If we want more evidence-based practice, we need more practice-based evidence.*
If we want more evidence-based practice, we need more practice-based evidence.*
ADMINISTRATIVE AND POLICY ASSESSMENT: TURNING THE CORNER FROM PRECEDE TO PROCEED
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Headlines, Timelines, & Milestones
Books and Reviews
Headlines, Timelines, & Milestones
Cohall, A. T., Vaughan, R. D. Scott, M., Tiezzi, L., McCarthy, J. F. (1999). Involving
men in reproductive health: The young men's clinic. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC
HEALTH 89 (6): 902-905.
The Journals Home Page is at: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH.
ABSTRACT: Objectives. This report describes the population of young men who use the Young Men's Clinic in New York City, presents a profile of their reproductive behaviors, and describes the clinic's model of service delivery Methods. Data were gathered through a routine clinic visit form administered by clinic stair. Results. The clinic sees approximately 1200 predominately Dominican young men each year from a wide range of clinical and mental health services. Two thirds of clients had ever been sexually active, three quarters had ever used birth control, and 69% had used birth control at their last sexual encounter. Conclusions. The Young Men's Clinic may serve as a model for health care delivery to adolescent and young adult males.
A., & Cohen, L. (1998). Successful behavioral interventions to prevent cancer:
The Example of Skin Cancer. ANNUAL REVIEW OF PUBLIC HEALTH 19: 319-333.
Burke, V., Giangiulio, N., Gillam, H. F., Beilin, L. J., Houghton, S.,
Milligan, R. A. K. (1999). Health promotion in couples adapting to a shared
lifestyle. HEALTH EDUCATION RESEARCH 14 (2): 269-288.
DeJong, W., & ingson, R. (1998). Strategies to reduce
driving under the influence of alcohol. ANNUAL REVIEW OF PUBLIC
HEALTH 19: 359-378.
Donahue, D. M. (1999). Service-learning for preservice teachers: ethical dilemmas for practice. TEACHING AND TEACHER EDUCATION 15(6): 685-695, June 21, 1999.Dugbatey, K. (1999). National health policies: sub-Saharan African case studies (1980-1990). SOCIAL SCIENCE & MEDICINE 49 (2): 223-239, July.
Dunn, T. G., & Shriner, C. (1999). Deliberate practice in teaching: what teachers do for self-improvement. TEACHING AND TEACHER EDUCATION 15(6): 631-651.
Ghaith, G. & Shaaban, K. (1999). The relationship between perceptions of teaching concerns, teacher efficacy, and selected teacher characteristics. TEACHING AND TEACHER EDUCATION 15(5): 487-496.
Iannantuono, A., & Eyles, J. (1999). Environmental health metanarratives: an analysis of policy making in Ontario, Canada. HEALTH AND PLACE 5 (2): 139-156.
The Journal's website is: http://www.elsevier.nl/locate/jnlnr/03092 . Jones, B. D. (1999). Bounded rationality. ANNUAL REVIEW OF POLITICAL SCIENCE 2: 297-321.
Lerer, L. B. (1999). Health impact assessment. HEALTH
POLICY AND PLANNING 14 (2): 198-203, June.
Lerner, B. H. (1999). Great expectations: Historical perspectives on genetic
breast cancer testing. AMERICAN JOURNAL PUBLIC HEALTH 89 (6): 938-944.
McColl, A., Gabbay, J., & Roderick, P. (1998). Improving health
outcomes - a review of case studies from English health authorities. JOURNAL OF
PUBLIC HEALTH MEDICINE 20 (3): 302-311.
Mckinney, M., Sexton, T., Meyerson, M. J. (1999). Validating the Efficacy-Based Change Model. TEACHING AND TEACHER EDUCATION 15(5): 471-485.
Meek, G. A., & Behets, D. (1999). Physical education teachers' concerns towards teaching. TEACHING AND TEACHER EDUCATION 15(5): 497-505.
Oldenburg, B., Glanz, K., & Ffrench, M. (1999). The
application of staging models to the understanding of health behavior change and the
promotion of health. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH 14 (3): 503-516.
