Lauri Wright

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From 1996 through 1998, 18 National Centers of Excellence in Women's Health (CoEs) were designated by the Office on Women's Health (OWH) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). These CoEs were charged with developing standards for comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and culturally competent approaches to women's health. One specific(More)
Service-learning is a guided, structured learning experience that engages students in service to a community for the mutual benefit of the student and community. There is a growing trend in healthcare to include international service-learning experiences in the training curriculum to promote cultural competence. A critical element of service-learning is(More)
Maintaining independence and continuing to live at home is one solution to manage the rising health care costs of aging populations in the United States; furthermore, seniors are at risk of malnutrition and food insecurity. Home-delivered meal programs are a tool to address food, nutrition, and well-being concerns of this population. Few studies have(More)
The effects of postpartum weight retention on gestational weight gain in successive pregnancies require elucidation. The purpose of the study was (1) to examine the association between postpartum weight retention and subsequent adherence to the Institute of Medicine gestational weight gain guidelines and (2) to determine whether the association varies by(More)
Readmissions to hospitals from post-acute care (PAC) units within long-term care settings have been rapidly increasing over the past decade, and are drivers of increased healthcare costs. With an average of $11,000 per admission, there is a need for strategies to reduce 30-day preventable hospital readmission rates. In 2018, incentives and penalties will be(More)
Due to the prevalence and impact of childhood undernutrition, the objective of the study was to investigate causes of malnutrition and evaluate the effectiveness of a Nutrition-Supplementation Program (NSP) in rural Dominican Republic with and without nutrition counseling. Causes of undernutrition were examined by qualitative interviews conducted with(More)
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