Summary: Smallest political subdivisions within a country at which general governmental functions are carried-out.
Publications225 found, 100 shown here
- Protecting children from harmful food marketing: options for local government to make a differenceJennifer 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...
- Blinding trachoma in katsina state, Nigeria: population-based prevalence survey in ten local government areasNimzing 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...
- Parental characteristics and adolescent sexual behaviour in Bida Local Government Area of Niger State, NigeriaClifford 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. 2002This study was conducted in Bida Local Government Area of Niger State, Nigeria, to examine how parental attributes influence adolescent sexual activity...
- Boundary workers and the management of frustration: a case study of two Healthy City partnershipsRuth Stern
School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, Private Bag X17, Bellville 7535, South Africa
Health Promot Int 20:269-76. 2005....
- Decentralizing rural health services: a case study in ChinaS 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...
- Opportunities and constraints for developing a sustainable E-waste management system at local government level in AustraliaGeorgina 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...
- Rapid assessment of cataract surgical services in Birnin-Kebbi local government area of Kebbi State, NigeriaMuhammad Mansur Rabiu
National Eye Centre, Kaduna, Nigeria
Ophthalmic Epidemiol 15:359-65. 2008To 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.
- A survey of New Zealand's Territorial Local Authorities' policies, plans and programs promoting physical activityChris 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...
- Integrating mental health into primary health care in Nigeria: management of depression in a local government (district) area as a paradigmAdebayo O Odejide
Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Seishin Shinkeigaku Zasshi 104:802-9. 2002..CONCLUSIONS: The training increased PHC workers knowledge about the concept, recognition and management of depression. And the methods adopted could be helpful means of integrating mental health into PHC...
- An investigation into local government plans for public health emergencies in ChinaGuoqing 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. 2007A 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.
- Zoning, equity, and public healthJ 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...
- Assessing the burden of disease and injury in Los Angeles County using disability-adjusted life yearsGerald F Kominski
Department of Health Services, University of California, Los Angeles UCLA, School of Public Health, USA
Public Health Rep 117:185-91. 2002....
- 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 areaBenjamin 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...
- Local ordinances that promote physical activity: a survey of municipal policiesJohn 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...
- Health workers' perception about the supplemental immunization activities in Gombe local government area, Gombe stateO 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...
- A comparative study of use of psychoactive substances amongst secondary school students in two local Government Areas of Akwa Ibom State, NigeriaF 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...
- Prevalence of blindness and visual impairment in Atakunmosa West Local Government area of southwestern NigeriaO 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...
- Prevalence and causes of blindness and low vision in Dambatta local government area, Kano State, NigeriaL Abdu
Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria
Niger J Med 11:108-12. 2002In 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%)...
- Using evidence in the development of local health policies. Some evidence from the United KingdomHelen Weatherly
University of York
Int J Technol Assess Health Care 18:771-81. 2002....
- PRISM: mounting a community-randomised trial. Establishing partnerships with local governmentRhonda 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...
- Metro Atlanta responds to West Nile virus: a coordinated public health responseJuanette 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...
- The New Hampshire public health network: creating local public health infrastructure through community-driven partnershipsWilliam 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...
- A view from the front lines: implications of the Multisite Violence Prevention Project for violence prevention at state and local health departmentsMelvin Kohn
Office of Disease Prevention and Epidemiology, Oregon Department of Human Services, Portland, Oregon 97232, USA
Am J Prev Med 26:72-3. 2004
- Back to basics: does decentralization improve health system performance? Evidence from Ceara in north-east BrazilSarah 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...
- 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, 2000-2002Jane 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...
- Command and control. State-of-the-art HHS communications facility stands ready to help deploy and coordinate resources, whatever the need may beJeff Tieman
Mod Healthc 34:30-2. 2004
- Identifying priority health conditions, environmental data, and infrastructure needs: a synopsis of the Pew Environmental Health tracking projectJill Litt
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, Denver, Colorado, USA
Environ Health Perspect 112:1414-8. 2004....
- A local department of public health and the geospatial data infrastructureMarilyn 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...
- The Rhode Island meningitis vaccine experience--mass vaccination campaigns, politics and health policyPatricia Nolan
Rhode Island Department of Health, 3 Capitol Hill, Providence, RI-20-8, USA
Med Health R I 87:65-7. 2004
- Control of West Nile virus, Rhode Island, 2003Kenneth 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...
- Implementing the National Local Public Health System Performance Assessment: evaluation of a readiness process in KentuckyEvelyn 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...
- Linkages of acute care and EMS to state and local public health programs: application to public health programsE 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...
- Local and state collaboration for effective preparedness planningZarnaaz 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...
- 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 injuryE Brooke Lerner
Christiana Care Health System, Newark, Delaware 19718, USA
Prehosp Emerg Care 8:237-53. 2004
- Building geographic information system capacity in local health departments: lessons from a North Carolina projectMarie Lynn Miranda
Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
Am J Public Health 95:2180-5. 2005....
- Allocating HIV prevention resources: a tool for state and local decision makingAnke 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...
