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This article represents two-firsts for the feature--it is the first to report on a study outside the UK and the first to examine the health information needs of community health workers. Sonika Raj is pursuing PhD at the Centre for Public Health, Panjab University, Chandigarh, in India and she conducted her research in Chandigarh. The article outlines the(More)
BACKGROUND Several health-compromising behaviors (e.g., smoking, alcohol) as well as health-enhancing behaviors (e.g., physical exercise, nutrition) are adopted in adolescence and they often persist into adulthood. Thus, there is a definite need to investigate the health behavior of adolescents rather than focus on adults since it will be far more difficult(More)
BACKGROUND Globally, dental caries is categorized in the list of public health problems in preschool children. In India, lack of availability and affordability of oral health enhances the cost of treatment and care. Empowering community workers like Anganwadi workers (AWWs) in oral health, and providing basic oral health awareness to the mothers through(More)
iii ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I thank my esteemed Professors and mentors whom I have had the pleasure to learn from and interact with during my 2 years as a School of Public Health student. I eagerly look forward to utilizing the skills and life lessons I have obtained both in and outside of each of your classrooms. I thank Dr. Susan Sturgeon for her input as my(More)
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