Research awarnes and dissemination

July 7th, 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 from seven sites. A total […]

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June 26th, 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 group relative to the general […]

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June 26th, 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 CRC screening (n = 200) at a […]

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January 13th, 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 half of respondents had sought […]

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Tags: Cost of healthcare, Eligibility, Health insurance, Health insurance exchanges, Healthcare reform, Medicaid


October 14th, 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 Cancer Center (MCC). In the […]

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Tags: community engagement in research


April 14th, 2016

save the date for Our Community Our Health #OCOH

By Miguel Valdez Soto miguel

Thanks for sharing our live stream town hall! https://t.co/fPAM7Ldhg3 @mayoclinic_cenr Join us! https://t.co/ielw62vStQ — UFHealthStreet (@UFHealthStreet) April 14, 2016

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January 21st, 2016

The Pioneering Role of the Vaccine Safety Datalink Project (VSD) to Advance Collaborative Research and Distributed Data Networks

By Miguel Valdez Soto miguel

Abstract 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

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January 7th, 2016

Minnesota Department of Health Community Engagement Home

By Miguel Valdez Soto miguel

Community Engagement 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 […]

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Tags: Community Engagement, resources and tools


November 6th, 2015

Who Is Multiracial? Depends on How You Ask

By Miguel Valdez Soto miguel

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 […]

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Tags: census, identity, Multiracial, Research


September 30th, 2015

Discuss a national topic: Marijuana use among youth

By Miguel Valdez Soto miguel

Discuss a National Topic: Marijuana use Among youth https://t.co/UkjRmRyGQe — Community Engagement (@mayoclinic_cenr) September 30, 2015

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