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Pregnant women who use drugs are more likely to receive little or no prenatal care. This study sought to understand how drug use and factors associated with drug use influence women's prenatal care use. A total of 20 semi-structured interviews and 2 focus groups were conducted with a racially/ethnically diverse sample of low-income women using alcohol and(More)
The California Endowment is a private, statewide health foundation that was created in 1996 as a result of Blue Cross of California's creation of WellPoint Health Networks, a for-profit corporation. This conversion set the groundwork for our mission: The California Endowment's mission is to expand access to affordable, quality health care for under-served(More)
PURPOSE In May 2012, the Association of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Programs initiated a project to develop indicators for use at a state or community level to assess, monitor, and evaluate the application of life course principles to public health. DESCRIPTION Using a developmental framework established by a national expert panel, teams of program(More)
Data concerning learned voiding dysfunction (Hinman syndrome; non-neurogenic, neurogenic bladder) in adults are scarce. The present study was conducted to assess the pre-valence and clinical characteristics of this dysfunction among adults referred for evaluation of lower urinary tract symptoms. Learned voiding dysfunction was suggested by a characteristic(More)
The National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center's mission is to enhance the quality of social and health services delivered to children who are abandoned or at risk of abandonment due to the presence of drugs and/or HIV in the family by providing training, information, support, and resources to service providers who assist these children and their(More)
Metallic magnetic calorimeters (MMC) are calorimetric particle detectors operated at temperatures below 100 mK, that make use of a paramagnetic temperature sensor to transform the temperature rise upon the absorption of a particle in the detector into a measurable magnetic flux change in a dc-SQUID. They combine high energy resolution , high quantum(More)
The quinacrine method of nonsurgical female sterilization has been studied for over a quarter of a century, but knowledge of its recent availability has aroused significant interest and concern. In the ear/y 1970s, some attention to this method was generated by the shift from a liquid "slurry" method to slow-release pellets, although by that time many(More)
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