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A Model Framework That Integrates Community and Clinical Systems for the Prevention and Management of Obesity and Other Chronic Diseases
Obesity now affects 35 percent of men, 40 percent of women, and 17 percent of 2- to 19-year-old children and adolescents in the United States. Neither clinical nor environmental changes alone are sufficient to address a problem of this magnitude. We propose he ...
Authors: William H. Dietz, Brook Belay, Don Bradley, Scott Kahan, Natalie D. Muth, Eduardo Sanchez, and Loel Solomon
January 13, 2017
The Global Strategy for Health Workforce 2030 (WHO, 2016) outlines a set of milestones and strategies to expand and strengthen the health workforce that could better position countries to achieve universal health coverage and relevant sustainable development g ...
January 04, 2017
In this essay, we focus on the potential and promise that intersectionality holds as a lens for studying the social determinants of health, reducing health disparities, and promoting health equity and social justice. Research that engages intersectionality as ...
Authors: Nancy López and Vivian L. Gadsden
December 05, 2016
Workforce Development to Enhance the Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health of Children and Youth: Opportunities and Barriers in Child Health Care Training
Responsibility for cognitive, affective, and behavioral (CAB) health of children and adolescents (hereafter “youth”) has traditionally been shared among families, education systems, communities, and the health care delivery system. Within routine child health ...
Authors: Thomas F. Boat, Marshall L. Land, Laurel K. Leslie, Kimberly E. Hoagwood, Elizabeth Hawkins-Walsh, Mary Ann McCabe, Mark W. Fraser, Lisa de Saxe Zerden, Brianna M. Lombardi, Gregory K. Fritz, Bianca Kiyoe Frogner, J. David Hawkins, Millie Sweeney
November 29, 2016
Health disparities result from multifaceted variables including access to health care and discrimination associated with socioeconomic status, education, social support, insurance, race, ethnicity, and gender. The purpose of this paper is to identify lessons l ...
Authors: Jeff Hutchinson, Raquel Mack, Tracey Pérez Koehlmoos, and Patrick H. DeLeon
November 28, 2016
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