January 21st, 2016 · Leave a Comment
Introduction: Large-scale distributed data networks consisting of diverse stakeholders including providers, patients, and payers are changing health research in terms of methods, speed and efficiency. The Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) set the stage for expanded involvement of health plans in collaborative research Learn more
January 7th, 2016 · Leave a Comment
Engaging community members in problem-solving solutions to issues that affect them is one of the fundamental principles of public health. The most effective way to achieve public health goals, especially the elimination of disparities in health status, is to actively engage those experiencing the problems in every aspect of addressing them. Community engagement means involving community members in all activities--from identifying the relevant issues and making decisions about how to address them, to evaluating and sharing the results with the community. The information on this Web site provides background, tips and tools for effective community engagement.
November 6th, 2015 · Leave a Comment
A Comparison of Six Survey Methods to Capture Racial Identity
Consider, for example, a man whose mother is Asian and whose father is white. This may seem like someone who could easily be categorized as multiracial. But if this man was raised with little or no interaction with his white relatives or had experiences that were more closely aligned with those of the Asian community, he may well select â€śAsianâ€ť and nothing else when describing his race. Furthermore, some adults may have relatives of different races farther back in their family tree. While some people may think to include a more distant relative of a different race when asked about their racial background, others may not, even if they are aware of their family history.
With this in mind, we set out to test six different ways of defining a population of mixed-race adults to survey, using as our primary vehicle Pew Research Centerâ€™s American Trends Panel (ATP), a probability-based, nationally representative online panel of adults in the United States. We tested these different approaches with impaneled individuals who participated in more than one Pew Research Center survey, allowing us to examine how the same individual might have changed his or her responses depending on the question asked.
September 30th, 2015 · Leave a Comment
Discuss a National Topic: Marijuana use Among youth https://t.co/UkjRmRyGQe
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September 22nd, 2015 · Leave a Comment
Join us on September 24
OCOH is a town hall meeting series that shares innovative research findings to foster conversation and mutual understanding with the community.
our participate on twitter using the the #OCOH hashtag
August 28th, 2015 · Leave a Comment
Victor Montori has a very special light fixture in his office.
Co-workers say Montoriâ€™s Get-the-Party-Started accessory first appeared sometime after Christmas. The Mayo endocrinologist and world-traveling proponent of kinder and more careful medicine had just relocated his team of scientists to a new workspace. The Plummer Building! An open floor plan! White boards for brainstorming sessions, a Keurig machine, couch, and Nerf basket! But it was a little small. â€śYou know what would make this place great?â€ť he declared. â€śA disco ball!â€ť read more
August 13th, 2015 · Leave a Comment
ACHLA-The Alliance of Chicanos Hispanics and Latin Americans, will host a free LATINO FEST and celebration on Saturday, September 26,on the Cooke park (seventh St and seventh Ave NW Rochester MN).
From 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. rain or shine
August 5th, 2015 · Leave a Comment
Liver cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death among African men and the third leading cause among African women, according to the American Cancer Society. Two Mayo researchers with roots on the continent are working to make sure those numbers go down, and they're starting with the Somali community in Rochester.
After growing up and attending medical school in his native Ghana, Lewis Roberts, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D., pursued his Ph.D. at the University of Iowa, reports the Rochester Post-Bulletin. Dr. Roberts then was accepted into Mayo Clinic's "highly selective" Clinical and Translational Science program, where he "received training to both practice as a clinician and do robust research work." After graduating, Dr. Roberts set his sights on treating and researching liver cancer "because of its prevalence in Africa."
July 23rd, 2015 · Leave a Comment
CCaTS Community Engagement in Research
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June 30th, 2015 · Leave a Comment
ROCHESTER, Minn. â€” Mayo Clinic and the George Family Foundation are leading supporters of the newly formed Southeast Minnesota Partnership for Community-Based Health Promotion. A key aim of this partnership is to extend the care that occurs in Southeast Minnesota health systems into the communities. The partnership will focus first on incorporating clinical referrals of effective, community-based programs into routine primary care treatment strategies. The new program is called Living Well with Chronic Conditions (formally known as the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program).
â€śThe goal of this partnership is to fundamentally change the way individuals and communities in Southeast Minnesota experience life with chronic health conditions,â€ť says Aaron Leppin, M.D., a research associate in Mayo Clinicâ€™s Knowledge and Evaluation Research Unit.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 7 out of every 10 deaths in the U.S. are the result of chronic disease. In Southeast Minnesota, Community Health Needs Assessments consistently identify chronic disease management as an area of priority
June 2nd, 2015 · Leave a Comment
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