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Poor access to care and the impact on outcomes and government policy

Thomas Bauer - April 17, 2017
A Gordon Baird; in his article entitled “ Poor access to care: rural health deprivation?” states Mortality rates in the United Kingdom “for road traffic accidents, asthma, and cancer are worse in rur...
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at risk populations global health policy Government Policy Local governments Most-at-risk populations Population-Based Methods quality of care rural areas rural health rural healthcare Rural settings
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110 Dead From Hunger in Past 48 Hours in Drought

Thomas Bauer - March 6, 2017
A severe drought threatens millions of people across Somalia resulting in over 100 deaths in over 48 hours. According to the attached article "Somalia was one of four regions singled out by the U...
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at risk populations Global population health violence
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Moving from Informed to engaged and activated... A discussion of Motivational Interviewing and Shared Decision Making

Thomas Bauer - Nov. 22, 2016
In the United States more than one-third (35.7 percent) of adults are considered to be obese. More than 1 in 20 (6.3 percent) have extreme obesity. Almost 3 in 4 men (74 percent) are considered to be ...
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at risk populations CHWs clinical outcomes Global population health health outcomes Motivational interviewing Obesity patient activation Patient adherence Patient Centered Medical Homes Payment Models Rural settings Shared decision making Urban Settings weight loss
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A communities efforts to improve public health - Healthy Baltimore

Thomas Bauer - Sept. 8, 2016
According to the attached article Baltimore officials presented a 10-year plan that includes cutting youth homicides by 10 percent and disparities in obesity, smoking and heart-disease deaths by 15 pe...
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at risk populations Global population health Urban Settings
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A population health pioneer passes

Thomas Bauer - Aug. 22, 2016
Donald "D.A." Henderson led the international war on smallpox that resulted in its eventual eradication in 1980. This achievement was credited with saving tens of millions of lives. Henderson...
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at risk populations communicable disease Donald Henaderson Global population health smallpox
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The Olympics as a possible means to spread the Zika virus

Thomas Bauer - May 12, 2016
As the world prepares for the 2016 Summer Olympics millions of people have begun to visit the city to prepare for, watch and clean-up after this sporting event. Despite efforts to contain the spread...
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at risk populations Global population health zika virus
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Partnering with Patients in Hand Hygiene

Thomas Bauer - March 28, 2016
There is little doubt that Hand Hygiene is the number one way to prevent the spread of infections. The CDC recommends “You and your loved ones should clean your hands very often, especially after...
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at risk populations clinical outcomes Disease transmission Hand hygiene Infection prevention
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Are population health efforts reducing the frequency of diabetes in the USA?

Thomas Bauer - Dec. 4, 2015
Peaking in 2009 with 1.7 million diagnoses a year of type 2 Diabetes, the number of new patients suffering from the disease decreased to 1.5 million in 2011 and 1.4 million in 2014. According to ...
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at risk populations Diabetes Global population health Patient Centered Medical Homes Rural settings Type 2 diabetes Urban Settings