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Intragroup Differences among African Jamaican and African American Women: Empowerment, Male Condom-use Intentions and Negotiation.

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Yvonne Patterson

Soc Work Public Health 2019 Mar 27:1-19. Epub 2019 Mar 27.

a Department of Social Work , Central Connecticut State University , New Britain , CT , USA.

African American/Black women's rate of HIV infection has been explored along several variables. Understanding how the epidemic affects different ethnic groups of women is crucial in developing effective prevention strategies. There remains a gap in knowledge around the effects of ethnicity on the rate of infection among the culturally diverse groups of women living in the U. Read More

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Making Breast Cancer (Black) History: Results of a Church-Based Primary Prevention Study.

Soc Work Public Health 2019 Mar 25:1-9. Epub 2019 Mar 25.

b School of Social Work , University of Alabama , Tuscaloosa , Alabama , USA.

Breast cancer rates for African American women are lower than that of their White peers, yet their mortality rate is disproportionately higher. This study sought to address the disparity through a community-based primary prevention study targeting African American women in the Black church utilizing the public health model of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention. The study centered on the meaningful intersection of race, gender, and faith as key factors in increasing breast health knowledge and breast cancer risk factors. Read More

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Racism and the Christian Church in America: Caught between the Knowledge of Good and Evil.

Soc Work Public Health 2019 14;34(1):134-144. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

a Howard University School of Social Work , Washington, DC , USA.

Those persons with church membership or professing a faith or relationship with God represent a microcosm of society. Therefore, the demons of racism, bigotry, and prejudice found in society at large are found in the church. Despite the very nature of Christianity that calls on Christians to be a countervoice in the world against evil, many have capitulated to various strains of racism in the world and in the Church. Read More

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The Last Stages of Gentrification: Washington, DC, Mayoral Elections and Housing Advocacy.

Authors:
Lorenzo Morris

Soc Work Public Health 2019 7;34(1):39-60. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

a Department of Political Science , Howard University , Washington , DC , USA.

For seven decades from the establishment of home rule and largely independent local government in Washington, DC, mayoral politics, as well as socioeconomic change in city life, have been substantially defined by efforts to protect housing access and to protect vulnerable African American communities against the loss of their homes. Housing policy and racial sensitivity have been intertwined in a on-again off-again struggle against persistent gentrification. The mayoral politics seem to be successful only when factors of racial/economic inequality are integrated with housing policy. Read More

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Impact of Head Start Quality on Children's Developmental Outcomes.

Authors:
Kyunghee Lee

Soc Work Public Health 2019 Feb 27:1-12. Epub 2019 Feb 27.

a School of Social Work , Michigan State University , East Lansing , Michigan USA.

This study examines Head Start's impact on children's cognitive and social-emotional outcomes by considering the quality of Head Start and heterogeneity in types of care received by the control group. The questions addressed in this article are (1) Do children who attended high-quality Head Start programs have better outcomes than those in low-quality Head Start, home-based, or center-based care and (2) Do child and family characteristics and overall quality affect child outcomes? This study found that high-quality Head Start children had higher cognitive scores than children in low quality Head Start or center-based care. Child and family characteristics and overall quality moderated the effects of type of care on children's cognitive and social-emotional outcomes. Read More

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February 2019

Physical and Mental Health Experiences among African American College Students.

Soc Work Public Health 2019 Feb 26:1-13. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

d School of Social Work, College of Health and Human Services , University of North Carolina Charlotte , Charlotte, NC , University City Blvd , USA.

Transitioning from home to college life can lead to changes in dietary and physical activity behaviors. Approximately 12% to 50% of college students meet criteria for one or more mental disorders. When compared to others, African Americans typically have poorer health outcomes and experience greater rates of cardiovascular-related diseases and depression. Read More

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February 2019

Tilted Images: Media Coverage and the Use of Critical Race Theory to Examine Social Equity Disparities for Blacks and Other People of Color.

Soc Work Public Health 2019 21;34(1):28-38. Epub 2019 Feb 21.

a Cathy Hughes School of Communications , Howard University, Washington, DC, USA.

