local government

Summary

Summary: Smallest political subdivisions within a country at which general governmental functions are carried-out.

Top Publications

  1. pmc Climate change and local public health in the United States: preparedness, programs and perceptions of local public health department directors
    Edward W Maibach
    Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 3:e2838. 2008
  2. pmc Effectiveness of anonymised information sharing and use in health service, police, and local government partnership for preventing violence related injury: experimental study and time series analysis
    Curtis Florence
    Division of Violence Prevention, Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    BMJ 342:d3313. 2011
  3. doi Rapid assessment of cataract surgical services in Birnin-Kebbi local government area of Kebbi State, Nigeria
    Muhammad Mansur Rabiu
    National Eye Centre, Kaduna, Nigeria
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 15:359-65. 2008
  4. pmc Income distribution, public services expenditures, and all cause mortality in US States
    James R Dunn
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St Michael s Hospital, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1W8, Canada
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:768-74. 2005
  5. doi Blinding trachoma in katsina state, Nigeria: population-based prevalence survey in ten local government areas
    Nimzing F Jip
    The Carter Center, Jos, Nigeria
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 15:294-302. 2008
  6. doi The structure and organization of local and state public health agencies in the U.S.: a systematic review
    Justeen K Hyde
    Institute for Community Health and Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02141, USA
    Am J Prev Med 42:S29-41. 2012
  7. pmc The association of changes in local health department resources with changes in state-level health outcomes
    Paul Campbell Erwin
    Center for Public Health, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:609-15. 2011
  8. ncbi Promoting older peoples' participation in activity, whose responsibility? A case study of the response of health, local government and voluntary organizations
    C Goodman
    Centre for Research in Primary and Community Care, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK
    J Interprof Care 21:515-28. 2007
  9. doi Building capacity in local government for integrated planning to increase physical activity: evaluation of the VicHealth MetroACTIVE program
    M M Thomas
    ARTD Consultants Ltd, Sydney, Australia
    Health Promot Int 24:353-62. 2009
  10. pmc Privatization and the scope of public health: a national survey of local health department directors
    C Keane
    Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Am J Public Health 91:611-7. 2001

Research Grants

  1. Natural History of Urban Leptospirosis
    Albert Icksang Ko; Fiscal Year: 2010
  2. Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety
    SUSAN GERBERICH; Fiscal Year: 2007
  3. Northeast Biodefense Center
    W Ian Lipkin; Fiscal Year: 2007
  4. Alcohol Dependence Genetics in a Large Chinese Pedigree
    Joel Gelernter; Fiscal Year: 2007
  5. IMPACT OF TERMINATING SUBSTANCE ABUSE DISABILITY BENEFIT
    Robert Orwin; Fiscal Year: 2001
  6. Preventing and Caring for HIV/AIDS
    Jaime Sepulveda Amor; Fiscal Year: 2003
  7. COMMUNITY VULNERABILITY AND RESPONSES TO IDU-RELATED HIV
    Samuel Friedman; Fiscal Year: 2007
  8. College Attendance and Heavy Drinking in Young Adulthood
    Mallie Paschall; Fiscal Year: 2004
  9. NIDA Clinical Trials Network - New York Node
    John Rotrosen; Fiscal Year: 2007
  10. NIDA Clinical Trials Network - New York Node
    John Rotrosen; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications239 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc Climate change and local public health in the United States: preparedness, programs and perceptions of local public health department directors
    Edward W Maibach
    Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 3:e2838. 2008
    ....
  2. pmc Effectiveness of anonymised information sharing and use in health service, police, and local government partnership for preventing violence related injury: experimental study and time series analysis
    Curtis Florence
    Division of Violence Prevention, Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    BMJ 342:d3313. 2011
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of anonymised information sharing to prevent injury related to violence...
  3. doi Rapid assessment of cataract surgical services in Birnin-Kebbi local government area of Kebbi State, Nigeria
    Muhammad Mansur Rabiu
    National Eye Centre, Kaduna, Nigeria
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 15:359-65. 2008
    To provide baseline data for cataract surgical services in Birnin-Kebbi Local Government Area (LGA) of Kebbi state, Nigeria for effective planning of services in the LGA and the state.
  4. pmc Income distribution, public services expenditures, and all cause mortality in US States
    James R Dunn
    Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St Michael s Hospital, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1W8, Canada
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:768-74. 2005
    The objective of this paper is to investigate the relation between state and local government expenditures on public services and all cause mortality in 48 US states in 1987, and determine if the relation between income inequality and ..
