Todd S Harwell

Summary

Affiliation: Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Bureau
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Prevalence of asthma among adults in metropolitan versus nonmetropolitan areas in Montana, 2008
    Jessie C Frazier
    Asthma Control Program, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Helena, Montana 59620 2951, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 9:E09. 2012
  2. pmc Rural community knowledge of stroke warning signs and risk factors
    Lynda L Blades
    Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Helena, MT 59620 2951, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 2:A14. 2005
  3. pmc A field-based approach to support improved diabetes care in rural states
    Elizabeth A Johnson
    Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Helena, Mont 59620 2951, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 2:A08. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Defining disparities in cardiovascular disease for American Indians: trends in heart disease and stroke mortality among American Indians and whites in Montana, 1991 to 2000
    Todd S Harwell
    Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Helena, MT 59620 2951, USA
    Circulation 112:2263-7. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Utilization of a tobacco quit line prior to and after a tobacco tax increase
    Todd S Harwell
    Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Bureau, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Helena, Montana 59620, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 13:637-41. 2007
  6. pmc Increasing state public health professionals' proficiency in using PubMed
    Todd S Harwell
    Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Bureau, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Cogswell Building, Room C 314, P O Box 202951, Helena, MT 59620, USA
    J Med Libr Assoc 96:134-7. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Cancer incidence in Montana: rates for American Indians exceed those for whites
    Todd S Harwell
    Cancer Control Section, Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Bureau, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Helena, Montana 59620 2951, USA
    Am J Prev Med 30:493-7. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Perceived risk for developing stroke among older adults
    Todd S Harwell
    Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Cogswell Building, C 317, PO Box 202951, Helena, Montana 59620 2951, USA
    Prev Med 41:791-4. 2005
  9. doi request reprint Factors associated with achieving a weight loss goal among participants in an adapted Diabetes Prevention Program
    Todd S Harwell
    Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Helena, MT 59620 2951, USA
    Prim Care Diabetes 5:125-9. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Extending the public health impact of screening for diabetes in high-risk populations: opportunities in American Indian communities
    Todd S Harwell
    Chronic Disease Preventive and Health Promotion Bureau, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Helena, Montana 59620, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 11:537-41. 2005

Collaborators

  • Carrie S Oser
  • Marcene K Butcher
  • Elizabeth A Johnson
  • Karl K Vanderwood
  • Michael J McNamara
  • Michael R Spence
  • Linda Lee
  • Katie M Loveland
  • Kelly Moore
  • Drew E Dawson
  • Desiree B Froshaug
  • Laura L Biazzo
  • R G Nelson
  • R R Little
  • Gregory S Holzman
  • Steven D Helgerson
  • Dorothy Gohdes
  • Crystelle C Fogle
  • Bobbi Jo Perkins
  • Lynda L Blades
  • Janet M McDowall
  • Deb K Bjorsness
  • Nicholas J Okon
  • Jessie C Frazier
  • Helen A Amundson
  • Stacy L Campbell
  • Dennis W Dietrich
  • Anne M Burnett
  • Martha J Allen
  • Daniel V Rodriguez
  • Joseph A Russell
  • Nancy Dettori
  • Kathleen R Moum
  • Heather J Zimmerman
  • Mary Hill
  • Debra A Jones
  • Nancy R Eyler
  • Marjorie J Samsoe
  • Yvonne B Tapper-Gardzina
  • Jane Fitch Meszaros
  • Lane Guyse Guyse
  • Sue G Larson
  • Cathy Manus
  • Jennifer A Colgrove
  • Kevin Fitzgerald
  • Tracy A Vosler
  • Shirley K Schneiter
  • Jim DeTienne
  • Liane M Vadheim
  • Taryn O Hall
  • Charles R McClave II
  • Beverly McHugh
  • Helen Amundson
  • Kari A Brewer
  • Jeanine M Winchester
  • Darcy R Kassner
  • Amy E Tooke
  • Carol Percy
  • Anthony P Williamson
  • T Polly Troutman
  • Cynthia Haugland
  • Matt Keller
  • Steve McNamara
  • Linda Chasson
  • Colleen Harris
  • Erich Pessl
  • Benjamin N Flook
  • Johnson Loh
  • Kim Quesenberry
  • Sherri L Parsons
  • Sandra D Adams
  • JoAnne Unruh
  • Philip A Krezowski
  • Susan L Hannula
  • Debora R Snipes
  • Katherine M Pellett
  • Jeanine A Ford
  • Jane G Smilie
  • Susan Cummings

Detail Information

Publications47

  1. pmc Prevalence of asthma among adults in metropolitan versus nonmetropolitan areas in Montana, 2008
    Jessie C Frazier
    Asthma Control Program, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Helena, Montana 59620 2951, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 9:E09. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to compare the prevalence of asthma among adults living in metropolitan versus nonmetropolitan counties in Montana...
