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BACKGROUND Achieving cancer early-detection goals remains a challenge, especially among low-income and minority populations. DESIGN/SETTING A randomized trial based in 62 community health centers for the underserved in New York, New Jersey, and western Connecticut. Family physicians were on staff at most of the centers. INTERVENTION Workshops,(More)
BACKGROUND Minority and low-income women receive fewer cancer screenings than other women. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of a telephone support intervention to increase rates of breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening among minority and low-income women. DESIGN Randomized, controlled trial conducted between November 2001 and April 2004. (More)
This mixed-methods study examines the primary health care experiences of Hispanic patients with serious mental illness. Forty patients were recruited from an outpatient mental health clinic. Participants reported a combination of perceived discrimination and stigmatization when receiving medical care. They rated the quality of chronic illness care as poor(More)
BACKGROUND Health-care manager interventions improve the physical health of people with serious mental illness (SMI) and could be widely implemented in public mental health clinics. Local adaptations and customization may be needed to increase the reach of these interventions in the public mental health system and across different racial and ethnic(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The Patient-centered Medical Home (PCMH) has come to the forefront of primary care practice redesign and can potentially improve health care outcomes and reduce costs. There are several initiatives in medical schools to teach concepts of the PCMH to students, but it is unknown what knowledge and attitudes medical students currently(More)
OBJECTIVE Elevated plasma triglycerides (TGs) have been included in diabetes risk prediction models. This study examined whether elevated TGs predict risk for impaired fasting glucose (IFG). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS This study used the baseline and longitudinal follow-up data from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). The analysis included(More)
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, The Community Health Care Association of New York State and Clinical Directors Network are collaborating on the "eClinician Project," which has distributed seven hundred public health-friendly, wireless (WiFi) enabled Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) to primary care clinicians working in New York(More)
Women in communities with a high rate of adverse birth outcomes benefit from early prenatal care. The Montefiore Medical Center Department of Family Medicine has developed a Low Birth-weight Prevention Program at a community health center, which encourages early prenatal care, surveillance of all pregnancies for existing or emergent risk factors, and case(More)
OBJECTIVE Has the recent availability of newborn hemoglobinopathy screening results within patient electronic medical records (EMR) of birth hospitals facilitated follow-up by primary care pediatric providers? METHODS An online survey of all 137 primary care pediatric providers at a New York City academic medical center was conducted in 2008-2009 to(More)