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Increasing Flu Vaccine Awareness And Use In College Students: A Multidisciplinary Approach, Stacey Knight-Davis, Nikki Hillier, Lauri J. DeRuiter-Willems, Amanda Harvey, Kathleen Phillips 2019 Eastern Illinois University

Increasing Flu Vaccine Awareness And Use In College Students: A Multidisciplinary Approach, Stacey Knight-Davis, Nikki Hillier, Lauri J. Deruiter-Willems, Amanda Harvey, Kathleen Phillips

Stacey Knight-Davis

Among college students, flu vaccination rates are abysmal. The unique barriers students face are numerous. This effort explores the value of a multidisciplinary approach to increasing flu vaccination. To improve vaccine rates, several departments have teamed up for a multidisciplinary approach to flu education and prevention. Plans for the entire semester are in place to highlight the importance flu prevention. Events include vaccination clinics, a library exhibit, talks, movie screenings, student work, themed menu items at the student café, and a competition. Vaccination rates will be assessed at the end of the fall semester and reported. We expect using a ...


"Working On Wellness:" Protocol For A Worksite Health Promotion Capacity-Building Program For Employers, Mari Ryan, Lisa Erck, Leslee McGovern, Kathleen McCabe, Kevin Myers, Suzanne Nobrega, Wenjun Li, Wen-Chieh Lin, Laura Punnett 2019 AdvancingWellness

"Working On Wellness:" Protocol For A Worksite Health Promotion Capacity-Building Program For Employers, Mari Ryan, Lisa Erck, Leslee Mcgovern, Kathleen Mccabe, Kevin Myers, Suzanne Nobrega, Wenjun Li, Wen-Chieh Lin, Laura Punnett

Wenjun Li

BACKGROUND: In the United States, worksite wellness programs are more often offered by larger employers. The Massachusetts Working on Wellness (WoW) program is an innovative, statewide capacity-building model designed to increase the number of smaller employers (200 or fewer workers) adopting health promotion initiatives. This article describes the WoW program design and approaches to recruitment, implementation, and evaluation.

METHODS/DESIGN: WoW provides employer training, technical assistance and seed funding, utilizing a Wellness Program Development framework based on recognized good practices. For-profit employers with 200 employees or fewer are eligible for and encouraged to apply for a Massachusetts Small Business Wellness ...


Using Preparedness Metrics To Strengthen Policy Development And Community Engagement, Glen P. Mays, Dara Lieberman, Darrell Small 2019 University of Kentucky

Using Preparedness Metrics To Strengthen Policy Development And Community Engagement, Glen P. Mays, Dara Lieberman, Darrell Small

Glen Mays

Creating prepared and resilient health systems and communities requires cooperation across many organizations and sectors.  Health care providers, public health agencies, emergency management officials, and community-based organizations each play central roles in health security, but individually they operate with constrained financial resources and limited visibility and influence within their communities.  Evidence from behavioral economics reveals that the strategic use of comparative information can motivate individuals and organizations to pursue cooperative actions, including the development of policies that support health security and community resiliency.  The National Health Security Preparedness Index integrates longitudinal data from more than 60 sources to offer a ...


Forgotten Children & Bonds That Heal: The Critical Nature Of Attachment, August Ashbaker 2019 Lesley University

Forgotten Children & Bonds That Heal: The Critical Nature Of Attachment, August Ashbaker

Lesley University Community of Scholars Day

Human attachment is one of the most critical factors in proper neurological and physiological development. Attachment is built through the mutuality of emotional impact, as well as the regular reception of physical touch. Infants and children who have been deprived of these vital necessities through the lacking initiatives of their caregivers—through neglect—display visible signs of its physiological, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral impact. Research has found neglect to be the highest risk factor for permanent damage to brain development in comparison to other forms of complex trauma (i.e. chronic caregiver interpersonal trauma in childhood); it is also the ...


