Preventive Health Services: Services designed for HEALTH PROMOTION and prevention of disease.United States Dept. of Health and Human Services: A cabinet department in the Executive Branch of the United States Government concerned with administering those agencies and offices having programs pertaining to health and human services.Women's Health Services: Organized services to provide health care to women. It excludes maternal care services for which MATERNAL HEALTH SERVICES is available.Health Services Accessibility: The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.Health Planning: Planning for needed health and/or welfare services and facilities.Organizational Objectives: The purposes, missions, and goals of an individual organization or its units, established through administrative processes. It includes an organization's long-range plans and administrative philosophy.United StatesHealth Behavior: Behaviors expressed by individuals to protect, maintain or promote their health status. For example, proper diet, and appropriate exercise are activities perceived to influence health status. Life style is closely associated with health behavior and factors influencing life style are socioeconomic, educational, and cultural.Health Promotion: Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.Preventive Medicine: A medical specialty primarily concerned with prevention of disease (PRIMARY PREVENTION) and the promotion and preservation of health in the individual.Health Services: Services for the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.Mental Health Services: Organized services to provide mental health care.Socioeconomic Factors: Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.Health Services Needs and Demand: Health services required by a population or community as well as the health services that the population or community is able and willing to pay for.Health Status: The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.Health Services Research: The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)Delivery of Health Care: The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.Child Health Services: Organized services to provide health care for children.Health Care Surveys: Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.Community Health Services: Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health services provided for individuals in the community.Patient Acceptance of Health Care: The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.Public Health: Branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level.Primary Health Care: Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)Adolescent Health Services: Organized services to provide health care to adolescents, ages ranging from 13 through 18 years.Reproductive Health Services: Health care services related to human REPRODUCTION and diseases of the reproductive system. Services are provided to both sexes and usually by physicians in the medical or the surgical specialties such as REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE; ANDROLOGY; GYNECOLOGY; OBSTETRICS; and PERINATOLOGY.Rural Health Services: Health services, public or private, in rural areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.Quality of Health Care: The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.Health Services for the Aged: Services for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the aged and the maintenance of health in the elderly.Health Policy: Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.Health Surveys: A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.Attitude to Health: Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.Health Care Reform: Innovation and improvement of the health care system by reappraisal, amendment of services, and removal of faults and abuses in providing and distributing health services to patients. It includes a re-alignment of health services and health insurance to maximum demographic elements (the unemployed, indigent, uninsured, elderly, inner cities, rural areas) with reference to coverage, hospitalization, pricing and cost containment, insurers' and employers' costs, pre-existing medical conditions, prescribed drugs, equipment, and services.Insurance, Health: Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.Urban Health Services: Health services, public or private, in urban areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.Maternal Health Services: Organized services to provide health care to expectant and nursing mothers.Community Mental Health Services: Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive mental health services provided for individuals in the community.Primary Prevention: Specific practices for the prevention of disease or mental disorders in susceptible individuals or populations. These include HEALTH PROMOTION, including mental health; protective procedures, such as COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CONTROL; and monitoring and regulation of ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANTS. Primary prevention is to be distinguished from SECONDARY PREVENTION and TERTIARY PREVENTION.Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice: Knowledge, attitudes, and associated behaviors which pertain to health-related topics such as PATHOLOGIC PROCESSES or diseases, their prevention, and treatment. This term refers to non-health workers and health workers (HEALTH PERSONNEL).Health Priorities: Preferentially rated health-related activities or functions to be used in establishing health planning goals. This may refer specifically to PL93-641.Mass Screening: Organized periodic procedures performed on large groups of people for the purpose of detecting disease.Occupational Health Services: Health services for employees, usually provided by the employer at the place of work.Mental Health: The state wherein the person is well adjusted.Health Services Administration: The organization and administration of health services dedicated to the delivery of health care.Cross-Sectional Studies: Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.Health Education: Education that increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of health on a personal or community basis.Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.State Medicine: A system of medical care regulated, controlled and financed by the government, in which the government assumes responsibility for the health needs of the population.National Health Programs: Components of a national health care system which administer specific services, e.g., national health insurance.Physical Examination: Systematic and thorough inspection of the patient for physical signs of disease or abnormality.Health Facilities: Institutions which provide medical or health-related services.Family Planning Services: Health care programs or services designed to assist individuals in the planning of family size. Various methods of CONTRACEPTION can be used to control the number and timing of childbirths.Health Expenditures: The amounts spent by individuals, groups, nations, or private or public organizations for total health care and/or its various components. These amounts may or may not be equivalent to the actual costs (HEALTH CARE COSTS) and may or may not be shared among the patient, insurers, and/or employers.Public Health Administration: Management of public health organizations or agencies.Health Personnel: Men and women working in the provision of health services, whether as individual practitioners or employees of health institutions and programs, whether or not professionally trained, and whether or not subject to public regulation. (From A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)Health: The state of the organism when it functions optimally without evidence of disease.United States Public Health Service: A constituent organization of the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES concerned with protecting and improving the health of the nation.Family Practice: A medical specialty concerned with the provision of continuing, comprehensive primary health care for the entire family.Health Services, Indigenous: Health care provided to specific cultural or tribal peoples which incorporates local customs, beliefs, and taboos.Home Care Services: Community health and NURSING SERVICES providing coordinated multiple services to the patient at the patient's homes. These home-care services are provided by a visiting nurse, home health agencies, HOSPITALS, or organized community groups using professional staff for care delivery. It differs from HOME NURSING which is provided by non-professionals.Women's Health: The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of women.Delivery of Health Care, Integrated: A health care system which combines physicians, hospitals, and other medical services with a health plan to provide the complete spectrum of medical care for its customers. In a fully integrated system, the three key elements - physicians, hospital, and health plan membership - are in balance in terms of matching medical resources with the needs of purchasers and patients. (Coddington et al., Integrated Health Care: Reorganizing the Physician, Hospital and Health Plan Relationship, 1994, p7)Great BritainInterviews as Topic: Conversations with an individual or individuals held in order to obtain information about their background and other personal biographical data, their attitudes and opinions, etc. It includes school admission or job interviews.Health Plan Implementation: Those actions designed to carry out recommendations pertaining to health plans or programs.Program Evaluation: Studies designed to assess the efficacy of programs. They may include the evaluation of cost-effectiveness, the extent to which objectives are met, or impact.World Health: The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.Health Care Rationing: Planning for the equitable allocation, apportionment, or distribution of available health resources.United States Indian Health Service: A division of the UNITED STATES PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE that is responsible for the public health and the provision of medical services to NATIVE AMERICANS in the United States, primarily those residing on reservation lands.Oral Health: The optimal state of the mouth and normal functioning of the organs of the mouth without evidence of disease.Attitude of Health Personnel: Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.Logistic Models: Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.Mental Disorders: Psychiatric illness or diseases manifested by breakdowns in the adaptational process expressed primarily as abnormalities of thought, feeling, and behavior producing either distress or impairment of function.Dental Health Services: Services designed to promote, maintain, or restore dental health.Insurance Coverage: Generally refers to the amount of protection available and the kind of loss which would be paid for under an insurance contract with an insurer. (Slee & Slee, Health Care Terms, 2d ed)Canada: The largest country in North America, comprising 10 provinces and three territories. Its capital is Ottawa.Rural Health: The status of health in rural populations.Office Visits: Visits made by patients to health service providers' offices for diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up.Public Health Practice: The activities and endeavors of the public health services in a community on any level.Prevalence: The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.Regional Health Planning: Planning for health resources at a regional or multi-state level.Occupational Health: The promotion and maintenance of physical and mental health in the work environment.Poverty: A situation in which the level of living of an individual, family, or group is below the standard of the community. It is often related to a specific income level.Outcome Assessment (Health Care): Research aimed at assessing the quality and effectiveness of health care as measured by the attainment of a specified end result or outcome. Measures include parameters such as improved health, lowered morbidity or mortality, and improvement of abnormal states (such as elevated blood pressure).Health Status Disparities: Variation in rates of disease occurrence and disabilities between population groups defined by socioeconomic characteristics such as age, ethnicity, economic resources, or gender and populations identified geographically or similar measures.Quality Assurance, Health Care: Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.EnglandOntario: A province of Canada lying between the provinces of Manitoba and Quebec. Its capital is Toronto. It takes its name from Lake Ontario which is said to represent the Iroquois oniatariio, beautiful lake. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p892 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p391)Evidence-Based Medicine: An approach of practicing medicine with the goal to improve and evaluate patient care. It requires the judicious integration of best research evidence with the patient's values to make decisions about medical care. This method is to help physicians make proper diagnosis, devise best testing plan, choose best treatment and methods of disease prevention, as well as develop guidelines for large groups of patients with the same disease. (from JAMA 296 (9), 2006)Population Surveillance: Ongoing scrutiny of a population (general population, study population, target population, etc.), generally using methods distinguished by their practicability, uniformity, and frequently their rapidity, rather than by complete accuracy.CaliforniaHealth Care Sector: Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.Health Resources: Available manpower, facilities, revenue, equipment, and supplies to produce requisite health care and services.Ambulatory Care: Health care services provided to patients on an ambulatory basis, rather than by admission to a hospital or other health care facility. The services may be a part of a hospital, augmenting its inpatient services, or may be provided at a free-standing facility.Breast Self-Examination: The inspection of one's breasts, usually for signs of disease, especially neoplastic disease.Australia: The smallest continent and an independent country, comprising six states