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Robinson, Sally; Brownett, Tristi – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: This article describes a university course that aimed to create public health champions and its evaluation. The course attracted 92 participants, over three cohorts. Participants included healthcare professionals, fitness instructors, a belly dancer, housing officers, community workers and those who worked in public health policy.…
Descriptors: Public Health, Higher Education, Course Evaluation, College Students
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Mafuba, Kay; Gates, Bob; Cozens, Maria – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
The aim of this study was to explore how public health policy in the United Kingdom was reflected in community intellectual disability nurses' (CIDNs)' job descriptions and person's specifications. The role of CIDNs has evolved due to policy changes. As these roles evolve, job descriptions and person specifications are important in highlighting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disability, Nurses, Public Policy
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Schaffer, Marjorie A.; Anderson, Linda J. W.; Rising, Shannon – Journal of School Nursing, 2016
School nurses (SNs) use public health nursing knowledge and skills to provide nursing services to school populations. The Public Health Intervention Wheel is a practice framework that can be used to explain and guide public health nursing interventions. SNs who were also members of the National Association of School Nurses completed an electronic…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Public Health, Intervention, Online Surveys
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Stellefson, Michael; Becker, Craig M.; Paige, Samantha R.; Spratt, Susannah – American Journal of Health Education, 2019
Though the U.S. health care system is among the best in the developed world, access to chronic care remains a problem for many, in part, because the system is not ideally suited to treat long-term conditions. Consequently, economic and societal costs associated with chronic disease are rising rapidly. To complement traditional pathogenic chronic…
Descriptors: Public Health, Wellness, Health Promotion, Diseases
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Weston, Kathryn; Mullan, Judy; Rich, Warren; McLennan, Peter – Education Sciences, 2018
While 'public health medicine' is a specialised field, most medical practitioners practice 'public health' to some extent, e.g., undertaking preventative screening tests or advising individuals about lifestyle interventions. While requirements to demonstrate capability in public health are common to medical education around the world, medical…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Student Research, Longitudinal Studies, Public Health
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Anderson, Linda J. W.; Schaffer, Marjorie A.; Hiltz, Cynthia; O'Leary, Stacie A.; Luehr, Ruth Ellen; Yoney, Erika L. – Journal of School Nursing, 2018
This study describes and analyzes school nurses' (SN) experiences with understanding and using public health interventions from the Public Health Intervention Wheel. The Wheel offers a model for naming interventions provided by SNs from a public health perspective. Research teams from academic and SN practice settings conducted six focus groups…
Descriptors: Public Health, Intervention, School Nurses, Health Promotion
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Masood, Sara; Kothari, Anita; Regan, Sandra – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2018
Background: ways of perceiving evidence by public health managers, practitioners and policymakers is one of the key determinants of evidence uptake. Recent public health policy in Ontario requires programmes to be based on evidence. Therefore, understanding views about evidence in both practice and policy contexts is important to bridge the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Health, Evidence, Theory Practice Relationship
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Pecukonis, Edward; Keefe, Robert H.; Copeland, Valire Carr; Cuddeback, Gary S.; Friedman, Mark S.; Albert, Steven M. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2019
This article reports the findings of a 2-day public health social work (PHSW) summit that brought together PHSW educators, practitioners, and administrators to generate ideas for preparing the next generation of PHSW leaders. Data from focus groups revealed four themes: the importance of PHSW in our healthcare delivery system, the need for public…
Descriptors: Public Health, Social Work, Counselor Training, Professional Identity
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Njoku, Anuli – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2018
Disparities in health outcomes between U.S. population subgroups, related to factors like race/ethnicity, income, and geographic location, are alarming. By integrating health disparities awareness content into the curriculum, academic institutions can play an important role in developing conscious health practitioners to help close gaps in health…
Descriptors: Public Health, Undergraduate Students, Rural Areas, Knowledge Level
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Velott, Diana; Sprow Forté, Karin – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter discusses how to relate mindfulness with the concept of cultural humility to teach with greater attention to health equity issues in adult education and public health teaching contexts.
Descriptors: Metacognition, Adult Education, Public Health, Cultural Awareness
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Tettey, Naa-Solo – Journal of Health Education Teaching, 2018
Understanding the social determinants of health, health equity, and social justice from a social ecological perspective is vital for public health students. This paper provides an example of a creative method for teaching health disparities, using the HBO television series "The Wire." Methods: The pedagogical strength of "The…
Descriptors: Public Health, Health Education, Access to Health Care, Teaching Methods
Karpyn, Allison – Phi Delta Kappan, 2015
There is a direct connection between the level of education and public health. Policy makers from these two fields should collaborate to press for education improvements that would ultimately result in better public health.
Descriptors: Public Health, Educational Attainment, Educational Policy, Interdisciplinary Approach
Schlueter, Lisa J.; Watamura, Sarah Enos – ZERO TO THREE, 2017
Severe and chronic stress in early childhood has enormous physical and mental health costs across an individual's lifespan. Unfortunately, exposure to early life adversity is common, and costs accrue to individuals and society. This article highlights several promising approaches to buffer children from the negative health consequences associated…
Descriptors: Public Health, Stress Variables, Mental Health, Disadvantaged
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Young, Marielle Christine Leilani – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2016
At Cankdeska Cikana Community College, an introduction to community and public health class empowered students to pursue careers in the health sciences.
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations, Health Sciences, Public Health, Student Interests
Baillie, Colleen P. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Undergraduate students represent a new but growing population at a school of public (SPH) health at a large, private, urban research university on the East Coast. This SPH has offered a minor in public health since 2010, and a major was initiated in 2014. The school also plans to offer an accelerated bachelor's-to-master's in public health…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Undergraduate Students, Public Health, Student Experience
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