  2. pmc Rural community knowledge of stroke warning signs and risk factors
    Lynda L Blades
    Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Helena, MT 59620 2951, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 2:A14. 2005
    ..Much less is known about knowledge of stroke among residents in rural communities...
  3. pmc A field-based approach to support improved diabetes care in rural states
    Elizabeth A Johnson
    Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Helena, Mont 59620 2951, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 2:A08. 2005
    ..This report describes an effective field-based approach to support improved care for patients with diabetes in primary care practices in rural states...
  4. ncbi request reprint Defining disparities in cardiovascular disease for American Indians: trends in heart disease and stroke mortality among American Indians and whites in Montana, 1991 to 2000
    Todd S Harwell
    Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Helena, MT 59620 2951, USA
    Circulation 112:2263-7. 2005
    ..Relatively few studies, however, have assessed current disparities in cardiovascular disease in American Indian populations and compared trends with other regions of the United States...
  5. ncbi request reprint Utilization of a tobacco quit line prior to and after a tobacco tax increase
    Todd S Harwell
    Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Bureau, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Helena, Montana 59620, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 13:637-41. 2007
    ..To evaluate the utilization of a tobacco quit line prior to and after an increase in tobacco taxes...
  6. pmc Increasing state public health professionals' proficiency in using PubMed
    Todd S Harwell
    Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Bureau, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Cogswell Building, Room C 314, P O Box 202951, Helena, MT 59620, USA
    J Med Libr Assoc 96:134-7. 2008
    ..The paper provides an overview of a strategy to increase utilization of online bibliographic databases by public health workers...
  7. ncbi request reprint Cancer incidence in Montana: rates for American Indians exceed those for whites
    Todd S Harwell
    Cancer Control Section, Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Bureau, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Helena, Montana 59620 2951, USA
    Am J Prev Med 30:493-7. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to compare the cancer incidence rates in American Indians and whites in Montana...
  8. ncbi request reprint Perceived risk for developing stroke among older adults
    Todd S Harwell
    Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Cogswell Building, C 317, PO Box 202951, Helena, Montana 59620 2951, USA
    Prev Med 41:791-4. 2005
    ..Persons who perceive their risk for stroke accurately may be more likely to engage in prevention practices to reduce their risk...
  9. doi request reprint Factors associated with achieving a weight loss goal among participants in an adapted Diabetes Prevention Program
    Todd S Harwell
    Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Helena, MT 59620 2951, USA
    Prim Care Diabetes 5:125-9. 2011
    ..To assess the factors associated with achieving the 7% weight loss goal among participants enrolled in an adapted Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)...
  10. ncbi request reprint Extending the public health impact of screening for diabetes in high-risk populations: opportunities in American Indian communities
    Todd S Harwell
    Chronic Disease Preventive and Health Promotion Bureau, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Helena, Montana 59620, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 11:537-41. 2005
    ..To assess trends in diabetes screening among American Indian adults and identify opportunities to extend blood glucose screening to those at risk for undiagnosed diabetes and prediabetes...
  11. ncbi request reprint Increasing prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors among American Indians in Montana
    Carrie S Oser
    Cardiovascular Health and Diabetes Section, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Helena, MT 59620 2951, USA
    Am J Prev Med 28:295-7. 2005
    ..Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death among American Indians. The objective of this study was to assess trends in CVD and CVD risk factors among American Indians in Montana...
