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A Message to the Graduates.

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Kathleen M Roe

Health Promot Pract 2019 May;20(3):321-324

1 San José State University, San José, CA, USA.

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May 2019
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The Feasibility of Recruiting and Training Lay Leaders During Real-World Program Delivery and Scale-up: The Case of Walk With Ease.

Health Promot Pract 2019 Apr 11:1524839919840004. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

3 Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA.

Introduction: To maximize limited resources, many health promotion programs are designed to be delivered by volunteer lay leaders. But this model poses challenges to implementation in real-world settings and barriers to successfully scaling-up programs. This study examines the current lay leader training model for Walk With Ease, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded evidence-based arthritis program delivered at-scale. Read More

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Developing Tobacco Control Interventions in Permanent Supportive Housing for Formerly Homeless Adults.

Health Promot Pract 2019 Apr 11:1524839919839358. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

2 University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Smoke-free policies are effective population-based strategies to reduce tobacco use yet are uncommon in permanent supportive housing (PSH) for formerly homeless individuals who have high rates of smoking. In this study, we partnered with six supportive housing agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area to examine the implementation of smoke-free policies and cessation services. We administered a questionnaire and conducted in-depth, semistructured interviews with agency directors (n = 6), property management staff (n = 23), and services staff (n = 24) from 23 PSH sites on the barriers to implementing tobacco control interventions. Read More

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School-Based Dental Education for Improving Oral Self-Care in Mexican Elementary School-Aged Children.

Health Promot Pract 2019 Apr 11:1524839919840342. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

1 National Autonomous University of Mexico, León, Guanajuato, Mexico.

Aim: To test the efficiency and acceptance of school-based dental education for improving oral self-care in Mexican elementary school-aged children.

Method: A total of 408 students from 4 schools were examined at the baseline, 3 months (follow-up rate was 94%) and 6 months observations (follow-up rate 91%). Group 1 served as a control, Group 2 received a lecture-based education, and Group 3 consisted of trained peer-leaders who educated their peers. Read More

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Improving Hospital Safety Culture for Falls Prevention Through Interdisciplinary Health Education.

Health Promot Pract 2019 Apr 9:1524839919840337. Epub 2019 Apr 9.

1 Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, USA.

Background: Falls are a serious public health problem, with an estimated 37.3 million falls a year requiring medical assistance. Improving hospital culture to address safety and falls prevention is a major organizational challenge that requires interdisciplinary teams and evidence-based education to change individual behaviors and improve outcomes. Read More

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Capacity Building for Public Health: Participant-Guided Training.

Health Promot Pract 2019 Apr 3:1524839919840336. Epub 2019 Apr 3.

5 University of Iowa Institute for Public Health Practice, Iowa City, IA, USA.

Growth in the demand for public health services, along with limited funding, makes workforce collaboration and capacity building imperative. The faculty and staff of the Midwestern Public Health Training Center, with two Robert Wood Johnson Public Health Nurse Leaders, postulated that training could be more effective, and public health workers more effective in the field, if workers contributed to training format and content. The learning paradigm was tested on diabetes prevention and self-management programs. Read More

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April 2019
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Adjournment in Community HIV Prevention: Exploring Transitions in Community-Academic Partnerships.

Health Promot Pract 2019 Apr 3:1524839919839361. Epub 2019 Apr 3.

3 Brooklyn Health Disparities Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA.

Barbershop-based interventions have been increasingly implemented as a means to support culturally relevant and community-accessible health promotion and disease prevention efforts. Specifically, in neighborhoods of Brooklyn, New York, with high HIV seroprevalence rates, barbers have volunteered to support an initiative to help reduce sexual risk behavior. After implementing the Barbershop Talk With Brothers program for 5 years, we explored how program participation has affected barbers' HIV prevention and counseling skills to promote their clients' health, and assessed their views of next stages of the community-academic partnership, once the specific project ended. Read More

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April 2019
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Practical Strategies to Improve Your Writing: Lessons Learned From Public Health Practitioners Participating in a Writing Group.

