As public health departments across the U.S. face increased scrutiny, the Brown School’s Prevention Research Center has partnered with the Brookings Institution in a groundbreaking investigation to identify ways to improve decision making and more effectively use health department resources. The study’s latest findings, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, used information from […]
Category: Chronic Disease
Multisector Collaboration for Delivering Cancer Control Interventions in Rural Communities (Links to an external site)
Abstract Purpose and objectives: Multisector collaboration is a widely promoted strategy to increase equitable availability, access, and use of healthy foods, safe places for physical activity, social supports, and preventive health care services. Yet fewer studies and resources exist for collaboration among governmental and nongovernmental agencies to address public problems in rural areas, despite an excess […]
Maura Kepper’s Project Adapts a new Digital Health Tool called PREVENT to Help Patients Overcome Barriers to Healthy Behaviors
Because low-income residents in rural areas often face greater barriers to achieving healthy behaviors and reduced cancer risk, it is critical that we provide care tailored to their needs. Digital tools have the ability to support health care teams in delivering targeted behavior counseling and other necessary resources for sustaining good health. Maura Kepper, PHD, […]
New study by PRC doctoral student provides overview of frameworks and models to reduce ineffective healthcare services and public health programs
Background: Reduction or elimination of inappropriate, ineffective, or potentially harmful healthcare services and public health programs can help to ensure limited resources are used effectively. Frameworks and models (FM) are valuable tools in conceptualizing and guiding the study of de-implementation. This scoping review sought to identify and characterize FM that can be used to study de-implementation […]
PRC faculty wins 3rd place in “Shark tank” style competition
The Healthcare Innovation Lab and the Institute for Informatics hosted a “Shark Tank-style” pitch session on February 28, 2020. Ten project teams requesting up to $50,000 in funds at BJC HealthCare (BJC) and Washington University School of Medicine’s (WUSM) competed in the second Big Ideas Competition. Our own PRC faculty, Maura Kepper, presented with her […]
Surgical Management of Lobular Carcinoma In Situ: Analysis of the National Cancer Database.
Taylor LJ, Steiman J, Schumacher JR, Wilke LG, Greenberg CC, Neuman HB. Surgical Management of Lobular Carcinoma In Situ: Analysis of the National Cancer Database. Ann Surg Oncol. 2018 May 31. doi: 10.1245/s10434-018-6495-5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed [citation] PMID: 29855831
Low-Burden Strategies to Promote Smoking Cessation Treatment Among Patients With Serious Mental Illness
Chen LS, Baker TB, Korpecki JM, Johnson KE, Hook JP, Brownson RC, Bierut LJ. Low-Burden Strategies to Promote Smoking Cessation Treatment Among Patients With Serious Mental Illness. Psychiatr Serv. 2018 Jun 1:appips201700399. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201700399. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed [citation] PMID: 29852824
Cross-sectional and prospective relationship between physical activity and chronic diseases in European older adults.
Marques A, Peralta M, Martins J, de Matos MG, Brownson RC. Cross-sectional and prospective relationship between physical activity and chronic diseases in European older adults. Int J Public Health. 2017 May;62(4):495-502. doi: 10.1007/s00038-016-0919-4. Epub 2016 Dec 17. PubMed [citation] PMID: 27988796