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THE WHO DEFINITION OF HEALTH: A CRITICAL READING

The purpose of this article is to clarify the meaning of health, starting from the analysis of the definition of health stated by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948, highlighting its strengths and its critical aspects. The considerations on …

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Health Databases and Health Database Organizations: …

No one engaged in any part of health care delivery or planning today can fail to sense the immense changes on the horizon, even if the silhouettes of those changes, let alone the details, are in dispute. 11The Clinton administration's proposed Health Security Act (HSA, 1993) gives appreciable attention to information systems and related matters. It calls for the establishment …

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The Health Care Delivery System

This chapter addresses the issues of access, managing chronic disease, neglected health care services (i.e., clinical preventive services, oral, and mental health care and substance abuse services), and the capacity of the health care delivery system to better serve the population in terms of cultural competence, quality, the workforce, financing, information technology, and …

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What Is Population Health

Population health includes health outcomes, patterns of health determinants, and policies and interventions that link these two. Attention to social and environmental, as well as medical, determinants of health is essential. The population health lens can be used at the individual, practice, institutional, and community levels.

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Perspectives on health promotion competencies and …

There is a growing and diverse health promotion workforce in Europe; however, no overall body has responsibility for quality assuring standards of training and professional practice at the European level. This paper provides an overview of recent developments in Europe, including initiatives led by the International Union for Health Promotion

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Health policy: Upholding the Affordable Care Act

Health Policy / economics* Humans Jurisprudence* Neoplasms / economics* Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act / economics* United States

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Evaluation of the Public Health Emergency Response to …

Objectives: This study evaluated the response in Daegu, Korea to the first wave of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic according to a public health emergency response model. Methods: After an examination of the official data reported by the city of Daegu and the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as a literature review and …

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Health state valuation in mild to moderate cognitive …

Methods: The authors performed health state valuations (HSVs) of current and hypothetical future health states on 47 pairs of patients with mild to moderate cognitive impairment and their caregivers using computer-based standard gamble, time tradeoff, and rating scale techniques. Results: Patients' mean (SD) age was 74.6 (9.3) years. About half

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Assessment of occupational health risk from multiple …

This review is a critical survey and evaluation of recent literature on solvent interactions for the assessment of health risk. It addresses the implications of multiple solvent exposures 1) by examining the influence of solvent-solvent and ethanol-solvent interactions on the biological indices of chemical exposure, and 2) by indicating how the eventual modifying effects can be …

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Population Perspectives: Understanding Health Trends and …

T he earlier chapters on predisease pathways, positive health, environmentally induced gene expression, and personal ties place strong emphasis on preventing disease, maintaining allostasis, and promoting well-being at levels comparatively proximal to the individual (social, psychological, neurophysiological). The chapters addressing collective properties of …

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Enhancing the role of occupational health services in the battle

Occupational risk assessment is the core of any practice in occupational health and safety at the workplace. In Italy, the implementation of the preventive measures required by law (DPCM of April 26, 2020 and subsequent modifications and integrations) can exempt the employers from legal disputes in case of COVID-19 infection among employees.

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Developing a competency-based Pan-European Accreditation …

Background: The CompHP Pan-European Accreditation Framework for Health Promotion was developed as part of the CompHP Project that aimed to develop competency-based standards and an accreditation system for health promotion practice, education, and training in Europe. Method: A phased, multiple-method approach was employed to facilitate consensus building …

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The Decreasing Age at Menarche in Mexico

Study objective: To estimate the current age at menarche in 2 urban areas from Mexico and to analyze secular trends in the age at menarche in Mexico City. Design: Cross-sectional survey and secondary data analyses. Setting: (1) Samples of female students from Mexico City and from the city of Xalapa; and (2) national health surveys.

