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January 10, 2020

Engaging young African American women breast cancer survivors: A novel storytelling approach to identify patient‐centred research priorities

By Miguel Valdez Soto Miguel Valdez Soto

Background Patient‐centredness is considered an essential aspiration of a high‐quality health‐care system, and patient engagement is a critical precursor to patient‐centred care. Objectives To engage patients, health‐care providers and stakeholders in identifying recommendations to address research and practice gaps that impact young African American breast cancer survivors.   Learn more  

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December 13, 2019

Experience obtaining legal abortion in Uruguay: knowledge, attitudes, and stigma among abortion clients

By Miguel Valdez Soto Miguel Valdez Soto

BACKGROUND: The abortion law in Uruguay changed in 2012 to allow first trimester abortion on request. Implementation of the law in Uruguay has been lauded, but barriers to care, including abortion stigma, remain. This study aimed to assess women’s experiences seeking abortion services and related attitudes and knowledge following implementation of the law in Uruguay. […]

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November 22, 2019

Hospitals Turn to Community Partnerships to Improve Health Equity

By Miguel Valdez Soto Miguel Valdez Soto

Residents living in Chicago’s West Side have a 16-year-shorter life expectancy than their neighbors living just a few miles away in the city’s Loop neighborhood. But a program called West Side United, made up of several Chicago hospitals and civic groups, aims to change that by addressing some of the health equity issues that contribute […]

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November 8, 2019

Extension as a Backbone Support Organization for Physical Activity Promotion: A Collective Impact Case Study From Rural Kentucky.

By Miguel Valdez Soto Miguel Valdez Soto

Abstract: Rural counties in the United States face daunting structural issues that reduce their populations’ physical activity levels, including geographic isolation as well as deficits in infrastructure, public transportation, health care providers, and funding. Learn more

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October 25, 2019

A “Tea and Cookies” Approach: Co-designing Cancer Screening Interventions with Patients Living with Low Income

By Miguel Valdez Soto Miguel Valdez Soto

Abstract In our primary care organization, we have observed income gradients in cancer screening for our patients despite outreach. We hypothesized that outreach strategies could be improved upon to be more compelling for our patients living with low income. Learn more

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October 18, 2019

Development and implementation of an LGBT initiative at a health sciences library: the first eighteen months

By Miguel Valdez Soto Miguel Valdez Soto

The University of Louisville School of Medicine is the pilot site for the eQuality project, an initiative to integrate training for providing care to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) patients into the standard medical school curriculum. Inspired by and in support of this School of Medicine initiative, Kornhauser Health Sciences Library staff have developing […]

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October 18, 2019

Addressing Isolation in the Scientific Community

By Miguel Valdez Soto Miguel Valdez Soto

In STEM, and particularly in science, many early career researchers find themselves isolated and lacking guidance. There is an enormous need to connect early career scientists with experienced professionals outside their immediate work environment. A new initiative aims to create a supportive community to foster communication between scientists through all stages of their career. Learn […]

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August 16, 2019

Changing prescribing behaviours with educational outreach: an overview of evidence and practice

By Miguel Valdez Soto Miguel Valdez Soto

Abstract General practitioners (GPs), or family practitioners, are tasked with prescribing medications that can be harmful to the community if they are inappropriately prescribed or used (e.g. opioids). Educational programs, such as educational outreach (EO), are designed to change the behaviour of health professionals. The purpose of this study was to identify the efficacy of […]

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August 9, 2019

Prescription Drug Abuse Among Patients in Rural Dental Practices Reported by Members of the National Dental PBRN

By Miguel Valdez Soto Miguel Valdez Soto

Abstract   This study compared rural to nonrural dentists with respect to opioid prescribing practices, perceptions about prescription drug abuse among patients, and training relevant to pain management and addictions. Learn more.

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July 26, 2019

Community Health Centers: a Key Partner to Achieve Medicaid Expansion

By Miguel Valdez Soto Miguel Valdez Soto

Abstract Medicaid expansion is an important feature of the “Affordable Care Act” and also is proposed as a component of some incremental plans for universal healthcare coverage. We describe (1) obstacles encountered with Medicaid coverage, (2) their potential resolution by federally qualified community health centers (CHCs), (3) the current status and limitations of CHCs, and […]

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