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    RCT of Centralized Vaccine Reminder/Recall for Adults.
    Am J Prev Med 2018 Jun 14. Epub 2018 Jun 14.
    Adult and Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science, University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, Colorado; Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado.
    Introduction: A proven, but underutilized, method to increase current low vaccination rates is reminder/recall. Centralized reminder/recall using an Immunization Information System reduces the burden of an individual practice conducting reminder/recall. The objectives were to assess the effectiveness of centralized vaccine reminder/recall on improving adult vaccination rates using Colorado's Immunization Information System. Read More

    Experience of Child-Parent Separation and Later Risk of Violent Criminality.
    Am J Prev Med 2018 Jun 14. Epub 2018 Jun 14.
    Centre for Integrated Register-based Research, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark; National Centre for Register-Based Research, Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark.
    Introduction: Separation from a parent during childhood has been linked with heightened longer-term violence risk, but it remains unclear how this relationship varies by gender, separation subgroup, and age at separation. This phenomenon was investigated by examining a wide array of child-parent separation scenarios.

    Methods: National cohort study including individuals born in Denmark, 1971-1997 (N=1,346,772). Read More

    Nutritional Profile of Purchases by Store Type: Disparities by Income and Food Program Participation.
    Am J Prev Med 2018 Jun 14. Epub 2018 Jun 14.
    Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
    Introduction: Policymakers have focused on the food retail environment for improving the dietary quality for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants. Yet little is known about where SNAP households make food and beverage purchases or how purchases may vary by store type, SNAP participation, and income level. The objective of this study was to examine the association between SNAP-income status (participant, income-eligible non-participant, higher-income non-participant) and healthfulness of household purchases across store types. Read More

    Effectiveness of Prenatal Tetanus, Diphtheria, Acellular Pertussis Vaccination in the Prevention of Infant Pertussis in the U.S.
    Am J Prev Med 2018 Jun 11. Epub 2018 Jun 11.
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina; RTI Health Solutions, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
    Introduction: It is recommended that all pregnant women in the U.S. receive tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) immunization to prevent infant pertussis. Read More

    Isoniazid-Rifapentine for Latent Tuberculosis Infection: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
    Am J Prev Med 2018 Jun 11. Epub 2018 Jun 11.
    Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia.
    Context: Latent tuberculosis infection diagnosis and treatment is a strategic priority for eliminating tuberculosis in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended the short-course regimen of 3-month isoniazid-rifapentine administered by directly observed therapy. Read More

    Unexpected Neighborhood Sources of Food and Drink: Implications for Research and Community Health.
    Am J Prev Med 2018 Jun 11. Epub 2018 Jun 11.
    Department of Family and Social Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Health System, Bronx, New York.
    Introduction: Studies of neighborhood food environments typically focus on select stores (especially supermarkets) and/or restaurants (especially fast-food outlets), make presumptions about healthfulness without assessing actual items for sale, and ignore other kinds of businesses offering foods/drinks. The current study assessed availability of select healthful and less-healthful foods/drinks from all storefront businesses in an urban environment and considered implications for food-environment research and community health.

    Methods: Cross-sectional assessment in 2013 of all storefront businesses (n=852) on all street segments (n=1,253) in 32 census tracts of the Bronx, New York. Read More

    Smoking Cessation for Smokers Not Ready to Quit: Meta-analysis and Cost-effectiveness Analysis.
    Am J Prev Med 2018 Jun 11. Epub 2018 Jun 11.
    Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.
    Context: To provide a systematic review and cost-effectiveness analysis on smoking interventions targeting smokers not ready to quit, a population that makes up approximately 32% of current smokers.

    Evidence Acquisition: Twenty-two studies on pharmacological, behavioral, and combination smoking-cessation interventions targeting smokers not ready to quit (defined as those who reported they were not ready to quit at the time of the study) published between 2000 and 2017 were analyzed. The effectiveness (measured by the number needed to treat) and cost effectiveness (measured by costs per quit) of interventions were calculated. Read More

    Health Warning Labels Correct Parents' Misperceptions About Sugary Drink Options.
    Am J Prev Med 2018 Jun 11. Epub 2018 Jun 11.
    Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    Introduction: Noncarbonated sugar-sweetened beverages, such as fruit drinks, sports drinks, and sweetened teas are increasingly promoted to and consumed by youth. These beverages may be perceived as healthier options than soda. To educate consumers about beverages high in added sugar, several cities and states have proposed policies mandating health warning labels on sugar-sweetened beverages. Read More

    Patient-Provider Discussions About Strategies to Limit Air Pollution Exposures.
    Am J Prev Med 2018 Jun 11. Epub 2018 Jun 11.
    Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Branch, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia.
    Introduction: Exposure to air pollution negatively affects respiratory and cardiovascular health. The objective of this study was to describe the extent to which health professionals report talking about how to limit exposure to air pollution during periods of poor air quality with their at-risk patients.