  12. doi request reprint Translating the diabetes prevention program into practice in the general community: findings from the Montana Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes Prevention Program
    Helen A Amundson
    Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Cogswell Building, C 314, PO Box 202951, Helena, MT 59620 2951, USA
    Diabetes Educ 35:209-10, 213-4, 216-20 passim. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of translating the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) lifestyle intervention into practice in the general community...
  13. pmc Implementing a state-based cardiovascular disease and diabetes prevention program
    Karl K Vanderwood
    Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Helena, Montana, USA
    Diabetes Care 33:2543-5. 2010
    ..To evaluate weight loss and cardiometabolic risk reduction achieved through an adapted Diabetes Prevention Program intervention among adults at high risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes...
  14. ncbi request reprint Improving access to quality diabetes education in a rural state: the Montana Quality Diabetes Education Initiative
    Marcene K Butcher
    Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Cogswell Building C 317, Helena, MT 59620 2951, USA
    Diabetes Educ 32:963-7. 2006
    ..Diabetes self-management education (DSME) is an integral component of diabetes care; however, skilled educators and recognized programs are not uniformly available in rural communities...
  15. doi request reprint Capacity of diabetes education programs to provide both diabetes self-management education and to implement diabetes prevention services
    Marcene K Butcher
    Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Bureau, Helena, Montana, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 17:242-7. 2011
    ....
  16. pmc Cooperative strategies to develop effective stroke and heart attack awareness messages in rural american Indian communities, 2009-2010
    Carrie S Oser
    Montana Cardiovascular Health Program, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Helena, MT 59620 2951, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 10:E80. 2013
    ..National initiatives to improve the recognition of heart attack and stroke warning signs have encouraged symptomatic people to seek early treatment, but few have shown significant effects in rural American Indian (AI) communities...
  17. pmc Smoking cessation and prevention: an urgent public health priority for American Indians in the Northern Plains
    Dorothy Gohdes
    Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Cogswell Building C 317, PO Box 202951, Helena, MT 59620, USA
    Public Health Rep 117:281-90. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare the prevalence of cigarette smoking and smoking cessation among American Indians living on or near Montana's seven reservations to those of non-Indians living in the same geographic region...
  18. ncbi request reprint Measuring and improving preventive care for patients with diabetes in primary health centers
    Todd S Harwell
    Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Helena 59620 2951, USA
    Am J Med Qual 17:179-84. 2002
    ..Also, our findings suggest that over a relatively short-term period, cross-sectional and cohort analyses of quality improvement measures do yield similar measures of diabetes care in such settings...
  19. doi request reprint How are we diagnosing cardiometabolic risk in primary care settings?
    Dorothy Gohdes
    Asthma, Cardiovascular Health, and Diabetes Section, Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Bureau, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Helena, MT 59620 2951, USA
    Prim Care Diabetes 3:29-35. 2009
    ..To assess attitudes, barriers and practices of clinicians in assessing and treating cardiometabolic risk in overweight adults...
  20. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular risk factors in Montana American Indians with and without diabetes
    Todd S Harwell
    Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Helena, Montana 59620 2951, USA
    Am J Prev Med 24:265-9. 2003
    ..The objective of this study was to compare the prevalence of CVD, modifiable risk factors and counseling for smoking cessation, physical activity, and a healthy diet in adult American Indians with and without diabetes...
  21. doi request reprint Public education strategies to increase awareness of stroke warning signs and the need to call 911
    Crystelle C Fogle
    Cardiovascular Health Program, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Helena, Montana 59620, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 14:e17-22. 2008
    ..Our findings suggest that a high-intensity public education campaign can increase community awareness of the warning signs for stroke and the need to call 911...
  22. ncbi request reprint Awareness of cardiovascular disease risk in American Indians
    Carrie S Oser
    Montana Cardiovascular Health and Diabetes Section, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Cogswell Building, C 314, PO Box 202951, Helena, MT 59620 2951, USA
    Ethn Dis 16:345-50. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to identify factors associated with perceived risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) among older American Indians...
  23. doi request reprint Educational outreach to improve emergency medical services systems of care for stroke in Montana
    Carrie S Oser
    Cardiovascular Health Program, Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Bureau, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, and Montana Stroke Initiative, Helena, Montana 59620 2951, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 14:259-64. 2010
    ..To improve stroke knowledge, identification, and acute care among first responders (FRs) and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) through educational outreach and support...
