Feasibility of a Novel COVID-19 Telehealth Care Management Program Among Individuals Receiving Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder: Analysis of a Pilot Program

Williams KD, Jurkovitz CT, Papas MA, Muther AK, Anderson SL, Anderson TL JMIR Form Res 2022 Aug;6(8):e39772 PMID: 35973033 Abstract BACKGROUND: The emergence of COVID-19 exacerbated the existing epidemic of opioid use disorder (OUD) across the United States due to the disruption of in-person treatment and support services. Increased use of technology including telehealth and

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Implementation of a clinical pathway to screen and treat medical inpatients for opioid withdrawal

Williams KD, Wilson BL, Jurkovitz CT, Melson JA, Reitz JA, Pal CK, Hausman SP, Booker E, Lang LJ, Horton TL Implement Res Pract ;3(): PMID: 35846074 Abstract Background: Opioid-related inpatient hospital stays are increasing at alarming rates. Unidentified and poorly treated opioid withdrawal may be associated with inpatients leaving against medical advice and increased health

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Mapping the Burden of Chronic Diseases in Delaware for Public Health Decision Making

McIntire RK, Brooks M, Siegel SD, , Papas M Dela J Public Health 2019 Feb;5(1):26-28 PMID: 34467011 Abstract Public health decision-makers need to consider geographic differences in rates of chronic disease risk factors and outcomes in order to focus intervention efforts on populations exhibiting the greatest burden of disease. Increasingly, public health agencies are using

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Malnourished adults’ receipt of hospital discharge nutrition care instructions: a pilot study

Brooks M, Vest MT, Shapero M, Papas M J Hum Nutr Diet 2019 10;32(5):659-666 PMID: 31037779 Abstract BACKGROUND”>Malnutrition remains an important yet under-recognised problem among hospitalised adults. Although interventions exist aiming to improve nutritional status beyond hospitalisation, few studies examine how often and what type of nutrition care instructions are given at discharge. The present

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Social Determinants of Health, From Assessment to Action:: A Review of 3 Studies from the Value Institute at ChristianaCare

Harrison C, Brooks M, Goldstein JN Dela J Public Health 2020 Jul;6(2):72-78 PMID: 34467115 Abstract INTRODUCTION: The COVID-19 crisis highlights the importance of screening for and managing adverse social determinants of health (SDoH). Many of the same SDoH items that put individuals at increased risk of COVID-19 infection have increased dramatically due to the economic

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Mapping the ChristianaCare response to COVID-19:: Clinical insights from the Value Institute’s Geospatial Analytics Core

Brooks M, Brown C, , Liu W, Siegel SD, Dela J Public Health 2020 Jul;6(2):66-70 PMID: 34467114 Abstract INTRODUCTION: COVID-19 exemplifies the spatial nature of infectious disease in both its mechanism of transmission and the community-level conditions that facilitate its spread. With a long history of use for infectious disease applications, maps and geographic information

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Examining the relationship between food environment and gestational diabetes

Fonge YN, Jain VD, Harrison C, Brooks M, Sciscione AC Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM 2020 11;2(4):100204 PMID: 33345920 Abstract BACKGROUND”>Studies have shown an association between the incidence of gestational diabetes and living in neighborhoods oversaturated with unhealthy foods.</Abstr: Studies have shown an association between the incidence of gestational diabetes and living in neighborhoods oversaturated

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Operationalizing the Population Health Framework: Clinical Characteristics, Social Context, and the Built Environment

Siegel SD, Brooks M, Curriero FC Popul Health Manag 2021 08;24(4):454-462 PMID: 34406088 Abstract As a framework, population health emphasizes health outcomes for entire populations, the broad range of determinants of these outcomes, and the comparative effectiveness of medical and public health interventions. In practice, however, many contemporary population health programs instead focus on small

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Characterizing the spatial relationship between smoking status and tobacco retail exposure: Implications for policy development and evaluation

Brooks MM, Siegel SD, Curriero FC Health Place 2021 03;68():102530 PMID: 33609995 Abstract Tobacco retail density and smoking prevalence remain elevated in marginalized communities, underscoring the need for strategies to address these place-based disparities. The spatial variation of smokers and tobacco retailers is often measured by aggregating them to area-level units (e.g., census tracts), but

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