    Methods: In 2015, a total of 1,751 health professionals completed an online survey and reported whether they talk with their patients about limiting their exposure to air pollution. Read More

    Cervical Cancer Incidence in Young U.S. Females After Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Introduction.
    Am J Prev Med 2018 May 30. Epub 2018 May 30.
    Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Women's Health, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, Texas.
    Introduction: Since 2006, human papillomavirus vaccine has been recommended for young females in the U.S. This study aimed to compare cervical cancer incidence among young women before and after the human papillomavirus vaccine was introduced. Read More

    Drug Mortality and Lost Life Years Among U.S. Midlife Adults, 1999-2015.
    Am J Prev Med 2018 May 11. Epub 2018 May 11.
    Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia. Electronic address:
    Introduction: Increasing mortality rates among midlife non-Hispanic whites have been identified but are not well understood.

    Methods: Vital statistics data were used in 2017 to examine to what extent increases in mortality rates and years of potential life lost among midlife non-Hispanic whites from 1999 to 2015 are correlated with increases in fatal overdoses and specific drug categories.

    Results: The mortality rate rose by 21. Read More

    The Relationship Between Life Satisfaction and Healthcare Utilization: A Longitudinal Study.
    Am J Prev Med 2018 May 17. Epub 2018 May 17.
    Division of Epidemiology, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
    Introduction: Studies have highlighted the importance of life satisfaction or, more generally, happiness, on health. However, there are few studies that have prospectively assessed the relationship between life satisfaction and healthcare utilization and costs.

    Methods: Participants were from three national survey cycles conducted between 2005 and 2010 to future healthcare utilization up to 2015. Read More

    Virtual Mentorship Network to Address the Rural Shortage of Mental Health Providers.
    Am J Prev Med 2018 Jun;54(6S3):S290-S295
    Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska, University of Nebraska Medical Center Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska; Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska.
    Introduction: The process of identifying effective responses to the challenges of placing and retaining a rural behavioral health workforce remains elusive. The Virtual Mentorship Network was developed to test the feasibility of using distance technology to connect rural students interested in mental health careers with mentors.

    Methods: In Year 1, college and high school students were virtually mentored using a near-peer approach both live and asynchronously as a cohort over 7 months. Read More

    Social Work Student and Practitioner Roles in Integrated Care Settings.
    Am J Prev Med 2018 Jun;54(6S3):S281-S289
    School of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
    Introduction: Social workers are increasingly being deployed in integrated medical and behavioral healthcare settings but information about the roles they fill in these settings is not well understood. This study sought to identify the functions that social workers perform in integrated settings and identify where they acquired the necessary skills to perform them.

    Methods: Master of social work students (n=21) and their field supervisors (n=21) who were part of a Health Resources and Services Administration-funded program to train and expand the behavioral health workforce in integrated settings were asked how often they engaged in 28 functions, where they learned to perform those functions, and the degree to which their roles overlapped with others on the healthcare team. Read More

    Using ECHO Clinics to Promote Capacity Building in Clinical Supervision.
    Am J Prev Med 2018 Jun;54(6S3):S275-S280
    University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri.
    Introduction: Project Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO™) is a hub-and-spoke knowledge-sharing network, led by expert teams who use multipoint videoconferencing to conduct virtual clinics with community providers in order to improve the quality of care. For this project, members of the Addiction Technology Transfer Center network applied this model in order to enhance workforce capacity to deliver clinical supervision for the treatment of substance use disorders.

    Methods: Clinical supervisors (n=66) employed in substance use disorder treatment programs were recruited to participate in this pilot study. Read More

    Emerging Roles for Peer Providers in Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders.
    Am J Prev Med 2018 Jun;54(6S3):S267-S274
    Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and Healthforce Center, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California.
    Introduction: The purpose of this study was to identify and assess states with best practices in peer provider workforce development and employment. A growing body of research demonstrates that peer providers with lived experience contribute positively to the treatment and recovery of individuals with behavioral health needs. Increased employment opportunities have led to policy concerns about training, certification, roles, and reimbursement for peer provider services. Read More

    Peer Workers in the Behavioral and Integrated Health Workforce: Opportunities and Future Directions.
    Am J Prev Med 2018 Jun;54(6S3):S258-S266
    Center for Social Innovation, Needham, Massachusetts.
    The growth of the peer workforce in behavioral health services is bringing opportunities to organizations and institutions that serve people living with mental and substance use disorders and their families. Peer workers are defined as people in recovery from mental illness or substance use disorders or both that possess specific peer support competencies. Similar roles are identified for families of people in recovery. Read More

