Juliet C Yonek

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Early diagnosis of persons infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) through diagnostic testing and screening is a critical priority for individual and public health. Emergency departments (EDs) have an important role in this effort. As EDs gain experience in HIV testing, it is increasingly apparent that implementing testing is conceptually and(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize practices related to measuring influenza vaccination rates among healthcare personnel in US hospitals. DESIGN Descriptive survey. SETTING Nonfederal, short-stay hospitals that provide general medical and surgical services, identified by use of the 2004 American Hospital Association Annual Survey Database. PARTICIPANTS(More)
Public reports on provider performance can help guide consumers' health care decisions, yet consumer awareness and use of public reports is low and may be even lower among racial/ethnic minorities. In this qualitative research article, we describe activities implemented by multi-stakeholder alliances in six U.S. communities to increase minorities' awareness(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to provide a benchmark for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing availability and practices in U.S. hospitals prior to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) 2006 revised recommendations. METHODS We conducted a survey of nonfederal general hospitals in the U.S. in 2004. Chi-square tests detected significant(More)
OBJECTIVE A 2004 national survey of hospitals showed that 23.4% of hospitals screened for HIV in at least one department, most frequently in labor and delivery departments. However, less than 2% of these hospitals screened patients in inpatient units, urgent care clinics, or emergency departments. In 2006, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(More)
In 2006, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation launched Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) – its signature effort to improve the quality of health care in targeted communities across the nation.1 Reducing racial and ethnic disparities in health care was one of the key objectives of the AF4Q initiative. In this summary, we describe the major activities aimed at(More)
OBJECTIVE The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's (RWJF's) Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) initiative aimed to advance healthcare quality and equity in 16 communities across the United States through multi-stakeholder alliances of healthcare payers, providers, and consumers. Our objectives are (1) to summarize the major approaches and activities undertaken(More)
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