Shalini Ahuja Tendulkar

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OBJECTIVES To estimate the prevalence and correlates of unmet needs for mental health care services for children with special health care needs and their families. METHODS We use the National Survey of Children With Special Health Care Needs to estimate the prevalence of unmet mental health care needs among children with special health care needs (1-17(More)
BACKGROUND The National Institutes of Health-funded Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) have increasingly focused on community-engaged research and funded investigators for community-based participatory research (CBPR). However, because CBPR is a collaborative process focused on community-identified research topics, the Harvard CTSA and its(More)
OBJECTIVE Validated behavioral health (BH) screens are recommended for use at well-child visits. This study aimed to explore how pediatricians experience and use these screens for subsequent care decisions in primary care. METHODS The study took place at 4 safety net health centers. Fourteen interviews were conducted with pediatricians who were mandated(More)
Despite the persistent belief that Asians are the “model minority” there is accumulating evidence of health concerns within Asian subgroups. In this study, we implemented a cross-sectional participatory community health assessment in an urban city in Massachusetts, to understand differences and similarities in demographics, health and healthcare access in(More)
OBJECTIVES Safety-net populations are underrepresented in research and quality improvement (QI) studies despite the fact that safety-net providers are uniquely positioned to engage in translational research. This study aimed to understand the current level of interest in, experience with, predicted career satisfaction associated with, and barriers(More)
BACKGROUND For communities, the value of community-based participatory research (CBPR) is often manifested in the outcomes of increased capacity and sustainable adoption of evidence-based practices for social change. Educational opportunities that promote discourse between community and academic partners can help to advance CBPR and better define these(More)
OBJECTIVE Community health centers (CHCs) have great potential to participate in the development of evidence-based primary care but face obstacles to engagement in clinical translational research. METHODS To understand factors associated with CHC interest in building research infrastructure, Harvard Catalyst and the Massachusetts League of Community(More)
PURPOSE To determine the community-based participatory research (CBPR) training interests and needs of researchers interested in CBPR to inform efforts to build infrastructure for conducting community-engaged research. METHOD A 20-item survey was completed by 127 academic health researchers at Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, and(More)
BACKGROUND Social support is frequently linked to positive parenting behavior. Similarly, studies increasingly show a link between neighborhood residential environment and positive parenting behavior. However, less is known about how the residential environment influences parental social support. To address this gap, we examine the relationship between(More)
PURPOSE This paper describes an assessment of community readiness to implement a community-wide teen pregnancy prevention initiative, Youth First, and presents strategies used to enhance this readiness as informed by the assessment. METHODS Twenty-five community stakeholder interviews were conducted to assess four domains of readiness: (1) attitudes,(More)