Oct 26, 2017

Listen to this PODCAST and Learn about the American Indian Cancer Foundation

By Miguel Valdez Soto @miguel
Play PODCAST   At the American Indian Cancer Foundation, we imagine a world where cancer is no longer the leading cause of death for American Indians and Alaska Natives. Through hard work, culturally appropriate community-based programs and policy change that affords Native people access to the best prevention and treatment strategies, we [...]
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Sep 15, 2017

Dissemination of a Child Passenger Safety Program Through Trauma Center-Community Partnerships.

By Miguel Valdez Soto @miguel
Abstract Improper child passenger restraint use contributes to higher pediatric motor vehicle collision morbidity and mortality among cultural minority populations. Child passenger safety education improves caregiver knowledge of restraint use, but effective interventions require culturally specific programming. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a child [...]
Sep 8, 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 [...]
Sep 8, 2017

Are "goods for guns" good for the community? An update of a community gun buyback program.

By Miguel Valdez Soto @miguel
BACKGROUND: Gun violence remains a leading cause of death in the United States. Community gun buyback programs provide an opportunity to dispose of extraneous firearms. The purpose of this study was to understand the demographics, motivation, child access to firearms, and household mental illness of buyback participants in hopes of [...]
Aug 11, 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 [...]
Aug 11, 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 [...]
Aug 4, 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 [...]
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

By Miguel Valdez Soto @miguel
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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 [...]
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