectious, debilitating and disfiguring disease of poverty that mainly affects children in rural communities in tropical areas. In Cameroon, mass-treatment campaigns carried out in the 1950s reduced yaws to such low levels that it was presumed the disease was eradicated. In 2010, an epidemiological study in Bankim Health District detected 29 cases of yaws. Five different means of detecting yaws in clinical and community settings were initiated in Bankim over the following five years...
May 8, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481614/providing-intensive-addiction-housing-case-management-to-homeless-veterans-enrolled-in-addictions-treatment-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Carol A Malte, Koriann Cox, Andrew J Saxon
This study sought to determine whether homeless veterans entering Veterans Affairs (VA) substance use treatment randomized to intensive addiction/housing case management (AHCM) had improved housing, substance use, mental health, and functional outcomes and lower acute health care utilization, compared to a housing support group (HSG) control. Homeless veterans (n = 181) entering outpatient VA substance use treatment were randomized to AHCM and HSG and received treatment for 12 months. AHCM provided individualized housing, substance use and mental health case management, life skills training, and community outreach...
May 2017: Psychology of Addictive Behaviors: Journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464034/tectus-trochus-niloticus-search-for-suitable-habitats-can-cause-equivocal-benefits-of-protection-in-village-based-marine-reserves
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Pascal Dumas, Jayven Ham, Rocky Kaku, Andrew William, Jeremie Kaltavara, Sompert Gereva, Marc Léopold
In the Pacific, the protection of coral reef resources is often achieved through the implementation of village-based marine reserves (VBMRs). While substantial fisheries benefits are often reported, results of quantitative approaches are controversial for benthic macroinvertebrates, whose life history traits may cause low congruence with protective measures implemented at non-ecologically relevant scales. This study investigated the structural and behavioral responses of the exploited topshell Tectus niloticus within a very small (0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462901/-canaries-in-the-mine-the-impact-of-affordable-care-act-implementation-on-people-with-disabilities-evidence-from-interviews-with-disability-advocates
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Stephan Lindner, Ruth Rowland, Margaret Spurlock, Stan Dorn, Melinda Davis
BACKGROUND: The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has many provisions that could improve health care for people with disabilities, including Medicaid expansion and the ability to purchase qualified health plans (QHPs). OBJECTIVE: To explore how ACA provisions affected people with disabilities' health care experiences during the first enrollment period and to suggest hypotheses for future research. METHOD: We conducted semi-structured interviews with disability community leaders (N = 16) from a maximum variation sample of 10 U...
April 12, 2017: Disability and Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460696/caring-for-kids-bridging-gaps-in-pediatric-emergency-care-through-community-education-and-outreach
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REVIEW
Ann Luckstead-Gosdin, Lori Vinson, Cynthia Greenwell, Jefferson Tweed
The Pediatric Emergency Services Network (PESN) was developed to provide ongoing continuing education on pediatric guidelines and pediatric emergency care to rural and nonpediatric hospitals, physicians, nurses, and emergency personnel. A survey was developed and given to participants attending PESN educational events to determine the perceived benefit and application to practice of the PESN outreach program. Overall, 91% of participants surveyed reported agreement that PESN educational events were beneficial to their clinical practice, provided them with new knowledge, and made them more knowledgeable about pediatric emergency care...
June 2017: Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458265/campus-and-community-hiv-and-addiction-prevention-cchap-an-hiv-testing-and-prevention-model-to-reach-young-african-american-adults
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Rhonda C Holliday, Tiffany Zellner, Clarissa Francis, Ronald L Braithwaite, Brian McGregor, Jean Bonhomme
The Campus and Community HIV and Addiction Prevention (CCHAP) project was a collaborative effort between three academic institutions and a community-based organization to conduct rapid HIV testing, assess substance use behaviors, and provide education on HIV risk behaviors for African Americans, 18-24, attending historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and within the surrounding community. As a result of this partnership 2,385 participants received a rapid HIV test, with testing split almost equally between the campus and the community...