In the second decade of the 21st century societal advancements continue to fall short in closing the gap in social policies for Blacks and other people of color. From health to housing and education, people of color and low-income groups continue to struggle at a greater rate to receive services and support. Media coverage often reflects these disparities, particularly in urban communities. Read More

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February 2019

Integrated Health Care and mHealth: A Model of Care for Refugees with Complex Health Conditions.

Soc Work Public Health 2019 Feb 18:1-12. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

e Khmer Health Advocates , West Hartford , Connecticut , USA.

High rates of comorbid physical and mental health conditions are documented among refugee populations. A dearth of evidence exists on the use of mHealth technologies to support integrated health care models, with interprofessional mental and physical healthcare teams, within the field of refugee health, despite the potential for mHealth technologies to reduce barriers to health care access for vulnerable populations. This conceptual article illustrates how mHealth can facilitate integrated health care models with refugees with comorbid conditions. Read More

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February 2019

Education Policy and Outcomes Within the African American Population.

Soc Work Public Health 2019 17;34(1):61-74. Epub 2019 Feb 17.

a College of Social Work , University of Utah , Salt Lake City , USA.

The educational status among African Americans is a story of continuing achievement and continuing disparities in outcomes. On one hand, there are continuing stories of high academic accomplishments among Black Americans who attend and graduate from high-ranking American institutions of higher education. On the other hand, the continuing gap in educational opportunities and outcomes within Black America is shaping present and future education disparities. Read More

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February 2019

Health Savings Account Ownership and Financial Barriers to Health Care: What Social Workers Should Know.

Soc Work Public Health 2019 Feb 15:1-13. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

a University of Maryland School of Social Work.

Over a decade ago, Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) were deemed contrary to social work values, leading to greater inequality in access to health care. Using data from the 2015 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) (n = 12,265), we examine whether HSA ownership is associated with unmet need for health care due to cost (financial barrier). HSA ownership was significantly associated with reduced financial barriers to health care (p < . Read More

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February 2019

Predictors of Diet-Related Health Outcomes in Food-Secure and Food-Insecure Communities.

Soc Work Public Health 2019 Feb 15:1-16. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

c Research and Modeling , Moody's Analytics , San Francisco , California , USA.

This study explored health outcomes of 301 individuals living within three food secure and three food insecure neighborhoods in a midwestern city by using a multi-level model that included household-level and neighborhood-level variables. Logistic regression was used to analyze the relationship between household participation in food assistance programs, perceptions of neighborhood food access, distance to food stores where participants purchased food regularly, reliance upon social support systems for food provisioning, and use of community-based food system markets and/or programs with various diet-related health outcomes. Participants in food insecure areas had higher rates of obesity and type II diabetes, with variability related to food insecurity. Read More

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February 2019

Consideration of Factors Influencing Weight Outcomes among U.S. Racial-Ethnic Minority Populations in the Social Work Literature.

Soc Work Public Health 2019 Feb 15:1-18. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

c Department of Pediatrics , Metropolitan Hospital Oregon , New York , New York , USA.

Objective: This study explores the social work profession's empirical contribution to addressing factors influencing overweight and obesity outcomes among racial-ethnic minority populations in the United States. The high prevalence of obesity in U.S. Read More

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February 2019
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Eating Breakfast and Family Meals in Adolescence: The Role of Body Image.

Soc Work Public Health 2019 Feb 14:1-9. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

c Social Work Department , Washburn University , Topeka , Kansas , USA.

Regularly eating breakfast and meals with family has important health implications for youth. However, the association between eating breakfast and family meals regularly with body image has not been explored. Utilizing the 2009-2010 World Health Organization's Health Behavior in School-Aged Children U. Read More

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February 2019

The Lived Experience of Child Marriage in the United States.

Soc Work Public Health 2019 Feb 12:1-13. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

b Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, Institute for Health and Social Policy , McGill University , Montreal , Canada.

Despite international and domestic calls to end child marriage, 48 U.S. states permit the marriage of minors younger than age 18 as of August 2018. Read More

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February 2019
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Banging on a Locked Door: The Persistent Role of Racial Discrimination in the Workplace.

Authors:
Tracy R Whitaker

Soc Work Public Health 2019 30;34(1):22-27. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

a Howard University School of Social Work , Washington , DC , USA.

