Public Health Yearbook 2012

Joav Merrick, MD, MMedSci, DMSc, (Editor)
Medical Director, Health Services, Division for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Adolescent Medicine, KY Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centers, Mt Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel
School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Series: Health and Human Development
BISAC: HEA010000


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Special issue: Resilience in breaking the cycle of children’s environmental health disparities
Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick


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In this Public Health Yearbook 2012 we will touch upon several public health topics like burns, infant mortality, maltreatment, tropical pediatrics, building community capacity, and HIV research.

Tropical pediatrics is a branch of tropical medicine focusing on children in these areas. The current process of global warming and the widespread issue of international travel are bringing these conditions to many places of the globe. Advances in science, innovations in business, and technological development in the last century and the continued rapid pace of change in these areas have created an environment, where the world today in the twenty-first century knows few boundaries. Health care is a field that has been enhanced and able to expand as a result of progress in these diverse yet integrated areas.

However, for all of the improvement that new drugs, health care re-organization and focused delivery, and accessible electronic medical records, for example, can afford many of the “haves” in society, there still remains a significant segment of the population in the industrialized world, and certainly in developing countries, who comprise the “have nots” and do not benefit from this progress. This disparity in health among populations across the globe has existed for decades despite our advances in health care and will be discussed in this yearbook and in the last section a small cross-section of some of the types of approaches that contemporary social scientists are taking in their efforts to minimize the harms resulting from HIV and AIDS. (Imprint: Nova)

Public Health Yearbook 2012
(Joav Merrick)


Chapter 1:
On Scene First Aid and Emergency Care for Burn Victims
(William H.C. Tiong)

Chapter 2:
A Comment on Infant Mortality Rate in India
(Nilanjan Patra)

Chapter 3:
Childhood Maltreatment and HIV Risk-Taking among Men using the Internet Specifically to Find Partners for Unprotected Sex
(Hugh Klein and David Tilley)

Chapter 4:
Patient Activation among People who Contact Chronic Disease Related Consumer Health Organizations
(Julie H. Dean, Frances M. Boyle, Allyson J. Mutch and Remo Ostini)

Chapter 5:
Use of Outsourcing in Israeli Medical Centers
(Racheli Magnezi, Liat Korn and Haim Reuveni)

Chapter 6:
Disparities of Childhood Limited Abilities and Special Health Care Needs in Georgia Comparing with Other States
(James H. Stephens, Hani M. Samawi, Gerald R. Ledlow and Rohit Tyagi)


Chapter 7:
Recognizing Community Priorities, Needs and Water Safety
(Linda S. Vail and Douglas N. Homnick)

Chapter 8:
Perspectives on Immunizations
(Donald E. Greydanus, Daiva Olipra, Jocelyn De Leon and Anjana Neupaney)

Chapter 9:
(Dilip R. Patel)

Chapter 10:
The Human Immunodeficiency Virus in Pediatrics
(Amanda Gittus)

Chapter 11:
Tropical Nephrology
(Valerie Duhn)

Chapter 12:
(Richard R. Roach)

Chapter 13:
Dengue Virus Infection
(Richard R. Roach and Sapna Sadarangani)

Chapter 14:
(Richard R. Roach)

Chapter 15:
Soil-Transmitted Helminths
(Richard R. Roach and Jashan Octain)

Chapter 16:
Intestinal, Lung and Liver Flukes
(Richard R. Roach and Elizabeth Friedman)

Chapter 17:
(Richard R. Roach and Jishu Das)

Chapter 18:
Chagas Disease
(Richard R. Roach and Joanne Monterroso)

Chapter 19:
Scorpion Envenomation
(Joav Merrick and Mohammed Morad)

Chapter 20:
Burkitt Lymphoma
(Renuka Gera, Elna Saah and Ajovi Scott-Emuakpor)


Chapter 21:
Policy and Community Partnerships as Public Health Management Tools for Childhood Lead Poisoning
(Rosemary M. Caron and Jessica D. Ulrich)

Chapter 22:
Tribal Capacity Building as a Complex Adaptive System: New Insights, New Lessons Learned
(Michelle Chino)