  5. doi Blinding trachoma in katsina state, Nigeria: population-based prevalence survey in ten local government areas
    Nimzing F Jip
    The Carter Center, Jos, Nigeria
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 15:294-302. 2008
    ..To assess the prevalence of trachomatous inflammation follicular (TF) in children aged 1-9 years and trachomatous trichiasis (TT) in adults aged 15 years or more in Katsina State, Nigeria...
  6. doi The structure and organization of local and state public health agencies in the U.S.: a systematic review
    Justeen K Hyde
    Institute for Community Health and Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02141, USA
    Am J Prev Med 42:S29-41. 2012
    ..It includes an overview of research examining the influence of organizational characteristics on public health performance and health status and a summary of the strengths and gaps of the literature to date...
  7. pmc The association of changes in local health department resources with changes in state-level health outcomes
    Paul Campbell Erwin
    Center for Public Health, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:609-15. 2011
    ..037), and increases in staffing were significantly associated with decreases in cardiovascular disease mortality (P = .014), controlling for other factors...
  8. ncbi Promoting older peoples' participation in activity, whose responsibility? A case study of the response of health, local government and voluntary organizations
    C Goodman
    Centre for Research in Primary and Community Care, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK
    J Interprof Care 21:515-28. 2007
    ..of London, the strategies and information about existing activity promoting schemes of inner city health, local government and voluntary organizations were reviewed...
  9. doi Building capacity in local government for integrated planning to increase physical activity: evaluation of the VicHealth MetroACTIVE program
    M M Thomas
    ARTD Consultants Ltd, Sydney, Australia
    Health Promot Int 24:353-62. 2009
    ..Ongoing strategies are needed to facilitate senior management commitment and organizational capacity for integrated planning, with leadership provided by departments responsible for infrastructure or corporate planning...
  10. pmc Privatization and the scope of public health: a national survey of local health department directors
    C Keane
    Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Am J Public Health 91:611-7. 2001
    ....
  11. ncbi Job satisfaction among primary health care workers in three selected local government areas in southwest Nigeria
    O E Amoran
    Department of Community Medicine, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
    Niger J Med 14:195-9. 2005
    ..This study was carried out to examine factors that enhance job satisfaction among health workers in the primary health care system in Nigeria...
  12. doi Trichiasis surgical coverage in three local government areas of Sokoto state, Nigeria
    Nasiru Muhammad
    Department of Surgery, Ophthalmology Unit, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria
    Ann Afr Med 11:80-3. 2012
    Community-based lid surgery for trachomatous trichiasis (TT) is provided in 8 local government areas (LGAs) of Sokoto state since 2003 as part of a trachoma control programme...
  13. ncbi Using evidence in the development of local health policies. Some evidence from the United Kingdom
    Helen Weatherly
    University of York
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 18:771-81. 2002
    ..This paper explores the use of evidence, focusing on economic evidence in particular, in the development of local health policies through an in-depth study of Health Improvement Programmes (HImPs) in England...
  14. ncbi Boundary workers and the management of frustration: a case study of two Healthy City partnerships
    Ruth Stern
    School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, Private Bag X17, Bellville 7535, South Africa
    Health Promot Int 20:269-76. 2005
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  15. ncbi Parental characteristics and adolescent sexual behaviour in Bida Local Government Area of Niger State, Nigeria
    Clifford O Odimegwu
    Takemi Program in International Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Bld 1 1104, Boston, MA 02115 6086, USA
    Afr J Reprod Health 6:95-106. 2002
    This study was conducted in Bida Local Government Area of Niger State, Nigeria, to examine how parental attributes influence adolescent sexual activity...
  16. ncbi Decentralizing rural health services: a case study in China
    S Tang
    International Health Division, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK
    Int J Health Plann Manage 15:189-200. 2000
    ..It cautions against unrealistically rapid decentralization of health services in poor rural areas...
  17. doi Opportunities and constraints for developing a sustainable E-waste management system at local government level in Australia
    Georgina Davis
    D and H Consulting, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Waste Manag Res 28:705-13. 2010
    ..Overwhelmingly, 88% of respondents believed that federal legislation was required to manage e-waste. Overall, the results did not indicate differences in views between states for most questions...
  18. pmc Protecting children from harmful food marketing: options for local government to make a difference
    Jennifer L Harris
    Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, Yale University, PO Box 208369, New Haven, CT 06520 8369, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 8:A92. 2011
    ..This article focuses on policy options for municipalities that are seeking ways to limit harmful food marketing at the community level...
