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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166249/qualitative-exploration-of-cross-sector-perspectives-on-the-contributions-of-local-health-departments-in-land-use-and-transportation-policy
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Meera Sreedhara, Karin Valentine Goins, Semra A Aytur, Rodney Lyn, Jay E Maddock, Robin Riessman, Thomas L Schmid, Heather Wooten, Stephenie C Lemon
INTRODUCTION: Transportation and land-use policies can affect the physical activity of populations. Local health departments (LHDs) are encouraged to participate in built-environment policy processes, which are outside their traditional expertise. Cross-sector collaborations are needed, yet stakeholders' perceptions of LHD involvement are not well understood. The objective of this study was to describe the perceived value of LHD participation in transportation and land-use decision making and potential contributions to these processes among stakeholders...
November 22, 2017: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165148/japan-environment-and-children-s-study-backgrounds-activities-and-future-directions-in-global-perspectives
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Kazue Ishitsuka, Shoji F Nakayama, Reiko Kishi, Chisato Mori, Zentaro Yamagata, Yukihiro Ohya, Toshihiro Kawamoto, Michihiro Kamijima
There is worldwide concern about the effects of environmental factors on children's health and development. The Miami Declaration was signed at the G8 Environment Ministers Meeting in 1997 to promote children's environmental health research. The following ministerial meetings continued to emphasize the need to foster children's research. In response to such a worldwide movement, the Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOE), launched a nationwide birth cohort study with 100,000 pairs of mothers and children, namely, the Japan Environment and Children's Study (JECS), in 2010...
July 14, 2017: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164962/upholding-the-human-right-of-children-in-new-zealand-experiencing-communication-difficulties-to-voice-their-needs-and-dreams
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Elizabeth Doell, Sally Clendon
New Zealand Ministry of Education's proposal for an updated service to support children experiencing communication difficulties provides an opportunity to consider the essential criteria required for children to express their opinion, information and ideas as outlined under Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This commentary begins with a summary of key policies that provide strategic direction for enhancing children's rights to be actively involved in the development of services designed to support them and to communicate and participate in inclusive environments...
November 22, 2017: International Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164728/management-capacity-to-promote-nurse-workplace-health-and-safety
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Yaxuan Fang, Tracey McDonald
PURPOSE: To investigate regarding workplace health and safety factors, and to identify strategies to preserve and promote a healthy nursing workplace. METHODS: Data collected using the Delphi technique with input from 41 key informants across four participant categories drawn from a Chinese university and four hospitals were thematically analysed. RESULTS: Most respondents agreed on the importance of nurses' health and safety, and that nurse managers should act to protect nurses, but not enough on workplace safety...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163935/the-cost-of-diabetes-in-latin-america-and-the-caribbean-in-2015-evidence-for-decision-and-policy-makers
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Alberto Barcelo, Armando Arredondo, Amparo Gordillo-Tobar, Johanna Segovia, Anthony Qiang
BACKGROUND: The financial implications of the increase in the prevalence of diabetes in middle-income countries represents one of the main challenges to health system financing and to the society as a whole. The objective of this study was to estimate the economic cost of diabetes in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in 2015. METHODS: The study used a prevalence-based approach to estimate the direct and indirect costs related to diabetes in 29 LAC countries in 2015...
December 2017: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163494/reproducibility-and-reuse-of-adaptive-immune-receptor-repertoire-data
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Felix Breden, Eline T Luning Prak, Bjoern Peters, Florian Rubelt, Chaim A Schramm, Christian E Busse, Jason A Vander Heiden, Scott Christley, Syed Ahmad Chan Bukhari, Adrian Thorogood, Frederick A Matsen Iv, Yariv Wine, Uri Laserson, David Klatzmann, Daniel C Douek, Marie-Paule Lefranc, Andrew M Collins, Tania Bubela, Steven H Kleinstein, Corey T Watson, Lindsay G Cowell, Jamie K Scott, Thomas B Kepler
High-throughput sequencing (HTS) of immunoglobulin (B-cell receptor, antibody) and T-cell receptor repertoires has increased dramatically since the technique was introduced in 2009 (1-3). This experimental approach explores the maturation of the adaptive immune system and its response to antigens, pathogens, and disease conditions in exquisite detail. It holds significant promise for diagnostic and therapy-guiding applications. New technology often spreads rapidly, sometimes more rapidly than the understanding of how to make the products of that technology reliable, reproducible, or usable by others...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163287/corporate-social-responsibility-and-employee-outcomes-a-moderated-mediation-model-of-organizational-identification-and-moral-identity
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Wei Wang, Ying Fu, Huiqing Qiu, James H Moore, Zhongming Wang