Chapter 23:
Against the Current: Strategies for Addressing Public Health Concerns in a Native American Community through Partnership
(Joy Doll, Linda Ohri, Teresa Cochran, Caroline Goulet, Ann Ryan Haddad and Wehnona Stabler)

Chapter 24:
Lessons Learned from Adaptation and Evaluation of Home Visitation Services for Latino Communities
(Arthur H. Owora, Jane F. Silovsky, Lana O. Beasley, Patty DeMoraes-Huffine and Ivelisse Cruz)

Chapter 25:
Environmental Public Health Education Partnerships: Successes and Challenges
(Mary O. Dereski and Lisa Pietrantoni)

Chapter 26:
Lessons Learned from the Protección en Construcción (PenC) Community Research Partnership
(Linda Sprague Martinez, Uchenna J. Ndulue and Maria J. Brunette)

Chapter 27:
Issues to Consider when Adapting Evidence-Based Physical Activity Interventions With and Within Racial/Ethnic Minority Communities
(Elizabeth A. Baker, Freda Motton and E. Yvonne Lewis)

Chapter 28:
Roles of Hispanic Service Organizations in Tuberculosis Education and Health Promotion
(Sue Gena Lurie, Stephen Weis, Guadalupe Munguia)

Chapter 29:
Project Salud: Using Community-Based Participatory Research to Culturally Adapt an HIV Prevention Intervention in the Latino Migrant Worker Community
(Jesús Sánchez, Claudia A. Serna and Mario De La Rosa)

Chapter 30:
The Relationship between Diabetes, Obesity and Iris Markings in African Americans in Montgomery County, Alabama
(Peggy Valentine, Jiangmin Xu, Tatiana Jones, Laila Haile, Myrtle Goore, Jane Smolnik and Marceline Egnin)

Chapter 31:
Strategies for Facilitating the Recruitment of Latinas in Cancer Prevention Research
(Monica Rosales, Patricia Gonzalez and Evelinn Borrayo)

Chapter 32:
Promoting Youth Physical Activity and Health Career Awareness in an African American Faith Community
(Judy B. Springer, Jeffrey A. Morzinski and Melissa DeNomie)

Chapter 33:
Success of “Promotores de Salud” in Identifying Immigrant Latino Smokers and Developing Quit Plans
(Natalia Suarez, Lisa Sanderson Cox, Kimber Richter, Irazema Mendoza, Cielo Fernández, Susan Garrett, Isabel Scarinci, Edward F. Ellerbeck and A. Paula Cupertino)

Chapter 34:
Developmental Delay in Children with Blood Lead Levels between 5 and 9 µg/dl
(Edmond A. Hooker, Marilyn Goldfeder, Jeff Armada, Monica Burns, Nicholas Lander and Aaron Senich)


Chapter 35:
Condom Use Measurement in Adolescent HIV Prevention Research: Is Briefer Better?
(Christopher D. Houck, Angela Stewart, Larry K. Brown and the Project SHIELD Study Group)

Chapter 36:
Internet Advice on Disclosure of HIV Status to Sexual Partners in an Era of Criminalization
(Bronwen Lichtenstein)

Chapter 37:
Understanding the Agreements and Behaviors of Men who Have Sex with Men who are Dating or Married to Women: Unexpected Implications for a Universal HIV/STI Testing Protocol
(Jason W. Mitchell, David A. Moskowitz and David W. Seal)

Chapter 38:
Refashioning Stigma: Experiencing and Managing HIV/AIDS in the Biomedical Era
(Yordanos Mequanint Tiruneh)

Chapter 39:
Condom Use Attitudes and HIV Risk among American MSM Seeking Partners for Unprotected Sex via the Internet
(Hugh Klein and Rachel L. Kaplan)

Chapter 40:
Beyond Sexual Partnerships: The Lack of Condom Use during Vaginal Sex with Steady Partners
(Lara DePadilla, Kirk W. Elifson and Claire E. Sterk)


Chapter 41:
About the Editor

Chapter 42:
About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development



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