The Influence Of A Centrally-Procured School Food Program On Consumption And Instances Of Fruits And Vegetables In School-Age Children, Kimberly D. Charbonneau 2019 The University of Western Ontario

The Influence Of A Centrally-Procured School Food Program On Consumption And Instances Of Fruits And Vegetables In School-Age Children, Kimberly D. Charbonneau

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Background: In Canada, 70% of youth are not meeting the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables (FV) daily. School nutrition programs are one strategy for improving dietary habits in youth.

Methods: A two-year pilot cluster randomized controlled trial was implemented within Southwestern Ontario to assess how a ten-week centrally-procured school food program (CPSFP) influences students’ consumption and instances of FV compared to the traditional school nutrition program (TSNP).

Results: Children were 9-13 years of age; 30 schools received the CPSFP and 30 received the TSNP. Vegetable consumption did not change with the CPSFP (mean=0.0; SD=1.0 ...


Next-Generation Solutions For Indian Health Care: Strengthening The Impact Of Allied Health, Narasimman Swaminathan, Karen A. Grimmer, Steve Milanese 2019 Sri Ramachardra Medical College and Research Institute

Next-Generation Solutions For Indian Health Care: Strengthening The Impact Of Allied Health, Narasimman Swaminathan, Karen A. Grimmer, Steve Milanese

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

The contributions of allied health professionals to patient care is well recognized in developed countries. In developed countries, allied health providers can reach the general public easily and cater to the health care needs of the society. However, medical dominance in developing countries often curtails the autonomy of allied health professionals. The Public Health Foundation of India prepared a report in 2012 on allied health professionals in India. This report explained the role of the AHP in improving the health status of the country. The objective of this commentary is to provide a possible opportunity for better integrating the allied ...


“It’S The Story”: Online Animated Simulation Of Cultural Competence Of Poverty -- A Pilot Study, Kimberly E. Johnson, Melissa Fleck, Thomas Pantazes 2019 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

“It’S The Story”: Online Animated Simulation Of Cultural Competence Of Poverty -- A Pilot Study, Kimberly E. Johnson, Melissa Fleck, Thomas Pantazes

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: In this pilot study, researchers explore an online animated simulation as an educational tool for emerging health professionals to promote cultural competence of poverty, food insecurity, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.Methods: Researchers recruited participants in the allied health sciences for focus groups to explore the effectiveness of an online animation in promoting cultural competence of poverty, food insecurity, and public assistance programs. Participants were asked about their experience with the educational tool and changes in cultural competence regarding poverty, food insecurity, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Participants also responded to five survey questions about their experience ...


Development Of A Healthy Eating And Lifestyle Program (Help) Online Website For Filipinos: A Case Report, Noelle Lyn C. Santos 2019 Department of Science and Technology - Food and Nutrition Research Institute

Development Of A Healthy Eating And Lifestyle Program (Help) Online Website For Filipinos: A Case Report, Noelle Lyn C. Santos

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Background and Purpose: Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are a major public health problem in the Philippines and around the world. Preventive measures to reduce its continuous rise require improvement in the health system. Utilization of information and communication technology-(ICT)-based tools will allow dissemination of evidenced-based information in the population. This case report contains the description of the development process of a Web-based nutrition Website.

Case Description: ICT-based tools were explored as means of communicating nutrition information to the public because of the increasing access and usage of the Internet among Filipinos. An iterative process with five major phases were ...


The Educational Impact Of Web-Based Platforms For Therapeutic Radiology In Sub-Saharan Africa, Omoruyi Irabor, William Swanson, Oluwadamilola Temilade Oladeru, Mahvir Karim, Thomas A. Winningham, Ahmed Elzawawy, Wilfred F. Ngwa 2019 Harvard Medical School, Dana Farber Cancer Institute

The Educational Impact Of Web-Based Platforms For Therapeutic Radiology In Sub-Saharan Africa, Omoruyi Irabor, William Swanson, Oluwadamilola Temilade Oladeru, Mahvir Karim, Thomas A. Winningham, Ahmed Elzawawy, Wilfred F. Ngwa

Journal of Global Radiology

Purpose: This study explores the effectiveness of remote contouring training for therapeutic radiology in three Sub-Saharan African countries (Nigeria, Tanzania, Cameroon) using a web-based platform (ProKnow).