Health Promot Pract 2019 May 2;20(3):333-337. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

2 University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX, USA.

Many public health professionals (researchers and practitioners) do not regularly spend time writing. We often receive no formal training in the practices that lead one to become a productive writer. In addition, many internal (mental/emotional) and external (schedules/distractions) barriers make writing consistently even less appealing and may lead to a cycle of avoidance followed by binge writing. Read More

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May 2019
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Overcoming Barriers: Practical Strategies to Assess Latinos Living in Low-Income Communities.

Health Promot Pract 2019 Mar 22:1524839919837975. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

1 The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA.

The value of community assessments depends on the researchers' ability to reach a diverse and representative sample of participants. This process is particularly challenging when assessing the health and well-being of vulnerable populations that are reticent to participate in research because of demographic and sociopolitical factors. One such group is Latinxs (the gender-neutral version of Latinos or Latinas) of mixed immigration status who live in low-income, socially and geographically isolated enclaves in the Southeast. Read More

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March 2019
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Quality of Life, Functioning, and Coping in HCV Patients Continuing Versus Ceasing Alcohol Use.

Health Promot Pract 2019 Mar 21:1524839919837968. Epub 2019 Mar 21.

5 The Altshuler Center for Education & Research at Metrocare Services, Dallas, TX, USA.

The purpose of this study was to compare quality of life, functioning, and coping among hepatitis C virus (HCV) patients who continued versus ceased alcohol use in the past year. HCV patients ( n = 291) were recruited from three liver and infectious disease clinics. Student's t test was used to compare HCV patients who were former and active users of alcohol. Read More

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March 2019
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Canadian Men's Health Literacy: A Nationally Representative Study.

Health Promot Pract 2019 Mar 19:1524839919837625. Epub 2019 Mar 19.

1 University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Though men's health promotion has attracted increased research attention, conspicuously absent have been empirical insights to health literacy levels within and across male subgroups. Recent advancements in the measurement of health literacy have made available avenues for evaluating individual and social determinants of health literacy. Important insights can be drawn to detail patterns and diversity among men as a means to informing the design, implementation, and evaluation of tailored health promotion programs. Read More

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Advocacy and Public Policy Perceptions and Involvement of College Health Promotion Students.

Health Promot Pract 2019 Mar 17:1524839919837619. Epub 2019 Mar 17.

3 The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA.

Understanding the advocacy and public policy training needs of our future health promotion workforce is crucial if we are to prepare them to meet their professional responsibilities. The purpose of this study was to examine health promotion students' advocacy/public policy involvement, training, and perceptions. Electronic surveys were disseminated nationwide to college students in health education and closely related programs. Read More

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Test4HepC: Promoting Hepatitis C Testing to Baby Boomers Using Social Media.

Health Promot Pract 2019 Mar 10:1524839919833987. Epub 2019 Mar 10.

2 University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Individuals born between 1945 and 1965 ("baby boomers") account for an estimated three quarters of all hepatitis C (HCV) infections in the United States. This article describes the evaluation of Test4HepC, a program that uses social media and a website to promote HCV testing to baby boomers in Los Angeles County, California. The first 16 months of Test4HepC were evaluated using an online survey (n = 302), qualitative interviews (n = 20), website and social media analytics, and records of free testing offered though the program. Read More

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Health in Action: Evaluation of a Participatory Grant-Making Project in East Harlem.

Health Promot Pract 2019 Mar 7:1524839919834271. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

1 New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, NY, USA.

Decision-making processes that include resident input have been shown to be effective in addressing community needs. However, few examples discuss the role of a local health department in leading a participatory decision-making process. In 2016, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene implemented a participatory grant-making process to allocate grant funds to community organizations in East Harlem. Read More

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March 2019
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Engaging Adults Experiencing Homelessness in Smoking Cessation Through Large-Scale Community Service Events.

