Jul 12, 2017

By Miguel Valdez Soto @miguel
Environment affects health. Learn about NIMHD-funded efforts to address placed-based #disparities. https://t.co/rrz4I1fFBZ #SDOH pic.twitter.com/9XNaDb7wVh— Health Disparities (@NIMHD) July 12, 2017
Jul 7, 2017

Factors Affecting Dietary Practices in a Mississippi African American Community

By Miguel Valdez Soto @miguel
Abstract : This study examined the practices, personal motivation, and barriers of African American communities in Mississippi regarding their dietary practices. We selected the Metro Jackson Area comprised of Hinds, Madison and Rankin Counties because it is a combination of urban and rural communities. The sample consisted of 70 participants [...]
Jul 7, 2017

Developing a nationwide K–12 outreach model: Physiology Understanding (PhUn) Week 10 years later

By Miguel Valdez Soto @miguel
Abstract Since 2005, nearly 600 Physiology Understanding Week (PhUn Week) events have taken place across the U.S., involving American Physiological Society (APS) members in K–12 outreach. The program seeks to build student understanding of physiology and physiology careers, assist teachers in recognizing physiology in their standards-based curriculum, and involve more [...]
Jul 5, 2017

Early discharge hospital at home

By Miguel Valdez Soto @miguel
Abstract Background Early discharge hospital at home is a service that provides active treatment by healthcare professionals in the patient's home for a condition that otherwise would require acute hospital inpatient care. This is an update of a Cochrane review. Objectives To determine the effectiveness and cost of managing patients [...]
Jun 26, 2017

Addressing Tobacco Use Among Consumers and Staff at Behavioral Health Treatment Facilities Through Comprehensive Workplace Programming

By Miguel Valdez Soto @miguel
Abstract Tobacco use is the leading cause of death and disability in the United States; cigarette smoking is the most common form of tobacco use. Smoking has become increasingly concentrated among individuals with behavioral health needs (e.g., persistent mental illness) and has led to increased morbidity and mortality in this [...]
Jun 26, 2017

Citizenship, Community Mental Health, and the Common Good.

By Miguel Valdez Soto @miguel
Abstract In this article, we address the issue of community mental health and the common good via an applied theory of citizenship to support the social inclusion, empowerment, and inclusion of persons diagnosed with psychiatric disorders. We begin by discussing citizenship, and the concept of the common good, in regard [...]
Jun 26, 2017

Evaluating Two Evidence-Based Intervention Strategies to Promote CRC Screening Among Latino Adults in a Primary Care Setting.

By Miguel Valdez Soto @miguel
Abstract Regular use of colorectal cancer screening can reduce incidence and mortality, but participation rates remain low among low-income, Spanish-speaking Latino adults. We conducted two distinct pilot studies testing the implementation of evidence-based interventions to promote fecal immunochemical test (FIT) screening among Latinos aged 50-75 years who were not up-to-date with [...]
May 26, 2017

Learn about Well Connect SE Minnesota PODCAST

By Miguel Valdez Soto @miguel
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May 26, 2017

Learn about Community-Campus Partnership for health(CCPH) PODCAST

By Miguel Valdez Soto @miguel
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May 26, 2017

Improving health glovally by studing health locally PODCAST

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May 23, 2017

Patient Perspectives of Barriers and Facilitators of Treatment-Seeking Behaviors for Stroke Care

By Miguel Valdez Soto @miguel
Objective: Delays in seeking treatment for stroke care are associated with greater disability and reductions in stroke outcomes. The objective of this study was to qualitatively examine facilitators and barriers to urgently seeking stroke-related care. Methods: A qualitative analytic approach was used to explore facilitators and barriers to seeking stroke [...]
May 23, 2017

Identifying and intervening on barriers to healthcare access among members of a small Korean community in the southern USA.

By Miguel Valdez Soto @miguel
Abstract OBJECTIVE: We used community-based participatory research (CBPR) to explore barriers to healthcare access and utilization and identify potentially effective intervention strategies to increase access among members of the Korean community in North Carolina (NC). METHODS: Our CBPR partnership conducted 8 focus groups with 63 adult Korean immigrants in northwest [...]
Mar 3, 2017

Community-Partnered Collaboration to Build an Integrated Palliative Care Clinic: The View From Urology.