  19. ncbi Prevalence and causes of blindness and low vision in Dambatta local government area, Kano State, Nigeria
    L Abdu
    Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria
    Niger J Med 11:108-12. 2002
    In 1995 a population based cross sectional blindness prevalence survey was conducted in Dambatta local government area (LGA). 3596 people were examined. The prevalence of blindness was 1.14% with 95% confidence limit of (0.8-1.48%)...
  20. ncbi An investigation into local government plans for public health emergencies in China
    Guoqing Hu
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Statistics, School of Public Health, Xiang Ya School of Medicine, Central South University, 110 Xiang Ya Road, Changsha City, Hunan Province, 410078, China
    Health Policy Plan 22:375-80. 2007
    A cross-sectional investigation was designed to assess the quality of local government plans for public health emergencies and to determine whether relevant regulations for emergency plans are in place.
  21. pmc Assessing the burden of disease and injury in Los Angeles County using disability-adjusted life years
    Gerald F Kominski
    Department of Health Services, University of California, Los Angeles UCLA, School of Public Health, USA
    Public Health Rep 117:185-91. 2002
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  22. ncbi Prevalence of blindness and visual impairment in Atakunmosa West Local Government area of southwestern Nigeria
    O H Onakpoya
    Department of Surgery, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, PMB 5538, Ile Ife, Osun State, Nigeria
    Tanzan Health Res Bull 9:126-31. 2007
    ..A cross sectional survey of Atakunmosa West Local Government Area, a rural community of southwest Nigeria with no form of eye care facility was carried out...
  23. ncbi Integrating mental health into primary health care in Nigeria: management of depression in a local government (district) area as a paradigm
    Adebayo O Odejide
    Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
    Seishin Shinkeigaku Zasshi 104:802-9. 2002
    ..In Nigeria, the primary health care (PHC) manned by non-physician health workers, forms the bedrock of the health care system. And mental health care has not yet been integrated into primary health care system...
  24. ncbi Health workers' perception about the supplemental immunization activities in Gombe local government area, Gombe state
    O S Arulogun
    Department of Health Promotion and Education, University College Hospital, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
    Afr J Med Med Sci 36:65-70. 2007
    ..265 health workers who participated in the 3rd round of the 2003 sub-national immunization days in Gombe local government area (LGA) of Gombe state, Nigeria...
  25. pmc Local ordinances that promote physical activity: a survey of municipal policies
    John J Librett
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:1399-403. 2003
    ..Physical activity policies can be monitored across municipalities. Moreover, evidence-based public health practice provides direction for limited staff and funding resources...
  26. ncbi A comparative study of use of psychoactive substances amongst secondary school students in two local Government Areas of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
    F Abasiubong
    Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
    Niger J Clin Pract 11:45-51. 2008
    ..In recent times, there has been a growing concern about negative effects of these substances on youths. The high incidence of school dropouts and other nefarious activities are the resultant impacts on the students...
  27. ncbi How do health workers and community members perceive and practice community participation in the Bamako Initiative programme in Nigeria? A case study of Oji River local government area
    Benjamin S C Uzochukwu
    Department of Community Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria Enugu, P O Box 3295, P M B 001129 Enugu, Nigeria
    Soc Sci Med 59:157-62. 2004
    ..The study was conducted in Oji River local government area of South-East Nigeria where the BI program has been operational since 1993...
  28. ncbi A survey of New Zealand's Territorial Local Authorities' policies, plans and programs promoting physical activity
    Chris Bullen
    School of Population Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Public Health 30:334-6. 2006
    ..To investigate New Zealand's Territorial Local Authorities' (TLAs') policies and plans promoting physical activity...
  29. pmc Building geographic information system capacity in local health departments: lessons from a North Carolina project
    Marie Lynn Miranda
    Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:2180-5. 2005
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  30. pmc Zoning, equity, and public health
    J Maantay
    Department of Geology and Geography, Lehman College, City University of New York, 250 Bedford Park Blvd W, Bronx, NY 10468, USA
    Am J Public Health 91:1033-41. 2001
    ..Planners, policymakers, and public health professionals must collaborate on a worldwide basis to address these equity, health, and land use planning problems...
  31. ncbi Local public health agency performance and community health status
    Norma Kanarek
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 12:522-7. 2006
    ..New hypotheses are offered that could help determine how system performance affects health outcomes...
  32. ncbi PRISM: mounting a community-randomised trial. Establishing partnerships with local government
    Rhonda Small
    Mother and Child Health Research, School of Public Health, La Trobe University, Victoria
    Aust N Z J Public Health 28:471-5. 2004
    ..Second, we outline the strategies used to recruit communities and to establish the groundwork for ongoing partnerships over the projected six years of the study...
