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During the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, a vaccine was made available to all Canadians. Despite efforts to promote vaccination, the public's intent to vaccinate remained low. In order to better understand the public's resistance to getting vaccinated, this study addressed factors that influenced the public's decision making about uptake. To do this, we used a(More)
INTRODUCTION Although there is general agreement about the complex interplay among individual-, family-, organizational-, and community-level factors as they influence health outcomes, there is still a gap between health promotion research and practice. The authors suggest that a disjuncture exists between the multiple theories and models of health(More)
To prepare for pandemics, countries are creating pandemic preparedness plans. These plans frequently include crisis communication strategies that recommend conducting pre-crisis audience research to increase the effectiveness and relevance of communication with the public. To begin understanding the communication needs of the public and health care workers,(More)
OBJECTIVE To help close the gap between health promotion research and practice by using systems thinking. METHODS We reviewed 3 national US tobacco control initiatives and a project (ISIS) that had introduced systems thinking to tobacco control, speculating on ways in which systems thinking may add value to health promotion dissemination and(More)
Adoption of molecular-based water quality tests has been limited despite their advantage over traditional culture-based tests. A better understanding of the factors affecting adoption of these tests is needed for effective implementation. The Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR) was used to analyze interviews with policy makers,(More)
In association with the development of new microbial tests for source water quality (SWQ), focus groups with members of the public were conducted to gain insight into their perceptions of SWQ, behaviours and contaminants they think pose the greatest threat to its quality, and what/how they want to know about SWQ. Discussions revealed a low concern about SWQ(More)
EDI ED by Dr. W. S. Feldberg, this symposium consists of a number of articles contributed by distinguished British anatomists, physiologists, and pharmacologists, including Burn, Boyd, Lovatt Evans. Garry, Perry, Edith Bulbring, and Marthe Vogt, and there is an introduction by Sir Henry Dale. Many of the contributors have not limited themselves strictly to(More)
1Department of Energy and Environmental Systems, North Carolina A and T State University, Greensboro, USA 2Department of Animal Sciences, North Carolina A and T State University, Greensboro, USA 3Department of Environment and Natural Resources, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, USA 4Agricultural Research and Extension(More)
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