John P. Jasek

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The multidisciplinary team model of HIV care evolved out of necessity due to the diverse characteristics and needs of people living with HIV disease. Though it is now accepted as the international standard of care, it represents a significant departure from methods of care for other infectious diseases, and debate continues regarding the effectiveness of(More)
BACKGROUND Light smokers represent an increasing share of adult smokers in various parts of the world including New York City (NYC). Since 2007, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has aired hard-hitting antitobacco media campaigns paired with time-limited nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) giveaways. We evaluated an original antitobacco media(More)
BACKGROUND Despite recommendations for children to have a dental visit by the age of 1 year, access to dental care for young children, including children enrolled in Medicaid, remains limited. The authors conducted a survey to assess the availability of dentists to see young children enrolled in Medicaid managed care (MMC) in New York City (NYC), to(More)
To assess the role of having a primary care provider (PCP) in men's up-to-date receipt of recommended preventive services (colonoscopy, pneumococcal and seasonal influenza vaccination, cholesterol and blood pressure screenings), data from the 2005 and 2006 New York City Community Health Surveys (N = 3,728 [2006], 2,810 [2005]) were analyzed. PCP prevalence(More)
OBJECTIVE Numerous studies have observed higher rates of smoking among adults with mental health conditions. We examined posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and smoking over a 7-9year period among adults with firsthand exposure to the 9/11 attacks enrolled in the World Trade Center Health Registry. METHOD Data were collected at three waves: W1 (2003-04),(More)
This study aims to describe the prevalence of preventive dental care among New York City (NYC) children, including disparities by race/ethnicity or poverty and to identify health care utilization factors associated with these outcomes. Data were obtained from the 2009 NYC Child Community Health Survey. Descriptive statistics were calculated for preventive(More)
The New York City (NYC) Health Department has implemented a comprehensive tobacco control plan since 2002, and there was a 27% decline in adult smoking prevalence in NYC from 2002 to 2008. There are conflicting reports in the literature on whether residual smoker populations have a larger or smaller share of “hardcore” smokers. Changes in daily consumption(More)
BACKGROUND Reduction in HIV-related morbidity and mortality in the highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) era has been unevenly distributed in the United States, and its impact on hospitalizations in urban minority populations in the public sector has been poorly characterized. METHODS We conducted a retrospective analysis of clinical and(More)
Introduction NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene recently reoriented its oral health care strategy to focus on health promotion and expanded surveillance. One surveillance challenge is the lack of timely OHV data; few dental providers are in our electronic health record project, and statewide utilization data are subject to delays. Prior research(More)