  33. ncbi Implementing the National Local Public Health System Performance Assessment: evaluation of a readiness process in Kentucky
    Evelyn A Knight
    Center for Health Services Management and Research, School of Public Health, University of Kentucky, Lexington 40536 0003, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 10:216-24. 2004
    ..The health departments that brought together system partners for the performance assessment considered it a valuable community-building educational event...
  34. ncbi Local and state collaboration for effective preparedness planning
    Zarnaaz Bashir
    Bioterrorism and Emergency Preparedness, National Association of County and City Health Officials, Washington, DC 20036, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 9:344-51. 2003
    ..NACCHO intends to share these lessons to provide local and state public health agencies with strategies for enhancing collaboration in the future...
  35. pmc Identifying priority health conditions, environmental data, and infrastructure needs: a synopsis of the Pew Environmental Health tracking project
    Jill Litt
    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, Denver, Colorado, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 112:1414-8. 2004
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  36. ncbi A local department of public health and the geospatial data infrastructure
    Marilyn O Ruiz
    Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, University of Illinois, 2001 S Lincoln Ave, Urbana, Illinois 61802, USA
    J Med Syst 28:385-95. 2004
    ..Still, the impediments to using GIS at an LHD remain strong as funding decisions and a complex technology continue to challenge implementation efforts...
  37. ncbi Command and control. State-of-the-art HHS communications facility stands ready to help deploy and coordinate resources, whatever the need may be
    Jeff Tieman
    Mod Healthc 34:30-2. 2004
  38. ncbi Enhancing the Maryland environmental public health workforce: a collaborative approach
    Beth Resnick
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, Baltimore, MD 21205 1996, USA
    J Environ Health 70:32-6, 63. 2007
    ..Coordination and communication, as well as the training, recruitment, and retention of the workforce, are critical to a strong and responsive EPH infrastructure...
  39. ncbi Local health department responses during the 2004-2005 influenza vaccine shortage
    James Ransom
    Research and Evaluation Team, National Association of County and City Health Officials, 1100 17th Street, NW, Second Floor, Washington, DC 20036, USA
    J Community Health 32:283-97. 2007
    ..The practices used by LHDs during this shortage may provide valuable response lessons to minimize the impact of future influenza vaccine shortages and other public health emergencies...
  40. ncbi Recommendations from the Exploring Accreditation for State and Local Health Departments: do we have the political will?
    Kaye Bender
    University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing, Jackson, Mississippi 39216 4505, USA
    Public Health Nurs 24:465-71. 2007
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  41. ncbi Control of West Nile virus, Rhode Island, 2003
    Kenneth Ayres
    Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, USA
    Med Health R I 87:84-6. 2004
    ..If we don't, the potential for tragedy is tremendous, as evidenced by the recent experience of other regions of the country...
  42. ncbi The Rhode Island meningitis vaccine experience--mass vaccination campaigns, politics and health policy
    Patricia Nolan
    Rhode Island Department of Health, 3 Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 20 8, USA
    Med Health R I 87:65-7. 2004
  43. ncbi Linkages of acute care and emergency medical services to state and local public health programs: the role of interactive information systems for responding to events resulting in mass injury
    Robert E O'Connor
    Christiana Care Health System, Newark, Delaware 19718, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 8:237-53. 2004
  44. pmc Back to basics: does decentralization improve health system performance? Evidence from Ceara in north-east Brazil
    Sarah Atkinson
    Health Systems Development Programme, University of Manchester, M13 9PL England
    Bull World Health Organ 82:822-7. 2004
    ..To examine whether decentralization has improved health system performance in the State of Ceara, north-east Brazil...
  45. ncbi The New Hampshire public health network: creating local public health infrastructure through community-driven partnerships
    William J Kassler
    New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Concord, NH 03301, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 11:150-7. 2005
    ..This article describes the development of local public health structures in New Hampshire where none had previously existed...
  46. ncbi Creating community-based access to primary healthcare for the uninsured through strategic alliances and restructuring local health department programs
    E Shirin L Scotten
    Wilkes County Health Department, 306 College Str, Wilkesboro, NC 29697, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 12:446-51. 2006
    ..The HealthCare Connection is an example of how a rural community can join together in a common business practice to improve healthcare access for uninsured and/or low-income adults...
  47. ncbi Community and interjurisdictional legal preparedness
    Anne M Murphy
    J Law Med Ethics 33:73-6. 2005
  48. ncbi National committee explores accreditation for state and local health departments
    Grace Gorenflo
    J Public Health Manag Pract 12:301-2. 2006
  49. ncbi Refining estimates of public health spending as measured in national health expenditures accounts: the United States experience
    Arthur L Sensenig
    National Health Statistics Group, Office of the Actuary, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, US Department of Health and Human Services, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 13:103-14. 2007
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  50. ncbi State funding for local public health: observations from six case studies
    Margaret A Potter
    Center for Public Health Practice, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 13:163-8. 2007
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  51. ncbi From theory to practice: what drives the core business of public health?
