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Texting And Driving: A Grave Mistake, Hayley Trout, Faith Stewart, Zachariah Bevins, Kortney Frederick 2017 Cedarville University

Texting And Driving: A Grave Mistake, Hayley Trout, Faith Stewart, Zachariah Bevins, Kortney Frederick

Introduction to Public Health Posters

Texting and driving is a more prevalent problem today than most people realize. Even worse is the fact that it's even a problem for those who drive safely; those around them aren't always making the same choices. Some groups of people are more likely to drive than others depending on social factors, individual behavior choices, policy, and biology and genetics. While this might not have anything to do with prescriptions, it does have to do with pharmacy. A pharmacist is responsible for educating the community and keeping those within it healthy. They have the potential to make a ...


Antibiotic Resistance, Karley J. Trow, Parker N. Savard, MaryLou Mumme, Brandon M. Christen 2017 Cedarville University

Antibiotic Resistance, Karley J. Trow, Parker N. Savard, Marylou Mumme, Brandon M. Christen

Introduction to Public Health Posters

Our poster discusses an overview of antibiotic resistance. It goes into detail about what it is, how it came to be, and what medical professionals can do in their attempt to prevent it, as well as the general public. It also discusses the impact the impact antibiotic resistance has had on pharmacy, as well as the science behind it. A few organizations working towards this problem, and who keep a close eye on this issue are mentioned as well. We also discuss the determinants of health, which is essentially what is being done about it politically, individually, and the health ...


Treatment Guidelines And Early Loss From Care For People Living With Hiv In Cape Town, South Africa: A Retrospective Cohort Study, Ingrid T. Katz, Richard Kaplan, Garrett Fitzmaurice, Dominick Leone, David R. Bangsberg, Linda-Gail Bekker, Catherine Orrell 2017 Division of Women’s Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Treatment Guidelines And Early Loss From Care For People Living With Hiv In Cape Town, South Africa: A Retrospective Cohort Study, Ingrid T. Katz, Richard Kaplan, Garrett Fitzmaurice, Dominick Leone, David R. Bangsberg, Linda-Gail Bekker, Catherine Orrell

OHSU-PSU Joint School of Public Health Faculty Publications and Presentations

South Africa has undergone multiple expansions in antiretroviral therapy (ART) eligibility from an initial CD4+ threshold of ≤200 cells/μl to providing ART for all people living with HIV (PLWH) as of September 2016. We evaluated the association of programmatic changes in ART eligibility with loss from care, both prior to ART initiation and within the first 16 weeks of starting treatment, during a period of programmatic expansion to ART treatment at CD4+ ≤ 350 cells/μl.


A Survey Of Structural Design Of Diagnostic X-Ray Imaging Facilities And Compliance To Shielding Design Goals In A Limited Resource Setting, Flavious B. Nkubli, Christian C. Nzotta, Nwobi I. Nwobi, Silas A. Moi, Thomas Adejoh, Geofery Luntsi, Joseph Dlama, Laushognu S. Shem 2017 University of Maiduguri

A Survey Of Structural Design Of Diagnostic X-Ray Imaging Facilities And Compliance To Shielding Design Goals In A Limited Resource Setting, Flavious B. Nkubli, Christian C. Nzotta, Nwobi I. Nwobi, Silas A. Moi, Thomas Adejoh, Geofery Luntsi, Joseph Dlama, Laushognu S. Shem

Journal of Global Radiology

Purpose: To survey structural designs of x-ray rooms and compliance to shielding design goals of three x-ray imaging facilities.

Methods and Materials: The survey was conducted in three radiodiagnostic centers in South East Nigeria, labeled X, Y and Z for anonymity. A stretchable non-elastic meter rule was used to measure x-ray room dimensions. A Vernier caliper was used to measure lead thickness while a calibrated digital survey meter Radalert 100x was used for radiation survey of controlled and uncontrolled areas. Simple statistical tools such as mean and standard deviation were used for analysis with the aid of Microsoft Excel version ...


Menstrupedia: Fighting The Stigma Against Comprehensive Sex Education, Cindy Butor 2017 University of Kentucky

Menstrupedia: Fighting The Stigma Against Comprehensive Sex Education, Cindy Butor

LIS Student Conference

This poster demonstrates how comics can be used to inform teens about puberty by focusing on the Indian comic Menstrupedia. It has been adapted from a PowerPoint presented at the 2017 Graphic Medicine Conference in Seattle and includes information about graphic medicine, the health-based comics movement.