    Care Coordinators in Integrated Care: Burnout Risk, Perceived Supports, and Job Satisfaction.
    Am J Prev Med 2018 Jun;54(6S3):S250-S257
    Mathematica Policy Research, Washington, District of Columbia.
    Introduction: This study examined burnout risk and job satisfaction reported by care coordinators in three programs integrating physical and behavioral health care; it also assessed the relationship between job support and burnout and the organizational supports helpful to care coordinators.

    Methods: As part of an evaluation of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Health Care Innovation Awards, the research team performed secondary data analysis of interviews conducted with staff (including care coordinators) in three integrated behavioral health models in 2014 and 2015 (n=88, n=69); focus groups with care coordinators in 2015 (n=3); and a survey of care coordinators in 2015 (n=231) that included the Maslach Burnout Inventory.

    Results: Analysis of survey data completed in 2017 indicated that although care coordinators felt stressed, they also experienced high levels of job satisfaction, perceived job support, and personal accomplishment, and low levels of disconnection from participants; as a result, risk of burnout was low. Read More

    Utilization and Economic Contribution of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners in Public Behavioral Health Services.
    Am J Prev Med 2018 Jun;54(6S3):S243-S249
    DMA Health Strategies, Lexington, Massachusetts.
    Introduction: Expanded insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act and parity in behavioral health coverage have increased demand for services. Yet there is a persistent shortage in the behavioral health workforce. Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNPs) may be part of the solution to shortages but are not yet fully utilized. Read More

    State Legislative Approach to Enumerating Behavioral Health Workforce Shortages: Lessons Learned in New Mexico.
    Am J Prev Med 2018 Jun;54(6S3):S220-S229
    Office of Research, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
    Nationally, the behavioral health workforce is in crisis because of a lack of resources, culturally responsive services, quality clinical supervision, sufficient training in evidence-based practices, and targeted recruitment and retention. Disparities in access to behavioral health care are particularly significant in New Mexico, where 25% of the population live in rural areas, and behavioral health shortages are among the highest in the nation. Additionally, as a Medicaid expansion state, New Mexico providers experience increased demand for services at a time when the state is challenged with limited workforce capacity. Read More

    Counseling, Psychological, and Social Services Staffing: Policies in U.S. School Districts.
    Am J Prev Med 2018 Jun;54(6S3):S215-S219
    Division of Adolescent and School Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia; U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, Rockville, Maryland.
    Introduction: Schools are in a unique position to meet the mental and behavioral health needs of children and adolescents because approximately 95% of young people aged 7-17 years attend school. Little is known, however, about policies related to counseling, psychological, and social services staffing in school districts. This study analyzed the prevalence of such policies in public school districts in the U. Read More

    Prescribing Practices of Rural Physicians Waivered to Prescribe Buprenorphine.
    Am J Prev Med 2018 Jun;54(6S3):S208-S214
    WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington.
    Introduction: Opioid use disorder is a serious public health burden, especially throughout rural America. Although efforts have been made to increase the availability of buprenorphine (an office-based medication-assisted treatment), more than 60% of rural counties in the U.S. Read More

    Geographic Variation in the Supply of Selected Behavioral Health Providers.
    Am J Prev Med 2018 Jun;54(6S3):S199-S207
    WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington.
    Introduction: In 2015, an estimated 43.4 million Americans aged 18 and older suffered from a behavioral health issue. Accurate estimates of the number of psychiatrists, psychologists, and psychiatric nurse practitioners are needed as demand for behavioral health care grows. Read More

    Improving Data for Behavioral Health Workforce Planning: Development of a Minimum Data Set.
    Am J Prev Med 2018 Jun;54(6S3):S192-S198
    Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana.
    The behavioral health workforce, which encompasses a broad range of professions providing prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation services for mental health conditions and substance use disorders, is in the midst of what is considered by many to be a workforce crisis. The workforce shortage can be attributed to both insufficient numbers and maldistribution of workers, leaving some communities with no behavioral health providers. In addition, demand for behavioral health services has increased more rapidly as a result of federal legislation over the past decade supporting mental health and substance use parity and by healthcare reform. Read More

    Trends in High-Grade Cervical Cancer Precursors in the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Era.
    Am J Prev Med 2018 May 16. Epub 2018 May 16.
    Department of Health Policy, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee. Electronic address:
    Introduction: The 2006 introduction of human papillomavirus vaccine targeted against genotypes 6, 11, 16, and 18 should result in decreased cervical dysplasia in vaccinated women. However, new cervical cancer guidelines to increase screening intervals complicate interpretation of trends. The hypothesis is that cervical dysplasia would decrease only in young vaccine-eligible women, and not older women. Read More

    Pregnancy Survey of Smoking and Alcohol Use in South Dakota American Indian and White Mothers.
    Am J Prev Med 2018 May 16. Epub 2018 May 16.
    Ethel Austin Martin Program, South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota.
    Introduction: American Indian populations are believed to have relatively high tobacco use and alcohol consumption before and during pregnancy compared with other populations despite little evidence.