    Tina Anderson Smith
    Georgia Health Policy Center, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 13:169-72. 2007
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  52. ncbi Building preparedness by improving fiscal accountability
    Kathy Hebert
    Leonard J Chabert Medical Center, Houma, Louisiana, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 13:200-1. 2007
  53. pmc Ethical challenges related to elder care. High level decision-makers' experiences
    Anna Greta Mamhidir
    Department of Neurobiology, Caring Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    BMC Med Ethics 8:3. 2007
    ..The aim of this paper was to illuminate the meaning of being in ethically difficult situations related to elder care as experienced by high level decision-makers...
  54. ncbi Pandemic influenza preparedness, community engagement, and local public health practice
    James Ransom
    Immunization Project, NACCHO, Washington, DC, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 13:318-20. 2007
  55. ncbi Local public health agency funding: money begets money
    Patrick Michael Bernet
    Florida Atlantic University College of Business, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 13:188-93. 2007
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  56. ncbi What contribution can ordinary people make to national mental health policies?
    Robert Hayward
    InterAction, 1 Tankerton Road, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 2AB, UK
    Community Ment Health J 43:517-26. 2007
    ..This report describes the progress and achievements of grassroots organisations and people with mental health problems in Romania in developing policies to promote community-based mental health services at a national level...
  57. ncbi Linkages of acute care and EMS to state and local public health programs: application to public health programs
    E Brooke Lerner
    Department of Emergency Medicine, and the Center for Disaster Medicine and Emergency Preparedness, University of Rochester, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 46542, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 11:291-7. 2005
    ..The relevancy of these findings to public health, as well as the benefits from development of an interoperable infrastructure to public health, will be opined...
  58. pmc Health system barriers to strengthening vaccine-preventable disease surveillance and response in the context of decentralization: evidence from Georgia
    David R Hotchkiss
    Department of International Health and Development, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA, USA
    BMC Public Health 6:175. 2006
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  59. ncbi Integrating health and social services for older adults: a case study of interagency collaboration
    Amanda Vogel
    Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, USA
    J Health Hum Serv Adm 30:199-228. 2007
    ..Recommendations are then made for other public housing and public health agencies that have considered collaborating to address the needs of public housing residents who are aging in place...
  60. ncbi Metro Atlanta responds to West Nile virus: a coordinated public health response
    Juanette Willis
    Metro Atlanta Surveillance Task Force, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Ethn Dis 15:S49-51. 2005
    ..The MASTF plan is a successful effort to develop consistent policies and procedures for disease surveillance in a heavily populated area with multiple local health departments...
  61. ncbi Using local health information to promote public health
    Jeff Luck
    University of California, Los Angeles UCLA, School of Public Health, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:979-91. 2006
    ..This paper provides an overview of current issues surrounding the availability and use of local health information, identifies barriers that hinder its use, and suggests potential solutions...
  62. ncbi National profile: overview of capabilities and core functions of local public health jurisdictions in 47 states, the District of Columbia, and 3 U.S. territories, 2000-2002
    Jane Suen
    Public Health Practice Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 10:2-12. 2004
    ..S. public health system to better serve each community, and in educating the public about the core functions of public health to help ensure that public health agencies are accountable to those they serve...
  63. ncbi Costs of implementing and maintaining a tuberculin skin test program in hospitals and health departments
    Lauren Lambert
    Outbreak Investigations Team, Surveillance, Epidemiology and Outbreak Investigations Branch, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, National Center for HIV STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 24:814-20. 2003
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  64. ncbi A community-based prevention program in western Norway. Organisation and progression model
    Arvid Skutle
    Bergen Clinics Foundation, Norway
    Addict Behav 27:977-88. 2002
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  65. doi Allocating HIV prevention resources: a tool for state and local decision making
    Anke Richter
    Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, United States
    Health Policy 87:342-9. 2008
    ..By quantifying the impact of policy choices in terms of efficiency, cost, and distribution, the resource allocation tool makes the decision process more transparent and permits more informed choices...
  66. ncbi Assuring community emergency care capacity with collaborative Internet tools: the Milwaukee experience
    Edward N Barthell
    Infinity HealthCare, Inc, Mequon, Wisconsin, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 9:35-42. 2003
    ..The article encourages use of similar collaborative approaches and Internet-based technology to address other public health problems...
