Public Health

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Drawing on the Cervero and Wilson theory of program planning as the negotiation of interests, the purpose of this study was to examine the utility of the distinction between meta-negotiation and substantive negotiation. A case study approach was used to examine a continuing education course in public health. Historically, the course had represented an(More)
Objectives: To monitor the prevalence of HIV infection among heterosexual and male homo/bisexual STD patients and assess the effect of HIV test refusers on the HIV prevalences. Methods: A voluntary confidential HIV test was offered to all people diagnosed with an STD at the Swiss Network of Dermatovenereology Policlinics (SNDP) between July 1990 and June(More)
In March 2012, the Wyoming Department of Health was notified by Natrona County public health officials regarding three patients hospitalized for unexplained acute kidney injury (AKI), all of whom reported recent use of synthetic cannabinoids (SCs), sometimes referred to as "synthetic marijuana." SCs are designer drugs of abuse typically dissolved in a(More)
Given the evidence of alcohol as a major risk factor for disease, disability and mortality both globally and regionally (WHO 2002), it is timely to examine alcohol-related trauma by using the ‘window’ of the evidence gleaned from studies conducted in emergency room settings. Emergency rooms provide a useful setting for monitoring, testing hypotheses and(More)
Public health involves the application of a wide variety of scientific and non-scientific disciplines to the very practical problems of improving population health and preventing disease. Public health has received surprisingly little attention from philosophers of science. In this chapter we consider some neglected but important philosophical aspects of(More)
Because depression is a major source of the global burden of illness- related disability, developing effective strategies for reducing its incidence is an important public health priority, especially in low-income countries, where resources for treating depression are scarce. We describe in this report an intervention development project, funded by the US(More)
Mitigating stress and supporting health in deprived urban communities: the importance of green space and the social environment. Ward Thompson, C. Aspinall, P., Roe, J., Robertson, L. & Miller, D. 2016 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health The focus of this paper is the nature of access to green space (i.e., its quantity or use)(More)
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