Workplace discrimination continues to limit both the workforce participation and satisfaction of many Americans. Whereas many minority groups experience discrimination in the workplace, African Americans often experience the cumulative effects of multiple forms of discrimination. The levels of discrimination that African Americans face not only impede their ability to gain employment, but also negatively affect their career mobility. Read More

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January 2019
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We Treat Everybody the Same: Race Equity in Child Welfare.

Authors:
Ruby M Gourdine

Soc Work Public Health 2019 30;34(1):75-85. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

a Howard University School of Social Work.

For several decades, child welfare researchers have explored the issue of disproportionality in child welfare. Top-level government reports have confirmed that African-American children are disproportionately represented in the child welfare system. This knowledge led to the concern that equity standards are not being implemented in child welfare systems partially due to implicit bias and insufficient data to track services to this population of children. Read More

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January 2019
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Race and Social Policy: Confronting Our Discomfort.

Soc Work Public Health 2019 27;34(1):1-11. Epub 2019 Jan 27.

a Sandra Edmonds Crewe, Ruby Morton Gourdine , Howard University School of Social Work , Washington, DC , USA.

The election of President Barack Obama, our first U.S. black president, for many was accompanied by the hope of a postracial society. Read More

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January 2019

Game Changers: A Critical Race Theory Analysis of the Economic, Social, and Political Factors Impacting Black Fatherhood and Family Formation.

Soc Work Public Health 2019 22;34(1):86-101. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

b School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.

Family has always been one of the strongest institutions in the African American community. However, over the past 30 years, massive changes have occurred within the structure of African American families, resulting in many fathers living apart from their children. Applying the basic tenets of Critical Race Theory (CRT) and Michelle Alexander's notion of Racialized "Game Changing," this article examines the social, political, and economic factors that have worked to undermine normative Black fatherhood involvement and family formation patterns over time. Read More

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January 2019
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The Intrapsychic Psychological Binds of Poverty and Race: The Intersection of Mind and Milieu.

Soc Work Public Health 2019 22;34(1):12-21. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

a Social Work , Howard University School of Social Work , Washington , DC , USA.

Race and poverty are poignant factors in how individuals and communities experience the world. The reality is that more people of color than White people live in poverty (Milner, 2013). How these inequalities intersect with the mind and environment is of compelling importance. Read More

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January 2019
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Inequities in Family Quality of Life for African-American Families Raising Children with Disabilities.

Soc Work Public Health 2019 15;34(1):102-112. Epub 2019 Jan 15.

b Department of social work , Howard University.

Over time, groundbreaking changes in societies' views and treatment of persons with disabilities, along with significant legislative and policy changes, have impacted the quality of life of African-American families raising children with disabilities. This article presents some of the challenges and inequities faced by African-American families that impact their quality of life using critical race theory (CRT). Also, it reviews results obtained by a study of 123 African-American families raising children with disabilities. Read More

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January 2019
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The Task is Far from Completed: Double Jeopardy and Older African Americans.

Soc Work Public Health 2019 13;34(1):122-133. Epub 2019 Jan 13.

a Howard University School of Social Work , Washington , DC , USA.

The National Urban League released a seminal report on the state of older African Americans in 1964. This report titled Double Jeopardy: The Older Negro in America Today presented data that documented the hardships faced by African Americans as they aged in a society that marginalized them. Using critical race theory (CRT), this article reviews the report and addresses the contemporary state of African Americans. Read More

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January 2019
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Justice Is Not Blind: Disproportionate Incarceration Rate of People of Color.

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Janie L Jeffers

Soc Work Public Health 2019 8;34(1):113-121. Epub 2019 Jan 8.

a Howard University.

Understanding both the impact and intersection of race in the criminal justice system is critical to understanding cyclical factors driving the disproportionate minority incarceration rate. Through the Critical Race Theory (CRT) lens, this article examines race and the criminal justice system by reviewing specific aspects of the legal system and its arbitrary application of the system's significant discretionary power, which is a major influencer in the disparate incarceration rates for people of color. The Sentencing Project reports that racial disparity the criminal justice system exists when the proportion of a racial or ethnic group, within the control of the system, is greater than the proportion of such groups in the general population. Read More

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January 2019
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Shifting the Paradigm from Child Neglect to Meeting the Needs of Children: A Qualitative Exploration of Parents' Perspectives.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 30;33(7-8):407-418. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

a Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Graduate School of Public Health , University of Pittsburgh , Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania , USA.

