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Editor's desk: coaching and accountability.


The case of coaching accountability at the Spartus Company: part one.


Coaching experts discuss the relationships between coaching, culture, and health outcomes and for what coaches should be held accountable.


Change is hard: the promise of behavioral economics.


The case of coaching accountability at the Spartus Company: part two.


A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of the Choose Less, Weigh Less Portion Size Health Marketing Campaign in Los Angeles County.

Abstract Purpose . To assess the impact of the Choose Less, Weigh Less portion size health marketing campaign. Design . A mixed-methods, cross-sectional evaluation. Setting . A quantitative Internet panel survey was administered through an online sampling vendor and qualitative interviews were conducted by street intercept. Subjects . The panel survey included 796 participants, weighted to represent Los Angeles County. Street intercept interviews were conducted with 50 other participants. Intervention . The...


Electronic Cigarette Retail Outlets and Proximity to Schools.

Abstract Purpose . To compare the retail distribution and density per population of electronic and conventional cigarettes in smoke-free communities with and without e-cigarette restrictions. Design . A cross-sectional study with field observations of retail tobacco stores. Setting . Two Central Kentucky counties with 100% smoke-free workplace regulations; counties selected on the basis of whether e-cigarette use was restricted. Subjects . Fifty-seven tobacco retailers in two counties, including conventiona...


Perceptions of Prostate Cancer Screening Controversy and Informed Decision Making: Implications for Development of a Targeted Decision Aid for Unaffected Male First-Degree Relatives.

Abstract Purpose . First-degree relatives (FDRs) of prostate cancer (PC) patients should consider multiple concurrent personal risk factors when engaging in informed decision making (IDM) about PC screening. This study assessed perceptions of IDM recommendations and risk-appropriate strategies for IDM among FDRs of varied race/ethnicity. Design . A cross-sectional, qualitative study design was used. Setting . Study setting was a cancer center in southwest Florida. Participants . The study comprised 44 parti...


Environmental Intervention in Carryout Restaurants Increases Sales of Healthy Menu Items in a Low-Income Urban Setting.

Abstract Purpose . To investigate how a pilot environmental intervention changed food sales patterns in carryout restaurants. Design . Quasi-experimental. Setting . Low-income neighborhoods of Baltimore, Maryland. Subjects . Seven carryouts (three intervention, four comparison). Intervention . Phase 1, menu board revision and healthy menu labeling; phase 2, increase of healthy sides and beverages; and phase 3, promotion of cheaper and healthier combination meals. Measures . Weekly handwritten menu orders co...


Do Adolescent Smokers Use E-Cigarettes to Help Them Quit? The Sociodemographic Correlates and Cessation Motivations of U.S. Adolescent E-Cigarette Use.

Abstract Purpose . To examine the sociodemographic traits of adolescent e-cigarette users and whether e-cigarettes are used as cessation aids among adolescent smokers. Design . The study had a cross-sectional design. Setting . Study setting was the United States. Subjects . A probability sample of 15,264 adolescents in grades 6 through 12 was used. Measures . The study measured self-reported lifetime e-cigarette use and recent conventional cigarette use, desire to quit, and number of recent quit attempts (a...


Program Measurement & Evaluation Guide: Core Metrics for Employee Health Management.


Measures that matter: considering the stakes in assessing stakeholder's values.


An interview with Dr. Michael Roizen, Chief Wellness Officer at Cleveland Clinic. Interview by Paul Terry.


Expert panel: A discussion about environmental supports and employee policies intended to support health and how lessons from tobacco access reforms can inform food access.


Case study: How can this organization’s culture support employee health?


Let Our Voices Be Heard: Urban Minority Adolescents Share Their Perspectives Regarding Substance Abuse and HIV/AIDS Prevention Messages.

Abstract Purpose . This study explored the substance abuse and human immunodeficiency virus prevention needs of urban minority adolescents. Design . Six 1-hour focus groups. Setting . Two high schools and two community-based organizations located in the city of Paterson, New Jersey. Participants . The sample included 41 African-American and Latino youth, ranging in ages from 13 to 18 years. Method . Data were collected through six focus group interviews. Each group discussion was audio-recorded and transcri...


Nonresident African-American Fathers' Influence on Sons' Exercise Intentions in the Fathers and Sons Program.

Abstract Purpose . To test the effects of a family-centered intervention for enhancing intentions to exercise among African-American boys with nonresident fathers. Design . Quasi-experimental, intervention study. Setting . Two Midwestern cities. Subjects . A total of 287 nonresident African-American fathers and their 8- to 12-year-old sons (n = 158 intervention dyads; n = 129 comparison dyads). Intervention . The Fathers and Sons Program is a 15-session family-based intervention focused on promoting the hea...


African-American and Hispanic Perceptions of HIV Vaccine Clinical Research: A Qualitative Study.

Abstract Purpose . To examine perceptions of phase-I human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) vaccine trial participation among African-Americans and Hispanics in San Francisco, California. Design . Qualitative, semistructured interviews. Setting . San Francisco Department of Health. Participants . Thirty-six African-American and Hispanic men and women, 18 to 50 years of age, residing in the San Francisco Bay Area. Method . Purposive sampling using advertisements, community-based organization rosters, and snowbal...


Local Smoke-Free Public Policies, Quitline Call Rate, and Smoking Status in Kentucky.

Abstract Purpose . The study investigated the relationships among local smoke-free public policies, county-level quitline call rate, and adult smoking status. Design . A retrospective cross-sectional examination of demographic characteristics, smoking status of Kentuckians, and data from the Kentucky Tobacco Quitline were used to investigate the relationship of local smoke-free ordinances or Board of Health regulations together with county-level quitline use rates and population-level adult smoking status. ...


Faith-based initiatives in health promotion: history, challenges, and current partnerships.

Abstract Faith-based institutions and organizations represent a longstanding yet underutilized resource for health promotion and disease prevention efforts. The White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and its affiliated office within the Department of Health and Human Services, are the highest-profile markers of federal efforts, but most faith-health partnerships are not federally funded and date back many decades. Formal partnerships between the faith-based and public health sector...


National workplace health promotion surveys: the affordable care act and future surveys.

Abstract This commentary reviews findings from the four previous national surveys of workplace health promotion activities (1985, 1992, 1999, and 2004, respectively) and offers recommendations for future surveys mandated under the Affordable Care Act of 2010. Future surveys should place greater emphasis on assessing program quality, reach, and effectiveness. Both employer and employee input should be sought. In addition, sampling plans should differentiate worksites from employers, and results should includ...






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