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The relationships between feelings of satisfaction and burden with

Health promotion volunteers (HPVs) working to promote community health in Japan feel both satisfaction and burden with their community engagement activities. This study examined the relationship between their satisfaction and burden toward their activities and social support. A mail-in self-check qu …

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Safety of Recombinant Zoster Vaccine in Patients with

Methods: This was a retrospective cohort study using data from Veteran Affairs Health System (VAHS). The exposure of interest was receiving RZV. We randomly matched such exposed patients with unexposed. The primary outcome was the first episode of IBD flare within 90 days of the index date. Baseline characteristics were compared between groups

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Essential Oils and Health

Essential oils (EOs) have risen in popularity over the past decade. These oils function in society as holistic integrative modalities to traditional medicinal treatments, where many Americans substitute EOs in place of other prescribed medications. EOs are found in a multitude of products including food flavoring, soaps, lotions, shampoos, hair

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Health and Behavior

Health-care professionals, patients, families, community leaders, and policy makers all struggle to understand interactions between health and behavior and to use that knowledge to improve the health status of individuals and populations. Health and behavior are related in myriad ways, yet those interactions are neither simple nor straight-forward. Given the wide acknowledgment …

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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

Health care providers, health plans, and business associates have a strong tradition of safeguarding private health information. However, in today’s world, the old system of paper records locked in cabinets is not enough anymore.

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The Impact of Social and Cultural Environment on Health

Health is determined by several factors including genetic inheritance, personal behaviors, access to quality health care, and the general external environment (such as the quality of air, water, and housing conditions). In addition, a growing body of research has documented associations between social and cultural factors and health (Berkman and Kawachi, 2000; Marmot and …

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5 Health Care Services for Homeless People

To the extent that homeless people have been able to obtain needed health care services, they have relied on emergency rooms, clinics, hospitals, and other facilities that serve the poor. Indigent people (with or without a home) experience many obstacles in obtaining health care. For homeless people there are additional barriers. Recognition of the special health care needs of …

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Using a wellness program to promote a culture of breastfeeding in …

In the United States, many women stop breastfeeding within the first month that they return to work. Working mothers experience challenges in maintaining milk supply and finding the time and space to express breast milk or feed their babies in workplace settings. Changing attitudes and …

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4 A Community Health Improvement Process

Many factors influence health and well-being in a community, and many entities and individuals in the community have a role to play in responding to community health needs. The committee sees a requirement for a framework within which a community can take a comprehensive approach to maintaining and improving health: assessing its health needs, …

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The triple aim: care, health, and cost

Improving the U.S. health care system requires simultaneous pursuit of three aims: improving the experience of care, improving the health of populations, and reducing per capita costs of health care. Preconditions for this include the enrollment of …

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Measurement of Health Disparities, Health Inequities, and Social

Reduction of health disparities and advancement of health equity in the United States require high-quality data indicative of where the nation stands vis-à-vis health equity, as well as proper analytic tools to facilitate accurate interpretation of these …

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9 Race/Ethnicity, Socioeconomic Status, and Health

Health differences among adults by SES and between blacks and whites are thought to be maximal in late middle age (Hayward et al., 2000). However, even examination of the effect of observed socioeconomic differentials in either short-term incidence or prevalence at this age may not fully indicate the overall age pattern of health differences

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Reported injury, hospitalization, and injury fatality rates

Hospitalization and fatality rates were higher among young adult workers ages 19-21 years; non-Hispanic Whites; and, males. Percent fatality for ages 19-21 years was greater than ages 14-17 years and 18 years. Declines in hospitalization rates corresponded to decreases in reported injuries among career-technical-vocational education students.

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Influence of pain anticipation on brain activity and pain perception …

(5)New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Newark, New Jersey. Anticipation of a painful experience can influence brain activity and increase sensitivity to experimental somatosensory stimuli in healthy adults, but this response is poorly understood among individuals with chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMP).

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Glove Changing Practices of Mall Food Vendors in New Jersey

Glove changing by food vendors is particularly important when handling paper currency, as bills can carry and transmit microbes from person to person. The purpose of this study was two-fold: (1) To ascertain the extent to which gloves are changed after monetary transactions in food vendors at a major mall in New Jersey; and (2) to document the

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