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As we outlined in the previous paper in this series, our nation needs foundational data in order to understand how social, physical, chemical, and nutritional environments interact to impact how Americans grow, live, and prosper. To satisfy this need, we propo ...
Authors: Greg Duncan, Virginia Lesser, Barbara Entwisle, Graham Kalton, Andy Shih, Elaine Faustman, Rosalind Wright, Kerry Anne McGeary, Richard Gershon, Steven Wysmuller, Shelley Merritt, and Charlee Alexander
May 31, 2016
In a list of 17 high-income countries, the United States ranks last in terms of life expectancy for males and second-to-last for females. The U.S. population also experiences worse outcomes compared with its peers in nine key areas: infant mortality and low bi ...
May 31, 2016
Referral System Collaboration Between Public Health and Medical Systems: A Population Health Case Report
Social determinants of health, a short phrase that captures a broad array of issues, are some of the key reasons why health care reform alone will not eliminate health disparities in the United States. Social problems, such as food security, housing, and emplo ...
Authors: Eric W. Fleegler, Clement J. Bottino, Aaron Pikcilingis, Beth Baker, Emmett Kistler, and Areej Hassan
May 27, 2016
Increasingly over the past decade, health literacy researchers and practitioners have been turning their attention to issues of numeracy, recognizing that numeric tasks related to a wide array of health activities have not been sufficiently examined or address ...
Authors: Rima E. Rudd
May 17, 2016
Public Health–Health Care Collaboration to Improve Smoking Cessation Rates Among Low Socioeconomic Status Patients in Denver: A Population Health Case Report
Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable premature death and illness in Denver. Specifically, tobacco is a major contributor to four of the top 10 leading causes of death in Denver: cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic lung disease, and influenz ...
Authors: Tracey A. Richers Maruyama, Theresa Mickiewicz, Ava Cannon, Teddy Montoya, Santos Diaz, Erica Berg, Daniel Kortsch, Ali Zirakzadeh, and Judith C. Shlay
May 06, 2016
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