Pierce, J. P., Gilpin, E. A., Berry, C. C. (1998). Has the California Tobacco Control Program Reduced Smoking? JAMA - JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION 280(10): 893-899, SEP 09.Reppucci, N. D., Woolard, J. D., & Fried, C. S. (1999). Social, community, and preventive interventions. ANNUAL REVIEW OF PSYCHOLOGY 50: 387-418.
Rivara, F. P., Thompson, D. C., Patterson, M. Q., & Thompson, R. S.
(1998). Preventioin of bicycle-related injuries: Helmets, Education, and
Legislation. ANNUAL REVIEW OF PUBLIC HEALTH 19: 293-318.
Shepperd, S., & Iliffe, S. (1998). The effectiveness
of hospital at home compared with in-patient hospital care: a systematic review.
JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH MEDICINE 20 (3): 344-350.
Shiffman, S., Mason, K. M. & Henningfield, J. E. (1998). Tobacco
dependence treatments: Review and Prospectus. ANNUAL REVIEW OF PUBLIC
HEALTH 19: 335-358.
Wade, R. C., Anderson, J. B., Yarbrough, D. B., Pickeral, T., Erickson, J. B., & Kromer, T. (1999). Novice teachers' experiences of community service-learning. TEACHING AND TEACHER EDUCATION 15(6): 667-684, June 21, 1999.Weick, K. E., & Quinn, R. E. (1999). Organizational change and development. ANNUAL REVIEW OF PSYCHOLOGY 50: 361-386.
APHA Advocates' Handbook: A Guide for Effective Public Health Advocacy (Washington, DC: American Public Health Association, 1998). This advocacy handbook is designed to assist the public health professional in individual and coalition advocacy efforts and to provide resources for influencing the legislative and regulatory processes; advocating public health at the national state, and community level; working with new partners in coalition; utilizing the media; and learning more about how APHA affects public health policy. Advocacy Success Stories are provided to share examples of how public health professionals are making a difference as public health advocates. This handbook is an excellent resource for public health professionals who wish to be effective at advocacy -- to educate the public and policy makers about public health. Includes: What is Advocacy: Why Do it?; Advocacy Techniques and Tools; Directory of the US Congress; Public Health-Related Committees of the US Congress; Guidelines for Federal and State Employees; Health Website Directory. 170 pages, 3 ring-binder (Stock No. 800/WB). Order on http://www.apha.org/media/orderinfo.htm $25.00 Nonmembers $20.00 APHA Members
For the UK White Paper on A Healthier Nation,
with health objectives, July 1999, go to: http://www.doh.gov.uk/ohn.htm
World No-Tobacco Day --- May 31, 1999. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports 48(19), May 21, 1999.
Illegal Sales of Cigarettes to Minors --- Ciudad Juárez,
Mexico; El Paso, Texas; and Las Cruces, New Mexico, 1999. Morbidity and Mortality
Weekly Reports 48(19), May 21, 1999.
Determination of Nicotine, pH, and Moisture Content of Six U.S.
Commercial Moist Snuff Products --- Florida, January-February 1999. Morbidity and
Mortality Weekly Reports 48(19), May 21, 1999.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom - Scotland.
The HEBS Research Centre gives access to a range of published researchdocuments from HEBS, and provides the latest information about researchevents in HEBS and elsewhere. The website also contains links to research in other national and international organizations.
Standards for advertising and social marketing. All advertisers (public, private and non-profit) have an obligation to adhere to the standards determined by the industry for creative strategy and execution. In Canada, the Advertising Standards Council (ASC) has clear guidelines on what is acceptable advertising or social marketing messages and methods as they relate to characterization of specific groups, how advertising may be targeted to specific groups like children, and how certain product categories must be handled. See the Canadian ASC guidelines at www.adstandards.com.
You Are What You Eat - http://www.thinkquest.org/library/lib/site_sum.html?lib_id454&team_id=11163 - This guide to nutrition includes a food database along with food counter and food planner tools; an introduction to why nutrition is important; information on food labels, eating out, value of diets and starting an exercise program; and, profiles of vitamins and minerals.
