Measuring health and the social and economic factors that influenced it before the pandemic helps us understand the kind of risks the United States faced previously. It can also inform how to move forward toward recovery.
Psychologists and biologists have known for years that prolonged stress is toxic to the human body. A better understanding of how stress builds in communities—and the burden it puts on them—can lead to more effective policies to address it.
Coordination and communication among community partners-including health departments, emergency management agencies, and hospitals-are essential for effective pandemic influenza planning and response. As the nation's largest integrated health care system, the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) could be a key component of community planning.
This report provides an overview of health and medical research in Spain. It describes the Structure, the Processes and Performance of Spain's Health Research System and an Outlook which considers current and emerging health research issues in Spain.
The authors examined patterns of rapid HIV testing in a multistage national random sample of private, nonprofit, urban community clinics and community-based organizations to determine the extent of rapid HIV test availability outside the public health system.
Using community-partnered participatory research practices and principles, incorporates World Kidney Day objectives with community goals to develop infrastructure, shared objectives, and workgroups to reduce the burden of chronic kidney disease.
The population of New Orleans will likely reach about 272,000 in September 2008 – amounting to 56 percent of the population before Hurricane Katrina struck. A key factor determining how quickly people can return to the city is the availability of housing.
Traditional thinking about health in America has been that individuals alone decide whether to engage in unhealthy behaviors. However, the conditions in which individuals live may also contribute to their health and longevity.
Previous research indicates that recurrent acute hospitalizations and an inability to establish or maintain tenure in the community may be due to a disconnection from community-based services and supports, social isolation, and demoralization.