Health Promot Pract 2019 May 7;20(3):325-327. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

1 University Of California, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Cigarette smoking contributes substantially to the increased financial- and health-related burdens among adults experiencing homelessness. We describe findings from a case study of a model to increase access to cessation services among adults experiencing homelessness. In partnership with Project Homeless Connect (PHC), we piloted a unique service delivery model that involved providing brief cessation counseling and pharmacotherapy to smokers from this population attending large-scale service events in San Francisco, with the goal of connecting them to long-term smoking cessation care. Read More

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Pastors' Perceptions of the Black Church's Role in Teen Pregnancy Prevention.

Health Promot Pract 2019 Mar 4:1524839919834269. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

2 University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA.

Objective: To identify pastors' perceptions of the Black Church's role in promoting adolescent sexual health and preventing teen pregnancy. The Black Church and pastor are important partners in addressing health disparities in the Black community, especially those addressing sensitive issues as teen pregnancy.

Methods: Semistructured interviews ( n = 31) were conducted with Black Church pastors in two southwestern U. Read More

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March 2019
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Physical Activity Communication: A Scoping Review of the Literature.

Health Promot Pract 2019 May 4;20(3):344-353. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

2 University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA.

Engaging in regular physical activity can help prevent chronic disease and enhance quality of life. Unfortunately, less than 20% of American adults meet the recommended physical activity guidelines, perhaps indicating ineffective communication efforts around physical activity. In preparation for the release of the second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, and using the physical activity guidelines as a cornerstone of our approach, we conducted a scoping review of physical activity communication research to understand the scholarly efforts related to communicating about physical activity. Read More

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May 2019
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Youth Mentor Dietary Outcomes and Waist Circumference Improvement: Camp NERF Study Findings.

Health Promot Pract 2019 Feb 28:1524839919833989. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

1 The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA.

Background: The health impact of youth mentors serving in the delivery of child nutrition and physical activity (PA) interventions on youth mentors themselves has been understudied.

Objective: The primary objective of the current study was to examine the impact of engaging youth mentors in the delivery of a summertime childhood obesity prevention intervention on youth mentors' behavioral health.

Method: Data were collected at baseline and postintervention. Read More

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February 2019

Health Literacy Among Canadian Men Experiencing Prostate Cancer.

Health Promot Pract 2019 Feb 21:1524839919827576. Epub 2019 Feb 21.

6 Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

The objective was to describe the health literacy of a sample of Canadian men with prostate cancer and explore whether sociodemographic and health factors were related to men's health literacy scores. A sample of 213 Canadian men ( M age = 68.71 years, SD = 7. Read More

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February 2019
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The Fierce and Essential Hopefulness of Health Promotion Practice.

Authors:
Kathleen M Roe

Health Promot Pract 2019 Jan;20(1):5-7

1 San José State University, San José, CA, USA.

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January 2019
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Group Gardening in a Native American Community: A Collaborative Approach.

Health Promot Pract 2019 Feb 20:1524839919830930. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

2 Chippewa Cree Tribal Health Center, Box Elder, MT, USA.

Background: There is increasing awareness of the potential health benefits derived from gardening activities. Gardening practices are gaining momentum in Native American (NA) communities, yet no efforts have applied a community-based participatory research approach within a social-ecological model to understand opportunities and barriers for group gardening on an American Indian reservation.

Objectives: The primary objective of this study was to identify influences across social-ecological levels that promote or hinder the implementation of community gardens and use of locally grown foods on the reservation; a secondary objective was to assess the feasibility of implementing a group gardening program for NA adults and potential of collecting health outcome measures. Read More

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February 2019
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Social Determinants of Health-Related Quality of Life: A Recreation Setting Analysis.

Health Promot Pract 2019 Feb 20:1524839919827572. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

1 Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA.

Objective: To determine if significant differences between park users and non-park users are associated with scores on a composite health-related quality of life (HRQoL) index.

Methods: Data for this study were collected based on random intercept of a cross section of eligible Monroe County, Indiana, residents at four selected public recreational parks, as well as nonpark locations from July to December 2017. Based on data collected using validated survey items, we created a composite HRQoL index. Read More

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February 2019
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A Framework for Effective Promotion of a Medicaid Tobacco Cessation Benefit.

