Recent Submissions

  • Blood Pressure Control in Diabetes 

    Cummings, Doyle M.; Doherty, Lisa; Howard, George; Howard, Virginia J.; Safford, Monika M.; Prince, Valerie; Kissela, Brett; Lackland, Daniel T. (2010-04)
    OBJECTIVE Despite widespread dissemination of target values, achieving a blood pressure of <130/80 mmHg is challenging for many individuals with diabetes. The purpose of the present study was to examine temporal trends in ...
  • Generic Medications and Blood Pressure Control in Diabetic Hypertensive Subjects 

    Cummings, Doyle M.; Letter, Abraham J.; Howard, George; Howard, Virginia J.; Safford, Monika M.; Prince, Valerie; Muntner, Paul (2013-03)
    OBJECTIVE To investigate temporal improvements in blood pressure (BP) control in subjects with diabetes and policy changes regarding generic antihypertensives. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS In a cross-sectional study ...
  • The heart healthy lenoir project-an intervention to reduce disparities in hypertension control: study protocol 

    Halladay, Jacquie R; Donahue, Katrina E; Hinderliter, Alan L; Cummings, Doyle M; Cene, Crystal W; Miller, Cassie L; Garcia, Beverly A; Tillman, Jim; DeWalt, Darren (2013)
    Background Racial disparities in blood pressure control are well established; however the impact of low health literacy (LHL) on blood pressure has garnered less attention. Office based interventions that are created with ...
  • Generational differences in practice site selection criteria amongst primary care physicians. 

    Duffrin, Christopher; Cashion, Molly; Cummings, Doyle; Whetstone, Lauren; Firnhaber, Jonathon; Levine, Gary; Watson, Ricky; Lambert, Aaron (2016-01-25)
    Background and Objectives: Generational differences are often viewed as shaping the overall attitudes and actions of different age cohorts. It is essential to understand the motivations and generational differences in ...
  • Generational differences in practice site selection criteria amongst primary care physicians. 

    Duffrin, Christopher; Cashion, Molly; Cummings, Doyle M.; Whetstone, Lauren; Firnhaber, Jonathan; Levine, Gary; Watson, Ricky; Lambert, Aaron (2016)
    Background and Objectives: Generational differences are often viewed as shaping the overall attitudes and actions of different age cohorts. It is essential to understand the motivations and generational differences in ...
  • The Need for Interprofessional Collaborative Ready Nutrition and Dietetics Practitioners 

    Kolasa, Kathryn M.; Eliot, Kathrin A. (2014-10-01)
    This is the full length paper of what turned out to be a published brief after going through peer review. Many of our colleagues have requested the original full length description which is more of a call to action for ...
  • How Sweet It Is: Traditional Sweet Iced Tea and the Diabesity Epidemic. 

    Taft, Natalie; Collier, David N.; Tanenberg, Robert; Kolasa, Kathryn M. (2015-01)
    In this paper we present four cases from our medical practice to increase awareness of the role of sweet tea in obesity and diabetes management. We start with a history of Southern style “sweet tea”, and discuss the ...
  • Creating Vidant Health's Healthy Food Environment 

    Gaskins, Scottie; Kolasa, Kathryn; Simmons, Rose Ann; Njuguna, Njeri; White, Andy (2013-04)
    The paper describes the journey taken by Vidant Health (formerly University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina) to create a healthy eating environmnet on its entire campus. Vidant Health was among the first hospitals in ...
  • North Carolina's Plan to Address Obesity: Healthy Weight and Healthy Communities 

    Kolasa, Kathryn; Craven, Kay (2013-02-07)
    This presentation describes the 2013-2020 NC Obesity Plan. Evidence based core behaviors are described as well as strategies for encouraging the adoption of those behaviors in worksites, health care and colleges and ...
  • Creating Vidant Health's Healthy Food Environment 

