Research

September 8th, 2017

Stroke Investigative Research and Education Network: Public Outreach and Engagement

By Miguel Valdez Soto miguel

Abstract Stroke is becoming a leading cause of disability and death, and a major public health concern in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The Stroke Investigative Research and Education Network (SIREN) seeks to comprehensively characterize the genomic, sociocultural, economic, and behavioral risk factors for stroke and to build effective teams for research to address and decrease the […]

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August 11th, 2017

The Kintun program for families with dementia: From novel experiment to national policy (innovative practice).

By Miguel Valdez Soto miguel

Abstract The Kintun program is the first public health strategy specifically designed for dementia care in Chile. It was launched in 2013 in the city of Santiago with support from the National Service for the Elderly and the Municipality of Peñalolén. Using an interdisciplinary team, the program seeks to promote community integration and better support […]

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August 11th, 2017

A novel primary-specialist care collaborative demonstration project to improve the access and health care of medically complex patients.

By Miguel Valdez Soto miguel

Abstract Objective Medically complex patients experience fragmented health care compounded by long wait times. The MedREACH program was developed to improve access and overall system experience for medically complex patients. Program description MedREACH is a novel primary-tertiary care collaborative demonstration program that features community nursing outreach, community specialist outreach, and a multi-specialty consultation clinic. Methods […]

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August 4th, 2017

Depression and Its Correlates Among Brazilian Immigrants in Massachusetts, USA

By Miguel Valdez Soto miguel

Abstract The goal of this paper is to assess the frequency of depression symptoms among Brazilian immigrants living in Massachusetts, the second largest Brazilian immigrant population in the United States, and to identify correlates of depression. A convenience sample of Brazilian immigrants aged 18 or older residing in Massachusetts was used. Data were collected from […]

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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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July 7th, 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 physiologists in K–12 outreach. Formative […]

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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


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