04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on A profile of HIV/AIDS epidemic in the African-American community: implications for a culturally-sensitive and ethnic-specific health promotion and education programme for African-Americans

A profile of HIV/AIDS epidemic in the African-American community: implications for a culturally-sensitive and ethnic-specific health promotion and education programme for African-Americans

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Development of a culturally sensitive, locality-based program to increase kidney donation

Development of a culturally sensitive, locality-based program to increase kidney donation

Diabetic kidney disease has become an epidemic in American Indian communities. In Central Arizona, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa, Gila River, and Ak-Chin Indian communities have the highest incidence rate of diabetes in the world. Over 200 diabetic people in these communities receive dialysis because of kidney disease, a frequency that is 10 to 15 times […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on African American nurses: a coalition for African American health care

African American nurses: a coalition for African American health care

African Americans have the highest death rate from the two leading causes of death in America. This group of Americans also has the highest rate among the under insured/uninsured and poverty stricken. As such, a large segment of this population uses health care practices that may not include the resources of the conventional health care […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Learn, share, and live: breast cancer education for older, urban minority women

Learn, share, and live: breast cancer education for older, urban minority women

Among older urban minority women, for whom breast cancer risk is high and the propensity to be screened is low, both social support and breast cancer knowledge have been linked to mammography use. The authors describe a theory-based breast cancer education program implemented via an existing informal network for low-income urban elderly coordinated by a […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Effects of dumbbell and elastic band training on physical function in older inner-city African-American women

Effects of dumbbell and elastic band training on physical function in older inner-city African-American women

Providing inner-city minorities with inexpensive exercise programs may be a means of reducing frailty and maintaining independent lifestyles in this population. To determine the efficacy of such a program, 22 African-American women aged 62-94 years were recruited from a senior center in the Wichita urban community. Sixteen women (age = 74.8 +/- 8.8 yr) participated […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on The role of a historically black university and the black church in community-based health initiatives: the project DIRECT experience

The role of a historically black university and the black church in community-based health initiatives: the project DIRECT experience

This work explores the role of North Carolina Central University (NCCU), a historically Black university, and local Black churches in serving as community resources in Project Diabetes Interventions Reaching and Educating Communities Together (Project DIRECT). Project DIRECT is a federally funded participatory research project sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The rationale […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Service learning, social justice, and campus health

Service learning, social justice, and campus health

Healthy campuses are critical so that students can learn and actively participate in shaping and maintaining a strong educational environment. This Viewpoint describes the commonalities between service learning, social justice, campus health, and the goals of Healthy Campus 2010, which was developed from the larger Healthy People 2010 objectives proposed by the US Department of […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Screening and community outreach programs for priority populations: considerations for oncology managers

Screening and community outreach programs for priority populations: considerations for oncology managers

The goals of screening and community outreach efforts are to translate knowledge into relevant interventions to enhance health, prevent disease and manage chronic illness. Despite recent progress in the fight against cancer, a disproportionate share of the cancer burden is observed among ethnic minorities and medically underserved populations. Studies consistently link low socioeconomic status to […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Merging education with measurement: a focus on the Hispanic community

Merging education with measurement: a focus on the Hispanic community

There is an increasing need for community health promotion efforts directed to populations that are often disenfranchised from the health care system. The rapidly growing Hispanic population can benefit from outreach efforts that provide health education and promote community awareness of health status and health problems. This article describes a cost effective survey system that […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on ‘To each according to his needs’: public libraries and socially excluded people

‘To each according to his needs’: public libraries and socially excluded people

To deliver a comprehensive and efficient service to all the community, public libraries must first identify needs and allocate an appropriate level of resources. This article focuses on public libraries in England. It outlines: the Government’s policy on social inclusion; the needs of the various socially excluded groups; partnerships and funding; staff training and motivation; […]

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