The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Andrew Barnhart, Lawrence Bisong, Mckenzie Brittenham, Emma Eccher 2017 Cedarville University

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Andrew Barnhart, Lawrence Bisong, Mckenzie Brittenham, Emma Eccher

Introduction to Public Health Posters

Waste and where it ends up is not a common discussion topic; in fact, it is often treated as a taboo subject. However, it has become necessary to examine this topic due to the growing ecological problems caused by the collection of garbage within our oceans. The Great Pacific Garbage patch, in particular, has grown quite large, and it is now affecting the health of people. This poster explores the ramifications of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. It discusses the background of the garbage patches and the impact of the issue. It also mentions the different determinants of health that ...


Opioid Abuse In America, Alexander Goodridge, Dalton L. Lewis, Grant B. Middleton, Rachel L. Wolthoff 2017 Cedarville University

Opioid Abuse In America, Alexander Goodridge, Dalton L. Lewis, Grant B. Middleton, Rachel L. Wolthoff

Introduction to Public Health Posters

This poster examines the Opioid Abuse crisis in the United States as a whole, the poster will go into detail on the Impact the Opioid Epidemic is having on Pharmacy as well as the citizens whom are being impacted. The Poster will dive further into detail on the Policies that have impacted this Epidemic as well as where the epidemic is happen most readily. Most of all though the poster will take a look at what Pharmacists and other health professionals can do to help and better equip their patients in battling this epidemic.


Successes And Limitations Of Hepatitis C Screening In The Inpatient Setting: Initial Impact Of Pa Act Of 87 (Apha Roundtable Discussion), Madalene Zale, MPH Candidate, Ashley Park, MPH, Francis Nelson, MS, Priya Mammen, MD, MPH 2017 Thomas Jefferson University

Successes And Limitations Of Hepatitis C Screening In The Inpatient Setting: Initial Impact Of Pa Act Of 87 (Apha Roundtable Discussion), Madalene Zale, Mph Candidate, Ashley Park, Mph, Francis Nelson, Ms, Priya Mammen, Md, Mph

College of Population Health Lectures, Presentations, Workshops

The Problem:

  • Estimated 3.2 million in US with chronic HCV; Baby Boomers 5 times more likely to be infected compared to other cohorts
  • Complex nature of HCV requires confirmation of HCV Ab screens to determine management and treatment needs.

Round table held at 2017 Annual APHA meeting in Atlanta, Georgia


Knowledge Gained From Good Agricultural Practices Courses For Iowa Growers, Angela M. Shaw, Catherine H. Strohbehn, Linda L. Naeve, Paul A. Domoto, Lester A. Wilson 2017 Iowa State University

Knowledge Gained From Good Agricultural Practices Courses For Iowa Growers, Angela M. Shaw, Catherine H. Strohbehn, Linda L. Naeve, Paul A. Domoto, Lester A. Wilson

Catherine Strohbehn

Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) educational courses provide produce growers with the fundamental information for producing and processing safe produce. To determine the effectiveness of the current 7- hour GAP course provided in Iowa, growers were surveyed before and 7-14 days after the course to determine changes in knowledge and opinions. Results show that growers positively changed their knowledge and opinions on key food safety principles and regulations, which provides evidence that Extension programming is an effective method to educate small growers. Food safety educators should focus their training on practical methods for documentation, sanitation, and facilities.


Reaching High-Risk Patient Populations Through Emergency Department Opt-Out Hiv Testing: A Retrospective Chart Review, Tyler G. Boyce, BA, Priya Mammen, MD, MPH 2017 Thomas Jefferson University

Reaching High-Risk Patient Populations Through Emergency Department Opt-Out Hiv Testing: A Retrospective Chart Review, Tyler G. Boyce, Ba, Priya Mammen, Md, Mph

CWIC Posters

Specific Aims and Hypotheses:

This study aimed to identify socioeconomic (SE), sexual, and other risk factors (RFs), among patients diagnosed with HIV infection through an emergency department-based opt-out HIV screening program, and to examine trends in intravenous drug use (IVDU) as a RF.

  • H1: Unsafe sexual practices are the most commonly reported RF.
  • H2: Role of IVDU as a RF has increased over the time period studied.

Poster presented at 2017 APHA conference in Atlanta Georgia.