Substantiated reports of child neglect account for three times the combined total of physical and sexual abuse in the United States, yet there is a relative paucity of literature on child neglect differentiated from abuse. This study explores parent perspectives on the challenges of meeting the needs of children in poverty as a way of reframing our understanding of child neglect, revealing dynamics that can be lost to researchers. Analysis of six focus groups of 54 parents, living at or below the poverty level, revealed tensions between environmental challenges and parents' efforts to meet their children's needs. Read More

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November 2018
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Disabilities Status, Health Insurance, and Medical Hardship among Veterans.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 Nov 30:1-13. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

a The Ethelyn R. Strong School of Social Work , Norfolk State University , Norfolk , VA.

This study aims to examine the health care hardships among veterans and the effects from the measures of disability statuses and health insurance coverage. Patterns and variations for different subgroups are categorized and analyzed. Using the 2014 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), this study included 2,686 veterans who were active duty in U. Read More

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November 2018
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The Persistent High Rates of Heroin Use Among the Puerto Rican Population in the United States: A Qualitative Study.

Authors:
Evan Senreich

Soc Work Public Health 2018 Nov 26:1-20. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

a Social Work, Lehman College , City University of New York , Bronx , New York , USA.

For a half- century, the Puerto Rican population in the United States has experienced very high rates of heroin usage with significant health ramifications. At substance misuse programs in the Bronx, New York, two focus groups consisting of a total of 13 Puerto Rican counselors, and four focus groups consisting of a total of 35 Puerto Rican clients, discussed the impact of heroin usage on Puerto Rican communities as part of a qualitative study using a phenomenological perspective. Societal marginalization and social dislocation were identified as major contributors to heroin usage in Puerto Rican communities. Read More

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November 2018
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The Role of Social Worker in Promoting Immigrants' Integration.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 Nov 21:1-14. Epub 2018 Nov 21.

a Department of Psychology , University of Turin , Turin , Italy.

The dramatic increase in migration in Italy represents a challenge for social workers involved in the integration services. The current study explores the Italian social work practice with immigrants within different working contexts through qualitative data consisting in interviews with social workers. The data were analyzed through T-LAB, a software for content analysis and text mining. Read More

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November 2018
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Community Gun Violence as a Social Determinant of Elementary School Achievement.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 Nov 14:1-10. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

g Department of Anthropology & International Relations, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs , Syracuse University , Syracuse , New York , USA.

The association of indirect exposure to firearm-related violence and standardized test scores among third grade elementary school children were analyzed using geospatial mapping of police department data for all gunshots in Syracuse, NY (n = 2, 127) and state standardized test scores from 2009-2015. Confirmed gunshots were geocoded and mapped across the city and neighborhood school catchment areas. Third grade standardized New York State test scores for English Language Arts (ELA) and math were coded as dichotomous variables of proficient and below proficient scores. Read More

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November 2018
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Using GIS to detect cluster and spatial disparity in maternal health indicators: a need for social health interventions.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 Nov 14:1-18. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

b Department of Geography and the Environment , University of North Texas , Denton , Texas , USA.

Maternal mortality remains a serious global health concern. Although global efforts have produced some encouraging results in some World Health Organization's health regions, disparities persist within many countries. Additionally, in many developing countries, inadequate documentation of various health events including maternal mortality and morbidity, make it difficult to determine the true extent of the problem. Read More

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November 2018
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Socioeconomic Status, Family Functioning and Delayed Care Among Children With Special Needs.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 20;33(6):366-381. Epub 2018 Aug 20.

a Department of Public Health, University of West Florida , Pensacola , Florida , USA.

Parents of children with special healthcare needs (CSHCN) face tremendous stress in caring for their children. Families of CSHCN face increased barriers to health services as evidence also reflects the influence of socioeconomic factors on access. This study investigates the impact of socioeconomic factors and family functioning on delayed care. Read More

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February 2019
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"The Only Thing We Can Do is Treat Them Well Here": Public Health With Latinos in a New Immigrant Destination.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 10;33(6):382-395. Epub 2018 Aug 10.

a School of Social Work, California State University , San Bernardino, San Bernardino , California , USA.