and two territories. Its capital is Canberra.Community Health Centers: Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to people living in a community or neighborhood.Personal Health Services: Health care provided to individuals.Infant, Newborn: An infant during the first month after birth.Healthcare Disparities: Differences in access to or availability of medical facilities and services.Counseling: The giving of advice and assistance to individuals with educational or personal problems.Mammography: Radiographic examination of the breast.Contract Services: Outside services provided to an institution under a formal financial agreement.Diagnostic Tests, Routine: Diagnostic procedures, such as laboratory tests and x-rays, routinely performed on all individuals or specified categories of individuals in a specified situation, e.g., patients being admitted to the hospital. These include routine tests administered to neonates.Age Factors: Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.Health Manpower: The availability of HEALTH PERSONNEL. It includes the demand and recruitment of both professional and allied health personnel, their present and future supply and distribution, and their assignment and utilization.Financing, Government: Federal, state, or local government organized methods of financial assistance.Catchment Area (Health): A geographic area defined and served by a health program or institution.Urban Health: The status of health in urban populations.Community Health Planning: Planning that has the goals of improving health, improving accessibility to health services, and promoting efficiency in the provision of services and resources on a comprehensive basis for a whole community. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988, p299)Physician-Patient Relations: The interactions between physician and patient.School Health Services: Preventive health services provided for students. It excludes college or university students.Emigration and Immigration: The process of leaving one's country to establish residence in a foreign country.Data Collection: Systematic gathering of data for a particular purpose from various sources, including questionnaires, interviews, observation, existing records, and electronic devices. The process is usually preliminary to statistical analysis of the data.Urban Population: The inhabitants of a city or town, including metropolitan areas and suburban areas.Chronic Disease: Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Environmental Health: The science of controlling or modifying those conditions, influences, or forces surrounding man which relate to promoting, establishing, and maintaining health.Patient Education as Topic: The teaching or training of patients concerning their own health needs.Qualitative Research: Any type of research that employs nonnumeric information to explore individual or group characteristics, producing findings not arrived at by statistical procedures or other quantitative means. (Qualitative Inquiry: A Dictionary of Terms Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1997)Rural Population: The inhabitants of rural areas or of small towns classified as rural.Ethnic Groups: A group of people with a common cultural heritage that sets them apart from others in a variety of social relationships.Student Health Services: Health services for college and university students usually provided by the educational institution.Marketing of Health Services: Application of marketing principles and techniques to maximize the use of health care resources.Referral and Consultation: The practice of sending a patient to another program or practitioner for services or advice which the referring source is not prepared to provide.Needs Assessment: Systematic identification of a population's needs or the assessment of individuals to determine the proper level of services needed.Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System: Telephone surveys are conducted to monitor prevalence of the major behavioral risks among adults associated with premature MORBIDITY and MORTALITY. The data collected is in regard to actual behaviors, rather than on attitudes or knowledge. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) in 1984.World Health Organization: A specialized agency of the United Nations designed as a coordinating authority on international health work; its aim is to promote the attainment of the highest possible level of health by all peoples.Private Sector: That distinct portion of the institutional, industrial, or economic structure of a country that is controlled or owned by non-governmental, private interests.Preventive Dentistry: The branch of dentistry concerned with the prevention of disease and the maintenance and promotion of oral health.Focus Groups: A method of data collection and a QUALITATIVE RESEARCH tool in which a small group of individuals are brought together and allowed to interact in a discussion of their opinions about topics, issues, or questions.Life Style: Typical way of life or manner of living characteristic of an individual or group. (From APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed)Emergency Medical Services: Services specifically designed, staffed, and equipped for the emergency care of patients.Patient Satisfaction: The degree to which the individual regards the health care service or product or the manner in which it is delivered by the provider as useful, effective, or beneficial.Educational Status: Educational attainment or level of education of individuals.Forms and Records Control: A management function in which standards and guidelines are developed for the development, maintenance, and handling of forms and records.Physicians, Family: Those physicians who have completed the education requirements specified by the American Academy of Family Physicians.Professional Practice Location: Geographic area in which a professional person practices; includes primarily physicians and dentists.Public Sector: The area of a nation's economy that is tax-supported and under government control.Practice Guidelines as Topic: Directions or principles presenting current or future rules of policy for assisting health care practitioners in patient care decisions regarding diagnosis, therapy, or related clinical circumstances. The guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, professional societies, governing boards, or by the convening of expert panels. The guidelines form a basis for the evaluation of all aspects of health care and delivery.Cost-Benefit Analysis: A method of comparing the cost of a program with its expected benefits in dollars (or other currency). The benefit-to-cost ratio is a measure of total return expected per unit of money spent. This analysis generally excludes consideration of factors that are not measured ultimately in economic terms. Cost effectiveness compares alternative ways to achieve a specific set of results.Politics: Activities concerned with governmental policies, functions, etc.BostonReproductive Health: The physical condition of human reproductive systems.Vaginal Smears: Collection of pooled secretions of the posterior vaginal fornix for cytologic examination.