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) research is not new, but its importance to today's socially conscious market environment is even more evident in recent years. This study moves beyond CSR as simply the socially responsible actions and policies of organizations and focuses on the complex psychology of CSR as it relates to individuals within the organization. Given CSR can positively affect both the individuals within the organization and the organization itself, better understanding and leveraging the mechanisms and conditions of CSR that facilitate desired employee outcomes is crucial for organizational performance...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163069/notes-on-the-recent-history-of-neuroscience-in-africa
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Vivienne A Russell
Neuroscience began with neuroanatomy and neurosurgery in Egypt more than 5000 years ago. Knowledge grew over time and specialized neurosurgery centers were established in north Africa in the eleventh century. However, it was not until the twentieth century that neuroscience research became established in sub-Saharan Africa. In most African countries, clinical research focused on understanding the rationale and improving treatment of epilepsy, infections, nutritional neuropathies, stroke and tumors. Significant advances were made...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162208/national-laboratory-based-surveillance-system-for-antimicrobial-resistance-a-successful-tool-to-support-the-control-of-antimicrobial-resistance-in-the-netherlands
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Wieke Altorf-van der Kuil, Annelot F Schoffelen, Sabine C de Greeff, Steven Ft Thijsen, H Jeroen Alblas, Daan W Notermans, Anne Lm Vlek, Marianne Ab van der Sande, Tjalling Leenstra, The National Amr Surveillance Study Group
An important cornerstone in the control of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a well-designed quantitative system for the surveillance of spread and temporal trends in AMR. Since 2008, the Dutch national AMR surveillance system, based on routine data from medical microbiological laboratories (MMLs), has developed into a successful tool to support the control of AMR in the Netherlands. It provides background information for policy making in public health and healthcare services, supports development of empirical antibiotic therapy guidelines and facilitates in-depth research...
November 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162112/continuity-of-care-as-experienced-by-mental-health-service-users-a-qualitative-study
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Eva Biringer, Miriam Hartveit, Bengt Sundfør, Torleif Ruud, Marit Borg
BACKGROUND: People who struggle with mental health problems can provide valuable insight into understanding and improving the coordination of mental health and welfare services. The aims of the study were to explore service users' experiences and perceptions of continuity of care within and across services relevant to personal recovery, to elicit which dimensions of continuity of care are most essential to service users, and to generate ideas for improving service users' experiences of continuity of care...
November 21, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162096/carer-involvement-in-compulsory-out-patient-psychiatric-care-in-england
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Jorun Rugkåsa, Krysia Canvin
BACKGROUND: There is an expectation in current heath care policy that family carers are involved in service delivery. This is also the case with compulsory outpatient mental health care, Community Treatment Orders (CTOs) that were introduced in England in 2008. No study has systematically investigated family involvement through the CTO process. METHOD: We conducted qualitative interviews with 24 family carers to ascertain their views and experiences of involvement in CTOs...
November 21, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162094/threats-to-patient-safety-in-primary-care-reported-by-older-people-with-multimorbidity-baseline-findings-from-a-longitudinal-qualitative-study-and-implications-for-intervention
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Rebecca Hays, Gavin Daker-White, Aneez Esmail, Wendy Barlow, Brian Minor, Benjamin Brown, Thomas Blakeman, Caroline Sanders, Peter Bower
BACKGROUND: In primary care, older patients with multimorbidity (two or more long-term conditions) are especially likely to experience patient safety incidents. Risks to safety in this setting arise as a result of patient, staff and system factors; particularly where these interact or fail to do so. Recent research and policy highlight the important contribution patients can make to improving safety. Older patients with multimorbidity may have the most to gain from increasing their involvement but before interventions can be developed to support them to improve their patient safety, more needs to be known about how this is threatened and how patients respond to perceived threats...
November 21, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162086/tribes-and-tribulations-interdisciplinary-ehealth-in-providing-services-for-people-with-a-traumatic-brain-injury-tbi
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M Hines, M Brunner, S Poon, M Lam, V Tran, D Yu, L Togher, T Shaw, E Power
BACKGROUND: eHealth has potential for supporting interdisciplinary care in contemporary traumatic brain injury (TBI) rehabilitation practice, yet little is known about whether this potential is being realised, or what needs to be done to further support its implementation. The purpose of this study was to explore health professionals' experiences of, and attitudes towards eHealth technologies to support interdisciplinary practice within rehabilitation for people after TBI. METHODS: A qualitative study using narrative analysis was conducted...
