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Introducing the Sinai Model for Reducing Health Disparities and Improving Health

Steven Whitman, Ami M. Shah, and Maureen R. Benjamins

in Urban Health: Combating Disparities with Local Data

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199731190
eISBN:
9780199866465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731190.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter describes the events and lessons that led to the development of the Sinai Model for Reducing Health Disparities and Improving Health. The methods and experiences described in this book ... More


Community-Based Health Interventions:: Past, Present, and Future

Leah H. Ansell

in Urban Health: Combating Disparities with Local Data

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199731190
eISBN:
9780199866465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731190.003.0013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

A critical analysis of past community-based interventions is integral to the design of more effective interventions in the future. The chapter begins with a discussion of the definition of community ... More


The Chicago Asian Community Surveys: Methodology and Key Findings

Matthew J. Magee, Lucy Guo, Ami M. Shah, and Hong Liu

in Urban Health: Combating Disparities with Local Data

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199731190
eISBN:
9780199866465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731190.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Inspired by the Sinai's Improving Community Health Survey (Sinai Survey), the Asian Health Coalition of Illinois (AHCI) and its community partners began implementing a similar local assessment of ... More


The Jewish Community Health Survey of Chicago: Methodology and Key Findings

Maureen R. Benjamins

in Urban Health: Combating Disparities with Local Data

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199731190
eISBN:
9780199866465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731190.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter summarizes findings from the groundbreaking Jewish Community Health Survey. Overall, the findings indicate that the individuals in this community were as healthy (or healthier) than the ... More


Pediatric Asthma in Black and Latino Chicago Communities:: Local Level Data Drives Response

Helen Margellos-Anast and Melissa A. Gutierrez

in Urban Health: Combating Disparities with Local Data

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199731190
eISBN:
9780199866465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731190.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease characterized by the swelling and narrowing of the lung airways. Although asthma can be a detrimental disease if not managed properly, it can be controlled via ... More


Comparing the Health Status of Ten Chicago Communities

Ami M. Shah

in Urban Health: Combating Disparities with Local Data

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199731190
eISBN:
9780199866465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731190.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Survey data were gathered from ten local communities in Chicago from 2002 to 2008. Each survey captured the health status of diverse racial and ethnic populations living in different geographic areas ... More


The Future Holds Promise

Steven Whitman, Ami M. Shah, and Maureen R. Benjamins

in Urban Health: Combating Disparities with Local Data

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199731190
eISBN:
9780199866465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731190.003.0014
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This concluding chapter provides some additional dimensions to the story that chapters in this book have tried to convey. Topics discussed include the goal of the Sinai Model, meeting the need for ... More


Population Health Monitoring

Michael A. Stoto

in Health Statistics: Shaping policy and practice to improve the population's health

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195149289
eISBN:
9780199865130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149289.003.0013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter explores how health can be assessed at the community and population levels, using both summary and performance measures. It presents criteria for performance measures used in community ... More


Community and Public Mental Health Services in the United States: History and Programs

Anita Everett and Su Yeon Lee

in Public Mental Health

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195390445
eISBN:
9780199950416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390445.003.0014
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Community behavioral health organizations (CBHOs) are the foundation of mental health service delivery in the United States for the more than 45 million adults aged eighteen or older with a mental ... More


Dissemination and Implementation Research in Community and Public Health Settings

Katherine A. Stamatakis, Cynthia A. vinson, and Jon F. Kerner

in Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health: Translating Science to Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199751877
eISBN:
9780199933242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751877.003.0017
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Dissemination and implementation (D&I) research in community and public health (C&PH) settings holds great promise for widespread improvements in population health by closing the gap between ... More


Humboldt Park:: A Community United to Challenge Asthma

Molly Martin and Juana Ballesteros

in Urban Health: Combating Disparities with Local Data

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199731190
eISBN:
9780199866465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731190.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The Sinai's Improving Community Health Survey found that Puerto Rican children had the highest asthma prevalence rate of all groups. Twenty-one percent of Puerto Rican children had diagnosed asthma ... More


Fighting Childhood Obesity in a Jewish Community

Maureen R. Benjamins

in Urban Health: Combating Disparities with Local Data

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199731190
eISBN:
9780199866465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731190.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Inspired by the power of having specific health data for one's own community, leaders of the Jewish community in Chicago undertook the steps necessary to conduct a similar survey within the most ... More


Community Mental Health Centers

Sherry M. Cummings and Kimberly M. Cassie

in Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195173727
eISBN:
9780199893218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.003.0039
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter focuses on community mental health centers (CMHCs), which are traditionally underutilized by seniors. Tracing the background of social work practice in community mental health centers, ... More


Community Music and Social/Health Psychology: Linking Theoretical and Practical Concerns

Michael Murray and Alexandra Lamont

in Music, Health, and Wellbeing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199586974
eISBN:
9780191738357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586974.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Health Psychology

A different approach to music-making in groups is that of community music, a form of musical activity that is designed to transform and mobilize communities. This approach has many similarities to ... More


Disproportionate Impact of Diabetes in a Puerto Rican Community of Chicago

Steven Whitman, José E. López, Steven K. Rothschild, and Jaime Delgado

in Urban Health: Combating Disparities with Local Data

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199731190
eISBN:
9780199866465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731190.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The prevalence of diabetes in adults in the United States has been steadily increasing from 4.9% in 1990 to 6.1% in 2004. Diabetes prevalence is higher in U.S. non-Hispanic Blacks and Hispanics ... More


Combating Childhood Obesity through a Neighborhood Coalition:: Community Organizing for Obesity Prevention in Humboldt Park

Adam B. Becker, Katherine Kaufer Christoffel, Miguel Angel Morales, José Luis Rodríguez, José E. López, and Matt Longjohn

in Urban Health: Combating Disparities with Local Data

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199731190
eISBN:
9780199866465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731190.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter focuses on the Community Organizing for Obesity Prevention in Humboldt Park (CO-OP HP). One of CO-OP HP's first strategies was to collect more data about obesity and health in Humboldt ... More


Health Statistics in Public Health Practice

John W. Oswald, Daniel J. Friedman, and Margaret Hargreaves

in Health Statistics: Shaping policy and practice to improve the population's health

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195149289
eISBN:
9780199865130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149289.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes key uses of health statistics in public health practice, with an emphasis on state and local practice. Models of public health practice are presented as a framework for ... More


Working Together to Live Tobacco-Free:: Community-Based Smoking Cessation in North Lawndale

Joseph F. West and Charlene J. Gamboa

in Urban Health: Combating Disparities with Local Data

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199731190
eISBN:
9780199866465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731190.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

North Lawndale in the city of Chicago is a community that is predominantly Black, poor, and dilapidated. Smoking is a pervasive public health issue for North Lawndale compounded by the deeply rooted ... More


Communicable disease control principles and toolkit

Martin Schweiger

in Public Health: An action guide to improving health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199238934
eISBN:
9780191716621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238934.003.013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Communicable diseases can occur in any community, but they are particularly common in poor communities, adding to the burden of poverty. The prevention of communicable diseases is an important ... More


Community health and wellbeing: Action research on health inequalities

Steve Cropper, Alison Porter, and Gareth Williams (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348180
eISBN:
9781447301936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348180.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Improving health in populations in which it is poor is a complex process. This book argues that the traditional government approach of exhorting individuals to live healthier lifestyles is not enough ... More


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