Community Health Centers

Publication Title: 
Journal of Dental Education

If it is not a naÔve expectation for dentists who have been beneficiaries of public generosity to share their good fortune with the public that made it possible, there may be a rational basis for enhancing the role of dental education in improving access to oral health care by promoting-but not requiring-a voluntary service commitment after graduation commensurate with the magnitude of the subsidy received.

Author(s): 
Bertolami, Charles N.
Berne, Robert
Publication Title: 
Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery: Official Journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

OBJECTIVE: To describe site capability and experience of the CHEER network (Creating Healthcare Excellence through Education and Research) to rapidly collect descriptive data on patients with tinnitus and dizziness visiting participating CHEER sites. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective observational data collection study over 6 months. SETTING: Twenty one community otology and otolaryngology practices in the United States.

Author(s): 
Witsell, David L.
Schulz, Kristine A.
Moore, Kathy
Tucci, Debara L.
CHEER Investigators
Publication Title: 
Malaria Journal

BACKGROUND: Many malarious countries plan to introduce artemisinin combination therapy (ACT) at community level using community health workers (CHWs) for treatment of uncomplicated malaria. Use of ACT with reliance on presumptive diagnosis may lead to excessive use, increased costs and rise of drug resistance. Use of rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) could address these challenges but only if the communities will accept their use by CHWs. This study assessed community acceptability of the use of RDTs by Ugandan CHWs, locally referred to as community medicine distributors (CMDs).

Author(s): 
Mukanga, David
Tibenderana, James K.
Kiguli, Juliet
Pariyo, George W.
Waiswa, Peter
Bajunirwe, Francis
Mutamba, Brian
Counihan, Helen
Ojiambo, Godfrey
Källander, Karin
Publication Title: 
Parasites & Vectors

BACKGROUND: Treatment of confirmed malaria patients with Artemisinin-based Combination Therapy (ACT) at remote areas is the goal of many anti-malaria programs. Introduction of effective and affordable malaria Rapid Diagnosis Test (RDT) in remote areas could be an alternative tool for malaria case management. This study aimed to assess performance of the OptiMAL dipstick for rapid malaria diagnosis in children under five. METHODS: Malaria symptomatic and asymptomatic children were recruited in a passive manner in two community clinics (CCs).

Author(s): 
Diarra, Amidou
Nébié, Issa
Tiono, Alfred
Sanon, Souleymane
Soulama, Issiaka
Ouédraogo, Alphonse
Gansané, Adama
Yaro, Jean B.
Ouédraogo, Espérance
Traoré, Alfred S.
Sirima, Sodiomon B.
Publication Title: 
Social Science & Medicine (1982)

During two periods of almost 3 months each, a study was done in three villages of Tangail District in Bangladesh. One of the objectives was to find out how the fields of traditional medicine (Ayurveda and Unani), folk medicine and allopathic medicine were related to each other, and which processes could be discerned in these interrelationships. In this respect an important outcome was that traditional medicine had almost disappeared in this area and that Western medicine holds a very strong position.

Author(s): 
Ashraf, A.
Chowdhury, S.
Streefland, P.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Nepal Health Research Council

BACKGROUND: Health services based on traditional systems of medicine has been expanding, flourishing and getting popularity, however, quality and effectiveness of service provision, has always been questioned probably due to the lack of research activities, poor or nil implementation of national policies and regularity systems and poor or nil monitoring and evaluation by any state agencies. Objective of this study was to explore the present situation of privately run traditional medicine based health service providing centres in the Kathmandu valley and service users' perception.

Author(s): 
Koirala, R. R.
Khaniya, B. N.
Singh, S. P.
Aryal, K. K.
Bhusal, C. L.
Publication Title: 
Trials

BACKGROUND: Chronic low back pain causes substantial morbidity and cost to society while disproportionately impacting low-income and minority adults. Several randomized controlled trials show yoga is an effective treatment. However, the comparative effectiveness of yoga and physical therapy, a common mainstream treatment for chronic low back pain, is unknown. METHODS/DESIGN: This is a randomized controlled trial for 320 predominantly low-income minority adults with chronic low back pain, comparing yoga, physical therapy, and education.

Author(s): 
Saper, Robert B.
Sherman, Karen J.
DeLitto, Anthony
Herman, Patricia M.
Stevans, Joel
Paris, Ruth
Keosaian, Julia E.
Cerrada, Christian J.
Lemaster, Chelsey M.
Faulkner, Carol
Breuer, Maya
Weinberg, Janice
Publication Title: 
Trials

BACKGROUND: Chronic low back pain causes substantial morbidity and cost to society while disproportionately impacting low-income and minority adults. Several randomized controlled trials show yoga is an effective treatment. However, the comparative effectiveness of yoga and physical therapy, a common mainstream treatment for chronic low back pain, is unknown. METHODS/DESIGN: This is a randomized controlled trial for 320 predominantly low-income minority adults with chronic low back pain, comparing yoga, physical therapy, and education.

Author(s): 
Saper, Robert B.
Sherman, Karen J.
DeLitto, Anthony
Herman, Patricia M.
Stevans, Joel
Paris, Ruth
Keosaian, Julia E.
Cerrada, Christian J.
Lemaster, Chelsey M.
Faulkner, Carol
Breuer, Maya
Weinberg, Janice
Publication Title: 
Journal of Nepal Health Research Council

BACKGROUND: Health services based on traditional systems of medicine has been expanding, flourishing and getting popularity, however, quality and effectiveness of service provision, has always been questioned probably due to the lack of research activities, poor or nil implementation of national policies and regularity systems and poor or nil monitoring and evaluation by any state agencies. Objective of this study was to explore the present situation of privately run traditional medicine based health service providing centres in the Kathmandu valley and service users' perception.

Author(s): 
Koirala, R. R.
Khaniya, B. N.
Singh, S. P.
Aryal, K. K.
Bhusal, C. L.
Publication Title: 
Trials

BACKGROUND: Chronic low back pain causes substantial morbidity and cost to society while disproportionately impacting low-income and minority adults. Several randomized controlled trials show yoga is an effective treatment. However, the comparative effectiveness of yoga and physical therapy, a common mainstream treatment for chronic low back pain, is unknown. METHODS/DESIGN: This is a randomized controlled trial for 320 predominantly low-income minority adults with chronic low back pain, comparing yoga, physical therapy, and education.

Author(s): 
Saper, Robert B.
Sherman, Karen J.
DeLitto, Anthony
Herman, Patricia M.
Stevans, Joel
Paris, Ruth
Keosaian, Julia E.
Cerrada, Christian J.
Lemaster, Chelsey M.
Faulkner, Carol
Breuer, Maya
Weinberg, Janice

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