Methods and Materials: A 2-hour real-time video didactic lecture and demonstration of the left parotid tumor contouring on axial CT images was delivered using the ProKnow system and a video conferencing software. Participants were granted week-long access to practice contouring of the left parotid volume after the session. Effectiveness of the remote training was evaluated with a self-assessment questionnaire administered before and after the training. Areas of competence assessed included: (i) ability to identify ...


Self-Management Strategies Mediate Self-Efficacy And Physical Activity, Amanda Birnbaum, Rod K. Dishman, Robert W. Motl, James F. Sallis, Andrea L. Dunn, Greg J. Welk, Ariane L. Yung, Carolyn C. Voorhees, Jared B. Jobe 2019 University of Georgia

Self-Management Strategies Mediate Self-Efficacy And Physical Activity, Amanda Birnbaum, Rod K. Dishman, Robert W. Motl, James F. Sallis, Andrea L. Dunn, Greg J. Welk, Ariane L. Yung, Carolyn C. Voorhees, Jared B. Jobe

Amanda Birnbaum

Self-efficacy theory proposes that girls who have confidence in their capability to be physically active will perceive fewer barriers to physical activity or be less influenced by them, be more likely to pursue perceived benefits of being physically active, and be more likely to enjoy physical activity. Self-efficacy is theorized also to influence physical activity through self-management strategies (e.g., thoughts, goals, plans, and acts) that support physical activity, but this idea has not been empirically tested.


Health Promotion Practice And The Road Ahead: Addressing Enduring Gaps And Encouraging Greater Practice-To-Research Translation, Amanda Birnbaum, Mark D. Rivera 2019 Montclair State University

Health Promotion Practice And The Road Ahead: Addressing Enduring Gaps And Encouraging Greater Practice-To-Research Translation, Amanda Birnbaum, Mark D. Rivera

Amanda Birnbaum

A decade ago, Lancaster and Roe described four critical gaps (i.e., communications, accessibility, credibility, and expectations) between research and practice in health education and health promotion that formed the framework for this department. Despite considerable attention and some progress, these gaps persist and are barriers to interaction and translation between health promotion and health education research and practice. Looking to the next several years as the new Associate Editors for this department, we renew the department’s commitment toward addressing these enduring gaps around which we frame new questions and invite continued dialogue.


Psychosocial Correlates Of Physical Activity And Sedentary Leisure Habits In Young Adolescents: The Teens Eating For Energy And Nutrition At School Study, Amanda Birnbaum 2019 Selected Works

Psychosocial Correlates Of Physical Activity And Sedentary Leisure Habits In Young Adolescents: The Teens Eating For Energy And Nutrition At School Study, Amanda Birnbaum

Amanda Birnbaum

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An Assessment Of Current Resources To Help Adolescents Quit Vaping, Karen Del'Olio, Nanette Vitali, Lori Pbert 2019 University of Massachusetts Medical School

An Assessment Of Current Resources To Help Adolescents Quit Vaping, Karen Del'olio, Nanette Vitali, Lori Pbert

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

Background: E-cigarette use, more commonly known as vaping to our youth, has been a growing epidemic with adolescents in the United States. The recent advisory from the U.S. Surgeon General emphasizes that we must act now to protect the health of our nation’s youth from a lifetime of nicotine addiction. According to a recent 2018 Center for Disease Control MMWR article , more than 3 million high school students (grades 9 – 12) and 570,000 middle school students (grades 6 – 8) in the United States are currently vaping; defined as ≥ 1 e-cigarette in the past 30 days. Researchers from ...