- State funding for local public health: observations from six case studiesMargaret 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....
- 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....
- Local health department responses during the 2004-2005 influenza vaccine shortageJames 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...
- Local public health agency funding: money begets moneyPatrick Michael Bernet
Florida Atlantic University College of Business, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA
J Public Health Manag Pract 13:188-93. 2007....
- Building preparedness by improving fiscal accountabilityKathy Hebert
Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center, Houma, Louisiana, USA
J Public Health Manag Pract 13:200-1. 2007
- Ethical challenges related to elder care. High level decision-makers' experiencesAnna 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...
- 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...
- Enhancing the Maryland environmental public health workforce: a collaborative approachBeth 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...
- Integrating health and social services for older adults: a case study of interagency collaborationAmanda 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...
- Refining estimates of public health spending as measured in national health expenditures accounts: the United States experienceArthur 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....
- A survey of policies and local ordinances supporting physical activity in Hawaii countiesKatie 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...
- NACCHO's Health Equity Campaign: dialogue to actionRichard 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
- National committee explores accreditation for state and local health departmentsGrace Gorenflo
J Public Health Manag Pract 12:301-2. 2006
- Pandemic influenza preparedness, community engagement, and local public health practiceJames Ransom
Immunization Project, NACCHO, Washington, DC, USA
J Public Health Manag Pract 13:318-20. 2007
- The performance of local health departments: a review of the literaturePaul 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...
- Community and interjurisdictional legal preparednessAnne M Murphy
J Law Med Ethics 33:73-6. 2005
- Health system barriers to strengthening vaccine-preventable disease surveillance and response in the context of decentralization: evidence from GeorgiaDavid 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....
- Using local health information to promote public healthJeff 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...
- Creating community-based access to primary healthcare for the uninsured through strategic alliances and restructuring local health department programsE 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...
- US Public Health Agency involvement in youth-focused illicit drug policy, planning, and prevention at the local level, 1999-2003Duane 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....
- Measuring the performance of telephone-based disease surveillance systems in local health departmentsDavid 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...
- 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....
- Bioterror emergency readiness: a local responsibilityJoanne Godley
Philadelphia Department of Public Health, USA
Manag Care 12:13-5. 2003
- Challenges in evaluating rural health programsJoyce 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...
- A model for public health workforce development using the National Public Health Performance Standards ProgramMargaret 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...
- Recommendations from testing of the National Public Health Performance Standards instrumentsJoyce 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...
- Assuring community emergency care capacity with collaborative Internet tools: the Milwaukee experienceEdward 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...
- Public agency collaboration: implementation of the behavioral risk factor survey in adjacent Texas communitiesA 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...
- A community-based prevention program in western Norway. Organisation and progression modelArvid Skutle
Bergen Clinics Foundation, Norway
Addict Behav 27:977-88. 2002....
- Local health department performance: compliance with state statutes and rulesSusan 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...
- Organizational and community health changes under welfare reformSusan 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...
- Reinvigorating public health core functions: restructuring Los Angeles county's public health systemJonathan 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...
- Public health workforce development: keeping population health goals in mindMarjory 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...
- Performance-based contracting in Wisconsin public health: transforming state-local relationsJohn 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...
- The perceived impact of privatization on local health departmentsChristopher 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)...
- Governmental public health in the United States: the implications of federalismBernard 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...
- Community readiness to meet Healthy People 2010 targetsNorma 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...
- Innovative surveillance methods for rapid detection of disease outbreaks and bioterrorism: results of an interagency workshop on health indicator surveillanceJulie 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...
- Commentary: developing and retaining a public health workforce for the 21st century: readiness for a paradigm shift to community-based public healthAdele 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...
- A prescription for change: the need for qualified physician leadership in public healthLaura 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...
- Protecting the public's health in an era of bioterrorism: the Model State Emergency Health Powers ActJames 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...
- Costs of implementing and maintaining a tuberculin skin test program in hospitals and health departmentsLauren 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..Compliance with the TB infection control guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may require a substantial investment in personnel time, effort, and commitment...
- Healthiest Nation Alliance stands for a healthier nation in a healthier worldJocelyn Ronald
Healthiest Nation Alliance, NACCHO, Washington, District of Columbia 20036, USA
J Public Health Manag Pract 14:502-3. 2008....
- Tuberculosis control in Alberta. A federal, provincial and regional public health partnershipRichard 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....
- Adolescents and access to health careJ 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 ..
- Health and medical care in EthiopiaR 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 ..
- Economic impacts of Medicaid in North CarolinaChristopher 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...
- Population dynamics of onchocerca volvulus microfilariae in human host after six years of drug controlK 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...
- Seroprevalence to Coxiella burnetii among residents of the Hunter New England region of New South Wales, AustraliaAminul 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...
- Helminthiasis and hygiene conditions of schools in Ikenne, Ogun State, NigeriaUwem 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 ..
- Cultural categorization of febrile illnesses in correlation with herbal remedies used for treatment in Southwestern NigeriaE 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...
