In 2012 (PAR 12-298), the NCI Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) required that designated cancer centers identify and describe their Catchment Area (CA) and document ongoing research that specifically addresses the cancer burden, risk factors, incidence, morbidity, mortality, and inequities, in the CA (1). The latest release of the Cancer Centers [...]
The objective of this article is to describe the efforts of the student pharmacist organization called Know Your Medicine (KYM) as they conduct medication therapy management (MTM) for older adults and underserved communities.
Patients brought medications, immunization records, and health concerns to KYM events during academic [...]
A theory-driven tailored intervention developed in partnership with the community used evidence-based practices to (a) increase knowledge about colon cancer and screening and (b) assist patients in completing screenings. During the 16 months of delivery screening, patient navigators integrated into gastroenterology clinics met all goals, which included [...]
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In this episode we learned from the patient and medical experience how to deal and prevent melanoma.
Are You Ready? Measuring Readiness and Preparing to Engage
Determining how to apply levels of engagement with stakeholders is critical to the success of a community engagement in research project. In this module, we will provide an overview and resources in order to gain awareness, prepare, implement, disseminate and maintain [...]
Overcoming Barriers in Community Engagement in Research
Researchers and their collaborative stakeholder partners who are engaged in the research process have an invested interest in meeting unmet healthcare needs. Their level of community engagement in the research process may include the introduction of unforeseen barriers that may impede the [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
To determine the effectiveness and cost [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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.
A qualitative analytic approach was used to explore
facilitators and barriers to seeking stroke [...]
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).
Our CBPR partnership conducted 8 focus groups with 63 adult Korean immigrants in [...]