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Kino, Shiho; Kawachi, Ichiro – Health Education & Behavior, 2020
Background: Health insurance access and health literacy are critical components of "enabling resources" to encourage uptake of services. We sought to test whether health literacy boosts health services utilization in the context of expanded access to health insurance stemming from the Affordable Care Act. Method: We used individual-level…
Descriptors: Health Insurance, Knowledge Level, Literacy, Access to Health Care
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Lin, Leesa; McCloud, Rachel F.; Jung, Minsoo; Viswanath, Kasisomayajula – Health Education & Behavior, 2018
Background: Recent A(H1N1) studies suggest that intrapersonal and interpersonal factors may exert influence on people's preventive behaviors for avoiding the flu during pandemics. Aims: Nonpharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) and vaccinations play key roles in containing disease transmission during a pandemic. We examined how intrapersonal and…
Descriptors: Communicable Diseases, Adults, National Surveys, Health Behavior
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Huang, Jack J.; Francesconi, Maria; Cooper, Madeline H.; Covello, Allyson; Guo, Michelle; Gharib, Soheyla D. – Journal of American College Health, 2018
Objective: To assess the impact of a campus community health worker program (HealthPALs) on student influenza vaccination. Participants: Undergraduate students at a northeastern US university (enrollment 6650), influenza seasons 2011-2012 through 2015-2016. Methods: Study design: Difference-in-differences analysis of student vaccination at campus…
Descriptors: Immunization Programs, Community Health Services, Health Personnel, College Environment
Joshi, Ashish; Lichenstein, Richard; King, James; Arora, Mohit; Khan, Salwa – International Electronic Journal of Health Education, 2009
The objective of this pilot study was to assess and describe changes in knowledge, attitudes and practice regarding influenza vaccination in an inner city setting using an interactive computer-based educational program. A convenience sample of ninety participants whose children were in the age group of 6 months to 5 years was enrolled in this…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Immunization Programs, Urban Areas, Interactive Video
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Sinker, Rebecca; Phillips, Mike; de Rijke, Victoria – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2017
"Pregnant Rapunzel Emergency" is part of a series of online free games aimed at young girls ( or, where dozens of characters from fairy tales, children's toys and media feature in recovery settings, such as "Barbie flu". The range of games available to choose from includes not only dressing,…
Descriptors: Computer Games, Females, Fairy Tales, Toys
Thomson, Ian – Australian Mathematics Teacher, 2010
The spread of swine flu has been a cause of great concern globally. With no vaccine developed as yet, (at time of writing in July 2009) and given the fact that modern-day humans can travel speedily across the world, there are fears that this disease may spread out of control. The worst-case scenario would be one of unfettered exponential growth.…
Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Mathematics Instruction, Communicable Diseases, Relevance (Education)
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Hua, Vanessa – T.H.E. Journal, 2010
This article discusses how the H1N1 flu pandemic served notice to districts to get their disaster readiness strategies in order and how technology played an important part in schools effort. In late April 2010, as public fears about a mysterious new strain of flu grew, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) moved to forestall a panic. On…
Descriptors: Public Health, School Districts, Telecommunications, Communicable Diseases
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Shahrabani, Shosh; Benzion, Uri – Health Education & Behavior, 2012
This study examines the impact of past experience with influenza and the influenza vaccine on four categories of the Health Belief Model: beliefs about susceptibility to contracting influenza, severity of illness, perceived benefits of the vaccine in preventing influenza, and perceived barriers to getting vaccinated. The study population comprised…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Predictor Variables, Immunization Programs, Diseases
Ostroth, D. David; Frias, Mary Lou; Turrentine, Cathryn G. – College Student Affairs Journal, 2006
Public health experts project a strong possibility that an avian flu pandemic will occur in the next 4 years, and the federal government has already warned that states and localities must make their own plans for this event since such a broad scale public health crises would far outstrip federal capacity to respond. Colleges and universities are…
Descriptors: Colleges, Public Health, Federal Government, Emergency Programs
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Tonks, DeLaina; Weston, Sarah; Wiley, David; Barbour, Michael K. – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2013
The use of online learning at the primary and secondary school level is growing exponentially in the United States. Much of this growth is with full-time online schools, most of which are operated by for-profit companies that use proprietary online course content. In this article we trace the development of, and philosophy behind, a full-time…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Internet, Online Courses, Access to Education
Ash, Katie; Davis, Michelle R. – Education Week, 2009
The closing of hundreds of U.S. schools in recent weeks because of concerns about swine flu underscores the need for administrators to make plans for continuing their students' education during any extended shutdown, emergency experts and federal officials say. Fears about a severe flu pandemic had eased as of late last week, but experts say…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Federal Legislation, State Standards, Emergency Programs
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2006
This fact sheet presents guidelines for schools and child care providers that may be helpful to identify symptoms and prevent the spread of the flu in child care facilities. (Contains 6 resources.)
Descriptors: Child Care, Guidelines, Disease Control, Communicable Diseases
Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Reports of swine flu have led some colleges to pull students and faculty members out of Mexico, the epicenter of the outbreak, and to cancel study-abroad programs there. But even as the number of new cases appears to be falling, the health scare offers some lasting lessons for colleges, says Gary Rhodes, director of the Center for Global Education…
Descriptors: World Problems, Safety, Foreign Countries, Study Abroad
Guterman, Lila – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2005
Administrators of various education schools have vowed to ready their institutions for the next major disaster of flu pandemic. While a few colleges with expertise or interest in the area are trying to determine how their campuses should react to a flu pandemic, most seem to be struggling with how to fit all the unknowns of such a crisis into…
Descriptors: Disease Control, Communicable Diseases, Higher Education, Emergency Programs
Fischman, Josh – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Censored papers on bird flu, which could help terrorists, have critics wondering if academic scientists can police their own work. The near-publication has brought out general critics of the federal panel, the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity, and the voluntary self-policing approach that it embraces instead of regulation. Members…
Descriptors: Animals, Advisory Committees, Educational Legislation, Scientists
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