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PURPOSE Examine the effectiveness of the "Eat Healthy, Stay Active!" pilot program, a multisite, 6-month educational intervention to promote healthy nutrition and physical activity among Head Start staff, parents, and children. DESIGN Comparison of within-group preintervention and postintervention knowledge and behavior, along with anthropomorphic(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the prevalence of parent-provider discussions of family and community health risks during well-child visits and the gaps between which issues are discussed and which issues parents would like to discuss. METHODS Data came from the National Survey of Early Childhood Health, a nationally representative sample of parents of 2068 children(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Various proposals have been made to redesign well-child care (WCC) for young children, yet no peer-reviewed publication has examined the evidence for these. The objective of this study was to conduct a systematic review on WCC clinical practice redesign for children aged 0 to 5 years. METHODS PubMed was searched using criteria to(More)
Improving the health and health literacy of low-income families is a national public health priority in the United States. The federal Head Start program provides a national infrastructure for implementation of health promotion interventions for young children and their families. The Health Care Institute (HCI) at the Anderson School of Management at the(More)
All children, even the healthiest, have preventive and acute health care needs. Moreover, a growing number of children are chronically ill, with preventive, acute, and ongoing care needs that may be much more demanding than those for healthy children. Because children are unable to care for themselves, their parents are expected to provide a range of health(More)
CONTEXT In 2004, California's Paid Family Leave Insurance Program (PFLI) became the first state program to provide paid leave to care for an ill family member. OBJECTIVE To assess awareness and use of the program by employed parents of children with special health care needs, a population likely to need leave. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Telephone(More)
Though preparing healthy food at home is a critical health promotion habit, few interventions have aimed to improve parental cooking skills and behaviors. We sought to understand parents' preferences and priorities regarding interventions to improve home food preparation practices and home food environments during early childhood. We administered a discrete(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Children with medical complexity (CMC) account for disproportionately high hospital use, and it is unknown if hospitalizations may be prevented. Our objective was to summarize evidence from (1) studies characterizing potentially preventable hospitalizations in CMC and (2) interventions aiming to reduce such hospitalizations. (More)
The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data suggest a plateauing of childhood obesity in the United States, with no trend among children younger than 11 years since 1999. 1,2 However, studies have challenged this finding and cautioned that the overall static trend masks significant differences across subgroups. 3,4 There is not much consensus(More)
INTRODUCTION We investigate the safety and efficacy of single-site robotic cholecystectomy compared to laparoscopic cholecystectomy at an inner-city academic medical center. MATERIALS AND METHODS Retrospective analysis comparing single-site robotic to laparoscopic cholecystectomies from August 1, 2013, to January 31, 2015, was conducted. Age, gender,(More)