2017: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457656/stimulating-patient-engagement-in-medical-device-development%C3%A2-in-kidney-disease-a-report-of-a-kidney-health%C3%A2-initiative-workshop
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Frank P Hurst, Dolph Chianchiano, Linda Upchurch, Benjamin R Fisher, Jennifer E Flythe, Celeste Castillo Lee, Terri Hill, Carolyn Y Neuland
New technologies challenge current dialysis treatment paradigms as devices become smaller, more portable, and increasingly used outside the dialysis clinic. It is unclear how patients will view this care transition, and it will be important to consider patient and care partner perspectives during all aspects of development for novel dialysis therapies, from design and clinical trials to regulatory approval. To gain insight into this area, the Kidney Health Initiative, a public-private partnership between the American Society of Nephrology, the US Food and Drug Administration, and nearly 80 member organizations and companies dedicated to enhancing patient safety and fostering innovation in kidney disease, convened a workshop of patients, care partners, and other kidney community stakeholders...
April 27, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454592/increasing-hiv-testing-among-hard-to-reach-groups-examination-of-rapid-a-community-based-testing-service-in-queensland-australia
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Allyson J Mutch, Chi-Wai Lui, Judith Dean, Limin Mao, Jime Lemoire, Joseph Debattista, Chris Howard, Andrea Whittaker, Lisa Fitzgerald
BACKGROUND: The success of 'treatment as prevention' (TasP) to control HIV relies on the uptake of testing across priority population groups. Innovative strategies including; rapid HIV testing (RHT) in community and outreach settings, engaging peer service providers, and not requiring disclosure of sexual history have been designed to increase access. This paper reports on the implementation of 'RAPID', a community-based testing program in Queensland, Australia that employs these strategies to increase access to testing...
April 28, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450217/hospice-enrollment-after-referral-to-community-based-specialist-palliative-care-impact-of-telephonic-outreach
#17
Alexa Riggs, Brenda Breuer, Lara Dhingra, Jack Chen, Russell K Portenoy, Helena Knotkova
CONTEXT: In the United States, palliative care programs improve access to hospice through enhanced communication and efficiencies in hospice eligibility review and enrollment. For community-based programs, this task may begin with telephone contact. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the incidence and predictors of hospice enrollment following telephonic outreach by a nurse after referral to a community-based, specialist palliative care program. METHODS: During 2012-2014, 299 consecutive patients who were referred to a palliative care program and subsequently enrolled in hospice provided electronic health record data for a retrospective cohort study...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448250/recruiting-community-partners-for-veggie-van-strategies-and-lessons-learned-from-a-mobile-market-intervention-in-north-carolina-2012-2015
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Gina L Tripicchio, Jacqueline Grady Smith, Janelle Armstrong-Brown, Jared McGuirt, Lindsey Haynes-Maslow, Sarah Mardovich, Alice S Ammerman, Lucia Leone
BACKGROUND: Food access interventions are promising strategies for improving dietary intake, which is associated with better health. However, studies examining the relationship between food access and intake are limited to observational designs, indicating a need for more rigorous approaches. The Veggie Van (VV) program was a cluster-randomized intervention designed to address the gap between food access and intake. In this article, we aim to describe the approaches involved in recruiting community partners to participate in VV...
April 27, 2017: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445624/the-role-of-publicly-funded-family-planning-sites-in-health-insurance-enrollment
#19
Jennifer Yarger, Sara Daniel, M Antonia Biggs, Jan Malvin, Claire D Brindis
CONTEXT: Publicly funded family planning providers are well positioned to help uninsured individuals learn about health insurance coverage options and effectively navigate the enrollment process. Understanding how these providers are engaged in enrollment assistance and the challenges they face in providing assistance is important for maximizing their role in health insurance outreach and enrollment. METHODS: In 2014, some 684 sites participating in California's family planning program were surveyed about their involvement in helping clients enroll in health insurance...
April 26, 2017: Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441129/medical-school-outreach-and-mentorship-for-rural-secondary-school-students-a-pilot-of-the-southwestern-ontario-medical-mentorship-program
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Maija A Robinson, Matt B Douglas-Vail, Jessica N Bryce, Theunis J van Zyl
INTRODUCTION: Rural communities in Canada face challenges with physician recruitment. Physicians from rural backgrounds are more likely to practise in rural areas; however, rural students are underrepresented in medical schools. To address this, the Southwestern Ontario Medical Mentorship Program (SWOMMP) was created to expose rural secondary school students to medical careers. METHODS: This pilot project involved a school-based interactive session run by rural medical students on paths to medicine, medical specialties and skills workshops of roughly 2...
2017: Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine
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