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Submissions from 2018

Children Exposed to Secondhand Smoke, E. Abioro, A. Hanna, L. Gladkova, and Sara S. Plaspohl

Identifying Factors Associated with Employee Turnover Intent in a Rural Hospital, Emmanuel A. Akowuah, Imaobong Ekpo, Bettye A. Apenteng, and Samuel T. Opoku

Trends in Emergency Department Utilization in Georgia, Emmanuel A. Akowuah, Imaobong Ekpo, Samuel T. Opoku, and Bettye A. Apenteng

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Association Between Local Health Departments’ Engagement in PAHB Accreditation and Their Financial Resiliency, Ghadeer M. Albashir, Gulzar H. Shah, Jeffery A. Jones, and William A. Mase

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An Open Discussion of Ethical Issues Using the AEA’s Ethical Framework for Evaluators, Moya L. Alfonso

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Formative Evaluation and Community Health Assessments: A Skill Building Workshop, Moya L. Alfonso

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Media Advocacy as a Service Learning Assignment: Assisting a Rural Domestic Violence Shelter, Moya L. Alfonso, Sean Bear, and Kathy Jenkins

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A Community Health Assessment of African American Health in a Former Slave Community: Findings from Rural Georgia, Moya L. Alfonso, Glenn M. Jackson, Abraham Johnson, and Maria I. Olivas

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Engaging Rural and Urban Communities to Address Health Disparities, Moya L. Alfonso, Glenn M. Jackson, Abraham Johnson, and Maria I. Olivas

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Using University-Community Partnerships to Stimulate Critical Thinking, Moya L. Alfonso and Abraham Johnson

Painting a Clear Picture: Using Data for Evidence-Based Decision-Making, Bettye A. Apenteng

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Positioning Rural Hospitals for Sustainability and Where and How Telehealth Works, Bettye A. Apenteng, Angela Peden, Raymona H. Lawrence, Emmanuel A. Akowuah, James H. Stephens, and Sherrie Williams

Evidence-Based Behavioral and Social Factors of Colorectal Cancer Screening in African American Men, Ages 50 and Older, L. Beal and Sara S. Plaspohl

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PRECEED-PROCEED Model for HIV Reduction in High School Students in the Hopi Tribe, Emily Bressler and Nandi A. Marshall

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Fall Prevention in the Elderly, Ernest Chisholm, Tahpenes Bradley, and Nandi A. Marshall

Interventions Aimed at Increasing Vegetable Consumption for Adults and Adolescents: An Evidence-Based Review, C. Cook, J. Crumley, and Sara S. Plaspohl

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Program Planning and Evaluation of How Food Insecurities Affect Children During the Summer Months, Bresa Diase, Megan Hudson, and Nandi A. Marshall

Preventive Measures Among Obese Children and Adolescents: Comparison of Interventions, T. Dorsey and Sara S. Plaspohl

Benefits of Resistance Training in Undergraduate Males, Tevin Duncan, Nandi A. Marshall, and Sara S. Plaspohl

A Comparative Analysis of Social Media Utilization and Engagement Among Public Health Districts, Imaobong Ekpo, Emmanuel A. Akowuah, Bettye A. Apenteng, and Samuel T. Opoku

The Use of Social Media for Emergency Response: How Do Georgia Public Health Districts Compare?, Imaobong Ekpo, Emmanuel A. Akowuah, Bettye A. Apenteng, and Samuel T. Opoku

Mediterranean Diet in the Prevention of Breast Cancer, A. Hanna and Sara S. Plaspohl

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Chronic Pain Management Program for Beaufort County Active Duty Military: An Application of the PRECEDE-PROCEED Program-Planning Model, Victoria Hearn and Nandi A. Marshall

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“Grind Well”: Improving Quality of Life Outcomes Among Black Males, Stephanie Hooper, Dwayne Lofton, and Nandi A. Marshall

Jekyll Island Partnership for Planning: Leveraging Resources to Create Community Programs, Nandi A. Marshall and LeKara Simmons

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The Forest Hill High School Project, Elisabeth McConico and Nandi A. Marshall