  24. ncbi request reprint Diabetes in Montana's Indians: the epidemiology of diabetes in the Indians of the Northern Plains and Canada
    Dorothy Gohdes
    Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Cogswell Building, C 317, PO Box 202951, Helena, MT 59620 2951, USA
    Curr Diab Rep 4:224-9. 2004
    ..Indians in Montana are more likely than non-Indians of similar age to believe that diabetes is preventable and to recall advice about diabetes risk...
  25. ncbi request reprint Impact of media on community awareness of stroke warning signs: a comparison study
    Crystelle C Fogle
    Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Bureau, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Helena, Montana 59620 2951, USA
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 19:370-5. 2010
    ..Our findings suggest that a high-intensity public education campaign can increase community awareness of the warning signs for stroke and the need to call 911 for specific symptoms...
  26. ncbi request reprint Is there a disparity in the prevalence of asthma between American Indian and white adults?
    Katie M Loveland
    Asthma Control Program, Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Bureau, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Helena, Montana 59620, USA
    J Asthma 45:557-60. 2008
    ..Though racial disparities in asthma prevalence are well documented, little is known about the burden of asthma in American Indians compared to whites in the United States...
  27. pmc Accuracy of race coding on American Indian death certificates, Montana 1996-1998
    Todd S Harwell
    Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Helena, Montana 59620, USA
    Public Health Rep 117:44-9. 2002
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Characteristics and abstinence outcomes among tobacco quitline enrollees using varenicline or nicotine replacement therapy
    Laura L Biazzo
    Tobacco Use Prevention Section, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Helena, MT 59620 2951, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 12:567-73. 2010
    ....
  29. doi request reprint Stroke knowledge among urban and frontier first responders and emergency medical technicians in Montana
    Michael J McNamara
    Montana Cardiovascular Health Program, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Helena, MT 59620 2951, USA
    J Rural Health 24:189-93. 2008
    ..To assess stroke knowledge and practice among frontier and urban emergency medical services (EMS) providers and to evaluate the need for additional prehospital stroke training opportunities in Montana...
  30. ncbi request reprint Tobacco quitline use: enhancing benefit and increasing abstinence
    Stacy L Campbell
    Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Tobacco Use Prevention Section, Helena, Montana 59620 2951, USA
    Am J Prev Med 35:386-8. 2008
    ..This study sought to evaluate the impact on the quitline utilization and abstinence rates of increasing a free nicotine-replacement therapy (NRT) benefit from 4 weeks to 6 weeks...
  31. doi request reprint Factors associated with the maintenance or achievement of the weight loss goal at follow-up among participants completing an adapted diabetes prevention program
    Karl K Vanderwood
    Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Helena, MT, United States
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 91:141-7. 2011
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Promoting pneumococcal immunizations among rural Medicare beneficiaries using multiple strategies
    Elizabeth A Johnson
    Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Cogswell Building, C 317, PO Box 202951, Helena, MT 59620 2951, USA
    J Rural Health 19:506-10. 2003
    ..Vaccine-preventable diseases among adults are major contributing causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States. However, adult immunizations continue to be underutilized in both urban and rural areas...
  33. ncbi request reprint The Montana cardiac rehabilitation regional outcomes project
    Michael J McNamara
    Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Helena, MT 59620, USA
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 29:370-5. 2009
    ..Outcomes evaluation is a critical component in early outpatient cardiac rehabilitation (CR). The goal of this project was to develop a regional CR outcomes program to help facilitate quality improvement...
  34. pmc Increasing employee awareness of the signs and symptoms of heart attack and the need to use 911 in a State Health Department
    Crystelle C Fogle
    Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Helena 59620 2951, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 1:A07. 2004
    ..Early recognition of the signs and symptoms of a heart attack can lead to reduced morbidity and mortality...
  35. ncbi request reprint Testing for microalbuminuria in 2002: barriers to implementing current guidelines
    Todd S Harwell
    Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Helena, MT 59620 2951, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 42:245-8. 2003
    ..Testing for microalbuminuria is recommended to detect early kidney damage in patients with diabetes or other diseases. However, few studies have examined laboratory practices for microalbuminuria testing in the general community...
