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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
Kirkwood, Brenda A. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Efforts aimed at strengthening the governmental public health workforce have led to increased attention on undergraduate public health education. The focus, to date, has been on four-year institutions with minimal attention provided to community, or two-year, colleges and their potential role in addressing public health workforce needs. Progress…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Public Health, Health Education, Associate Degrees
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Fulcher, Roxanne; Honore, Peggy; Kirkwood, Brenda; Riegelman, Richard – Community College Journal, 2010
Public health education is not just for graduate students anymore. The movement toward integrating public health into the education of undergraduates is rapidly evolving. Healthy People, a public-private consortium of more than 400 health-related organizations, has proposed an objective for 2020 that could dramatically increase public health…
Descriptors: Health Education, Community Colleges, Public Health, Associate Degrees
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Hansen, Hardaye Ramsaroop; Shneyderman, Yuliya; Belcastro, Philip A. – American Journal of Health Education, 2015
Background: There is a paucity of evidence associating health literacy metrics with adults' enhanced health knowledge, health status, health practices, or health behaviors. Purpose: Investigate whether health-literate undergraduates exhibit enhanced health knowledge, health status, health practices, or behaviors compared to non-health-literate…
Descriptors: Health, Literacy, Undergraduate Students, Health Behavior
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Levin, Henry M.; García, Emma – Journal of Higher Education, 2018
This article reports a benefit-cost evaluation of the Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) of the City University of New York (CUNY). ASAP was designed to accelerate associate degree completion within 3 years of degree enrollment at CUNY's community colleges. The program evaluation revealed that the completion rate for the examined…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Cost Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Taxes
Armenia, Joanne Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Limited health literacy is a national public health problem contributing to adverse health outcomes and increasing healthcare costs. Both health and educational systems are intervention points for improvement; however, there is paucity in empirical research regarding the role of educational systems. This needs assessment study explored health…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Information Literacy, Health Materials, Educational Innovation
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Csikar, Elizabeth; Stefaniak, Jill E. – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2018
Conveying scientific information with high intrinsic cognitive load to students is a challenge. Often, students do not have the existing schema to incorporate the information in a comprehensive manner. One method that has shown promise is storytelling. Storytelling has been successfully used to convey public health information to non-experts.…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Biology, Science Instruction, Anatomy
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Frank, Janet C.; Altpeter, Mary; Damron-Rodriguez, JoAnn; Driggers, Joann; Lachenmayr, Susan; Manning, Colleen; Martinez, Dana M.; Price, Rachel M.; Robinson, Patricia – Health Education & Behavior, 2014
Current public health and aging service agency personnel have little training in gerontology, and virtually no training in evidence-based health promotion and disease management programs for older adults. These programs are rapidly becoming the future of our community-based long-term care support system. The purpose of this project was to develop…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Labor Force, Gerontology, Community Colleges
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Cadigan, Jennifer M.; Lee, Christine M. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
There are limited findings on mental health prevalence and service utilization rates among community college (CC) students. Utilizing a heavy drinking CC sample, the current study examined: 1) prevalence of mental health symptoms, 2) mental health service utilization and perceived unmet service need, and 3) barriers to service utilization.…
Descriptors: Barriers, Mental Health, Drinking, Alcohol Abuse
Brandon, Elvis Nash – ProQuest LLC, 2017
There is a college completion crisis in the United States. In today's competitive job market, health sciences students cannot afford to fail in their educational attainment. The purpose of this study was to determine if participation in the cohort model is a predictor of the success of public community college pre-health sciences students.…
Descriptors: Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Grade Point Average, Graduation, Two Year College Students
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Fields, Kellee M.; Pretlow, Joshua, III. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
The United States Department of Labor predicts the demand in healthcare sector careers to soar as patient demographics continue to change with the aging population of adults (Henderson, 2012). To meet this demand, community colleges will continue to play a vital role in the education of healthcare occupations, as nearly 60% of all healthcare…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Online Surveys, College Faculty, Teacher Surveys
Santiago, Deborah A.; Stettner, Andrew – Excelencia in Education, 2013
Most Latino students who enroll in college begin at community colleges. This paper highlights how "Excelencia" in Education ("Excelencia"), Single Stop USA, and innovative community colleges across the country are making smart changes in their student services that are helping thousands of Latino students access millions of…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Mayer, Caroline E. – CURRENTS, 2012
Given the stakes and the current economic climate, U.S. higher education officials across the country are stepping up their advocacy efforts, making their voices louder and more persistent than ever. They are vying for the attention of states struggling with increased demands for limited revenues, most choosing to divert dollars from higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Community Colleges, Public Colleges, Advocacy
Connecticut Department of Higher Education (NJ1), 2009
This report explains that the General Fund budget: (1) calls for $1,565.4 million for the FY 2009-11 biennium, including $781.2 million in FY 2010 and $784.2 million in FY 2011; and (2) maintains the State's primary student financial aid programs at FY 2009 funding levels, with Connecticut Aid to Charter Oak funded at 80.0 percent of full funding…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Budgets, State Aid, Student Financial Aid
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Bird, Dorreen Yellow – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2007
The article focuses on public health research projects which are being conducted at two Indian colleges; Candeska Cikana Community College in Fort Trotten, North Dakota and Turtle Mountain Community College in Belcourt, North Dakota. Candeska Community College was given a 6 year grant funded by the National Institutes of Diabetes, Digestive and…
Descriptors: American Indians, Grants, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Health
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