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Eating Better for African American Young Males, Mande'-kan Mendes and Nandi A. Marshall

Socioeconomic Status & Hesitancy: Barriers to Infant Vaccination in the United States, J. Mesenbrink, D. Howlett, and Sara S. Plaspohl

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Access to Care for Military Families, Lakeysha Mutcherson and Nandi A. Marshall

An Ethnographic Analysis of Health Resources in the Willow Hill Community, Maria I. Olivas and Moya L. Alfonso

Public Health Workforce Competencies and Training Needs of Frontline Workers in Georgia, Samuel T. Opoku, Angela Peden, Bettye A. Apenteng, and William A. Mase

Analysis of Ambient Air Pollution Monitoring and the Effects on Urban Population: A Systematic Literature Review, M. Peterson, B. Newsome, and Sara S. Plaspohl

Gender Identity and the Outside Influence of Gender Roles and Stereotypes, Sara S. Plaspohl

Sharing the Wealth: Using the GTF Experience to Mentor Faculty Peers, Sara S. Plaspohl

Case Study: Student-Led Initiative for Development of Public Health Leadership Skills Among College Students, Sara S. Plaspohl, Nandi A. Marshall, Po'Teea Morris-Hunter, and Vanessa Manning

Collaboration Between Public Health and Planning Professionals to Improve Quality of Life for Georgia Communities: Planners4Health, Sara S. Plaspohl, Whitney Shepherd, and Randy McCall

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Planners4Health: Interdisciplinary Partnership Opportunities Between Public Health and Planning Professionals in Georgia to Promote Healthy Communities, Sara S. Plaspohl, Whitney Shepherd, and Randy McCall

Role Models: Understanding the Influence of Black Female Students on Other’s Health, I. Reid, K. Felder, A. Rodney, A. Griffin, K. Watson, Krista D. Mincey, Tyra Gross, and Nandi A. Marshall

Grown Woman: Understanding What Influences Health Behaviors in Black Female Students at a HBCU, A. Rodney, Krista D. Mincey, Tyra Gross, Nandi A. Marshall, K. Felder, A. Griffin, I. Reid, and K. Watson

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Proposed Program: Comprehensive Sexual Health Education for Public School Students in Chatham County, Georgia Aged 12-19 Years Old, Akeya Sanders and Nandi A. Marshall

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Teaching Public Health Content and Competencies Through Immersive Role Play Applications, Rachel D. Schwartz

Barriers to Vaccination in Children 19 to 35 in the United States, A. Scurry, E. Smarr-Allen, and Sara S. Plaspohl

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Evaluating Oversight, Policy Development, Quality Improvement, and Resource Stewardship of Local Boards of Health: Impacts on Community Partners Involvement, Gulzar H. Shah

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Nature of Local Health Departments Partnerships With Hospitals for Community Health Needs Assessment and Other Mutual Needs, Gulzar H. Shah, William A. Mase, Kristie Waterfield, and Bushra G. Shah

Addressing Inequities – Poverty, Social Determinants and Viable Solutions, Joseph Telfair

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APHA, Affiliates Making Health a Shared Value – Promoting and Implementing Health in All Sectors and Policies, Joseph Telfair

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APHA, Affiliates responding to and Shaping Public Health – Emerging Challenges, Opportunities Advocacy and Change, Joseph Telfair

APHA, Affiliates Responding to and Shaping Public Health – Emerging Challenges, Opportunities for Leadership, Advocacy and Change, Joseph Telfair

APHA, Affiliates Responding to and Shaping Public Health – Health Equity, Workforce, Emerging Challenges and Opportunities, Joseph Telfair

APHA, Affiliates Responding to and Shaping Public Health in the Us Through Partnerships and Workforce Development, Joseph Telfair

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APHA, Affiliates Responding to and Shaping Public Health – Opportunities, Leadership, and Advocacy to Address Health Inequities, Joseph Telfair

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APHA, Affiliates Responding to and Shaping Public Health – Opportunities, Leadership, and Advocacy to Address Health Inequities, Joseph Telfair

Assessing, Addressing and Responding to Social Determinants of Health in Vulnerable Communities, Joseph Telfair