  36. doi request reprint Attitudes toward a primary seat belt law among adults in a rural state with a secondary seat belt law
    Bobbi Jo Perkins
    Injury Prevention Program, Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Bureau, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Helena, MT, USA
    J Safety Res 40:49-52. 2009
    ..Little is known about attitudes toward a primary seat belt law among adults in rural states without a primary seat belt law...
  37. ncbi request reprint Do persons with diabetes know their (A1C) number?
    Todd S Harwell
    Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Cogswell Building, C 317, PO Box 202951, Helena, MT 59620 2951, USA
    Diabetes Educ 28:99-105. 2002
    ..The objective of this study was to compare self-reported knowledge about A1C testing with information from the medical record...
  38. ncbi request reprint Physical violence, intimate partner violence, and emotional abuse among adult American Indian men and women in Montana
    Todd S Harwell
    Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Cogswell Building, C 317, PO Box 202951, Helena, MT 59620 2951, USA
    Prev Med 37:297-303. 2003
    ..Little is known about the experience of American Indian communities relative to physical violence (PV), intimate partner violence (IPV), and emotional abuse...
  39. ncbi request reprint Awareness, prior use, and intent to use emergency contraception among Montana women at the time of pregnancy testing
    Michael R Spence
    Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services Helena, Montana 59620 2951, USA
    Matern Child Health J 7:197-203. 2003
    ..To identify factors associated with awareness of emergency contraception (EC), prior use of EC, and intent to use EC in the future among women at the time of pregnancy testing...
  40. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with workforce retention among emergency medical technicians in Montana
    Bobbi Jo Perkins
    Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Emergency Medical Services EMS and Trauma Systems Section, Helena, Montana 59620, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 13:456-61. 2009
    ..To assess potential factors associated with workforce retention among emergency medical technicians (EMTs)...
  41. ncbi request reprint Three-year prevalence and incidence of diabetes among American Indian youth in Montana and Wyoming, 1999 to 2001
    Kelly R Moore
    Billings Area Indian Health Service, Billings, Montana, USA
    J Pediatr 143:368-71. 2003
    ..To estimate the prevalence and incidence of type 2 diabetes among American Indian youth...
  42. ncbi request reprint Increasing rate of diabetes in pregnancy among American Indian and white mothers in Montana and North Dakota, 1989-2000
    Kathleen R Moum
    North Dakota Diabetes Prevention and Control Program, North Dakota Department of Health, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA
    Matern Child Health J 8:71-6. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess trends in diabetes in pregnancy in American Indian and whites mothers in Montana and North Dakota...
  43. ncbi request reprint A media campaign to promote pneumococcal vaccinations: is a telephone survey an effective evaluation strategy?
    Gregory S Holzman
    Department of Community Medicine, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Grand Forks, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 11:228-34. 2005
    ..Media campaigns are used to achieve public health goals but few studies have documented whether the goals were met...
  44. ncbi request reprint Availability of diagnostic and treatment services for acute stroke in frontier counties in Montana and Northern Wyoming
    Nicholas J Okon
    Stroke Center, St Vincent Healthcare, Billings, Montana, USA
    J Rural Health 22:237-41. 2006
    ..Rapid diagnosis and treatment of ischemic stroke can lead to improved patient outcomes. Hospitals in rural and frontier counties, however, face unique challenges in providing diagnostic and treatment services for acute stroke...
  45. ncbi request reprint Increasing pneumococcal immunizations among people with diabetes using patient reminders
    Deb K Bjorsness
    Diabetes Care 26:1943-5. 2003
  46. ncbi request reprint Self-blood glucose monitoring practices: do patients know and act on their target?
    Deb K Bjorsness
    Diabetes Care 26:3353-4. 2003
  47. ncbi request reprint Improvements in care and reduced self-management barriers among rural patients with diabetes
    Nancy Dettori
    Park County Diabetes Project, Livingston, Mont, USA
    J Rural Health 21:172-7. 2005
    ..Few studies have described effective strategies for improving care among rural populations with diabetes...