Health Promot Pract 2019 Feb 20:1524839919829452. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

1 Vermont Department of Health, Burlington, VT, USA.

Tobacco burden is significantly greater among those insured by Medicaid, with a smoking prevalence about twice as high as the national average (28% vs. 15%). Over the past decade, smoking prevalence among those insured by Medicaid has remained relatively unchanged while overall smoking prevalence in the United States and among other insurance groups decreased. Read More

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February 2019

Barriers and Facilitators to Implementing Exercise is Medicine Canada on Campus Groups.

Health Promot Pract 2019 Feb 20:1524839919830923. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

1 Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

The Exercise is Medicine Canada on Campus (EIMC-OC) program was established in 2013 to provide opportunities for students to promote physical activity in their campus communities. Currently, 38 EIMC-OC groups are in operation, and each has encountered challenges and enablers that have yet to be formally documented. This project aimed to (1) identify barriers and facilitators when implementing an EIMC-OC group and (2) investigate levels of implementation at which the barriers and facilitators operate. Read More

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February 2019
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Influenza-Related Communication and Community Mitigation Strategies: Results From the 2015 Pandemic Influenza Readiness Assessment.

Health Promot Pract 2019 May 17;20(3):338-343. Epub 2019 Feb 17.

1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Emergence of a novel infectious disease, such as pandemic influenza, is the one global crisis most likely to affect the greatest number of people worldwide. Because of the potentially severe and contagious nature of influenza, a rapid multifaceted pandemic response, which includes nonpharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) and effective strategies for communication with the public are essential for a timely response and mitigating the spread of disease. A web-based questionnaire was administered via email in July 2015 to 62 Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) directors across jurisdictions that receive funding through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention PHEP cooperative agreement. Read More

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May 2019
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Passenger or Patient? The Automobile: A New Frontier in Health Promotion.

Health Promot Pract 2019 May 15;20(3):328-332. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

3 Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.

Americans spend trillions of minutes in cars annually, tens of billions of minutes traveling to health care providers, and hundreds of millions of minutes ridesharing (e.g., with Uber or Lyft). Read More

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Health Advocacy for Busy Professionals: Effective Advocacy With Little Time.

Health Promot Pract 2019 Feb 14:1524839919830927. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

1 University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

Health advocacy is a central responsibility for health educators and public health practitioners, as documented clearly in our professional competencies. Professional organizations such as the Society for Public Health Education and the American Public Health Association undertake frequent advocacy initiatives and strive to engage their members in advocacy strategies on a regular basis. Despite this understanding and advocacy training requirements in academic preparation programs for public health professionals, students and emerging professionals often lack advocacy experience. Read More

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February 2019
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Restor(y)ing Health: A Conceptual Model of the Effects of Digital Storytelling.

Health Promot Pract 2019 Feb 8:1524839918825130. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

3 Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA.

We currently see an interdisciplinary shift toward a "participatory turn" in health research and promotion under which community engagement, shared decision making and planning, and the use of visual and digital methods have become paramount. Digital storytelling (DST) is one such innovative and engaging method increasingly used in applied health interventions, with a growing body of research identifying its value. Despite its increasing use, a standard approach to empirically assess the impacts on individuals participating in DST interventions does not currently exist. Read More

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February 2019
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The Impact of Indigenous Youth Sharing Digital Stories About HIV Activism.

Health Promot Pract 2019 Feb 6:1524839918822268. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

8 Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford, Ontario, Canada.

Introduction: This article reports on the micro-, meso-, and macro-level impacts of sharing digital stories created by Indigenous youth leaders about HIV prevention activism in Canada.

Method: Eighteen participants created digital stories and hosted screenings in their own communities to foster dialogue. Data for this article are drawn from individual semistructured interviews with the youth leaders, audio-recordings of audience reflections, and research team member's field notes collected between 2012 and 2015 across Canada. Read More

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February 2019

High School Student Driving Perceptions Following Participation in a Distracted Driving Curriculum.

Health Promot Pract 2019 Jan 31:1524839918824322. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

1 Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, USA.

