Elizabeth L Skillen

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Despite efforts to the contrary, disparities in health and health care persist in the United States. To solve this problem, federal agencies representing different disciplines and perspectives are collaborating on a variety of transdisciplinary research initiatives. The most recent of these initiatives was launched in 2006 when the Centers for Disease(More)
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP) (D.C.), the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS) (P.H.D.), the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) (P.H.), the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) (N.F.), the Council of State and Territorial(More)
In 2006, the Federal Collaboration on Health Disparities Research (FCHDR) identified the built environment as a priority for eliminating health disparities, and charged the Built Environment Workgroup with identifying ways to eliminate health disparities and improve health outcomes. Despite extensive research and the development of a new conceptual health(More)
BACKGROUND Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are preventable. Globally, laws aimed at reducing HAIs have been implemented. In the USA, these laws are at the federal and state levels. It is not known whether the state interventions are more effective than the federal incentives alone. OBJECTIVE The aims of this study were to explore the impact(More)
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