  67. ncbi Local health department performance: compliance with state statutes and rules
    Susan J Zahner
    School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 9:25-34. 2003
    ..Compliance is necessary for LHD effectiveness but may not be a sufficient measure of overall LHD performance...
  68. ncbi Reinvigorating public health core functions: restructuring Los Angeles county's public health system
    Jonathan E Fielding
    Health and Health Officer, Los Angeles County, Department of Health Services, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 9:7-15. 2003
    ..Infrastructure enhancements included the development of program performance measures, countywide health indicators, a central health assessment and epidemiology office, and a new countywide biennial survey...
  69. ncbi Governmental public health in the United States: the implications of federalism
    Bernard J Turnock
    Health Aff (Millwood) 21:68-78. 2002
    ..These developments challenge governmental public health responses to the new threats and increased societal expectations of the early twenty-first century...
  70. doi Healthiest Nation Alliance stands for a healthier nation in a healthier world
    Jocelyn Ronald
    Healthiest Nation Alliance, NACCHO, Washington, District of Columbia 20036, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 14:502-3. 2008
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  71. ncbi Tuberculosis control in Alberta. A federal, provincial and regional public health partnership
    Richard Long
    Department of Medicine, University of Alberta Hospitals, Room 2E4 21, Walter Mackenzie Centre, 8440 112 Street, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2B7
    Can J Public Health 93:264-6. 2002
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  72. ncbi Challenges in evaluating rural health programs
    Joyce Beaulieu
    University of Kentucky, Center for Health Services Management and Research, Lexington 40536 0003, USA
    J Rural Health 18:281-5. 2002
    ..Through training and site visits, this model is one approach to addressing the challenges of evaluating rural health promotion programs...
  73. pmc The perceived impact of privatization on local health departments
    Christopher Keane
    Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:1178-80. 2002
    ..This article presents nationally representative data on the effects of privatization on local health departments (LHDs)...
  74. pmc Performance-based contracting in Wisconsin public health: transforming state-local relations
    John Chapin
    Wisconsin Division of Public Health, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA
    Milbank Q 80:97-124. 2002
    ..This new contract system will not, however, be established permanently until its long-range impact on funding levels and population health status is known...
  75. ncbi Public health workforce development: keeping population health goals in mind
    Marjory Ruderman
    Women s and Children s Health Policy Center WCHPC, Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 8:84-6. 2002
    ..CAST-5 is offered as an example of a tool fulfilling this role for state Maternal and Child Health programs...
  76. ncbi Organizational and community health changes under welfare reform
    Susan Burger
    Rutgers University College of Nursing, Newark, New Jersey, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 8:79-83. 2002
    ..Specific actions to initiate and influence healthy welfare policy reformulation are presented...
  77. ncbi Public agency collaboration: implementation of the behavioral risk factor survey in adjacent Texas communities
    A O Jaiyeola
    Tarrant County Public Health Department, 208-1800 University Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76107, USA
    J Healthc Qual 23:11-6; quiz 17. 2001
    ..This assessment project exemplifies a collaboration that both public and private healthcare entities can model to help ensure the health of the communities they serve...
  78. doi The performance of local health departments: a review of the literature
    Paul Campbell Erwin
    University of Tennessee Center for Public Health, 302 Bailey Education Complex, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 14:E9-18. 2008
    ..Prospective studies that examine the linkages among LHD performance measurement, accreditation, and outcomes will be important in achieving performance improvement over time...
  79. ncbi A view from the front lines: implications of the Multisite Violence Prevention Project for violence prevention at state and local health departments
    Melvin Kohn
    Office of Disease Prevention and Epidemiology, Oregon Department of Human Services, Portland, Oregon 97232, USA
    Am J Prev Med 26:72-3. 2004
  80. ncbi Bioterror emergency readiness: a local responsibility
    Joanne Godley
    Philadelphia Department of Public Health, USA
    Manag Care 12:13-5. 2003
  81. ncbi Protecting the public's health in an era of bioterrorism: the Model State Emergency Health Powers Act
    James G Hodge
    Center for Law and the Public s Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Hampton House, Room 527 A, 624 N Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21205 1996, USA
    Account Res 10:91-107. 2003
    ..Individual rights to contest the coercive use of public health powers, even during an emergency, are secured...
  82. pmc A survey of policies and local ordinances supporting physical activity in Hawaii counties
    Katie M Heinrich
    University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Public Health Sciences, 1960 East West Rd, Biomed D104B, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 5:A19. 2008
    ..Features of the built environment that influence physical activity behavior characterize Active Community Environments...
