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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 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Workplace discrimination and alcohol consumption: findings from the San Francisco Muni Health and Safety Study

Workplace discrimination and alcohol consumption: findings from the San Francisco Muni Health and Safety Study

OBJECTIVE: There is evidence of an association between occupational stress and alcohol consumption. This study investigates the association between workplace racial discrimination and alcohol consumption in a sample of urban transit operators. METHODS: During 1993-1995, after undergoing a medical exam, 1,542 transit operators completed an interview. Depending on the outcome, we used logistic or linear […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Racial discrimination and alcohol-related behavior in urban transit operators: findings from the San Francisco Muni Health and Safety Study

Racial discrimination and alcohol-related behavior in urban transit operators: findings from the San Francisco Muni Health and Safety Study

OBJECTIVE: A growing body of literature is documenting the health effects of racial discrimination. The authors investigated the association between racial discrimination and alcohol-related behavior in a sample of urban transit operators. METHODS: Using data from a 1993-1995 cross-sectional study of transit operators in San Francisco, California, the authors analyzed responses to two sets of […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Factors influencing exercise participation and quality of life among elderly Korean Americans

Factors influencing exercise participation and quality of life among elderly Korean Americans

The purpose of this study was to identify factors influencing exercise participation and quality of life among elderly Korean Americans. This study used a focus group design. Elderly Korean Americans age 60 and older residing in Seattle, Washington were recruited from a senior house, which serves low-income elderly. Thirteen older adults participated in a focus […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on An investigation of environmental racism claims: testing environmental management approaches with a geographic information system

An investigation of environmental racism claims: testing environmental management approaches with a geographic information system

The purpose of this research was to explore the concept of an environmental racism claim through the use of several environmental management tools. The EPAs Toxics Release Inventory, Cumulative Exposure Project, and the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services’ Hot Zone Census Tract Assessment were combined with racial and socioeconomic data to test claims […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Perceived and objective environmental measures and physical activity among urban adults

Perceived and objective environmental measures and physical activity among urban adults

BACKGROUND: Enhancing community environments to support walking and bicycling serves as a promising approach to increase population levels of physical activity. However, few studies have simultaneously assessed perceptions and objectively measured environmental factors and their relative association with transportation or recreational physical activity. METHODS: For this cross-sectional study, high- and low-income study areas were selected […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Access to dental care: solving the problem for underserved populations.[see comment]

Access to dental care: solving the problem for underserved populations.[see comment]

BACKGROUND: Americans are enjoying an increasing level of oral health. However, oral health improvements are not being experienced evenly across the population. The poor, some minorities, institutionalized elderly people and other groups do not have adequate access to dental care. OVERVIEW: The author discusses the need to understand clearly the barriers to care affecting underserved […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Proximity of California public schools to busy roads

Proximity of California public schools to busy roads

Residential proximity to busy roads has been associated with adverse health outcomes, and school location may also be an important determinant of children’s exposure to traffic-related pollutants. The goal of this study was to examine the characteristics of public schools (grades K-12) in California (n = 7,460) by proximity to major roads. We determined maximum […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Reaching out to racial/ethnic minority older persons for elderly nutrition programs

Reaching out to racial/ethnic minority older persons for elderly nutrition programs

This paper reports findings from a study that was conducted to identify perceived barriers to racial/ethnic minority elders’ participation in an elderly nutrition program (ENP) in a large metropolitan area and effective strategies for reaching out to them. The data were collected from a survey with the ENP’s staff and volunteers and three focus group […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Access to hospitals with high-technology cardiac services: how is race important?

Access to hospitals with high-technology cardiac services: how is race important?

OBJECTIVES. Relatively few hospitals in the United States offer high-technology cardiac services (cardiac catheterization, bypass surgery, or angioplasty). This study examined the association between race and admission to a hospital offering those services. METHODS. Records of 11,410 patients admitted with acute myocardial infarction to hospitals in New York State in 1986 were analyzed. RESULTS. Approximately […]

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