Raymona H Lawrence

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CONTEXT Local health departments are increasingly challenged to meet emerging health problems at the same time that they are being challenged with dwindling resources and the demands of accreditation. OBJECTIVE To assess the capacity of Multicounty health districts to serve as "Quality Improvement Collaboratives" and support local health departments to(More)
The challenge of evaluating community asthma management programs is complicated by balancing the emphasis on health outcomes with the need to build community process capacity for conducting and monitoring evidence-based programs. The evaluation of a Georgia Childhood Asthma Management Program, a Healthcare Georgia Foundation-supported initiative for(More)
OBJECTIVE The study objective was to explore athletes' perspectives of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)-mandated sickle cell trait (SCT)-screening policy by examining race- and gender-related differences in athletes' perceptions regarding risk of having SCT and concern about loss of playing time. PARTICIPANTS Participants were 259 athletes(More)
PURPOSE Using a longitudinal sample of freestanding Medicare-certified hospices in the 50 US states and the District of Columbia, this study sought to explore the factors associated with volunteer demand and describe how volunteer use has changed from 2000 to 2010. RESULTS A temporal decline in the extent of use of volunteers in freestanding hospices was(More)
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