Human service agencies in new immigrant destinations often lack the experience and bilingual staff required to provide inguistically and culturally appropriate services to Latino immigrant families. This qualitative study examined the ways one new destination public health agency responded to this demographic shift. The agency leveraged a culture of collaboration and a team approach so that serving immigrants became the responsibility of all workers, not only a few bilingual staff. Read More

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February 2019
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Assisting Caregivers with Frail Elderly in Alleviating Financial Hardships.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 10;33(6):396-406. Epub 2018 Aug 10.

b School of Social Work , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign , Urbana-Champaign , Illinois , USA.

Many caregivers of individuals who are frail and elderly face financial hardships that have negative consequences that compound over time. This article explores the causes of these hardships, reviews Medicaid home and community-based interventions, and related government financial supports that have been used to alleviate them and concludes with recommendations for social work practice and social policy. Read More

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February 2019
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Helping to prevent hepatitis B in family setting, by educating women to vaccinate before marriage.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 13;33(6):354-365. Epub 2018 Jul 13.

d Department of Biostatistics, Faculty of Medical Sciences , Tarbiat Modares University , Tehran , Iran (the Islamic Republic of).

Hepatitis B (HB) is one of the major public health problems and a major cause of liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a model-based educational intervention on preventive health behavior of hepatitis B vaccination among women who were going to get married (pending marriage women). Seventy pending marriage women were selected from martial counseling centers. Read More

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February 2019
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Gaining Support for Child and Family Policies by Raising Awareness of the Link between Physical and Mental Health and the Impact of Social Determinants on Both.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 18;33(6):342-353. Epub 2018 Jun 18.

b College of Medicine , Central Michigan University , Mt. Pleasant , Michigan , USA.

Results of a pilot study examining young adults' beliefs about what factors contribute to physical and mental health are reported. Existing research and the results of the pilot study are used to argue for the need for improved education on the connection between physical and mental health, the impact of social determinants on physical and mental health, and the potential for social policies that better the lives of children and families to improve health outcomes. Benefits of and suggestions for increasing understanding of social determinants and social policies on physical and mental health are explored. Read More

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February 2019
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Reducing the prevalence of obesity in Canada: a call to action.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 13;33(6):329-341. Epub 2018 Jun 13.

a Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, Toronto, Canada.

With rates of obesity among adults and youth rising in Canada, it is clear that the current approaches currently used to reduce the prevalence of obesity, with an emphasis on individual weight management interventions focused on restrictive dieting, are not proving successful at a population level. Given that obesity is associated with poor physical and mental health outcomes, is placing a multi-billion-dollar economic burden on Canada and disproportionately affects disadvantaged groups, such as Aboriginal Canadians and women of low socioeconomic status, it is a health and social issue that must be addressed immediately by social workers and policy makers. This article discusses the benefits of implementing a multifaceted population-level intervention that is health centered, evidence based, antistigmatizing to obese individuals, and accessible to all Canadians. Read More

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February 2019
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Knowledge, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors regarding sickle cell disease: Implications for prevention.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 16;33(5):299-316. Epub 2018 May 16.

a School of Social Work, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Commerce, Texas , USA.

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a widespread inherited blood disorder, which leaves lasting effects on the health, social functioning, and finances of individuals, families, communities, and health care systems. A nonexperimental, cross-sectional research design was used to assess 415 college students' knowledge about SCD. Data was obtained through an online survey derived from a modified version of the SCD Knowledge Assessment Tool. Read More

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February 2019
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Social marketing nutrition education for low-income population.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 14;33(5):317-328. Epub 2018 May 14.

b Department of Foods and Nutrition , The University of Georgia , Athens , Georgia , USA.

