A growing network of leaders is pioneering how we diminish the impact of adverse childhood experiences. Learn about what ACEs are, their prevalence and their impact.
January 1, 2004 | Journal Article
While use of computer resources at the point of care has a positive effect on physician decision making, pediatricians' information-seeking behaviors are not well characterized. The goal of this study was to characterize quantitatively the information-seeking behaviors of general pediatricians and specifically compare their use of computers including digital libraries, before and after an educational intervention. General pediatric residents and faculty at a U.S. midwestern children's hospital participated in a control versus intervention group design. The intervention group received a 10-minute individual training session and a handout on how to use a pediatric digital library. Both groups were telephoned later for interviews and asked, "What pediatric question(s) did you have that you needed additional information to answer?" The data indicates that pediatricians were slightly less likely to pursue answers after the intervention with the primary reason cited for both groups as a lack of time. While pediatricians in each group were about equally successful in finding answers, the intervention group spent on average less than half the time searching for answers. The authors conclude that pediatricians who seek answers at the point of care should begin to shift their information-seeking behaviors towards computer-based resources, as they are less time consuming and equally effective. Toll-free access made available with permission.
March 1, 2004 | Journal Article
Mothers often turn to family and friends for emotional support. The study suggests that they are interested in receiving information about stress and depression. The authors suggest that their research could point toward development of a strategy to ...
March 24, 2010 | Program Result Report
The Developing Families Center in Washington, D.C., provides health and social support services to young women and their families in the city's low-income, Black neighborhoods.
January 1, 2010 | Journal Article
The Hawaii Healthy Start home visitation program sends paraprofessionals into the homes of children at risk of abuse to teach families about child development, parenting and problem-solving strategies and offer emotional support to new parents during the first three years of their child's life.
August 1, 2001 | Program Result Report
Starting in January 1994, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine conducted a three-year evaluation of Hawaii's Healthy Start Program.
June 1, 2000 | Program Result Report
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School, Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention developed strategies for dissemination of the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research's Clinical Practice Guideline on Smoking Cessation to health care providers.
October 15, 2007 | Story
"Against all odds, our community health leaders continue to remind us of the difference that one person can make and we are exceedingly proud of their endeavors," says Judith Stavisky, MPH, MEd, RWJF senior program officer.
October 29, 2007 | Story
Via the Internet, ARCHeS will dramatically expand access to Archimedes, a powerful medical outcomes predictive model.