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Veldheer, Susan J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Though the prevalence of smoking continues to decline overall each year, in segments of the population, such as those with low income or low education levels, the prevalence of smoking is almost double that of the general population. The slower rates of decline in these groups are possibly due to the unexpected ways that public health messages are…
Descriptors: Smoking, Public Health, Low Income, Personal Narratives
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Birch, David A.; Priest, Hannah M.; Mitchell, Qshequilla P. – Health Educator, 2015
Advocacy at the local school or school district level has received emphasis as a strategy for improving school health education. The involvement of health educators in advocacy for school health education has been described as "imperative" at all levels of school-based policy. Allensworth's 2010 Society for Public Health Education…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Health Education, Public Health, Teacher Role
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Mafuba, Kay; Gates, Bob – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
International studies have shown poor uptake of public health initiatives by people with learning disabilities. In addition, studies have shown that people with learning disabilities experience poor access to public health services. The contribution of community learning disability nurses in meeting the public health needs of people with learning…
Descriptors: Investigations, Public Health, Nurses, Caregiver Role
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Rushmer, Rosemary; Shucksmith, Janet – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2018
In this paper the development of askFuse is used as a case study to illustrate contextual and system barriers to universities providing useful, usable and timely research evidence in response to local practice and policy partners' stated public health research needs. Entrenched systems (research excellence framework, academic career pathways,…
Descriptors: Barriers, Research Utilization, Public Health, Case Studies
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Banerjee, Srikanta; Firtell, Jill – Health Education Journal, 2017
Background: Online distance learning (e-learning) is an established method for providing higher education on a global scale due to its potential to reduce inequalities particularly in the area of public health education. Simultaneously, multicultural education is a key component of health education and can be achieved by fostering cultural…
Descriptors: Models, Public Health, Distance Education, Electronic Learning
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Islam, Zahirul – Journal of Educational Issues, 2017
Public health has constituted itself as a distinct academic discipline. The present paper attempts to understand ontology of this discipline. A study has recently been carried out which concerns, first, conceptualization of ontology of public health, secondly, nature of public health, and thirdly, curriculum development. Ontology is a…
Descriptors: Public Health, College Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Fundamental Concepts
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Heller, Richard F.; Strobl, Judith; Madhok, Rajan – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2019
People's Open Access Education Initiative (Peoples-uni, http://peoples-uni.org) aims to contribute to improvements in the health of populations in low- to middle-income countries by building public health capacity via e-learning at affordable cost. We describe experience over nine years of the initiative, including the development and delivery of…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Online Courses, Public Health, Health Education
Hilton, Warren – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This mixed methods study examined the relationship between the motivations for attending college of undergraduate students with a focus on students with a public health major, and their desire to pursue graduate training in public health and subsequently, public health careers. The study highlighted the current public health workforce shortage and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Public Health, Majors (Students), Intention
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Birch, David A. – Health Education & Behavior, 2017
The reciprocal relationship between health and education has garnered increased attention among public health professionals. The evidence is clear that the level of an individual's education is related to health outcomes in adulthood and that healthier children are more likely to be academically successful than those with health issues. Unpacking…
Descriptors: Health Education, Public Health, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement
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Kolbe, Lloyd J. – Health Education & Behavior, 2016
In this article, I offer a retrospective case study about my early, short-term work within the U.S. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health and then my later, longer-term work within the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where I endeavored for two decades largely to help our nation's schools improve health and associated…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Health Promotion, Public Health, Federal Government
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Evenson, Kelly R.; Brown, David R.; Pearce, Emily; Camplain, Ricky; Jernigan, Jan; Epping, Jacqueline; Shepard, Dennis M.; Dorn, Joan M. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2016
Purpose: From 1996 to 2013, a 6-day Physical Activity and Public Health Course for Practitioners has been offered yearly in the United States. An evaluation was conducted to assess the impact of the course on building public health capacity for physical activity and on shaping the physical activity and public health careers of fellows since taking…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Intervention, Public Health, Online Surveys
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Joshi, Ashish; Amadi, Chioma; Alam, Amina; Krudysz, Margaret A.; Hernandez, Gabriela – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2017
The objective of this study was to compare recruitment methods for prospective students to the public health programs at the CUNY School of Public Health. Recruitment data on prospective Masters and Doctoral Public Health students were gathered during the period of July 2014 to July 2015, using 4 recruitment methods: Schools of Public Health…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Student Recruitment, Public Health, Graduate Students
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Ruth, Betty J.; Marshall, Jamie Wyatt; Velásquez, Esther E. M.; Bachman, Sara S. – Journal of Social Work Education, 2015
Dual-degree programs in public health and social work continue to proliferate, yet there has been little research on master's of social work (MSW)/master's of public health (MPH) graduates. The purpose of this study was to describe and better understand the self-reported professional experiences, identities, roles, and outcomes associated with 1…
Descriptors: Social Work, Public Health, Masters Programs, Graduate Students
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Greenberg, Mark T.; Domitrovich, Celene E.; Weissberg, Roger P.; Durlak, Joseph A. – Future of Children, 2017
Evidence-based social and emotional learning (SEL) programs, when implemented effectively, lead to measurable and potentially long-lasting improvements in many areas of children's lives. In the short term, SEL programs can enhance children's confidence in themselves; increase their engagement in school, along with their test scores and grades; and…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Public Health, Evidence Based Practice
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James, Katherine A.; Levinson, Arnold H.; Li, Yaqiang; Baumann, Carsten; Maffey, Ali – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2018
Public health relies on sample surveys to monitor the health of populations and investigate factors that contribute to population health and illness. Such investigations require surveying individuals who are selected in ways that support statistical inference to the population. Faced with rising costs and declining participation, survey…
Descriptors: Public Health, Sampling, State Surveys, Recruitment
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