As access to healthy food (or lack thereof) could be considered a social justice issue, social workers should be concerned about this issue and willing to collaborate with colleagues of various disciplines to address it. This study was a formative evaluation conducted to understand best practices, recommendations, and feasibility of a social-marketing-based nutrition education program tailored to the needs of adults with limited income. The authors report findings from focus groups conducted with Cooperative Extension Agents (CEAs) and region coordinators (n = 45) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) (n = 69) eligible participants to inform the development of a social marketing nutrition intervention for SNAP-Ed in Georgia. Read More

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February 2019
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Rehabilitation of drug abusers: the roles of perceptions, relationships and family supports.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 14;33(5):289-298. Epub 2018 May 14.

b Neuropsychiatric Hospital , Yaba , Lagos , Nigeria.

The increase in the use, abuse and misuse of psychoactive substances is not just of concern to national government of different countries but poses a big problem to the international community as well as of a global public health challenge. The study explored the perceived influence of perceptions, relationships and family support on rehabilitation of drug abusers undergoing rehabilitation in a rehabilitation centre. The non-experimental study design was used. Read More

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February 2019
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Right back like we left something: examining the commodification of Blackness in social services to address racial disparities - the case of Hartford.

Authors:
Yan Searcy

Soc Work Public Health 2018 14;33(5):280-288. Epub 2018 May 14.

a School of Health and Human Services , Southern Connecticut State University , New Haven , Connecticut USA.

Market-based approaches to addressing racial disparities have essentially re-commodified Blackness. Utilizing Hartford, which contains the largest percentage of Blacks per capita in Connecticut, this article examines market-based approaches to address racial disparities while discussing Blackness as an enduring commodity that is tied to private sector profit. The study argues that market based approaches incentivize punitive approaches to social problems associated with Blackness. Read More

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February 2019
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Awareness of the Medicare Part D Low-Income Subsidy among Older non-Hispanic Blacks and Hispanics.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 25;33(4):250-258. Epub 2018 Apr 25.

b School of Social Work , Simmons College , Boston , MA, USA.

Using nationally representative data from the Health and Retirement Study, this study examined (1) whether awareness of the Medicare Part D Low-Income Subsidy (LIS) varies by race and ethnicity among beneficiaries age 65 and older (N = 1,504), and (2) the impact of factors associated with health benefits knowledge and need for assistance on LIS awareness. Logistic regression results showed that compared with older non-Hispanic Whites, older non-Hispanic Blacks (odds ratio [OR] = .61, p < . Read More

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February 2019
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Sovereignty and social justice: how the concepts affect federal American Indian policy and American Indian health.

Authors:
Donalee Unal

Soc Work Public Health 2018 19;33(4):259-270. Epub 2018 Apr 19.

a Center for Social Work Education , Widener University , Chester , PA , USA.

The health disparities that are prevalent among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities are connected to the ideology of sovereignty and often ignored in social work and public health literature. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to examine the health outcomes of American Indians from the time of contact with European settlers to the present through the ideology of sovereignty and federal government AI health policy. The foundation for the health outcomes of AIs and the governmental policies affecting them lie in the ideology of tribal sovereignty. Read More

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February 2019
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Reducing Risk: Counseling Men Infected with HIV Who Have Sex with Men on Safer Sex Practices with Seroconcordant Partners.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 10;33(5):271-279. Epub 2018 Apr 10.

a College of Nursing , University of Central Florida , Orlando , Florida , USA.

The incidence of new HIV infections in the United States continues to be greatest among men who have sex with men (MSM). MSM infected with HIV often seek seroconcordant sexual partners based on intent to limit psychosocial, legal, and health risks they perceive as higher with serodiscordant sexual partners. However, the rationales for limiting sexual relationships exclusively with other MSM infected with HIV may be rooted in misinformation or misperception. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19371918.2018.1454869DOI Listing
February 2019
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Services, Stigma, and Discrimination: Perceptions of African Descendant Men Living with HIV/AIDS in Brazil and in the United States.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 4;33(4):226-236. Epub 2018 Apr 4.

b School of Social Work , Stephen F. Austin State University , Nacogdoches , Texas , USA.

This study aimed to give voice to 13 men of African descent from Salvador, Brazil, and East Texas, United States, living with HIV/AIDS regarding their perceptions on accessibility of services, and the stigma and discrimination they experience. Phenomenological research using in-depth interviews was used as methodology. Five themes emerged from the data analysis: perception of positive health, services and accessibility, not disclosing HIV status is a way to be protected, health professionals untrained in treating people living with HIV/AIDS, being of African descent increases discrimination in both countries, education would decrease stigma and discrimination. Read More

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February 2019
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Assessing the Impact of Case Management on Medicaid Clients with Chronic Diseases.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 2;33(4):215-225. Epub 2018 Apr 2.

a Department of Health Care Organization & Policy , University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health , Birmingham , Alabama , USA.