Objectives: Distracted driving is a major public health issue in the United States. In response to requests from high school students participating in a university-based initiative, the authors describe the collaborative development and implementation of a curriculum designed to address distracted driving behaviors among students in four high-needs school districts in the northeastern United States.

Method: The curriculum integrates current statistics on distracted and drowsy driving and three interactive learning stations: driving while distracted, walking while distracted, and driving while drowsy. Read More

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January 2019

Planning for Community Scale-Up of Project HEAL: Insights From the SPRINT Initiative.

Health Promot Pract 2019 Jan 24:1524839918824087. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

1 University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Project HEAL (Health through Early Awareness and Learning) is an evidence-based intervention rooted in health behavior change theory and aims to increase cancer awareness and early detection through African American faith-based organizations. This study explored the potential for broader scale-up and dissemination of Project HEAL with the team's participation in a training program called Speeding Research-Tested INTerventions (SPRINT). The SPRINT training was framed using tools from the Business Model Canvas and the Value Proposition Canvas to guide trainees in designing (1) compelling value propositions, (2) a minimal viable product, and (3) questions to gain critical insight from various stakeholders during a process called Customer Discovery. Read More

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January 2019
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CHES, MCHES, and/or CPH? Selecting the Best Credential for You.

Health Promot Pract 2019 Jan 24:1524839918825132. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

5 University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, USA.

The health education profession within the broader context of public health has chosen certification to grant recognition to individuals meeting certain standards, as well as optional accreditation of academic programs. Regarding certification options for health education professionals, those who qualify may sit for the exams to achieve one of the following certifications: Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES), or Certified in Public Health (CPH). Some health education and other professionals may be familiar with the concept of certification but may not be aware of the value of certification for the profession, their options for certification, or the processes of certification. Read More

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January 2019
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Promoting Bike Helmet Safety for Urban Children Through a Culturally Tailored Educational Video Intervention.

Health Promot Pract 2019 Jan 22:1524839918822271. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

3 Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Bicycle-related falls are a significant cause of mortality and morbidity. Use of bicycle helmets substantially reduces risk of severe traumatic brain injury but compliance with this safety practice is particularly low in urban children. We recruited eleven 8- to 15-year-old youth to participate in focus groups to inform the creation of a video promoting helmet use. Read More

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January 2019
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A Self-Management Training Intervention: Perceptions and Practices of Community Health Workers in South Africa.

Health Promot Pract 2019 Jan 7:1524839918820038. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

1 University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA.

Background: While community health workers (CHWs) are increasingly being used as a strategy for increasing health care access, particularly in rural communities, interventions are needed to improve their skill sets in inspiring health behavior change, both for themselves and among their community clients. Self-management (SM) education interventions have shown to improve health behaviors and well-being.

Purpose: This article reports on systematic, in-depth interviews conducted with rural CHWs in South Africa to understand (1) their motivation for participating in SM training, (2) skills gained from training and (3) perceived impact of training on CHW health behavior, both personally and as health professionals. Read More

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January 2019
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Training Community Residents to Address Social Determinants of Health in Underresourced Communities.

Health Promot Pract 2019 Jan 7:1524839918820039. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

2 Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA, USA.

Disparities in chronic disease and life expectancy remain a significant public health problem and are largely attributable to social determinants of health. Community health workers (CHWs) promote health equity through individual- and community-level activities, and leadership and advocacy skills training make CHWs more likely to catalyze structural change. CHWs are increasingly being integrated into clinical practices to support care management, creating a need for new grassroots community-level advocates. Read More

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January 2019
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Enhancing Capacity of Community-Academic Partnerships to Achieve Health Equity: Results From the CBPR Partnership Academy.

Health Promot Pract 2018 Dec 29:1524839918818830. Epub 2018 Dec 29.

1 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.

Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is an equitable partnership approach that links academic researchers, community organizations, and public health practitioners to work together to understand and address health inequities. Although numerous educational materials on CBPR exist, few training programs develop the skills and knowledge needed to establish effective, equitable partnerships. Furthermore, there are few professional development opportunities for academic researchers, practitioners, and community members to obtain these competencies in an experiential co-learning process. Read More

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December 2018
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Using Youth Participatory Action Research as a Health Intervention in Community Settings.

Health Promot Pract 2018 Dec 21:1524839918818831. Epub 2018 Dec 21.

2 Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA.

Youth participatory action research (YPAR) emphasizes positive youth development by engaging young people as co-researchers and change agents on complex issues to produce solutions that are relevant to youth. YPAR has primarily been used in classroom and youth organization settings, which means there are very few examples of its usage in other community-based settings or as a health intervention approach. Additionally, there is a need for further study of YPAR implementation processes and the effect on youth development and well-being outcomes. Read More

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December 2018
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Aplicación de la teoría de aprendizaje en el entrenamiento acerca de seguridad y salud para trabajadores inmigrantes en las lecherías.

Health Promot Pract 2018 Dec 3:1524839918812419. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

4 VA Puget Sound Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA.

Resumen Con el propósito de prevenir lesiones y enfermedades ocupacionales, diseñamos un currículo de seguridad y salud para trabajadores inmigrantes en la industria lechera para aumentar el conocimiento, fomentar prácticas de seguridad, y reducir inequidades en la comunicación. El currículo se basa principalmente en la Taxonomía para el Aprendizaje Significativo-TAS ( Taxonomy of Significant Learning) e incorpora teorías de la conducta y de aprendizaje para adultos, así como también los principios de control de riesgos ocupacionales. Los entrenamientos se implementaron con 836 trabajadores de habla hispana de 67 lecherías en el estado de Wisconsin, en los Estados Unidos. Read More

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December 2018
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Ecological Approaches to Teen Pregnancy Prevention: An Examination of Evidence-Based Interventions.

Health Promot Pract 2018 Nov 28:1524839918815463. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

1 Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA.

Over the past 20 years, teenage birth rates in the United States have declined substantially but continue to persist among certain populations. During this time period, a series of rigorously tested teen pregnancy prevention (TPP) programs were developed, and a number of evidence-based interventions (EBIs) emerged. In April 2017, researchers reviewed EBIs in TPP and examined each program's socioecological levels of intervention, measurements approaches, and other ecological aspects. Read More

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November 2018
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Leveraging Household Structure for Increasing Adult Physical Activity in a Low-Income, African American Community.

Health Promot Pract 2018 Nov 28:1524839918814731. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

3 Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA.

Health behavior changes often require focusing on factors beyond the individual, particularly in low-income and underresourced areas. The purpose of this article was to assess associations between household structure and adult physical activity levels. Data were collected using Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response methodology to administer a household survey ( n = 100). Read More

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November 2018
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Participant-Driven Health Education Workshops With Men Transitioning From Prison to Community.

Health Promot Pract 2019 Jan 23;20(1):8-11. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

1 University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

As part of a participatory health research project seeking to support men in achieving their health goals during the transition from prison to community, a workshop program was developed and piloted in a Community Residential Facility in British Columbia, Canada. The pilot program was evaluated through feedback surveys at each of the 16 workshops and a focus group interview at the end of the program. Workshops were highly valued by participants and seen as a means for (1) building skills relevant to their health and wellness, (2) working toward changing attitudes and behaviors adopted in prison, and (3) helping others and accepting help from others. Read More

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January 2019
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Resources to Reduce Underage Drinking Risks and Associated Harms: Social Ecological Perspectives.

Health Promot Pract 2019 Mar 23;20(2):160-166. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

2 Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA.

Underage college student alcohol consumption results in adverse consequences for students, colleges, and communities. Unfortunately, college health practitioners have invested time and effort implementing interventions that either fail to account for the complexity of this public health problem or are not evidence-based. Consequently, in September 2015, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism published CollegeAIM, which was developed to support higher education administrators and campus health/wellness professionals in selecting appropriate interventions for reducing harmful and underage drinking. Read More

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March 2019
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Partnership Processes to Develop SHE Tribe: A Healthy Lifestyle Intervention.