  83. ncbi NACCHO's Health Equity Campaign: dialogue to action
    Richard Hofrichter
    National Association of County and City Health Officials NACCHO, 1100 17th St, NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20036, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 14:80-1. 2008
  84. pmc Innovative surveillance methods for rapid detection of disease outbreaks and bioterrorism: results of an interagency workshop on health indicator surveillance
    Julie A Pavlin
    Department of Defense Global Emerging Infections System, Silver Spring, MD, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:1230-5. 2003
    ..The consensus of the group was that a nationally led effort in developing health indicator surveillance methods is needed to promote effective, innovative systems...
  85. ncbi A prescription for change: the need for qualified physician leadership in public health
    Laura H Kahn
    Program on Science and Global Security, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 22:241-8. 2003
    ..In serious disease outbreaks, unprepared leadership could contribute to unnecessary illness and death. Here I propose strategies to increase qualified physician leadership in state and local public health infrastructures...
  86. pmc Measuring the performance of telephone-based disease surveillance systems in local health departments
    David J Dausey
    RAND Corp, 4570 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:1706-11. 2008
    ..We tested telephone-based disease surveillance systems in local health departments to identify system characteristics associated with consistent and timely responses to urgent case reports...
  87. pmc US Public Health Agency involvement in youth-focused illicit drug policy, planning, and prevention at the local level, 1999-2003
    Duane C McBride
    Institute for Prevention of Addictions, Andrews University, 10211 IPA Rd, Berrien Springs, MI 49104 0211, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:270-7. 2008
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    Norma Kanarek
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 9:249-54. 2003
    ..Nevertheless, some counties (50-1,050) were exemplary, already meeting the target and still improving...
  89. ncbi Commentary: developing and retaining a public health workforce for the 21st century: readiness for a paradigm shift to community-based public health
    Adele R Amodeo
    Partnership for the Public s Health Public Health Institute, 555 12th Street, 10th Floor, Oakland, CA 94607 4046, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 9:500-3. 2003
    ..Keys to these difficulties are workforce issues: availability, appropriateness of initial training, recruitment, retention, and issues of continuing education. These challenges and some positive examples are discussed...
  90. ncbi A model for public health workforce development using the National Public Health Performance Standards Program
    Margaret A Potter
    Center for Public Health Practice, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 9:199-207. 2003
    ..Full implementation of this model as a foundation for assessment, curriculum development, and evaluation requires careful attention to management issues, confidentiality of employee records, and evaluation methodologies...
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    Joyce E Beaulieu
    Center for Health Services Management and Research, University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 9:188-98. 2003
    ..The study found that the EPHS have content and face validity as a basis for measuring public health system performance. The article includes recommendations for continued development of the NPHPS...
  92. pmc Adolescents and access to health care
    J D Klein
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, NY
    Bull N Y Acad Med 70:219-35. 1993
    ..Although local government, parents, providers, and schools must assume responsibility for ensuring that health services are available ..
  93. ncbi Health and medical care in Ethiopia
    R M Hodes
    Department of Medicine, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
    N Engl J Med 319:918-24. 1988
    ..and created 20,000 peasant associations and kebeles (urban dwellers' associations), which are the units of local government. The government has set ambitious goals for development in all sectors, including health, but famine, near ..
  94. ncbi Economic impacts of Medicaid in North Carolina
    Christopher Dumas
    Department of Economics and Finance, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, NC 28403, USA
    N C Med J 69:78-87. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study is to provide estimates of the economic impacts of Medicaid program expenditures in North Carolina in state fiscal year (SFY) 2003...
  95. ncbi Population dynamics of onchocerca volvulus microfilariae in human host after six years of drug control
    K N Opara
    Department of Zoology, University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
    J Vector Borne Dis 45:29-37. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the population dynamics (dispersion patterns, distribution, prevalence and intensity) of Onchocerca volvulus microfilariae in their human host after six years of ivermectin treatment...
  96. pmc Seroprevalence to Coxiella burnetii among residents of the Hunter New England region of New South Wales, Australia
    Aminul Islam
    Department of Microbiology, Hunter Area Pathology Service, Pathology North, John Hunter Hospital, New South Wales, Australia
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 84:318-20. 2011
    ..burnetii by indirect immunofluorescence assay (IFA; screening at 1/50 dilution) of residents of 24 local government areas (LGA) of the HNE region of NSW...
  97. ncbi Cultural categorization of febrile illnesses in correlation with herbal remedies used for treatment in Southwestern Nigeria
    E O Ajaiyeoba
    Department of Pharmacognosy, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
    J Ethnopharmacol 85:179-85. 2003
    ..The study sites consisted of a rural and an urban local government area located in the tropical rain forest zone of Nigeria...