November 21, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162017/public-health-educational-comprehensiveness-the-strategic-rationale-in-establishing-networks-among-schools-of-public-health
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Robert Otok, Katarzyna Czabanowska, Anders Foldspang
The establishment and continuing development of a sufficient and competent public health workforce is fundamental for the planning, implementation, evaluation, effect and ethical validity of public health strategies and policies and, thus, for the development of the population's health and the cost-effectiveness of health and public health systems and interventions. Professional public health strategy-making demands a background of a comprehensive multi-disciplinary curriculum including mutually, dynamically coherent competences - not least, competences in sociology and other behavioural sciences and their interaction with, for example, epidemiology, biostatistics, qualitative methods and health promotion and disease prevention...
November 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161521/lessons-from-the-camden-coalition-of-healthcare-providers-first-medicaid-shared-savings-performance-evaluation
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Aaron Truchil, Natasha Dravid, Stephen Singer, Zachary Martinez, Teagan Kuruna, Scott Waulters
Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) aim to reduce health care costs while improving patient outcomes. Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers' (Camden Coalition) work already aligned with this aim before receiving state approval to operate a certified Medicaid ACO in New Jersey. Upon its formation, the Camden Coalition ACO partnered with UnitedHealthcare and, through state legislation, Rutgers Center for State Health Policy (CSHP) was established as its external evaluator. In evaluating the Camden Coalition ACO, Rutgers CSHP built on the Medicare Shared Savings model, but modified it based on the understanding that the Medicaid population differs from the Medicare population...
November 21, 2017: Population Health Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161062/exposure-to-marijuana-marketing-after-legalization-of-retail-sales-oregonians-experiences-2015-2016
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Steven C Fiala, Julia A Dilley, Caislin L Firth, Julie E Maher
OBJECTIVES: To assess exposure to marijuana advertising in Oregon after the start of retail marijuana sales in October 2015. METHODS: We conducted a repeated cross-sectional online survey of 4001 Oregon adults aged 18 years and older in November 2015 and April-May 2016. We assessed subgroup differences by using the Pearson χ(2) test. RESULTS: More than half of adults (54.8%) statewide reported seeing marijuana advertising in the past month...
November 21, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159862/mass-media-interventions-for-smoking-cessation-in-adults
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REVIEW
Malgorzata M Bala, Lukasz Strzeszynski, Roman Topor-Madry
BACKGROUND: Mass media tobacco control campaigns can reach large numbers of people. Much of the literature is focused on the effects of tobacco control advertising on young people, but there are also a number of evaluations of campaigns targeting adult smokers, which show mixed results. Campaigns may be local, regional or national, and may be combined with other components of a comprehensive tobacco control policy. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness of mass media interventions in reducing smoking among adults...
November 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158913/an-implementation-effectiveness-hybrid-trial-of-video-based-family-therapy-for-peripartum-depression-in-home-visited-mothers-a-protocol-for-a-pilot-trial
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Fallon Cluxton-Keller, Craig L Donnelly, Melony Williams, Jennifer Buteau, Patricia Stolte, Maggie Monroe-Cassel, Martha L Bruce
Background: The Federal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (HV) Program serves over 100,000 vulnerable families at risk for child abuse in the USA and aims to improve many outcomes, including maternal mental health (HRSA's Federal Home Visiting Program: partnering with parents to help children succeed, 2017). Most clients are insured by Medicaid, and about 40% are adolescent mothers (pregnant and post-delivery) (The mother and infant home visiting program evaluation: early findings on the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program, 2015)...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158860/using-equitable-impact-sensitive-tool-equist-and-knowledge-translation-to-promote-evidence-to-policy-link-in-maternal-and-child-health-report-of-first-equist-training-workshop-in-nigeria
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Chigozie Jesse Uneke, Issiaka Sombie, Henry Chukwuemeka Uro-Chukwu, Ermel Johnson, Friday Okonofua
The Equitable Impact Sensitive Tool (EQUIST) designed by UNICEF and knowledge translation (KT) are important strategies that can help policymakers to improve equity and evidence-informed policy making in maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH). The purpose of this study was to improve the knowledge and capacity of an MNCH implementation research team (IRT) and policy makers to use EQUIST and KT. A modified "before and after" intervention study design was used in which outcomes were measured on the target participants both before the intervention (workshop) is implemented and after...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157644/applying-behavioral-insights-to-delay-school-start-times
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Susan Kohl Malone, Terra Ziporyn, Alison M Buttenheim
Healthy People 2020 established a national objective to increase the proportion of 9th-to-12th-grade students reporting sufficient sleep. A salient approach for achieving this objective is to delay middle and high school start times. Despite decades of research supporting the benefits of delayed school start times on adolescent sleep, health, and well-being, progress has been slow. Accelerating progress will require new approaches incorporating strategies that influence how school policy decisions are made...
December 2017: Sleep Health
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