    Gaskins, Scottie; Simmons, Rose Ann; Kolasa, Kathryn; Njuguna, Njeri; White, Andy (2012-10)
    This paper documents the steps Vidant Health took from 2003 to 2012 in creating a healthy food environment. It describes criteria for foods to be sold/provided to employees and visitors. It provides a rationale for selecting ...
  • Guidelines for Healthy Foods and Beverages at Company-Sponsored Events. Vendor Tool Kit. Event Planner Tool Kit 

    Gaskins, Scottie; Kolasa, Kathryn; Bucher, Colleen (2012-01-25)
    Vidant Heatlh adopted a "healthy food environment" policy in 2012. This vendor tool kit includes the policy, definitions that support the policy, stept that help a vendor adhere to the policy and resources. Topics covered ...
  • Participation in Community-Originated Interventions is Associated with Positive Changes in Weight Status and Health Behaviors in Youth 

    Whetstone, Lauren; Kolasa, Kathryn; Collier, David N. (2012-04-13)
    Purpose. To assess changes in children’s health behaviors and weight status after participation in community-originated interventions. ...
  • Healthy Hospital Food Environment: Policy & Programs in Practice 

    Gaskins, Scottie (2012-05-07)
    This invited presentation highlights the state of weight at Vidant Health, a health care system serving 29 counties in eastern North Carolina and its innovative Health Food Environment program. A policy, effective in 2012, ...
  • Helping Hands: A Guidebook for Volunteer Meal Providers 

    Jennings, Jill; Ward, Rachel; Kolasa, Kathryn M. (2011-09-27)
    Helping Hands: A Guidebook for Volunteer Meal Providers Author(s): J. Jennings,1 R. Ward,2 K. Kolasa3; 1Nutrition Science, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, 2East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, 3Family ...
  • Healthy Hospital Food Environment: the PCMH Story. 

    Kolasa, Kathryn M.; Gaskins, Scottie; Dial, Jeff; Ho, Amanda; Currie, Russ; Comeaux, Preston; Robertson, Roger (2006)
    This paper describes Pitt Memorial Hospital's response to the call to become a healthy worksite. It describes the hospital's effots to partner in the North Carolina Plan to Prevent Overweight and Obesity and Related Chronic ...
  • Pitt County Memorial Hospital Plays a Role in the Eat Smart Move More North Carolina Movement 

    Kolasa, Kathryn M.; Currie, Russ; Dial, Jeff; Gaskins, Scottie; Simmons, Rose Ann (2009)
    Pitt County Memorial Hospital is taking the "Journey to Excellence" and as part of that journey, is creating a culture of wellness. This paper describes those efforts as well as the criteria for healthy food. Data ...
  • The UHS Nutrition Initiative: Enhancing the ability of patients, employees and the community to "Eat Smart and Move More" 

    Kolasa, Kathryn M.; Poole, Diane A; Chatman, Mary B.; Nelson, Catherine; Gaskins, Scottie; Holliday, Amanda (2005)
    This article describes the obesity problem in eastern North Carolina and the responses that the Pitt County Memorial Hospital is taking locally to change policies and environments.
  • The Pong Principle 

    Ellis, Thomas (2011-02-25)
    "Learning to Listen: A Patient Becomes the Teacher By Serving Up Life-Changing Advice
  • Take Off 4-Health Healthy Lifestyle Camp Nutrition Education Curriculum 

    Dunn, Carolyn Kusbit; Harr, Nancy; Crawford, Yancey; Henes, Sarah T.; Kinner, Stephanie; Sutton, Virginia; Kolasa, Kathryn M.; Collier, David N. (2009-06-09)
    Summer camps designed to produce weight loss are popular childhood obesity interventions. Nutrition education is a critical component of youth weight loss camps and we will present the curriculum developed for a 3 week ...
  • Eat Smart Move More Weigh Less: A Community Based Weight Management Program for Adults 

    Kolasa, Kathryn; Dunn, Carolyn Kusbit; Thomas, Cathy; Schneider, L; Smith, Christine; Vodicka, Sheree (2009-10-20)
    Describes development of a comprehensive, low cost weight management program to be delivered by local public health educators or cooperative extension agents. The program was developed by a unique partnerships of the NC ...

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