Decreasing Social Isolation In Adults Via A Cognitive Wellness Program, Lisa Yauch-Cadden, Kari Star, Paula Shiner 2019 Buzzards Bay Speech Therapy

Decreasing Social Isolation In Adults Via A Cognitive Wellness Program, Lisa Yauch-Cadden, Kari Star, Paula Shiner

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

In October 2015, Buzzards Bay Speech Therapy and Coastline Elderly Services, Inc, collaborated to address concerns regarding healthy aging in New Bedford. According to the 2014 Massachusetts Healthy Aging Data Report, New Bedford scored lowest in the state with regard to healthy aging, with 31 health indicators worse than the state average, including depression, mental illness, stroke and Alzheimer's disease. Recognizing that these indicators can lead to social isolation and further exacerbate health concerns, we developed a program focusing on cognitive wellness in order to enhance social engagement. The goal of the program is to provide evidenced based interventions ...


Community Engaged Research Academy At The University Of Massachusetts Dartmouth: Reflections, Visions, And Plans, Robin A. Robinson, Mary Hensel 2019 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Community Engaged Research Academy At The University Of Massachusetts Dartmouth: Reflections, Visions, And Plans, Robin A. Robinson, Mary Hensel

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

The Community Engaged Research (CER) Academy at UMass Dartmouth began in 2015 to develop and support dynamic research efforts, in partnerships with community organizations, agencies, and public services, with the goal of seeking external funding to support substantial CER projects. Its primary aim is to engage research-active faculty who are working, specifically, with community partners in the UMass Dartmouth catchment area. Further, the CER Academy actively seeks to build a community of like-minded scholars in interactive, supportive, and didactic processes. The coordinator of the CER Initiative facilitates modules, with activities designed to mentor CER Academy scholars during and after their ...


Addressing Bias In Lgbtqia+ Undergraduate Medical Education: An Innovative And Community Based Approach To Curriculum Reform, John-Marc Austin, Anthony Foscolos, Nancy Bennet, Jeroan J. Allison, John Trobaugh 2019 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Addressing Bias In Lgbtqia+ Undergraduate Medical Education: An Innovative And Community Based Approach To Curriculum Reform, John-Marc Austin, Anthony Foscolos, Nancy Bennet, Jeroan J. Allison, John Trobaugh

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

Background: Individuals who are LGBTQIA+ or gender nonconforming have specific health needs and face health disparities that are exacerbated by a lack of training and cultural sensitivity among health professionals. This study was initiated by a second year University of Massachusetts School of Medicine student in response to the lack of LGBTQIA+ health content in the first year Doctoring & Clinical Skills (DCS1) course. The DCS1 session on collecting a sexual history was selected as the primary focus for revision. Community-Based Participatory Research, because of its emphasis on joining with a community of interest as full and equal partners in all ...


Engaging Emergency Department Patients In The Creation Of A Shared Decision-­Making Tool Regarding Ct Scanning In Kidney Stones: Challenges To Traditional Stakeholder Engagement, Elizabeth M. Schoenfeld, Connor J. Houghton, Pooja P. Patel, Leonora Merwin, Kathleen M. Mazor, Erik Hess, Charles Scales, Maggie Breslin, Peter K. Lindenauer 2019 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Engaging Emergency Department Patients In The Creation Of A Shared Decision-­Making Tool Regarding Ct Scanning In Kidney Stones: Challenges To Traditional Stakeholder Engagement, Elizabeth M. Schoenfeld, Connor J. Houghton, Pooja P. Patel, Leonora Merwin, Kathleen M. Mazor, Erik Hess, Charles Scales, Maggie Breslin, Peter K. Lindenauer

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

Background: Every year approximately 2 million patients are seen in US EDs for suspected renal colic, and the majority receive CT scans. The objective of our study was to develop a stakeholder-informed conversation aid to help clinicians use SDM regarding CT scanning in patients with suspected renal colic.

Methods: Using a published decision aid development framework, and under the direction of a multi-disciplinary Steering Committee, we engaged a diverse set of stakeholders via qualitative methods. EM clinicians, urologists, radiologists, researchers, and emergency department patients participated in focus groups and semi-structured interviews. All groups were recorded, transcribed, and analyzed in an ...