    Methods: Population-based survey distributed 2-6 months postpartum to 1,814 South Dakota mothers having a live birth in 2014. Prevalence of self-reported smoking and alcohol use before and during pregnancy were calculated for American Indian and white mothers and AORs were determined controlling for Hispanic status, marital status, age, education, and income. Read More

    Increases in Sugary Drink Marketing During Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Benefit Issuance in New York.
    Am J Prev Med 2018 May 15. Epub 2018 May 15.
    Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    Introduction: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the largest federal food assistance program, providing $67 billion in benefits to 44 million Americans. Some states distribute SNAP benefits over one or a few days each month, which may create an incentive for retailers to heavily promote top-selling products, like sugar-sweetened beverages, when benefits are disbursed.

    Methods: A beverage environment scan assessing presence of displays, advertisements, and price promotions for sugar-sweetened, low-calorie, and unsweetened beverages was administered in a census of SNAP-authorized beverage retailers (n=630) in three cities in New York from November to September 2011. Read More

    Active School Travel Intervention Methodologies in North America: A Systematic Review.
    Am J Prev Med 2018 May 15. Epub 2018 May 15.
    Human Environments Analysis Laboratory, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada; Faculty of Health Sciences, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada; Department of Geography, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada; Department of Paediatrics, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada; Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada; Children's Health Research Institute/Lawson Health Research Institute, London, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address:
    Context: As children's lifestyles have become increasingly sedentary, active school travel can be a relatively accessible way to increase their daily physical activity. In recent years, several different models of interventions have been utilized to promote children participating in active school travel. This review documents and analyzes the different active school travel intervention methodologies that have been used in North America (Canada or U. Read More

    100% Juice, Fruit, and Vegetable Intake Among Children in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children and Nonparticipants.
    Am J Prev Med 2018 May 15. Epub 2018 May 15.
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts; Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts.
    Introduction: The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides monthly food packages to low-income children (aged 1-4 years) in the U.S., including 128 ounces of 100% fruit juice and an $8 cash value voucher for purchasing fruits and vegetables. Read More

    Epidemiology of Pedestrian-Motor Vehicle Fatalities and Injuries, 2006-2015.
    Am J Prev Med 2018 May 15. Epub 2018 May 15.
    Division of Emergency Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.
    Introduction: Pedestrian road safety remains a public health priority. The objective of this study is to describe trends in fatalities and injuries after pedestrian-motor vehicle collisions in the U.S. Read More

    An Intervention to Increase Students' Physical Activity: A 2-Year Pilot Study.
    Am J Prev Med 2018 May 15. Epub 2018 May 15.
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina.
    Introduction: Schools are called upon to provide children with 30 minutes/day of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA). Most school-based physical activity interventions have not targeted schools that serve children from low-income families. This study evaluated the effects of a pilot, competency-building professional development program on the school day MVPA and total activity (light- to vigorous-intensity activity) of students from schools that serve low-income families. Read More

    Short-term Lost Productivity per Victim: Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Violence, or Stalking.
    Am J Prev Med 2018 May 15. Epub 2018 May 15.
    National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia.
    Introduction: The purpose of this study is to estimate victims' lifetime short-term lost productivity because of intimate partner violence, sexual violence, or stalking.

    Methods: U.S. Read More

    Racial Disparities in Cardiovascular Health Behaviors: The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study.
    Am J Prev Med 2018 May 15. Epub 2018 May 15.
    Quantitative Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts.
    Introduction: There are known racial differences in cardiovascular health behaviors, including smoking, physical activity, and diet quality. A better understanding of these differences may help identify intervention targets for reducing cardiovascular disease disparities. This study examined whether socioeconomic, psychosocial, and neighborhood environmental factors, in isolation or together, mediate racial differences in health behaviors. Read More

    Three Years Post-Affordable Care Act Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinics Remain Critical Among Vulnerable Populations.
    Am J Prev Med 2018 May 15. Epub 2018 May 15.
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland.
    Introduction: The purpose of the study is to examine whether demand for publicly funded sexually transmitted disease clinics changed after Affordable Care Act implementation.

