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Vanderkruik, Rachel; McPherson, Marianne E. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2017
Evaluating initiatives implemented across multiple settings can elucidate how various contextual factors may influence both implementation and outcomes. Understanding context is especially critical when the same program has varying levels of success across settings. We present a framework for evaluating contextual factors affecting an initiative…
Descriptors: Public Health, Sustainability, Program Implementation, Context Effect
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Brissette, Ian; Wales, Kathleen; O'Connell, Meghan – Journal of School Health, 2013
Background: Addressing the limitations of existing Local Wellness Policies (LWPs) and promoting their implementation remain priorities for health and education agencies. One gap has been the absence of a standard assessment to support LWP revision. During planning for an initiative to improve school nutrition and physical education policy, the…
Descriptors: School Policy, Nutrition, Physical Education, Public Health
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Bice, Matthew R.; Ball, James; Bickford, Nate; Bickford, Sonja H.; Hollman, Angela; Coughlin, Ava; Dinkel, Danae; Meyer, Richard C.; Ranglack, Dustin H. – Health Educator, 2018
Considering over one-third of the United States' population is now considered obese, childhood obesity has become a highlighted public health concern. Educators and health professionals have spent a significant amount of time examining how to approach the obesity epidemic, specifically childhood obesity, yet there is still no clear solution. An…
Descriptors: Gardening, School Community Programs, Public Health, Food
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Brill, Michelle F. – Journal of Extension, 2016
Extension has many opportunities to promote breastfeeding, one of the most highly effective preventive measures a mother can take to protect the health of her infant and herself. This article describes how and why Cooperative Extension can and should partner with federal and state efforts to promote breastfeeding. Members of Rutgers' Family and…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Technical Assistance, Nutrition, Expertise
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Dinour, Lauren M. – Health Education & Behavior, 2015
Competitive foods in schools have historically been scrutinized for their ubiquity and poor nutritional quality, leading many states to enact legislation limiting the availability and accessibility of these items. Evaluations of these policy approaches show their promise in improving the healthfulness of school food environments, considered an…
Descriptors: Conflict, Food, Nutrition, Obesity
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White, Marney A.; Mayer, Margaret; Vanderlind, W. Michael; Allswede, Dana – American Journal of Health Education, 2018
Background: Postgraduate education is recognized as a time of intense stress. Rates of anxiety and depression are elevated among graduate students, and longitudinal studies have documented increases in clinical symptoms over the course of training. Purpose: The current study was to evaluate whether an academically sponsored self-care intervention…
Descriptors: Public Health, Anxiety, Depression (Psychology), Self Management
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Kaiser, Michelle L.; Usher, Kareem; Spees, Colleen – Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2015
This research sought to explore nutrition and related health issues of 151 households with children who participated in a survey addressing food access, food security, nutrition, health, food provisioning strategies, and barriers to optimal food consumption. This study explored the potential use of community food security strategies as a tool to…
Descriptors: Food, Security (Psychology), Nutrition, Health
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Speller, Viv; Byrne, Jenny; Dewhirst, Sue; Almond, Palo; Mohebati, Lisa; Norman, Melanie; Polack, Sarah; Memon, Anjum; Grace, Marcus; Margetts, Barrie; Roderick, Paul – Health Education, 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report the outcome of an education and public health collaboration investigating the impact of adapted training to enhance teachers' potential role to promote child health and wellbeing. Design/methodology/approach: The study was conducted in three phases: a survey of the health education content in…
Descriptors: Health Education, Health Promotion, Public Health, Child Health
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Apostolopoulos, Yorghos; Lemke, Michael; Sönmez, Sevil; Hege, Adam – American Journal of Health Education, 2016
Background: Commercial trucker health is a vital public health concern. Enhanced understanding of the multiplicity, diversity, interdependence, and complexity of policies, resources, and stakeholders relevant to healthful living in trucking worksites can guide future interventions. Purpose: This article examines how the environmental attributes of…
Descriptors: Work Environment, Obesity, Transportation, Motor Vehicles
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Alavi, Zakia; Calleja, Nancy G. – Child Welfare, 2012
Recent studies have highlighted the progressively increasing number of children prescribed psychotropic medication, while findings have illustrated significantly greater usage among child welfare-involved children. These findings have raised serious concerns among mental health and child welfare professionals as well as the general public. To…
Descriptors: Public Health, Child Welfare, Drug Therapy, Mental Health
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Golden, Shelley D.; Earp, Jo Anne L. – Health Education & Behavior, 2012
Social ecological models that describe the interactive characteristics of individuals and environments that underlie health outcomes have long been recommended to guide public health practice. The extent to which such recommendations have been applied in health promotion interventions, however, is unclear. The authors developed a coding system to…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Health Education, Public Health, Physical Activities
O'Hara, Sabine – Metropolitan Universities, 2017
Access to affordable fresh food is an ongoing challenge for underserved urban neighborhoods across the United States. Several are designated food deserts with no access to a full-service grocery store within a one-mile radius. The Urban Food Hubs of the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability, and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) of the…
Descriptors: Food, Urban Areas, Neighborhoods, Capacity Building
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Manafo, Elizabeth; Wong, Sharon – Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2012
Objective: To explore older adults' (55-70 years) health information-seeking behaviors. Methods: Using a qualitative methodology, based on grounded theory, data were collected using in-depth interviews. Participants were community-living, older adults in Toronto, Canada who independently seek nutrition and health information. Interview transcripts…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Health Personnel, Nutrition, Public Health
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Koini, Stellah Malaso – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
Background: Millennium Development Goals are the 21st Century worlds' concern to improve human way of life by 2015. In Kenya the Millennium Development Goals for reduction of maternal and child mortality has been recently powered by the beyond zero initiative which started in the year 2014 with the aim of reducing mortality as well as contributing…
Descriptors: Child Health, Infant Mortality, Mothers, Mortality Rate
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Loth, Katie; Shanafelt, Amy; Davey, Cynthia; Anfinson, Allison; Zauner, Marguerite; Looby, Anna Ayers; Frost, Natasha; Nanney, Marilyn S. – Health Education & Behavior, 2019
Licensed child care providers, and the early care and education settings in which they operate, are uniquely situated to influence children's healthy eating and physical activity through practices, attitudes, and supportive physical and social environments. However, preliminary research indicates that child-, family-, and provider-level…
Descriptors: Child Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Health Behavior, Eating Habits
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