The All Of Us Research Program: Engaging The Community For The Future Of Health, Mara M. Epstein, Kathleen M. Mazor, Joann L. Wagner, Peggy Preusse, Candace LeBlanc, Brenda Valenti, Lawrence D. Garber 2019 University of Massachusetts Medical School

The All Of Us Research Program: Engaging The Community For The Future Of Health, Mara M. Epstein, Kathleen M. Mazor, Joann L. Wagner, Peggy Preusse, Candace Leblanc, Brenda Valenti, Lawrence D. Garber

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

The All of Us Research Program (AoURP), funded by the National Institutes of Health, is an ambitious ten-year effort to enroll over one million participants across the country. The AoURP is a key part of the Precision Medicine Initiative and seeks to build a national cohort collecting self-reported health data, medical record data, biospecimen samples and physical measurements to accelerate precision medicine. Precision Medicine is an emerging approach for healthcare treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person. Researchers at the Meyers Primary Care Institute and the University of Massachusetts Medical ...


Next Steps From A School Gardening Partnership Conference (Ages: Academic Gardening To Enrich Our Students): Expanding The Impact Of School Gardens Through Higher Education, K-12 School And Community Coalitions, Martha Assefa, Pat Barnosky, Michelle Beaulieu, Amy Borg, Casey Burns, Marguerite Cawley, Jennifer De Jordy, Daina Harvey, Kelsey Hopkins, Sue Hunt, Joanne Jaber Gauvin, Isabelle Jenkins, Eliza Lawrence, Anna Marinescu, Mackenzie May, Gina Plata-Nino, Grace Sliwoski, Adam Saltsman 2019 Worcester Food Policy Council

Next Steps From A School Gardening Partnership Conference (Ages: Academic Gardening To Enrich Our Students): Expanding The Impact Of School Gardens Through Higher Education, K-12 School And Community Coalitions, Martha Assefa, Pat Barnosky, Michelle Beaulieu, Amy Borg, Casey Burns, Marguerite Cawley, Jennifer De Jordy, Daina Harvey, Kelsey Hopkins, Sue Hunt, Joanne Jaber Gauvin, Isabelle Jenkins, Eliza Lawrence, Anna Marinescu, Mackenzie May, Gina Plata-Nino, Grace Sliwoski, Adam Saltsman

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

Research suggests that there are many benefits of school gardens for students, teachers and community. Not only can they help children eat more fruits and vegetables and be more physically active, they can help to create learning opportunities and increase teacher satisfaction. In Worcester, Massachusetts, a city with high poverty and food insecurity rates, a broad community coalition formed to brainstorm novel implementation models to improve the use and sustainability of school gardens. The group decided to foster new collaborations among higher education, K-12 schools and community organizations. The innovative idea was that higher education could meet their need for ...


Religiosity And Patient Engagement In Their Healthcare Among Hospital Survivors Of An Acute Coronary Syndrome, Hawa Ozien Abu, David D. McManus, Catarina I. Kiefe, Robert J. Goldberg 2019 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Religiosity And Patient Engagement In Their Healthcare Among Hospital Survivors Of An Acute Coronary Syndrome, Hawa Ozien Abu, David D. Mcmanus, Catarina I. Kiefe, Robert J. Goldberg

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

Background: Optimum management after an Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) requires considerable patient engagement/activation. Religious practices permeate people's lives and may influence engagement in their healthcare. Little is known about the relationship between religiosity and patient activation in hospital survivors of an ACS.

Methods: We recruited patients hospitalized for an ACS at six medical centers in Central Massachusetts and Georgia (2011-2013). Participants self-reported three measures of religiosity - strength and comfort from religion, making petition prayers, and awareness of intercessory prayers for health. Patient activation was assessed using the 6-item Patient Activation Measure (PAM-6). We categorized participants as either having ...


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