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Chronicling changes to the chronic disease prevention landscape in Canada's public health system 2004-2010.
The collective impact of major shifts in public health infrastructure and numerous new chronic disease prevention (CDP) capacity-building initiatives that have taken place in Canada over the last decade is unknown. The objective of this study was to determine if CDP capacity (i.e., skills and resour...
Utility of local suicide data for informing local and national suicide prevention strategies.
The practice of 'suicide audit' refers to the systematic collection of local data on suicides in order to learn lessons and inform suicide prevention plans. Little is known about the utility of this activity. The aim of this study was to ascertain from Directors of Public Health in England how they...
Trends in prevalence of diabetes mellitus and mean fasting glucose in Portugal (1987-2009): a systematic review.
To assess time trends of the prevalence of diabetes and mean blood glucose in Portuguese adults. Systematic review. The search strategy included Pubmed search and screening of bibliographic references of the review articles. Sex-specific linear regression models, with survey year and participants' a...
Green and gold--the colours of modern research publishing.
Backstage: the relationship between the Rockefeller Foundation and the World Health Organization, Part I: 1940s-1960s.
In recent years, there has been a growing debate about what role foundations should play in global health governance generally, and particularly vis-à-vis the World Health Organization (WHO). Much of this discussion revolves around today's gargantuan philanthropy, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundati...
Physical activity information sources and achieving public health guidelines among older adult males.
Health promotion in smaller workplaces in the United States.
Most American workplaces are smaller, with fewer than 1,000 employees. Many of these employees are low-wage earners and at increased risk for chronic diseases. Owing to the challenges smaller workplaces face to offering health-promotion programs, their employees often lack access to health-promotion...
Evolution of socio-economic inequalities in mortality in small geographical areas of the two largest cities in Spain (Barcelona and Madrid),...
To describe the evolution of socio-economic inequalities in mortality in small areas of two Spanish cities (Barcelona and Madrid) from 1996 to 2001 and from 2002 to 2007. A small-area ecological study of trends was performed, in which the units of analysis were census tracts. The association between...
The role of household transmission in an outbreak of viral gastroenteritis in a primary school in Liverpool, England.
Obesity among Ghanaian women: past prevalence, future incidence.