28 July 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Toxic Stress in Children: Implications for health through the life course, July 27, 2016, Columbia, Missouri

Toxic Stress in Children Implications for health through the life course July 27, 2016 10 am—2 pm First State Community Bank, Community Room 300 Diego Ct, Columbia, MO 65203 Agenda 10:00 am         Introductions 10:15 am         Toxic Stress in Children Implications for health through the life course, Kenneth Haller, M.D. Professor of Pediatrics, Saint Louis University […]

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07 June 2016 ~ 0 Comments

2016 Healthy Lives – Healthy Communities Conference

Healthy Lives – Healthy Communities Conference Friday, April 29, 2016 Courtyard by Marriott • Columbia, Missouri Conference Brochure Speaker Bios The Center for Health Policy’s health equity conference will take place on April 29, 2016, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Courtyard by Marriott in Columbia, MO. This year’s objectives are to review the root […]

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04 March 2016 ~ 0 Comments

An Evening with Tim Wise

An Evening with Tim Wise Challenging the Culture of Cruelty: Understanding and Defeating Race and Class Inequity in America March 8, 2016 6:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. Jesse Auditorium, South 9th Street, University of Missouri, Columbia Book signing immediately following keynote. Free and open to the public. No tickets required. The Center for Health Policy is holding […]

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09 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Awareness Of Racial And Ethnic Health Disparities Has Improved Only Modestly Over A Decade

From 1999 to 2010, the awareness of the racial and ethnic disparities that disproportionately affect African Americans and Hispanics or Latinos has increased with only four percent, from 55% to 59 % . The authors found that awareness about health disparities remains limited in the general population and is even more limited among racial and […]

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04 May 2011 ~ 0 Comments

County Health Calculator

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation along with the Virginia Commonwealth University’s Center on Human Needs has put together the County Health Calculator to illustrate the connection between social factors and health. The County Health Calculator is an interactive, online application that shows by county, the impact that education and income have on the health and […]

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29 March 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Health Literacy Interventions and Outcomes: An Updated Systematic Review

Health Literacy Interventions and Outcomes, Update Full Title: Health Literacy Interventions and Outcomes: An Updated Systematic Review March 2011 View or download Report Structured Abstract Objectives: To update a 2004 systematic review of health care service use and health outcomes related to differences in health literacy level and interventions designed to improve these outcomes for […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Impact of health insurance status on vaccination coverage in children 19-35 months old, United States, 1993-1996

Impact of health insurance status on vaccination coverage in children 19-35 months old, United States, 1993-1996

OBJECTIVES: To show how health insurance (privately and publicly insured, insured and uninsured) relates to vaccination coverage in children 19-35 months old, and how this can be used to better target public health interventions. METHODS: The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) gathers information on the health and health care of the U.S. non-institutionalized population through […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Population behaviors and language maintenance–a case of the Korean-speaking community in China

Population behaviors and language maintenance–a case of the Korean-speaking community in China

With the regard to language maintenance, one of the most successful in over fifty of ethno-linguistic communities in China is the Korean community with more than two millions of Korean-speakers, in which there have been Regulations Regarding the Ethnic Language Use, and a maintenance-orientated and bilingual education system. However, language attrition comes to be occurring […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Clinician support and psychosocial risk factors associated with breastfeeding discontinuation

Clinician support and psychosocial risk factors associated with breastfeeding discontinuation

OBJECTIVE: Breastfeeding rates fall short of goals set in Healthy People 2010 and other national recommendations. The current, national breastfeeding continuation rate of 29% at 6 months lags behind the Healthy People 2010 goal of 50%. The objective of this study was to evaluate associations between breastfeeding discontinuation at 2 and 12 weeks postpartum and […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Persistent area socioeconomic disparities in U.S. incidence of cervical cancer, mortality, stage, and survival, 1975-2000

Persistent area socioeconomic disparities in U.S. incidence of cervical cancer, mortality, stage, and survival, 1975-2000

BACKGROUND: Temporal cervical cancer incidence and mortality patterns and ethnic disparities in patient survival and stage at diagnosis in relation to socioeconomic deprivation measures have not been well studied in the United States. The current article analyzed temporal area socioeconomic inequalities in U.S. cervical cancer incidence, mortality, stage, and survival. METHODS: County and census tract […]

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