    Methods: The percentages of total incident sexually transmitted infections in Baltimore City that occurred at publicly funded sexually transmitted disease clinics were compared between the 3 years prior to and following the 2014 Medicaid and private insurance expansions. Risk factors associated with diagnosis at sexually transmitted disease clinics were identified using log binomial regression. Read More

    Association Between Number of Preventive Care Guidelines and Preventive Care Utilization by Patients.
    Am J Prev Med 2018 May 8. Epub 2018 May 8.
    Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio.
    Introduction: The number of preventive care guidelines is rapidly increasing. It is unknown whether the number of guideline-recommended preventive services is associated with utilization.

    Methods: The authors used Poisson regression of 390,778 person-years of electronic medical records data from 2008 to 2015, in 80,773 individuals aged 50-75 years. Read More

    Addressing Parents' Vaccine Concerns: A Randomized Trial of a Social Media Intervention.
    Am J Prev Med 2018 May 8. Epub 2018 May 8.
    Institute for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Colorado, Denver, Colorado; Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, Colorado.
    Introduction: Successful strategies are needed to address parental vaccine hesitancy, a significant public health issue. The study objective was to assess whether an Internet-based platform with vaccine information and interactive social media components improved parents' vaccine-related attitudes.

    Study Design: A three-arm RCT. Read More

    Improvements in Physical Activity Opportunities: Results From a Community-Based Family Child Care Intervention.
    Am J Prev Med 2018 May;54(5S2):S178-S185
    Nutrition Policy Institute, University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources, Berkeley, California.
    Introduction: Reaching preschool-aged children to establish healthy lifestyle habits, including physical activity, is an important component of obesity prevention efforts. However, few studies have examined family child care homes where nearly 1 million children receive care.

    Study Design: A pre- and post-intervention evaluation without a control group was conducted to evaluate what changes occurred in family child care homes that participated in the Healthy Eating and Active Living project, a multicomponent obesity prevention initiative, focused on community-driven policy and environmental change in neighborhoods within Kaiser Permanente service areas. Read More

    Changes in Nutrition Policies and Dietary Intake in Child Care Homes Participating in Healthy Eating and Active Living Initiative.
    Am J Prev Med 2018 May;54(5S2):S170-S177
    Nutrition Policy Institute, University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources, Berkeley, California.
    Introduction: From 2012 to 2014, a total of 17 family child care homes participated in a multisector, community-wide initiative to prevent obesity. Strategies included staff workshops, materials, site visits, and technical assistance regarding development and implementation of nutrition policies. The purpose of the evaluation was to examine the impact of the initiative on family child care home nutrition-related policies and practices and child dietary intake. Read More

    Changes in Consumer Purchases in Stores Participating in an Obesity Prevention Initiative.
    Am J Prev Med 2018 May;54(5S2):S160-S169
    Center for Community Health and Evaluation, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, Seattle, Washington.
    Introduction: From 2011 to 2014, small stores in three communities participated in a community-wide obesity prevention initiative. The study aimed to determine how participation in the initiative influenced store environments and consumer purchases.

    Study Design: Pre- and post-intervention without control. Read More

    A Community-Level Initiative to Prevent Obesity: Results From Kaiser Permanente's Healthy Eating Active Living Zones Initiative in California.
    Am J Prev Med 2018 May;54(5S2):S150-S159
    Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, California.
    Introduction: A growing number of health systems are leading health promotion efforts in their wider communities. What impact are these efforts having on health behaviors and ultimately health status? This paper presents evaluation results from the place-based Kaiser Permanente Healthy Eating Active Living Zones obesity prevention initiative, implemented in 2011-2015 in 12 low-income communities in Kaiser Permanente's Northern and Southern California Regions.

    Methods: The Healthy Eating Active Living Zones design targeted places and people through policy, environmental, and programmatic strategies. Read More

    Colorado Healthy Eating and Active Living Cities and Towns Campaign.
    Am J Prev Med 2018 May;54(5S2):S145-S149
    Community Benefit and Relations, Kaiser Permanente Colorado, Denver, Colorado.
    The goal of the Healthy Eating/Active Living (HEAL) Cities and Towns Campaign is to provide municipal leaders with the information, tools, and personalized assistance they need to promote and adopt policies that advance population health. Colorado is composed of 271 cities and towns and has one of the fastest-growing obesity rates in the nation. Colorado's Campaign began in 2012 with a partnership between LiveWell Colorado and the Colorado Municipal League. Read More

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