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It was established in 2001.Self-rated health: Self-rated health (also called Self-reported health, Self-assessed health, or perceived health) refers to both a single question such as “in general, would you say that you health is excellent, very good, good, fair, or poor?” and a survey questionnaire in which participants assess different dimensions of their own health.Global Health Delivery ProjectComprehensive Rural Health Project: The Comprehensive Rural Health Project (CRHP) is a non profit, non-governmental organization located in Jamkhed, Ahmednagar District in the state of Maharashtra, India. The organization works with rural communities to provide community-based primary healthcare and improve the general standard of living through a variety of community-led development programs, including Women's Self-Help Groups, Farmers' Clubs, Adolescent Programs and Sanitation and Watershed Development Programs.Public Health Act: Public Health Act is a stock short title used in the United Kingdom for legislation relating to public health.Halfdan T. 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Primary health care definition can be found in the World Health Organization Alma Ata declaration from the year 1978 as the “essential health care based on practical scientifically sound and socially accepted methods, (…) it is the first level of contact of individuals, the family and community with the national health system bringing health care as close as possible to where people live and work (…)”.School health education: School Health Education see also: Health Promotion is the process of transferring health knowledge during a student's school years (K-12). Its uses are in general classified as Public Health Education and School Health Education.Closed-ended question: A closed-ended question is a question format that limits respondents with a list of answer choices from which they must choose to answer the question.Dillman D.Full-body CT scan: A full-body scan is a scan of the patient's entire body as part of the diagnosis or treatment of illnesses. If computed tomography (CAT) scan technology is used, it is known as a full-body CT scan, though many medical imaging technologies can perform full-body scans.United States Public Health ServiceWomen's Health Initiative: The Women's Health Initiative (WHI) was initiated by the U.S.National Cancer Research Institute: The National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) is a UK-wide partnership between cancer research funders, which promotes collaboration in cancer research. Its member organizations work together to maximize the value and benefit of cancer research for the benefit of patients and the public.Psychiatric interview: The psychiatric interview refers to the set of tools that a mental health worker (most times a psychiatrist or a psychologist but at times social workers or nurses) uses to complete a psychiatric assessment.Implementation research: Implementation research is the scientific study of methods to promote the uptake of research findings. Often research projects focus on small scale pilot studies or laboratory based experiments, and assume that findings can be generalised to roll out into a practice based domain with few changes.Standard evaluation frameworkNorthwest Portland Area Indian Health Board: The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB) is a non-profit tribal advisory organization in Portland, Oregon, run and organized by participating tribes. It was established in 1972 to focus on four areas as they pertain to the health of Native people: health promotion and disease prevention, legislative and policy analysis, training and technical assistance, and surveillance and research.Mental disorderCanadian Organ Replacement Registry: The Canadian Organ Replacement Registry CORR is a health organisation was started by Canadian nephrologists and kidney transplant surgeons in 1985 in order to develop the care of patients with renal failure. In the early 1990s data on liver and heart transplantation were added to the registry.Sharon Regional Health System: Sharon Regional Health System is a profit health care service provider based in Sharon, Pennsylvania. Its main hospital is located in Sharon; additionally, the health system operates schools of nursing and radiography; a comprehensive pain management center across the street from its main hospital; clinics in nearby Mercer, Greenville, Hermitage, and Brookfield, Ohio; and Sharon Regional Medical Park in Hermitage.WHO collaborating centres in occupational health: The WHO collaborating centres in occupational health constitute a network of institutions put in place by the World Health Organization to extend availability of occupational health coverage in both developed and undeveloped countries.Network of WHO Collaborating Centres in occupational health.Poverty trap: A poverty trap is "any self-reinforcing mechanism which causes poverty to persist."Costas Azariadis and John Stachurski, "Poverty Traps," Handbook of Economic Growth, 2005, 326.Red Moss, Greater Manchester: Red Moss is a wetland mossland in Greater Manchester, located south of Horwich and east of Blackrod. (Grid Reference ).Chronic disease in Northern OntarioBestbets: BestBETS (Best Evidence Topic Reports) is a system designed by emergency physicians at Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK. It was conceived as a way of allowing busy clinicians to solve real clinical problems using published evidence.Proportional reporting ratio: The proportional reporting ratio (PRR) is a statistic that is used to summarize the extent to which a particular adverse event is reported for individuals taking a specific drug, compared to the frequency at which the same adverse event is reported for patients taking some other drug (or who are taking any drug in a specified class of drugs). The PRR will typically be calculated using a surveillance database in which reports of adverse events from a variety of drugs are recorded.San Diego County, California Probation: The San Diego County Probation Department is the body in San Diego County, California responsible for supervising convicted offenders in the community, either who are on probation, such as at the conclusion of their sentences, or while on community supervision orders.Resource leak: In computer science, a resource leak is a particular type of resource consumption by a computer program where the program does not release resources it has acquired. This condition is normally the result of a bug in a program.Therapy cap: In 1997 the Balanced Budget Act established annual per-beneficiary Medicare spending limits, or therapy cap, for outpatient therapy services covered under Medicare Part B. 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(1/1341) Perspectives from micronutrient malnutrition elimination/eradication programmes.

