Skip header and navigation

Refine By

273 records – page 1 of 28.

Source
Can J Public Health. 1998 Nov-Dec;89(6):365-7
Publication Type
Article
Author
C. Donovan
Source
Can J Public Health. 1998 Nov-Dec;89(6):365-7
Language
English
French
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome - epidemiology - prevention & control
Adolescent
Adult
Age Distribution
Canada - epidemiology
Child
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Humans
Public Health Practice
Risk-Taking
Notes
Comment In: Can J Public Health. 1999 Mar-Apr;90(2):14310349224
PubMed ID
9926491 View in PubMed
Less detail
Source
J Health Polit Policy Law. 2008 Apr;33(2):281-93
Publication Type
Article
Date
Apr-2008
Author
Benjamin Mason Meier
James G Hodge
Kristine M Gebbie
Author Affiliation
Columbia University, New York, USA.
Source
J Health Polit Policy Law. 2008 Apr;33(2):281-93
Date
Apr-2008
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Alaska
Health Policy
Humans
Organizational Case Studies
Politics
Public Health - legislation & jurisprudence
Public Health Practice - legislation & jurisprudence
Abstract
The Turning Point Model State Public Health Act (Turning Point Act), published in September 2003, provides a comprehensive template for states seeking public health law modernization. This case study examines the political and policy efforts undertaken in Alaska following the development of the Turning Point Act. It is the first in a series of case studies to assess states' consideration of the Turning Point Act for the purpose of public health law reform. Through a comparative analysis of these case studies and ongoing legislative tracking in all fifty states, researchers can assess (1) how states codify the Turning Point Act into state law and (2) how these modernized state laws influence or change public health practice, leading to improved health outcomes.
PubMed ID
18325901 View in PubMed
Less detail

Alaska's model program for occupational injury prevention: Applying surveillance for effective public health practice

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature5922
Source
Pages 714-723 in P. Bjerregaard et al., eds. Part II, Proceedings of the 11th International Congress on Circumpolar Health, Harstad, Norway, June 5-9, 2000. International Journal of Circumpolar Health. 2001;60(4)
Publication Type
Article
Date
Nov-2001
Injuries 6012001 ALASKA'S MODEL PROGRAM FOR OCCUPATIONAL INJURY PREVENTION: APPLYING SURVEILLANCE FOR EFFECTIVE PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE Geor9e A. Conw~ Jennifer M. Lincoln, Bradley]. Husber9,]an C. Manwarin9, Diana M. Bensyl and Deborah M. Choromanski lntonati(>flaf ]<>11rnal ef
  1 document  
Author
Conway, G.A
Lincoln, J.M
Husberg, B.J
Manwaring, JC
Bensyl, DM
Choromanski, DM
Author Affiliation
CDC/NIOSH/DSR, Anchorage, Alaska 99508, USA. GConway@cdc.gov
Source
Pages 714-723 in P. Bjerregaard et al., eds. Part II, Proceedings of the 11th International Congress on Circumpolar Health, Harstad, Norway, June 5-9, 2000. International Journal of Circumpolar Health. 2001;60(4)
Date
Nov-2001
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Article
Digital File Format
Text - PDF
Keywords
Accidents, Occupational - mortality - prevention & control
Aircraft
Alaska - epidemiology
Humans
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Population Surveillance
Public Health Practice
Registries
Technology Transfer
United States
Wounds and injuries - epidemiology - prevention & control
Abstract
BACKGROUND: NIOSH established its Alaska Field Station in Anchorage, Alaska, in 1991, after identifying Alaska as America's highest-risk state for traumatic worker fatalities. Since then, NIOSH established comprehensive occupational injury surveillance in Alaska, and formed and facilitated interagency working groups (of state and federal agencies) and industry, labor, and professional organizations to address major factors leading to occupational death and injury in the state. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive epidemiologic study of registry surveillance data obtained via direct on-site investigation of incidents and data-sharing with jurisdictional agencies. METHODS: We established a surveillance system, obtaining information via data-sharing with jurisdictional agencies and from direct on-site investigation of incidents. Also, we collaborate with state and regional government agencies, industry, workers, and non-governmental organizations to develop interventions. RESULTS: During 1991-1999, Alaska experienced a 50-percent overall decline in work-related deaths, including a substantial decline in commercial fishing deaths, and a very sharp decline in helicopter logging-related deaths. These efforts have lead to major national and international government-industry collaborative efforts in improving the safety of helicopter lift operations, and a concomitant improvement in fishing industry mortality rates among workers fishing Alaskan seas. CONCLUSIONS: Using surveillance data as information for action, these collaborative efforts have contributed to reducing Alaska's high occupational fatality rate. This reduction has been most clearly demonstrated in the rapidly expanding helicopter logging industry. The application of surveillance data also has played an important supportive role in the substantial progress made in reducing the mortality rate in Alaska's commercial fishing industry--historically, Alaska's (and America's) most dangerous industry, and the worst killer of Alaskan workers. Results suggest that extending Alaska's approach to occupational injury surveillance and prevention to other parts of the country, and application of these strategies to the entire spectrum of occupational injury hazards, could have a broad impact on reducing occupational injuries.
PubMed ID
11768453 View in PubMed
Documents
Less detail

[Alcohol is not all bad--moderate intake reduces risk of common diseases. Research data leads public health work to a difficult balance].

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature118558
Source
Lakartidningen. 2012 Oct 17-23;109(42):1884-8
Publication Type
Article

[An analysis of the technical equipping of the X-ray mammography service in the Russian Federation during 2001-2002].

