12 May 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Closing The Gap: Increasing Access and Equity

The International Council of Nurses, a a federation of more than 130 national nurses associations, has released the Closing the gap:Increasing Access and Equity toolkit. The document looks at gaps in the health status and life expectancy between different populations. It also looks at the importance of the social determinants of health and the role […]

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03 March 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Great Health Disparity Video Resource from the Case Western Reserve University

Discussions related to health disparities and nutrition, hypertension, end stage real disease, community health, LGBT, adolescent and pediatric care. See the link below: http://www.case.edu/med/ccrhd/education/.

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Improving the nutritional resource environment for healthy living through community-based participatory research

Improving the nutritional resource environment for healthy living through community-based participatory research

OBJECTIVES: To build health promotion capacity among community residents through a community-based participatory model, and to apply this model to study the nutritional environment of an urban area to better understand the role of such resources in residents’ efforts to live a healthy life. DESIGN: A multiphase collaborative study that inventoried selected markets in targeted […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Population determinants of serum lycopene concentrations in the United States: data from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988-1994

Population determinants of serum lycopene concentrations in the United States: data from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988-1994

Serum lycopene is inversely related to the risk for cancer and cardiovascular diseases. We used data from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988-1994, to investigate the relation between serum lycopene concentrations and sex, age, geographical location, race-ethnicity, education, alcohol, smoking, BMI, blood pressure, serum total cholesterol and triacylglycerol, and intakes of fat, […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Addressing health disparities in middle school students’ nutrition and exercise

Addressing health disparities in middle school students’ nutrition and exercise

Those with low income, especially women of African American and Hispanic heritage have the greatest risk of inactivity and obesity. A 4-session (Internet and video) intervention with healthy snack and gym labs was tested in 2 (gym lab in 1) urban low-middle-income middle schools to improve low fat diet and moderate and vigorous physical activity.1 […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Diet and nutrition in poor and minority communities in the United States 100 years ago

Diet and nutrition in poor and minority communities in the United States 100 years ago

Atwater and his colleagues began studying food consumption in the closing years of the nineteenth century and from the very start devoted much effort to collecting data from poor and minority households. This paper reviews some of the fruits of these labors, particularly from the standpoint of what they contribute toward a better historical understanding […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on HIV-associated histories, perceptions, and practices among low-income African American women: does rural residence matter?

HIV-associated histories, perceptions, and practices among low-income African American women: does rural residence matter?

OBJECTIVES: This study compared HIV-associated sexual health history, risk perceptions, and sexual risk behaviors of low-income rural and nonrural African American women. METHODS: A cross-sectional statewide survey of African American women (n = 571) attending federally funded Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children clinics was conducted. RESULTS: Adjusted analyses indicated that rural […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on [Health, human development, and governance in Latin America and the Caribbean at the beginning of the 21st century]

[Health, human development, and governance in Latin America and the Caribbean at the beginning of the 21st century]

The issue of the reciprocal relationship between health and development has recently taken on greater importance in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), given the persistence of extreme poverty and the political and social difficulties due to macroeconomic imbalances and crises of governance. This piece reviews concepts of sustainable human development, social determinants of health […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Dietary intakes by levels of glycemic control for black and white adults with non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM)

Dietary intakes by levels of glycemic control for black and white adults with non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM)

OBJECTIVES: The relationship between diet and glycemic control was examined among a racially mixed population of male and female adults with non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM). METHODS: Data from 3-day dietary records and glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) were analyzed for two-hundred eighty two patients of a Family Practice Ambulatory Care Unit and a community-based health center […]

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