Micronutrient malnutrition cannot be eradicated, but the elimination and control of iron, vitamin A and iodine deficiencies and their health-related consequences as public health problems are currently the targets of global programmes. Remarkable progress is occurring in the control of goitre and xerophthalmia, but iron-deficiency anaemia (IDA) has been less responsive to prevention and control efforts. Subclinical consequences of micronutrient deficiencies, i.e. "hidden hunger", include compromised immune functions that increase the risk of morbidity and mortality, impaired cognitive development and growth, and reduced reproductive and work capacity and performance. The implications are obvious for human health and national and global economic and social development. Mixes of affordable interventions are available which, when appropriately adapted to resource availability and context, are proven to be effective. These include both food-based interventions, particularly fortification programmes, such as salt iodization, and use of concentrated micronutrient supplements. A mix of accompanying programmes for infection control, community participation, including education, communication and information exchange, and private sector involvement are lessons learned for overcoming deterrents and sustaining progress towards elimination.  (+info)

(2/1341) Perspectives from the dracunculiasis eradication programme.

After a slow beginning in association with the International Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Decade (1981-1990), the global Dracunculiasis Eradication Programme has reduced the incidence of dracunculiasis by nearly 97%, from an estimated 3.2 million cases in 1986 to less than 100,000 cases in 1997. Over half of the remaining cases are in Sudan. In addition, the programme has already produced many indirect benefits such as improved agricultural production and school attendance, extensive provision of clean drinking-water, mobilization of endemic communities, and improved care of infants. Most workers in the campaign have other responsibilities in their communities or ministries of health besides dracunculiasis eradication.  (+info)

(3/1341) The cost effectiveness of strategies for the treatment of intestinal parasites in immigrants.

BACKGROUND: Currently, more than 600,000 immigrants enter the United States each year from countries where intestinal parasites are endemic. At entry persons with parasitic infections may be asymptomatic, and stool examinations are not a sensitive method of screening for parasitosis. Albendazole is a new, broad-spectrum antiparasitic drug, which was approved recently by the Food and Drug Administration. International trials have shown albendazole to be safe and effective in eradicating many parasites. In the United States there is now disagreement about whether to screen all immigrants for parasites, treat all immigrants presumptively, or do nothing unless they have symptoms. METHODS: We compared the costs and benefits of no preventive intervention (watchful waiting) with those of universal screening or presumptive treatment with 400 mg of albendazole per day for five days. Those at risk were defined as immigrants to the United States from Asia, the Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe, and Latin America and the Caribbean. Cost effectiveness was expressed both in terms of the cost of treatment per disability-adjusted life-year (DALY) averted (one DALY is defined as the loss of one year of healthy life to disease) and in terms of the cost per hospitalization averted. RESULTS: As compared with watchful waiting, presumptive treatment of all immigrants at risk for parasitosis would avert at least 870 DALYs, prevent at least 33 deaths and 374 hospitalizations, and save at least $4.2 million per year. As compared with watchful waiting, screening would cost $159,236 per DALY averted. CONCLUSIONS: Presumptive administration of albendazole to all immigrants at risk for parasitosis would save lives and money. Universal screening, with treatment of persons with positive stool examinations, would save lives but is less cost effective than presumptive treatment.  (+info)

(4/1341) Community-level HIV intervention in 5 cities: final outcome data from the CDC AIDS Community Demonstration Projects.

OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated a theory-based community-level intervention to promote progress toward consistent condom and bleach use among selected populations at increased risk for HIV infection in 5 US cities. METHODS: Role-model stories were distributed, along with condoms and bleach, by community members who encouraged behavior change among injection drug users, their female sex partners, sex workers, non-gay-identified men who have sex with men, high-risk youth, and residents in areas with high sexually transmitted disease rates. Over a 3-year period, cross-sectional interviews (n = 15,205) were conducted in 10 intervention and comparison community pairs. Outcomes were measured on a stage-of-change scale. Observed condom carrying and intervention exposure were also measured. RESULTS: At the community level, movement toward consistent condom use with main (P < .05) and nonmain (P < .05) partners, as well as increased condom carrying (P < .0001), was greater in intervention than in comparison communities. At the individual level, respondents recently exposed to the intervention were more likely to carry condoms and to have higher stage-of-change scores for condom and bleach use. CONCLUSIONS: The intervention led to significant communitywide progress toward consistent HIV risk reduction.  (+info)

(5/1341) Methadone treatment by general practitioners in Amsterdam.

In Amsterdam, a three-tiered program exists to deal with drug use and addiction. General practitioners form the backbone of the system, helping to deal with the majority of addicts, who are not criminals and many of whom desire to be free of addiction. Distinctions are made between drugs with "acceptable" and "unacceptable" risks, and between drug use and drug-related crime; patients who fall into the former categories are treated in a nonconfrontational, nonstigmatizing manner; such a system helps prevent the majority of patients from passing into unacceptable, criminalized categories. The overall program has demonstrated harm reduction both for patients and for the city of Amsterdam.  (+info)

(6/1341) Stroke: the global burden.

Stroke is a major global health problem. It is a major cause of mortality, morbidity and disability in developed and increasingly in less developed countries. Worldwide, it is the leading cause of healthy years lost in late adulthood, and evidence indicates that the burden of stroke, particularly in terms of morbidity and disability, will almost certainly increase in the foreseeable future. This review aims to generate a better understanding of the present and projected future global burden of stroke, with particular emphasis on the non-established market economy countries (NEMEC). The first part summarizes and interprets the currently available evidence on stroke mortality, incidence, case-fatality and related disability rates from both established and non-established market economy countries. The second part reviews the main risk factors for stroke. For the modifiable factors, it examines current prevalence rates in NEMEC with a view towards identifying patterns that are relevant for predicting future rates of the disease. Reversing the consequences of stroke is difficult, thus primary prevention is of utmost importance. The potential for prevention is illustrated by the experience of Japan, which in the last two decades has seen substantial declines in stroke mortality--mostly due to reductions in dietary salt intake. The last section discusses potential strategies and approaches to effective stroke prevention and highlights other areas that need to be addressed if stroke management in the coming decades is to be effective.  (+info)

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esearch note: does cost recovery for curative care affect preventive care utilization?  (+info)

(8/1341) Implementing a nationwide insecticide-impregnated bednet programme in The Gambia.