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature182942
Source
Med Tekh. 2003 Sep-Oct;(5):32-4
Publication Type
Article
Author
N I Rozhkova
G P Kochetova
E G Chikirdin
O E Iakobs
Source
Med Tekh. 2003 Sep-Oct;(5):32-4
Language
Russian
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Diagnostic Equipment
Diagnostic Services - utilization
Equipment Design
Female
Health Care Surveys - statistics & numerical data - supply & distribution - utilization
Humans
Mammography - instrumentation
Mass Screening
Middle Aged
Public Health Practice
Russia
Abstract
The condition of total X-ray mammography equipment in the Russian Federation is analyzed in the paper. A method for assessing the needs in such equipment is described. The conclusion is that 1800 mammographs would satisfy the needs in equipment for mammary-gland screening within the Russian Federation, while only 700 units are now in use.
PubMed ID
14603848 View in PubMed
Less detail

An argument for practice-based public health research on sexually transmitted infection management.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature133144
Source
Public Health Nurs. 2011 Jul-Aug;28(4):357-65
Publication Type
Article
Author
Patrick O'Byrne
Author Affiliation
Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Nursing, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. pjobyrne@uottawa.ca
Source
Public Health Nurs. 2011 Jul-Aug;28(4):357-65
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Canada - epidemiology
Community-Based Participatory Research
Evidence-Based Practice - methods
Great Britain - epidemiology
Humans
Public Health Practice - statistics & numerical data
Sexually Transmitted Diseases - epidemiology - therapy - transmission
United States - epidemiology
Abstract
Over the last few years, the rates of certain sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have again begun to rise in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Paradoxically, these increases are occurring at the same time that greater numbers of researchers are publishing reports about highly successful safer sex interventions. Research that investigates this phenomenon reveals that the majority of new STIs management initiatives never reach day-to-day practice after the research period has terminated. In reaction to this, it is suggested here that researchers should begin developing their STIs management interventions in practice-based settings, with a strong emphasis being placed on ensuring target group input from the outset. While such an approach may not be able to discern precise cause-and-effect relationships, it has the benefit of enhancing use after researchers have withdrawn their support. The benefits that arise from long-term and widespread use of this approach may therefore outweigh the advantages that can occur from developing highly efficacious, but unused, STIs management strategies.
PubMed ID
21736614 View in PubMed
Less detail

Anthrax: walking the fine line between precaution and panic.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature192166
Source
CMAJ. 2001 Nov 27;165(11):1528
Publication Type
Article
Date
Nov-27-2001
Author
E. Weir
Source
CMAJ. 2001 Nov 27;165(11):1528
Date
Nov-27-2001
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Anthrax - epidemiology - prevention & control
Attitude to Health
Bioterrorism - prevention & control - psychology - statistics & numerical data
Canada - epidemiology
Correspondence as Topic
Fear
Humans
Public Health Practice
Safety Management - methods
Notes
Cites: CMAJ. 2000 Sep 5;163(5):60811006776
Cites: CMAJ. 1998 Mar 10;158(5):633-49526481
Cites: Can Dis Wkly Rep. 1991 Feb 9;17(6):31-31903088
Cites: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2001 Oct 19;50(41):889-9311686472
PubMed ID
11762587 View in PubMed
Less detail

[A place of digital X-ray fluorography in the detection of lung diseases in the public health facilities of the Russian Federation].

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature183506
Source
Vestn Rentgenol Radiol. 2003 May-Jun;(3):4-12
Publication Type
Article
Author
L M Portnoi
E I Viatkina
A V Fadiev
V M Zabotin
Author Affiliation
M. F. Vladimirsky Moscow Regional Research Clinical Institute, Yegoryevsk RT Medical Association, Moscow Region.
Source
Vestn Rentgenol Radiol. 2003 May-Jun;(3):4-12
Language
Russian
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Female
Humans
Lung Neoplasms - radiography
Male
Public Health Practice
Radiographic Image Enhancement - instrumentation - methods
Radiography, Thoracic - instrumentation - methods
Russia
Tuberculosis, Pulmonary - radiography
Abstract
The paper shows the authors' opinion as to the use of digital X-ray fluorography (DXF) to detect pathology of the lung, primarily its tuberculosis and cancer from organizational-and-methodological and purely diagnostic standpoints. Based on a great body of data pooling 21,295 studies of patients, which comprised two (screening and routine clinical) groups, they authors state their views on the place and role of lung DXF in the work of public health facilities in the Russian Federation (RF). The objectivity of the authors' opinion is confirmed by the different nature of a lung abnormality detected by DXF at both the municipal and regional levels of the RF public health system and by a comparative analysis of the findings with those of film fluorography, routine X-ray study, linear tomography, X-ray computed tomography (XCT), and surgical evidence. The study has allowed the authors to express their opinion by recommending DXF as a method for primary diagnosis of lung diseases instead of film fluorography and routine X-ray study and to appreciate it in screenings. The authors' data indicate that XCT in its simplest variant rather than linear tomography should become the optimum method that specifies the diagnosis of lung diseases detected by DXT.
PubMed ID
14515634 View in PubMed
Less detail

Are former Soviet nations plodding down wrong path? Experts lack optimism for the region.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature182399
Source
AIDS Alert. 2003 Nov;18(11):139-41
Publication Type
Article
Date
Nov-2003
Source
AIDS Alert. 2003 Nov;18(11):139-41
Date
Nov-2003
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
HIV Infections - complications - epidemiology - transmission
Humans
Prisons
Public Health Practice
Public Policy
Russia - epidemiology
Substance Abuse, Intravenous - complications
Abstract
Researchers are concerned that the current injection drug use epidemic in former Soviet Union countries is being handled in a way that could lead to further explosions of the HIV epidemic.
PubMed ID
14674364 View in PubMed
Less detail

273 records – page 1 of 28.