State Medicaid programs increasingly use case management to manage enrollees with chronic conditions who may become cost intensive for the program. The authors examined the impact of Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH)'s case management on care expenditures for Medicaid enrollees with various chronic diseases, over 2011 to 2014. The authors matched case-managed enrollees with three controls per case using health conditions and sociodemographics. Read More

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February 2019
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Barriers to Women's Participation: Experiences of Volunteers and Community Healthcare Authorities.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 30;33(4):237-249. Epub 2018 Mar 30.

a Department of Health Education and Promotion, Faculty of Health Sciences , Tabriz University of Medical Sciences , Tabriz , Iran.

Along with health development in general terms, women's involvement in health programs can be effective in raising their self-confidence and their health promotion. This study was carried out to unveil the barriers to and challenges of the health volunteers and to present the solutions to its promotion using active women participants' experiences and the authorities of the program. The study was carried out using qualitative method along with content analysis in city of Tabriz East-Azerbaijan province, Iran. Read More

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February 2019
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Training in Evidence-Based Practices Increases Likelihood to Integrate Different HIV Prevention Services with Substance-Using Clients.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 ;33(3):202-214

d Division of Biostatistics , New York State Psychiatric Institute , New York , NY , USA.

Providers of social and public health services ("providers") often use HIV prevention strategies with substance-using clients to decrease HIV transmission and infection. This article examines factors that facilitate providers' use of select HIV-prevention strategies. Sample comprises 379 providers from 36 agencies in New York City. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6079518PMC
December 2018
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Social Discrimination and Health Care: A Multidimensional Framework of Experiences among a Low-Income Multiethnic Sample.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 9;33(3):187-201. Epub 2018 Feb 9.

a California State University , Long Beach , California , USA.

The study aims to describe the perceived discriminatory health care treatment experiences and its impact on care among minority urban-dwelling adults. Semistructured qualitative interviews (N = 51) were conducted with patients from community-based health care settings, and systematic, grounded theory approach was used. Three distinct themes emerged: (a) the sources of discriminatory experiences, (b) its impact on health care, and (c) the provider/organization recommendations to address discriminatory practices. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6464629PMC
December 2018
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A Mixed Methods Review of Education and Patient Navigation Interventions to Increase Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening for Rural Women.

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Derek Falk

Soc Work Public Health 2018 7;33(3):173-186. Epub 2018 Feb 7.

a School of Social Work , The University of Texas at Austin , Austin , Texas USA.

Reviews have assessed studies of breast and cervical cancer screening access and utilization for rural women, but none analyze interventions to increase screening rates. A mixed methods literature search identified studies of breast and/or cervical cancer prevention education and patient navigation interventions for rural women. Rural areas need greater implementation and evaluation of screening interventions as these services address the challenges of delivering patient-centered cancer care to un-/underserved communities. Read More

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December 2018
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My Own Best Friend: Homeless Youths' Hesitance to Seek Help and Strategies for Coping Independently after Distressing and Traumatic Experiences.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 29;33(3):149-162. Epub 2018 Jan 29.

a Graduate School of Social Work , University of Denver , Denver , Colorado , USA.

Although homeless youth face extreme adversities, they are often hesitant to seek help from formal and informal supports. The current study qualitatively explored homeless youths' reasons for coping independently and their strategies for doing so. Youth accessing services (N = 145) in three U. Read More

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December 2018
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Iranian mothers' experiences of the outcomes of early motherhood: A qualitative study.

Soc Work Public Health 2018 25;33(3):163-172. Epub 2018 Jan 25.

a Nursing Research Center , Kerman University of Medical Sciences , Kerman , Iran.

Early motherhood is a major health challenge in most developing countries. The aim of this study was to explore Iranian mothers' experiences of the outcomes of early motherhood. This qualitative study was done using the conventional inductive content analysis approach. Read More

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December 2018
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