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The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Mental health services use among school-aged children with disabilities: the role of sociodemographics, functional limitations, family burdens, and care coordination

Mental health services use among school-aged children with disabilities: the role of sociodemographics, functional limitations, family burdens, and care coordination

OBJECTIVE: To examine the use of mental health services and correlates of receiving services among community-dwelling children with disabilities, ages 6 to 17 years. STUDY DESIGN: Data are from the 1994 and 1995 National Health Interview Survey Disability Supplements (NHIS-D), conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics. The study sample is 4,939 children with […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Model for incorporating social context in health behavior interventions: applications for cancer prevention for working-class, multiethnic populations

Model for incorporating social context in health behavior interventions: applications for cancer prevention for working-class, multiethnic populations

BACKGROUND: This article proposes a conceptual framework for addressing social contextual factors in cancer prevention interventions, and describes work that operationalizes this model in interventions for working class, multiethnic populations. METHODS: The Harvard Cancer Prevention Program Project Includes Three Studies: (1) an intervention study in 25 small businesses; (2) an intervention study in 10 health […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Measuring contextual characteristics for community health

Measuring contextual characteristics for community health

OBJECTIVE: To conceptualize and measure community contextual influences on population health and health disparities. DATA SOURCES: We use traditional and nontraditional secondary sources of data comprising a comprehensive array of community characteristics. STUDY DESIGN: Using a consultative process, we identify 12 overarching dimensions of contextual characteristics that may affect community health, as well as specific […]

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