  98. pmc Helminthiasis and hygiene conditions of schools in Ikenne, Ogun State, Nigeria
    Uwem Friday Ekpo
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2:e146. 2008
    ..of the helminth infection status of primary-school children and the hygiene condition of schools in Ikenne Local Government Area of Ogun State, Nigeria was undertaken between November 2004 and February 2005 to help guide the ..
  99. pmc Early initiation of and exclusive breastfeeding in large-scale community-based programmes in Bolivia and Madagascar
    Elizabeth Jean Baker
    Academy for Educational Development 1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20009 5 721, USA
    J Health Popul Nutr 24:530-9. 2006
    ..These country programmes were implemented with multiple local government, private voluntary organizations, and partners of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) through existing ..
  100. doi Evaluation of the effectiveness of deworming and participatory hygiene education strategy in controlling anemia among children aged 6-15 years in Gadagau community, Giwa LGA, Kaduna, Nigeria
    M B Sufiyan
    Department of Community Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria
    Ann Afr Med 10:6-12. 2011
    ..In Nigeria, the prevalence rate for anemia among children was 29.4%. It was highest in the South-East (49.7%) and lowest in the North-East (11.1%)...
  101. pmc Sources of contraceptive commodities for users in Nigeria
    Boniface A Oye-Adeniran
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, College of Medicine, University of Lagos CMUL, Lagos, Nigeria
    PLoS Med 2:e306. 2005
    ..This information would be useful to improve commodity distribution and to build the necessary capacity for satisfactory delivery of contraceptives...

Research Grants73

  1. Natural History of Urban Leptospirosis
    Albert Icksang Ko; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Our findings convinced the local government to construct closed sewage systems at our cohort site and other slum communities in the periphery of Salvador...
  2. Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety
    SUSAN GERBERICH; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..in outreach activities and serves as a regional resource center for industry, labor, federal, state, and local government agencies, agriculture, and other interested parties...
  3. Northeast Biodefense Center
    W Ian Lipkin; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The NBC will have strong links to state, federal and local government agencies and laboratories, as well as biotech and pharmaceutical companies...
  4. Alcohol Dependence Genetics in a Large Chinese Pedigree
    Joel Gelernter; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..project visited China in November 2004 and met with senior representatives of the extended pedigree and with local government officials, all of whom pledged support for a genetic study of alcohol dependence in this population...
  5. IMPACT OF TERMINATING SUBSTANCE ABUSE DISABILITY BENEFIT
    Robert Orwin; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..on the findings from Aim 1, estimate the economic impact of the benefits termination on federal, state and local government resources, for the population as a whole and subgroups...
  6. Preventing and Caring for HIV/AIDS
    Jaime Sepulveda Amor; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..There is also a coordinated network of health facilities, comprised of several federal and local government health institutions, non-profit organizations, and research facilities, all of which help to ensure that only ..
  7. COMMUNITY VULNERABILITY AND RESPONSES TO IDU-RELATED HIV
    Samuel Friedman; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..HIV counseling and testing rates also varied widely. In cross-sectional analyses, we showed that local government budgetary decisions, social and economic factors, and drug abuse interventions were related to injection drug ..
  8. College Attendance and Heavy Drinking in Young Adulthood
    Mallie Paschall; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..This study will geocode alcohol outlet addresses available from State Alcohol Beverage Control and local government offices and will link measures of local alcohol outlet density with the geocoded addresses of Add Health ..
  9. NIDA Clinical Trials Network - New York Node
    John Rotrosen; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..we describe an enhanced science-to-practice model for CTN studies, we expand relationships with state and local government agencies to enable this, and we propose a research concept that works within this framework...
  10. NIDA Clinical Trials Network - New York Node
    John Rotrosen; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..we describe an enhanced science-to-practice model for CTN studies, we expand relationships with state and local government agencies to enable this, and we propose a research concept that works within this framework...
  11. Promoting Evaluation/Teaching/Research on AIDS (PETRA)
    JOSEFINA CARD; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Input from practitioners, local government officials, and staff members of community-based organizations will help ensure that the Web-based learning ..
  12. Web Innovation in Self-Care and HIV/AIDS
    Nicole Ennis; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Input from practitioners, local government officials, and staff members of community-based organizations will help ensure that the Web-based learning ..
  13. Accessible Analysis of Major Drug Surveys
    HILARY LIBERTY; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..be purchased by police and other criminal justice administrators, public health officials, Federal, state and local government officials, policy analysts, substance abuse researchers, and graduate programs in criminal justice, sociology,..