Earlier studies in The Gambia suggested that the use of impregnated bednets might prove to be a useful malaria control strategy. Based on the results of these studies, in 1992 the Government of The Gambia was encouraged to initiate a National Impregnated Bednet Programme (NIBP) as part of the National Malaria Control Programme Strategy. This paper describes the implementation process/procedure of the NIBP. Evaluation results showed that, overall, 83% of the bednets surveyed has been impregnated, and 77% of children under the age of five years and 78% of women of childbearing age were reported to be sleeping under impregnated bednets.  (+info)


  • Medicare's more specific preventive services that help detect potentially serious conditions include exams, shots (such as flu shots), lab tests, and screenings (such as HIV screenings). (


  • The NCIOM convened the task force in response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services's call for every state to develop a plan to increase the proportion of children ages 1-20 enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP who receive any preventive dental services and the proportion of children ages 6-9 who receive a dental sealant on a permanent molar tooth by 10 percentage points over 5 years. (
  • Sea Mar Community Health Centers is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (
  • The Indian Health Service (IHS) is accepting competitive applications for the Dental Preventive and Clinical Support Centers (DPCSC) Program. (
  • Well-designed Support Centers will indirectly impact upon patients' oral health by directly addressing the perceived needs of dental personnel and Area or regional dental programs. (
  • Support Centers will combine existing resources and infrastructure with IHS Headquarters (HQ) and IHS Area resources in order to address the broad challenges and opportunities associated with IHS preventive and clinical dental programs. (
  • The funding of government agencies and other corporate research centers to implement the various technological services stands as an effective factor to increase the growth rate of this market. (
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) who hold the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree are prepared to meet this increased need by providing leadership in community health centers, serving on interdisciplinary teams, and advocating for and directing future policy initiates. (


  • To develop a longitudinal model to characterize the delivery of mammography services using repeated observations of mammography referral rates during a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of physician mammography reminders. (
  • Administrative records of a health department and observational data on mammography appointment scheduling. (
  • PITTSBURGH, Sept. 24 -- Preventive care services such as mammography and cholesterol screening are much more likely to be delivered outside the realm of the annual well-patient checkup than as part of it, found researchers here. (


  • Child hood immunizations, a form of preventive health measure has proven to obstruct issues for a long term. (
  • Childhood immunizations are provided free to children from birth to 18 years old who have no insurance or are uninsured, living in Monmouth County Health Department Member Towns . (


  • Key elements include policy initiatives related to the social determinants of health, providing community and clinical preventive services, universal access to medical care and research to define best practices and outcomes. (
  • Proposed local programs focused on clinical or preventive care alone, with no concomitant focus on a regional or Area support-oriented component for the dental program, while well-intentioned and of potential value, are not responsive to this announcement or to the Support Center project. (
  • Carefully developed clinical decision support systems can optimize care delivery, ensuring that important preventive services are delivered to eligible patients. (
  • Implementation of the ACA presents an unprecedented opportunity for APRNs (nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, and clinical nurse specialists) to take a leadership role in offering primary care and strengthening preventive services. (

task force

  • The NCIOM Task Force on Children's Preventive Oral Health Services was a collaborative effort between the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation, the North Carolina Division of Medical Assistance (DMA), and the Oral Health Section (OHS) of the North Carolina Division of Public Health. (
  • Rationale, aims and objectives The United States Preventive Services Task Force recommends a one-time screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) with ultrasonography for men aged 65 to 75 years who have ever smoked. (


  • March 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Nebraska Total Care announced today that it has partnered with the YMCA to offer members preventive health services to establish healthy lifestyles and community connections. (
  • Established in 2017, Nebraska Total Care exists to improve the health of its members through focused, compassionate and coordinated care. (
  • The Iowa Preventive Health & Health Services (PHHS) Block Grant Public Hearing will be held on February 22, 2017 to collect public input on the use of FFY 2017 block grant funding for public health programming in Iowa. (


  • The findings, support the concept, advocated by some, that preventive care services outside annual checkups or routine gynecologic examinations should be emphasized, they wrote. (
  • The data do not provide any evidence that preventive examinations "detect subclinical illness and improve physician-patient relations," although many physicians believe those are two primary reasons for annual check-ups, the authors said. (
  • More than half the patients (52.9%) received at least one of eight recommended preventive services during the preventive health examination, but only 22.9% of recommended mammograms were ordered during preventive health examinations. (
  • Visits were identified as preventive health examinations if the major reason for the visit was listed as "general medical examination" or if the diagnostic code was V70.0 or V70.9 (general medical examination). (
  • About 8% of the estimated 792.1 million ambulatory visits during the three years studied were preventive examinations. (
  • Most preventive health examinations were done by three physician specialties. (
  • About 75% of adults who had preventive health examinations and 57.4% of women who preventive gynecologic examinations had at least one other clinic visit in the previous 12 months. (
  • One or more of those tests (CBC, serum electrolytes, urinalysis, and ECG) was ordered during just 11% of preventive health examinations and 0.1% of preventive gynecologic examinations. (