Healthiest Nation 2030 – Changing Our Future Together, Joseph Telfair

Healthy Hour Conversation, Joseph Telfair

Inequalities – Definitions and Considerations for Health Professionals, Joseph Telfair

More than a Professional Association: The Link Between APHA, Academics, and Practice, Joseph Telfair

Pioneers of Health Care Transition, Joseph Telfair

Realizing the Collaborative Strength of Public Health, Its Partners and the Community, Joseph Telfair

Universal Health in the Americas: Role and Perspectives of the AASPA, Joseph Telfair

Health Disparities Among Black MSM and HIV/AIDS, K. Thomas, J. Finney, and Sara S. Plaspohl

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Mental Health Issues in Elderly Ages 60 and Over, Grant Voyles, Khatiga Nasir, and Nandi A. Marshall

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Characteristics of Local Health Department Leadership and Their Impact on Service Provisions, Kristie Waterfield, Gulzar H. Shah, and Nathalie Robin

The Association Between Bullying and Suicide Among Adolescents, S. Williams, K. Rouser, and Sara S. Plaspohl

Poverty: The Hopeless Effect on High School Graduation Rates, L. Young and Sara S. Plaspohl

Submissions from 2017

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Impact of Illegal Mining Activities on Cost of Water Treatment in Ghana, Evans Afriyie-Gyawu, Bettye A. Apenteng, Samuel T. Opoku, James Awuah, and John Suobogbiree

Hepatitis C Virus in the Countries of the Middle East and North Africa: Level of Awareness and Prevention, D. Ahmed, Sara S. Plaspohl, and M. Kiawu

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Use of Mobile Health in Prenatal and Postnatal Care - A Systematic Review, Toyin Akomolafe, Swaha Pattanaik, and Andrew R. Hansen

Examining the Characteristics of Physicians That Leave Georgia After Their Medical School Training, Emmanuel A. Akowuah, Fedelis Mutiso, Samuel T. Opoku, and Bettye A. Apenteng

Participation of Georgia Physicians in the Physician Quality Reporting System, 2014, Emmanuel A. Akowuah, Fedelis Mutiso, Samuel T. Opoku, and Bettye A. Apenteng

Do Maternal Perceptions of Childhood Obesity Risk Factors and Obesity Complications Predict Support for Prevention Initiatives Among African Americans?, Dayna S. Alexander, Moya L. Alfonso, Chunhua Cao, and Austin Wright

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Co-Morbid Alcohol Use Disorders and Overweight/Obesity: A Qualitative Study, Moya L. Alfonso, Emily Eisenhart, Gemma C. Skuraton, and Daniella R. Williams

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Adopting Lean Six Sigma Operational Improvement Principles in Critical Access Hospitals: Lessons Learned from an Academic-Practice Partnership, Kwabena Boakye, Mark D. Hanna, Bettye A. Apenteng, Linda G. Kimsey, William A. Mase, Samuel T. Opoku, Charles Owens, Angela Peden, and Stuart H. Tedders

Evidence-Based Review of Adult Obesity: Long Work Hours and Sleep Deprivation, T. Bradley, T. Taylor, and Sara S. Plaspohl

Evidence-Based Review to Explore Possible Correlation Between Mass Shooting and Mental Illness, E. Bressler, E. Chisholm, and Sara S. Plaspohl

Project PrEP: A Community Health Education Initiative, Julia Cooper, Stacy W. Smallwood, Anne O. Odusanya, Abraham N. Johnson, and Javier Gallard

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A Tailored Educational Program to Improve Cancer Clinical Trial Participation among African Americans and Latinos, Jennifer Cunningham-Erves, Claudia Barajas, Tilicia L. Mayo-Gamble, Caree R. McAfee, Pamela Hull, Maureen Sanderson, Juan Canedo, Katina Beard, and Consuelo H. Wilkins

Moving Beyond Tradition: Concerns about Child Well-Being Outweigh the Notions of Trust and Race in Parental Decision-Making of Child Participation in Clinical Trials, Jennifer Cunningham-Erves, Tilicia L. Mayo-Gamble, and Consuelo H. Wilkins