Health Promot Pract 2018 Nov 20:1524839918812428. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

2 Design and Action Team, Fort Worth, TX, USA.

Chronic diseases, like diabetes and heart disease, disproportionately impact women of color as compared to White women. Community-engaged and participatory approaches are proposed as a means to address chronic disease health disparities in minority communities, as they allow for tailoring and customization of strategies that align with community needs, interests, and priorities. While community-based participatory research (CBPR) is a framework that offers a clear set of principles to guide intervention design and development, the complexity and diversity of community contexts make it challenging to anticipate all of the possible pathways to implementation. Read More

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November 2018
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A Salient Belief Elicitation Examining Adolescents' Meditation Beliefs Using the Reasoned Action Approach.

Health Promot Pract 2018 Nov 15:1524839918811803. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

2 Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA.

The purpose of this study was to identify adolescents' consequence, referent, and circumstance beliefs about trying to meditate at least twice in the next week in order to inform subsequent meditation intervention design. A survey based on reasoned action approach (RAA) constructs was developed and pilot-tested. Thereafter, adolescents ( N = 129), recruited from a northeastern U. Read More

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November 2018
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Impact of Exposure to Sexual Violence Prevention Messages on Students' Bystander Behavior.

Health Promot Pract 2018 Nov 15:1524839918811151. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

1 Rutgers University School of Social Work, New Brunswick, NJ, USA.

Bystander intervention is a prevention strategy commonly used to address campus sexual violence. Increasingly, there are calls for prevention efforts to be multilevel and ongoing. The current study investigated the impact of receiving varied prevention messages throughout adolescence and into early adulthood to determine whether it influences college students' awareness of sexual violence, willingness to intervene as a helpful bystander, and actual prosocial bystander behavior. Read More

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November 2018
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Mobilizing the Next Generation of Health Advocates: Building Our Collective Capacity to Advocate for Health Education and Health Equity Through SOPHE Advocacy Summits.

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Evelyn Thomas

Health Promot Pract 2019 Jan 15;20(1):12-14. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

1 National Quality Forum, Washington, DC, USA.

In this Career Development commentary, the author highlights the benefits of attending the Society for Public Health Education Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C. Advocacy is an increasingly necessary skill that allows health educators to advance both the field of public health and their own career development as professionals. Read More

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January 2019
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Improving Health Promotion Through the Integration of Technology, Crowdsourcing, and Social Media.

Health Promot Pract 2018 Nov 9:1524839918811152. Epub 2018 Nov 9.

3 University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO, USA.

As Internet accessibility and technological innovations continue to increase communication, new opportunities have emerged to leverage these tools to improve health promotion practice. Advances and utilization of collaborative Internet communication, or social media, have provided global connectivity on an unprecedented scale. Using these innovations to leverage the collective intellect of online communities for specific goals, crowdsourcing is an approach that has the potential to solve complex public health problems. Read More

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November 2018
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Messaging Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health Inequities: A Qualitative Exploration.

Health Promot Pract 2019 Jan 29;20(1):18-21. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

1 East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA.

Background: There are substantial health inequities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people compared to their straight/cisgendered counterparts. As evidence of these inequities has become unequivocal, better strategies to address them are needed. One approach is to leverage communications and media advocacy efforts to raise awareness about inequities. Read More

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January 2019
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Using Ripple Effects Mapping to Evaluate a Community-Based Health Program: Perspectives of Program Implementers.

Health Promot Pract 2018 Oct 26:1524839918804506. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

1 University of Arkansas System, Little Rock, AR, USA.

Traditional evaluation tools are oftentimes ill-suited for use in community settings where intervention outcomes of interest may occur at multiple levels and are influenced by interacting factors. Ripple effects mapping (REM) is a participatory technique engaging stakeholders to visually map project/program efforts and results to collect impact data. Using appreciative inquiry, the method helps participants and evaluators understand context for changes resulting from program experiences and is particularly well suited for community-based, participatory programs where impacts often occur beyond the individual level. Read More

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October 2018
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