  • The prevalence of health complications like heart disease, stroke, type-2 diabetes and cancer is mainly due to the lack of impactful preventive care services offered by the government. (
  • However, various other preventive care industries have not shown effective evidences to deter the prevalence of diseases on a long run.The Cumulative Average Growth Rate percent will reportedly increase in the impending years, as per reports. (


  • Not surprisingly, the rate was higher for preventive gynecologic exams when mammograms were ordered for 44.7% of women ages 40 and older. (


  • It is to be hoped that the growing robustness of the Public Health Services and Systems Research effort and the pressure for change will result in new models of service provision that will be reflected in positive population health outcomes. (
  • The ACA will initiate reform throughout the healthcare system and influence the provision of preventive and primary healthcare services. (


  • Moreover, the annual cost for the estimated 64 million Americans who had preventive health visits during the study period was about $7.8 billion, which was almost as much as the $8.1 billion the nation spent for all breast cancer care in 2004, reported Ateev Mehrotra, M.D., M.P.H., of the University of Pittsburgh, and colleagues, in the Sept. 24 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine . (
  • 50 million Americans remain without health insurance ( Kaiser Family Foundation, 2012 ), and the cost for healthcare is increasing. (


  • In this article, the authors consider how the ACA will serve as a prevention model , describe the role of DNP nurses as primary care providers , explain how preventive healthcare can be enhanced through the use of a primary care model, and address associated challenges related to increasing preventive care in our healthcare system. (

care services

  • Some preventive care services are covered once every few years, while others may be covered more frequently if they are needed to diagnose an illness or condition. (
  • It is important to know that Medicare covers preventive care services only if they are truly preventive in nature. (
  • For more information on Medicare's preventive care services, contact your State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP).You can also call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227), or visit to find out if Medicare covers your test, service, or item. (
  • Original Medicare, you should receive preventive care services from providers who accept assignment. (
  • If you are in a Medicare Advantage Plan, your plan should not charge you for preventive care services that are free for people with Original Medicare, as long as you see in-network providers. (
  • However, sufficientrates of health care services provided could only alter this situation. (


  • The DPCSC Program supports the dental health objectives as outlined in 25 U.S.C. 1602 (b)(20-26). (


  • Future recommendations about preventive medical visits should include consideration of practical workforce issues, they wrote. (
  • They also make it clear that much remains to be known about the nature of the public health workforce, the best way to structure public health departments, the best ways to assure effective and high-quality public health services, and how to best structure new partnerships for research and service. (


  • To help you take care of your own health, it also covers programs for health counseling (such as nutrition and smoking cessation counseling), and education (such as diabetes self-management training). (
  • Blood pressure tests, including risk factor counseling and education on diet, smoking cessation, exercise, diabetes, and overall health is offered by Health Department. (


  • It provides insurance coverage to millions who are currently uninsured and attempts to address areas of the current healthcare system that are in need of reform so that consumer needs for safe care and improved health outcomes are met. (


  • For those new to Medicare, Medicare covers a one-time Welcome to Medicare visit within the first 12 months you have Part B. You are also eligible for an Annual Wellness Visit to manage your health care. (


  • Preventive services are important to the whole health of the individuals we serve and will improve the quality of life and lower healthcare costs for all Nebraskans. (
  • This entry was posted in Healthcare and tagged Cumulative Average Growth , Market trend , Positive Growth , Preventive Health care technologies . (
  • The ACA fosters a preventive healthcare model that emphasizes primary care, funds community health initiatives, and promotes quality care. (
  • The ACA establishes a new direction for the U.S. healthcare system that includes an emphasis on preventive services and primary care. (
  • APRNs have historically been champions of preventive healthcare and primary care. (


  • GHTM brings together researchers with a track record in Tropical Medicine and International/Global Health and aims at tackling neglected and emerging diseases under a multidisciplinary approach and covering aspects from basic biomedical research to public health policies. (
  • GHTM aims at strengthening Portugal's role as a leading partner in the development and implementation of a global health research agenda. (


  • The combination of an economic recession with sharp decreases in public support for most state and local health departments, and the winds of change accompanying national efforts to reform the delivery of health services create a necessity to rethink the way public health services are organized and delivered. (


  • Explain to interested patients that this study raises questions about the need for an annual preventive health examination, but does not examine the value of recommended preventive services. (
  • Health care industry raises its stature, up a new notch with new and innovative technological services to deter problems beforehand. (


  • The global market value of preventive health care industries has seen a positive growth rate, as people have started seeking help from providers for rehabilitation and other sorts of services. (
  • Also, this has the tendency to alter the medicinal pattern of the customers, due to constant swap amongst service providers. (