How The National Library Of Medicine Can Add Evidence To Your Mhealth App, Susan Halpin, Sherry Pagoto 2017 University of Massachusetts Medical School

How The National Library Of Medicine Can Add Evidence To Your Mhealth App, Susan Halpin, Sherry Pagoto

National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region (NNLM NER) Repository

Numerous systematic reviews of health-related mobile apps reveal they lack evidence based content. A major challenge to including evidence based content in apps is how to efficiently find accurate, credible, and vetted content. The National Library of Medicine houses the largest biomedical library in the world and provides numerous expert-developed online resources on disease and health education. In this webinar, Susan Halpin of the National Library of Medicine will introduce attendees to those resources, give examples of how they can and have been used in mobile apps, and discuss funding opportunities offered by the NLM.


The Political Economy Of Preparedness: Geographic Variation In Financing, Capabilities And Costs, Glen P. Mays 2017 University of Kentucky

The Political Economy Of Preparedness: Geographic Variation In Financing, Capabilities And Costs, Glen P. Mays

Glen Mays

OBJECTIVES: Preparedness for health emergencies, outbreaks and disasters varies widely across the U.S., but the causes and consequences of these inequities are poorly understood.  This study uses the National Health Security Preparedness Index to examine how financing mechanisms and health insurance coverage influence preparedness across U.S. states.  METHODS: The Preparedness Index aggregates data from national household surveys, medical records, safety inspection results, and health agency surveys to produce composite measures of preparedness for each U.S. state and the nation overall.  We linked annual Index composite measures for each state and year 2013-16 with contemporaneous measures of federal ...


Patient Experience In The Behavioral Health Setting: Key Best Practices Throughout An Organizational Journey, Mark L. D'Agostino, Tena Vizner, Daniel Wald, Linda Espinosa, Rick Evans 2017 Weill Cornell Medical College & NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Division

Patient Experience In The Behavioral Health Setting: Key Best Practices Throughout An Organizational Journey, Mark L. D'Agostino, Tena Vizner, Daniel Wald, Linda Espinosa, Rick Evans

Patient Experience Journal

NewYork-Presbyterian/Westchester Division, a clinical affiliate of Weill Cornell Medicine, is a 260-bed hospital providing inpatient and outpatient behavioral health care for children, adolescents, adults and older adults. From 2004-2010 the hospital’s patient experience scores on the Press Ganey® Inpatient Psychiatry Survey improved from the 14th to 53rd percentile nationally. We primarily attribute this to joining the Planetree® Affilliate Network. Planetree is a mission based not-for-profit organization that partners with healthcare organizations around the world and across the care continuum to represent the patient voice and advance how professional caregivers engage with patients and families. In 2011, hourly rounding ...


“We Were Learning Together And It Felt Good That Way.” A Case Study Of A Participatory Group Music Program For Cancer Patients, Laurie Sadowski 2017 Wilfrid Laurier University

“We Were Learning Together And It Felt Good That Way.” A Case Study Of A Participatory Group Music Program For Cancer Patients, Laurie Sadowski

Patient Experience Journal

Though there are similarities to music therapy, the field of community music in healthcare, while in its infancy, is steadily growing. This case study explored how semi-formal, active music-making can play a role in illness and recovery and provide patients with a sense of voice, connection, and community, and the efficacy of community music programming in a hospital. Six participants began and three participants completed a 6-week music class learning the ukulele. Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) was used as a method for data analysis from semi-structured pre-questionnaires, transcribed classes, transcribed post-interviews, and weekly questionnaires from both the participants and the ...


Using Appreciative Inquiry As A Framework To Enhance The Patient Experience, Kerry Moorer MBA, Schawan Kunupakaphun, Elilzabeth Delgado, Matthew Moody, Christina Wolf MSN, RN, CNL, Karen Moore RN, MS, FACHE, Pracha Eamranond MD, MPH 2017 Harvard Medical School

Using Appreciative Inquiry As A Framework To Enhance The Patient Experience, Kerry Moorer Mba, Schawan Kunupakaphun, Elilzabeth Delgado, Matthew Moody, Christina Wolf Msn, Rn, Cnl, Karen Moore Rn, Ms, Fache, Pracha Eamranond Md, Mph

Patient Experience Journal

The following case depicts the journey of a non-profit hospital in an under-served community and its attempts to turn around suffering patient experience. The Hospital turned to the theories of Appreciative Inquiry and the power of a strengths-based approach to create a framework to support the patient experience initiatives. Hospital leadership led the formation of a Patient Experience Team to implement ten initiatives in order increase the top box score in the domain of willingness to recommend the hospital, as that was selected as a global measure of success for the overall improvement project.