- Early initiation of and exclusive breastfeeding in large-scale community-based programmes in Bolivia and MadagascarElizabeth 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 ..
- 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, NigeriaM 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%)...
- Liver and kidney function tests amongst paint factory workers in Nkpor, NigeriaO E Orisakwe
College of Health Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, P M B 5001, Nnewi, Anambra State, Nigeria
Toxicol Ind Health 23:161-5. 2007..among 25 occupationally exposed artisans and 25 students (control) of Ichi Technical College, Ichi Ekwusigo Local Government Area, Anambra State, Nigeria was carried out...
- Sources of contraceptive commodities for users in NigeriaBoniface 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...
- Assessment of malocclusion in pre-school children in Benin City using the incisor classification of malocclusionI N Ize-Iyamu
Department of Preventive Dentistry, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Edo State
Afr J Med Med Sci 35:325-8. 2006..between the ages of 2-4 years of age were randomly selected from day care centres and pre-schools in three local government areas of Benin City, Edo State...
- Unique issues in research and evaluation in rural and remote locations: is there a place for specific research training?Judy Taylor
Spencer Gulf Rural Health School UniSA Adelaide University, Whyalla Norrie, South Australia, Australia
Rural Remote Health 5:351. 2005..We were interested to know whether there was interest in a formal course (Rural Research and Evaluation) that would address these issues and provide information about community-based research designs...
- New payment model for rural health services in MongoliaDon Hindle
Medical Faculty, University of New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia
Rural Remote Health 6:434. 2006..It had two main components. The first was payment of an annual grant by the local government from its general revenue on the basis of estimated service population, number of inpatient beds, and number ..
- Knowledge, attitude and practice of school health programme among head teachers of primary schools in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State, NigeriaG E Ofovwe
Department of Child Health, School of Medicine, College of Medical Sciences, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
Ann Afr Med 6:99-103. 2007..For this reason and the recent action plan of the Federal Government of Nigeria concerning SHP, the knowledge, attitude and practice of SHP among head teachers of primary schools in a Local Government Area in Nigeria was evaluated.
- Epidemiology of otitis media in a local tropical African populationY B Amusa
Department of Surgery, ENT Unit, College of Health Sciences, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State, Nigeria
West Afr J Med 24:227-30. 2005..Otitis media is one of the most common childhood infections. There are however very few community based studies on the prevalence of this disease in Nigeria children...
- Reduction of secondhand tobacco smoke in public places following national smoke-free legislation in UruguayAdriana Blanco-Marquizo
Pan American Health Organization, 525 23rd Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037, USA
Tob Control 19:231-4. 2010..Uruguay was the first country in the Americas and the first middle-income country in the world to enact a comprehensive smoke-free national legislation in March 2006...
- After-hours coverage: national survey of policies and guidelines for primary care physiciansRisa Bordman
Scarborough Hospital, Ontario
Can Fam Physician 51:536-7. 2005..To determine the prevalence and content of existing or developing policies and guidelines of medical associations and colleges regarding after-hours care by family physicians and general practitioners, especially legal requirements...
- Tinea capitis among primary school children in some parts of central NigeriaGrace M Ayanbimpe
Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Jos, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria
Mycoses 51:336-40. 2008..school children aged between 3 and 16 years were recruited for the study, from 12 primary schools in two local government areas of Benue and Plateau States of Nigeria...
- Plasma vitamin A and C status of in-school adolescents and associated factors in Enugu State, NigeriaHenrietta N Ene-Obong
Department of Home Science and Nutrition, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria
J Health Popul Nutr 21:18-25. 2003..Data for this report were obtained from a cross-sectional survey of 600 in-school adolescents in Nsukka local government area (LGA) of Enugu State, Nigeria...
- An assessment of the eye care workforce in Enugu State, south-eastern NigeriaBoniface Ikenna Eze
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku Ozalla, Enugu, Nigeria
Hum Resour Health 7:38. 2009..The population of Enugu Urban is distributed between the three-component Local Government Areas comprising Enugu North (31%), Enugu South (30%) and Enugu East (39%)...
- Natural History of Urban LeptospirosisAlbert 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...
- Midwest Center for Occupational Health and SafetySUSAN 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...
- Northeast Biodefense CenterW 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...
- Alcohol Dependence Genetics in a Large Chinese PedigreeJoel 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...
- IMPACT OF TERMINATING SUBSTANCE ABUSE DISABILITY BENEFITRobert 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...
- Preventing and Caring for HIV/AIDSJaime 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 ..
- COMMUNITY VULNERABILITY AND RESPONSES TO IDU-RELATED HIVSamuel 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 ..
- College Attendance and Heavy Drinking in Young AdulthoodMallie 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 ..
- NIDA Clinical Trials Network - New York NodeJohn 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...
- NIDA Clinical Trials Network - New York NodeJohn 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...
- 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 ..
- Web Innovation in Self-Care and HIV/AIDSNicole 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 ..
- Accessible Analysis of Major Drug SurveysHILARY 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,..