By Miguel Valdez Soto @miguel
Abstract BACKGROUND: We partnered with patients, families, and palliative care clinicians to develop an integrated urology-palliative care clinic for patients with metastatic cancer. We assessed clinician satisfaction with a multidisciplinary palliative care clinic model. METHODS: We conducted semi-structured interviews with 18 clinicians who practice in our integrated clinic. We analyzed [...]
Feb 8, 2017

By Miguel Valdez Soto @miguel
Catch up on our archived webinars to learn more about NCATS #SBIR/#STTR support & #smallbiz funding opps. https://t.co/VURO6HgKLd pic.twitter.com/Qg2jrxkgNW— NCATS (@ncats_nih_gov) February 8, 2017
Jan 20, 2017

Using Peer Navigators to Address the Integrated Health Care Needs of Homeless African Americans With Serious Mental Illness

By Miguel Valdez Soto @miguel
Abstract Objective: The study examined the impact of a peer navigator program (PNP) developed by a community-based participatory research team and used with a group of African Americans with serious mental illness who were homeless. Methods: Sixty-seven research participants were randomly assigned to receive PNP or treatment as usual (control) [...]
Jan 13, 2017

Reasons Why Individuals Remain Uninsured Under the Affordable Care Act: Experiences of Patients at a Student-Run Free Clinic in Michigan, a Medicaid Expansion State

By Miguel Valdez Soto @miguel
Abstract Since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), many people remain uninsured. While studies have examined this population, few have explored patients’ experiences seeking insurance. To elucidate these individuals’ perspectives, we surveyed patients (n = 80) at the University of Michigan Student-Run Free Clinic concerning their activity accessing insurance. Over [...]
Oct 14, 2016

Community Engagement for Identifying Cancer Education Needs in Puerto Rico

By Miguel Valdez Soto @miguel
Cancer is the leading cause of death in Puerto Rico, suggesting a need for improved strategies, programs, and resources devoted to cancer prevention. Enhanced prevention needs in Puerto Rico were initially identified in pilot studies conducted by the Ponce School of Medicine (PSM) in collaboration with the H. Lee Moffitt [...]
Sep 30, 2016

Healthcare Hashtag Project

By Miguel Valdez Soto @miguel
Healthcare Hashtag Project, a free open platform for patients, caregivers, advocates, doctors and other providers that connects them to relevant conversations and communities. Learn More
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Sep 13, 2016

Advertisement Involving under-served groups in web-based research a struggle, study finds

By Miguel Valdez Soto @miguel
Natalie McGill Researchers face challenges in retaining underserved populations for web-based research, a recent study finds. The findings were published online July 28 in Genetics in Medicine. A study that provided online genetic ancestry results to participants found that low-income Americans and people who did not finish high school were [...]
Aug 31, 2016

A practical strategic framework for dismantling institutional racism. You can help

By Miguel Valdez Soto @miguel
A practical strategic framework for dismantling institutional racism. You can help. https://t.co/ISaugr3KWD. Watch & pitch in. #NA16— Bill Barberg (@billbarberg) July 21, 2016
Aug 24, 2016

How to Read Beyond the Headline: 9 Essential Questions to Evaluate Medical News

By Miguel Valdez Soto @miguel
How to Read Beyond the Headline: 9 Essential Questions to Evaluate Medical News Ben Goldacre writing in Bad Science classified science reporting as falling into three categories – wacky stories, scare stories and breakthrough stories; the last of which he views as ”a more subtly destructive category of science story”. [...]
Jul 7, 2016

Lack Of Diversity In Clinical Trials Presents Possible Health Consequences

By Miguel Valdez Soto @miguel
Despite striking ethnic disparities in the incidence and mortality of diseases like cancer and respiratory disease, minorities are not well represented in clinical trials. A paper out in the journal PLOS Medicine says two main barriers to achieving diverse clinical trials are the expense of recruiting minority subjects, and fears [...]
Jun 10, 2016

CCaTS Announces CHAMP Awardee for 2016

By Miguel Valdez Soto @miguel
The Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS) is pleased to announce that Aaron Mangold, M.D., is the recipient of the 2016 Community Health: Assessment and Improvement Measures Program (CHAMP) award. Dr. Mangold’s project, Improving Access to Care Through the Establishment of a Local, Tele-Dermatology Network, addresses an [...]
Jun 9, 2016

Drawing on Mental Health "Experts-by-Experience"

By Miguel Valdez Soto @miguel
An estimated 43.6 million American adults—nearly one in five—have mental illness. Anxiety and mood disorders, including depression, are the most common forms. While these conditions are usually treatable, clinicians often don’t have a good way to predict who will respond to which therapies, so patients may have to try different [...]
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