"MEDIA BEAT": This web site covers selected
articles from news media coverage of communication, development and change trends,
programs and policies, especially in developing countries. Articles compiled by The
Communication Initiative in their summarised, full and archived forms can be found at:
http://www.comminit.com/drum_beat.html . Because
the length of some URL's means that they run to two lines, it may be necessary to copy and
paste to the address bar on your browser. Media Beat is produced through THE COMMUNICATION
INITIATIVE partnership - The Rockefeller Foundation, UNICEF, USAID, WHO, BBC World
Service, CIDA, Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs, The European
Union, Soul City, The Panos Institute, UNAIDS. Examples of new items about the media and
development in developing countries on the "Media Beat" web site:
DATABASE OF FOOD AND NUTRITION SOFTWARE. Maintained by the Food and
Nutrition Information Center of the National Agricultural Library, United States
Department of Agriculture, 1998.
Women's Net is designed to enable South African women to use the Internet to find the people, issues, resources and tools needed for women's social action. http://www.womensnet.org.za or contact Rebecca Holmes at email@example.com://opensource.mit.edu/pipermail/discuss/2002-May/thread.html#97
UNAIDS' "Best Practice Collection" is a collection of documents and materials regarding HIV/AIDS programming information and advocacy. Access to press releases, fact sheets and the Report on the Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic issued in Dec. 1997. For more information, visit http://www.unaids.org/highband/bpc/whatis.html
WWW.GUIDELINE.GOV -- NEW RESOURCE FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS - The National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) www.guideline.gov was launched on January 14, 1999. This is an internet-based source of information on evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. There is no charge for this service. It was developed by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) in partnership with the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Association of Health Plan (AAHP). Submissions for the NGC will continue on an ongoing basis.The Rockefeller Foundation Network on Development Communication has developed a series of slide presentations available on the World Wide Web. The slides outline the considerations in assessing organizational, community and communications capabilities and needs around the following considerations:
1. Improving the effectiveness of the contribution communication can make to development requires an assessment of trends in both communications structures and development agenda and priorities. The Network's analysis is based on a number of observations: information technologies, media liberalization and fragmentation, and economic and cultural globalization have created new communications environments in developing countries; there is still an information chasm between South and North and between elites and the general population in the South; and, the development agenda increasingly emphasizes long term actions people can take relevant to their own circumstances, as reflected in the growing call for sustainability, capacity building and participation and an increased focus on gender and culture. These trends heighten the need and create a positive environment for communication for social change policies and interventions. Full Presentation: http://www.comminit.com/power_point/comm_dev
2. While recognizing the value of communication strategies focused on individual behavior change, there is a need for communication strategies and activities to move: "from [present focus on] people as objects of change... to people and communities as agents of their own change; from the design and communication of 'messages'... to fostering dialogue and debate; from a focus on individual behaviors... to a focus on social norms, policies, culture and a supportive environment".
3. Therefore the Communication for Social Change approach is to view communication as "a process of public and private dialogue through which people define who they are, what they want, and how they can get it". The emphasis is on "supporting improvements to the lives of the politically and economically marginalized ... informed by principles of tolerance, self-determination, equity, social justice and active participation for all". Full Presentation: http://www.comminit.com/other_presentations/cfsc_pres
4.The Network draws its analysis and direction from a variety of programming experiences.
5. Community Radio - 'Pulsar' was initiated in 1996 to provide community radio stations in Latin America with stories and information relevant to civil society. Pulsar's central focus is the right to communicate. It strives to increase the credibility and impact of community radio in order to promote pluralism and participation at local, national and regional levels. http://www.pulsar.org/ The March 1999 issue of the British Medical Journal carries a report on the implementation process of putting Cochrane evidence into practice for children with acute otitis media; substantial reduction in antibiotic use has resulted. For details, the BMJ site is
Social marketing resources
Social-Marketing.com contains online information resources for social marketing. The website provides information on social marketing and health communications, and contains a library section and links to free publications. Video and related resources for planning communications and social marketing aspects of a health promotion program:
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E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ADVOCACY. An alphabetical listing of all the U.S. Senators are available at: http://www.senate.gov/contacting/index.cfm If you don't know the names of your Senators, you may click on the icon "By State" and locate your Senators by your state name. The following is a MODEL LETTER to advocate Senate action:
The Honorable (senator name)