  • Services include physical examination and diagnostic services by a physician or physician assistant, and treatment as needed. (


  • The various services provided include the screening processes of various diseases, the reduction of numerous adverse reactions caused due to allergic drugs, vaccination for protection from diseases that effectively weakens the immune system and the early warning signal for a respective disease to deter its further intensity. (

oral health

  • Raise utilization of preventive oral health care at the county level, including in the medical environment, by 10 percentage points over a five-year period. (

dental services

  • Currently, Sea Mar offers dental services in 13 dental clinics located in Washington's beautiful Puget Sound region. (


  • The advent of new advanced technological services and preventive care systems could instinctively increase the global market value of this industry and provide high profit yield in the upcoming years. (


  • The articles in the May supplement to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine entitled, An Agenda for Public Health Systems and Services Research , concisely describe the state of the art of public health practice. (


  • A worrisome reality is that many health departments, by virtue of size, location, level of sophistication, and common practice will be reluctant or find it difficult to join in the partnerships the "new" public health will require. (
  • OJIN is a peer-reviewed, online publication that addresses current topics affecting nursing practice, research, education, and the wider health care sector. (


  • An ACC develops partnerships across all sectors of society focused on improving overall population health. (


  • As noted in a previous blog post, they may wish to consider the idea of the " Academic Health Department . (
  • In partnership with the New Jersey Commission for The Blind and Visually Impaired, the Monmouth County Health Department offers a free eye screening clinic for ages 3 and up the second Monday of each month from 3 - 6 p.m. at the Health Department. (
  • The Health Department provides an International Traveler Program tailored to education as well as vaccinations for the traveler. (
  • To make arrangements, please contact the Health Department at 732-431-7456. (
  • These are held at the Health Department (3435 Highway 9N, Freehold, NJ 07728,) on the second Tuesday of each month. (
  • Per the New Jersey Department of Health , the Monmouth County Health Department will no longer provide Tuberculin skin testing for employment, admission to college, volunteer work, etc. (


  • Speak to your provider about scheduling times to receive preventive services. (
  • Speaking with your provider is one of the best ways to make sure you receive the preventive and screening services you need. (
  • Part B now pays for most covered preventive and screening services at 100 percent of Medicare's approved amount, so if you receive these services from a provider who accepts assignment, you will have no out-of-pocket costs. (


  • However, people suffer a state of turmoil and aggression due to the exorbitant price rates for services offered. (


  • If you submit using a non-registered IP address, please choose your institution from the drop down list on the payment options page and our Customer Services will be in touch to check your affiliation. (


  • If your doctor identifies a health issue during your preventive care visit and needs to provide care to address it, you may be responsible for certain costs, such as the Part B deductible and coinsurance. (
  • 13 . Using the scale below, please check the box for each issue that you think is a big barrier(s) to health care in Louisville Metro/Jefferson County. (

community health

  • One way to think about how to foster stronger medicine/public health partnerships focused on improving community health status is for organized communities to expand the Accountable Care Organization concept championed by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to that of the Accountable Care Community (ACC). (
  • 2012 Community Health Needs Assessment Survey. (


  • Medicare covers a one-time, initial examination (also known as the Welcome to Medicare preventive visit) within the first 12 months you enroll in Part B. All people new to Medicare qualify for this visit. (
  • An in-press article titled Regular Fish Consumption and Age-Related Brain Gray Matter Loss , by Cyrus A. Raji and colleagues was featured online at TIME , The Atlantic , and the health blog of the New York Times . (
  • At that time, she was enrolled in the company's health insurance plan through Blue Shield ("the Plan"), which paid for the treatment. (


  • 42 USC "Payments made by a State agency or an area agency on aging for nutrition services (including meals) provided under part A, B, or C may not be reduced to reflect any increase in the level of assistance provided under section 311. (


  • The question before us is whether Blue Shield was required to pay for her care at a residential treatment facility, either under the terms of her insurance plan or under California's Mental Health Parity Act. (
  • We conclude that her insurance plan, considered alone, does not so require, but that the Mental Health Parity Act does so require. (


  • This program is authorized under the Snyder Act, 25 U.S.C. 13 , and the Public Health Service Act Section 301(a), as amended. (

medical services

  • YMCA memberships will be funded by Nebraska Total Care separately from medical services covered by Heritage Health. (


  • In FY 2011, approximately 1 million children (ages 1-20) received Medicaid and almost 210,000 children received Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP or NC Health Choice) in North Carolina. (


  • During each visit your provider will ask you to fill out a questionnaire, called a "Health Risk Assessment. (
  • Visits were identified as preventive gynecologic examination if the major reason for the visit was for a gynecologic examination or if the diagnostic code was V72.3. (


  • Services are provided for women who are uninsured and live in Monmouth County. (


  • The broad public health community certainly finds itself living in interesting times! (


  • AJPM's Editorial Offices are now located at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. (


  • Our evidence-based interventions contribute to the promotion of equity in health and to improve the health of populations. (


  • Individuals or families requiring the above services are welcome to call for information or to schedule an appointment. (