Obesity Means Having Too Much Body Fat…or Money?, T. Duncan and Sara S. Plaspohl

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Lactation Legislation and Its Implications in the United States: Systematic Literature Review, Whitney Hamilton, Julie Reagan, and Yelena N. Tarasenko

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Engaging Community Stakeholders to Inform Healthful City Redevelopment and Land Use, Andrew R. Hansen, Irina Melnic, Valamar Reagon, Melissa Hester, and Levi Ross

Evidence-Based Review to Support More Rigorious Nationwide School Vaccination Mandates, V. Hearn, S. Wagener, and Sara S. Plaspohl

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Who’s Reading Food Labels? Tracking Nutrition Label Usage Across Major Races/Ethnicities in the U.S., NHANES 2007-2010, Melissa Hester, Denisha Allicock, Andrew R. Hansen, and Jian Zhang

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Incongruent Trends in Parents Being Notified of Their Child’s Overweight/Obesity Status: Parent Reports, NHANES 1999–2014, Melissa Hester, Andrew R. Hansen, Amy A. Hackney, Dziyana Nazaruk, Dustin T. Duncan, and Jian Zhang

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Utilization of Automobile Tires to Singe Meat for Human Consumption in Three Major Cities of Ghana: International Public Health Implications, Tempest Hill, Evans Afriyie-Gyawu, Gulzar H. Shah, Andrew R. Hansen, and Veeravalli Sevilimedu

Adolescent Suicide and Cyberbullying, S. Hooper, M. Mendes, and Sara S. Plaspohl

Evidence-Based Review of Factors that Influence Vegetable Intake for U.S. Children and Adults, M. Hudson, B. Daise, and Sara S. Plaspohl

Stressors and Pre-Term Births, E. Jordan and Sara S. Plaspohl

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Rheumatoid Arthritis: Patterns in Time From Diagnosis to Initial Treatment Among Tricare Beneficiaries, Linda G. Kimsey, Avni Patel, Jeffrey Sparks, and Tracey Koehlmoos

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Georgia’s Critical Access Hospitals: Financial Performance and Process Improvement, William A. Mase, Bettye A. Apenteng, Lisa Carhuff, Mark D. Hanna, Kwabena Boakye, Linda G. Kimsey, Samuel T. Opoku, Charles Owens, Stuart H. Tedders, and Patricia Whaley

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Best-Practice Strategies for Engaging Community Stakeholders and Patients as Partners in Research, Tilicia L. Mayo-Gamble and Velma McBride Murry

Community Health Ambassadors: A Novel Strategy for Engaging Patients with Sickle Cell Disease, Tilicia L. Mayo-Gamble, Velma McBride Murry, and Michael R. DeBaun

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Establishment of the Tennessee-Sickle Cell Disease Network as a Mechanism for Engaging a Rare Disease Population in Patient Centered Outcomes Research, Tilicia L. Mayo-Gamble, Velma McBride Murry, and Michael R. DeBaun

Leveraging Partnerships, Tilicia L. Mayo-Gamble, Velma McBride Murry, and Michael R. DeBaun

“I Really Don’t Have No Understanding About It”: An Insider Perspective from Patients with Sickle Cell Trait, Tilicia L. Mayo-Gamble, David G. Schlundt, and Velma McBride Murry

Evidence-Based Review for Research on Childhood/Adolescent Obesity, L. Mutcherson, E. McConico, and Sara S. Plaspohl

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Solo Practice Physicians in Georgia, Fedelis Mutiso, Emmanuel A. Akowuah, Samuel T. Opoku, and Bettye A. Apenteng

Disparities Faced by Minority Women in the U.S. While Obtaining Services for Sexual Health, K. Nasir and Sara S. Plaspohl

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Impact of Local Boards of Health (LBoH) Governance Functions on Local Health Departments (LHDs) Policy Making or Advocacy Activities, Bobbie Jo Newell and Gulzar H. Shah

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Understanding Obesity and Self-Esteem: What Your Weight in Middle School Says About You Now, Etinosa Oghogho and Helen W. Bland