Patient Experiences In Intensive Care Units: A Systematic Review, Serpil Topçu, Şule Ecevit Alpar, Bilgi Gülseven, Ayda Kebapçı 2017 Koç University

Patient Experiences In Intensive Care Units: A Systematic Review, Serpil Topçu, Şule Ecevit Alpar, Bilgi Gülseven, Ayda Kebapçı

Patient Experience Journal

The aim of this systematic review is to analyze the data gathered from studies conducted to determine patient experiences in intensive care and levels of the recollection of the intensive care period that were published between December, 1998 – April, 2013. The systematic review was carried out screening of the related publications. The findings of the systematic review were studied under the following two titles: “remembering the intensive care period” and “recalled experiences” of patients. Studying 15 papers which were found suitable to the inclusion criteria of the review indicated that majority of the patients had recollection of the intensive care ...


Patient Experience Of Taking Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy For Breast Cancer: A Tough Pill To Swallow, Kuang-Yi Wen, Rita Smith, Aruna Padmanabhan, Lori Goldstein 2017 Fox Chase Cancer Center

Patient Experience Of Taking Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy For Breast Cancer: A Tough Pill To Swallow, Kuang-Yi Wen, Rita Smith, Aruna Padmanabhan, Lori Goldstein

Patient Experience Journal

Adjuvant endocrine therapy (AET) has substantially improved the mortality rate among breast cancer survivors. Despite the proven efficacy, the non-adherence rate to therapy is still high. This study is aimed to examine women’s challenges related to AET adherence and management. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with six Caucasian and six African American breast cancer survivors who were prescribed for AET. The transcripts of audio-taped interviews were qualitatively analyzed. Key themes were: 1) positive beliefs in AET, 2) uncertainty about long-term adherence, 3) experiences with side effects, 4) forgetting and remembering, 5) other concerns and information needs, 6) potential intervention format ...


Exploratory Pilot Testing Of The Psychometric Properties Of The Person Engagement Index Instrument Among Older, Community-Dwelling Adults, Ellen Swartwout, Taya Irizarry, Annette DeVito Dabbs, Scott Barnett 2017 GetWellNetwork

Exploratory Pilot Testing Of The Psychometric Properties Of The Person Engagement Index Instrument Among Older, Community-Dwelling Adults, Ellen Swartwout, Taya Irizarry, Annette Devito Dabbs, Scott Barnett

Patient Experience Journal

The objective of this paper was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Person Engagement Index with community dwelling older adults and determine the factors that impact this population’s capacity to engage in healthcare. This non-experimental pilot evaluation of the psychometrics of the Person Engagement Index was performed in a convenience sample of 100 community-dwelling older adults. Exploratory factor analysis was conducted using dimension reduction to determine the underlying structure of a person’s capacity to engage in healthcare. Results indicated good internal consistency with Cronbach’s alpha=.882 for the overall scale. Exploratory factor analysis with varimax rotation ...


Operationalizing Person-Centered Care Practices In Long-Term Care: Recommendations From A “Resident For A Day” Experience, Jennifer L. Johs-Artisensi 2017 University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

Operationalizing Person-Centered Care Practices In Long-Term Care: Recommendations From A “Resident For A Day” Experience, Jennifer L. Johs-Artisensi

Patient Experience Journal

As the senior population continues to age, long-term care is positioned for growth and care recipients are demanding more person-centered care. While long-term care leaders may understand and believe in the value of person-centered care, sometimes operationalizing practices to ensure its delivery can be challenging. Using an ethnographic approach, over three years, 159 long-term care administrator-in-training practicum students each lived as a resident for 24 hours in a nursing home. Following the experience, using the Picker Institute’s framework, each participant identified and justified an Always Experience® – an optimal experience they believed should routinely occur for every long-term care resident ...


The Impact Of Provider Service Networks In Florida Medicaid Managed Care On Enrollees’ Satisfaction, Sinyoung Park, Jeffrey S. Harman, Allyson G. Hall 2017 University of North Florida

The Impact Of Provider Service Networks In Florida Medicaid Managed Care On Enrollees’ Satisfaction, Sinyoung Park, Jeffrey S. Harman, Allyson G. Hall

Patient Experience Journal

Two counties in Florida were selected as pilots in 2006 for the Medicaid Demonstration Program. In reform counties, Medicaid enrollees were required to pick a managed care plan; either a Health Maintenance Organization or a Provider Service Network (PSN). PSNs are a form of managed care that provides health care services directly through a provider or network of organizations to a defined population without an intermediary. There are two types of PSNs: Physician-based PSNs and Healthcare system-based PSNs. The objective of this study is to find the differences in enrollees’ satisfaction between two different types of PSNs. To assess the ...


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