19 February 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Healthy Lives – Healthy Communities Conference, April 25, 2014, Columbia, Missouri

Register now! Brochure/Final Program The Center for Health Policy and the Missouri Health Equity Collaborative are hosting the Healthy Lives – Healthy Communities conference Friday, April 25, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Central Standard Time) in Columbia, Missouri. This conference will raise participants’ awareness of health disparities, analyze the root causes of those […]

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09 April 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Still time to sign up for the Healthy Lives – Healthy Communities conference!!

“Healthy Lives, Healthy Communities: Building Health Equity in Missouri, One Community at a Time” DATE: Friday, April 27, 2012 | TIME: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. LOCATION: Garden Conference Center at the Hilton Garden Inn, Columbia, MO Join us this spring for “Healthy Lives, Healthy Communities: Building Health Equity in Missouri, One Community at a […]

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04 January 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Missouri Rural Health Biennial 2011 Report

From Missouri DHSS, the 2010-2011 Missouri Rural Health Report is rich with data related to Missouri’s underserved, rural populations. Download the most recent report or archives at http://health.mo.gov/living/families/ruralhealth/publications.php.

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Self-reported symptoms of reproductive tract infections among rural women in Hainan, China: prevalence rates and risk factors

Self-reported symptoms of reproductive tract infections among rural women in Hainan, China: prevalence rates and risk factors

OBJECTIVES AND GOAL: The goal of this study was to examine risk of reproductive tract infections (RTIs) among women in rural China, including prevalence, influence of sociodemographic characteristics, knowledge, hygienic practices, attitudes, and behaviors related to premarital and extramarital sex, and abortion. STUDY: During 2000, a stratified cluster sample of 606 rural married women in […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Determinants of leisure time physical activity in rural compared with urban older and ethnically diverse women in the United States

Determinants of leisure time physical activity in rural compared with urban older and ethnically diverse women in the United States

STUDY OBJECTIVE: Determinants of leisure time physical activity (LTPA) in rural middle aged and older women of diverse racial and ethnic groups are not well understood. This study examined: (1) urban-rural differences in LTPA by sociodemographic factors, (2) urban-rural differences in LTPA determinants, and (3) the pattern of relations between LTPA determinants and LTPA. DESIGN: […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Clinical and microbiologic study of periodontitis associated with Kindler syndrome

Clinical and microbiologic study of periodontitis associated with Kindler syndrome

BACKGROUND: Little is known about the onset and prevalence of periodontal disease in patients with the rare Kindler syndrome, a genodermatological disorder. This study investigated the level of clinical periodontal attachment in relation to age and presence of putative periodontopathogenic bacteria in individuals with Kindler syndrome. METHODS: Eighteen individuals diagnosed with Kindler syndrome and 13 […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Discrepancies in body image perception among fourth-grade public school children from urban, suburban, and rural Maryland

Discrepancies in body image perception among fourth-grade public school children from urban, suburban, and rural Maryland

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine whether there is an association between body image perception and weight status as measured by the body mass index among a group of fourth graders in Maryland. DESIGN: Cross-sectional data on height, weight, and body image were collected in the classroom. At risk for being overweight […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Cultural competence immersion experiences: public health among the Navajo

Cultural competence immersion experiences: public health among the Navajo

Holistic nursing practice requires cultural competence. The author describes a cultural immersion experience involving public health among the Navajo as having four components: inspiration, preparation, immersion, and reentry. Such experiences require faculty with requisite attitudes and abilities, as well as a supportive academic environment to nurture this student learning opportunity. Important faculty development issues discussed […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on National survey of job satisfaction and retirement intentions among general practitioners in England

National survey of job satisfaction and retirement intentions among general practitioners in England

OBJECTIVES: To measure general practitioners’ intentions to quit direct patient care, to assess changes between 1998 and 2000, and to investigate associated factors, notably job satisfaction. DESIGN: Analysis of national postal surveys conducted in 1998 and 2001. SETTING: England. Participants: 1949 general practitioner principals, of whom 790 were surveyed in 1998 and 1159 in 2001. […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Depression in Medicaid-covered youth: differences by race and ethnicity

Depression in Medicaid-covered youth: differences by race and ethnicity

BACKGROUND: Racial disparities have previously been noted in antidepressant use among Medicaid-covered youth. OBJECTIVE: To determine if racial and ethnic differences are due to dissimilarity in the prevalence of diagnosed depression or disparate treatment patterns. METHODS: Claims were examined for 192 441 youth (5-18 years old) who had been continuously enrolled in Medicaid from July […]

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