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2013-11-06 23:30:18

Johns Hopkins University and TrustNetMD Awarded Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Grant to Tap Community Health Workers’ Knowledge and Experience Using Informatics and Organizational Learning Methodology and Web 2.0 Technology Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) November 06, 2013 A joint research team of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and TrustNetMD, Inc., has been awarded a $900,000 grant for "Dissemination of Evidence Based...

2013-10-23 23:27:53

Family Health Network and Sinai Urban Health Institute awarded Gold for industry best practices by Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC). Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) October 23, 2013 Family Health Network (FHN) has been awarded Gold Honors for Health Care Consumer Engagement and Protection by URAC, a leading national health care accreditation organization. This award recognizes the achievements of organizations that are effectively advancing the role of consumers as active...

2013-09-04 11:53:59

A global group of experts has established research priorities addressing care for women prior to pregnancy, in a consensus statement published in PLOS Medicine this week. Sohni Dean and Zulfiqar Bhutta from the Aga Khan University, Karachi, collaborated with colleagues to identify the most important research areas for preconception care that need to be addressed in order to reduce deaths and disability in women and children. Prevention of maternal and child mortality has featured...

2013-07-09 11:21:12

Health reform initiatives need to improve perceived quality, cost and accessibility of primary care to reduce low value care Patients with low socioeconomic status use emergency and hospital care more often than primary care because they believe hospital care is more affordable and convenient, and of better quality than care provided by primary care physicians, according to the results of a new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The...

2013-02-11 15:32:01

Researchers who conducted a clinical trial in American Samoa to test whether community health workers could help adults with type 2 diabetes found that the patients who received the intervention were twice as likely to make a clinically meaningful improvement as those who remained with care only in the clinic. The results appear in the journal Diabetes Care. Newly published results from a randomized controlled clinical trial in the Pacific U.S. territory of American Samoa add clear...

2012-09-08 23:02:21

Nyaya Health needs Nepali support to continue to bring medical care to Nepalis; Celebrity Malvika Subba helping to rally support. BOSTON (PRWEB) September 07, 2012 Nyaya Health, a U.S. nonprofit, with its hub in the Far Western Region at Bayalpata is in the midst of a tight competition for a share of $5 million in grants, which will provide free health care for thousands in rural Nepal. Now through Sept. 19 Nyaya Health will compete in the annual Chase Community Giving program, an online...

2012-05-30 09:52:15

"Treatment of mental disorders within the health care system needs to be accompanied by a community-based approach that focuses on psychosocial problems," say the authors of a case study from Afghanistan published in this week's PLoS Medicine as part of the newly launched series on global mental health practice. A team of health practitioners and researchers from Afghanistan and the Netherlands, led by Peter Ventevogel from the non-governmental organization HealthNet TPO based in...

2012-03-20 09:29:18

Findings indicate incentives and support may offer economic and health benefits Intervention by peer mentors has a statistically significant effect on improving glucose control in African American veterans with diabetes, according to a study by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP). Full results of the study were published in the March 20th issue of the Annals of...

2012-02-29 12:28:38

Providing clean delivery kits and improving birthing practices could halve the number of neonatal deaths following home births in South Asia, according to research funded by the Wellcome Trust. Around half a million babies die in the first month of life from sepsis and around a third of these infections are transmitted at the time of birth. In South Asia, more than half of deliveries occur at home, most without skilled birth attendance. Maintaining clean delivery practices at home can be...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.