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  • Cancer mortality in Native Americans in North Carolina. 

    Horner, Ronnie D. (East Carolina University, 1990-08)
    his paper describes age-adjusted mortality from malignant neoplasms for Native Americans in North Carolina for 1968-72 and 1978-82. Sex-specific standardized mortality ratios were calculated from death certificate data, ...
  • Creating Vidant Health's Healthy Food Environment 

    Gaskins, Scottie; Kolasa, Kathryn M.; 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 ...
  • Creating Vidant Health's Healthy Food Environment 

    Gaskins, Scottie; Simmons, Rose Ann; Kolasa, Kathryn M.; 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 ...
  • Diabetes Education in Rural Appalachia 

    Lambert, Aaron (2010-10-28)
    Introduction: Diabetes education has long been a problem at rural health sites like Tug River Health Association at Gary, WV. Many providers expressed a need of handouts on diabetic topics that are both informative and ...
  • Glycemic Control Patterns and Kidney Disease Progression among Primary Care Patients with Diabetes Mellitus 

    Cummings, Doyle M.; Larsen, Lars C.; Doherty, Lisa; Lea, C. Suzanne; Holbert, Donald (2011-07)
    Background: Reducing glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) to near or less than 7% in patients with diabetes is associated with diminished microvascular complications, but this level is not consistently achieved. The purpose of ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • The heart healthy lenoir project-an intervention to reduce disparities in hypertension control: study protocol 

    Halladay, Jacqueline R.; Donahue, Katrina E.; Hinderliter, Alan L.; Cummings, Doyle M.; Cené, Crystal W.; Miller, Cassandra L.; Garcia, Beverly A.; Tillman, Jim; DeWalt, Darren A. (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 ...
  • IN4Kids: data from a study of RD integration into primary care 

    Kolasa, Kathryn M.; Silberberg, Mina; Carter-Edwards, Lori; Murphy, Gwen; Mayhew, Megan; Armstrong, Sarah; Perrin, Eliana; Vodicka, Sheree; Graham, Cameron; Shah, Vandana (2010-03-10)
    Research indicates barriers to PCPs recognizing and counseling overweight children and their families, including lack of: knowledge about nutritional guidance, time to provide services, reimbursement, and skills in working ...
  • 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 ...
  • North Carolina's Pediatric Obesity Clinician Reference Guide and Tool Kit 

    Albright, Jenny; Armstrong, Sarah; Collier, David N.; Pullen-Davis, L; Dunn, Carolyn Kusbit; Gerald, L; Kolasa, Kathryn M.; Langer, S; Lazorick, Suzanne; Perrin, Eliana; Schwartz, Robert; Skelton, Josephy; Thomas, Cathy; Christianson, L (2009-07-27)
    This poster presents the tools developed by clinicians treating childhood obesity in North Carolina. The history of the development of these tools is outlined at the end of the accompanying abstract submission to the ...
  • North Carolina's Plan to Address Obesity: Healthy Weight and Healthy Communities 

    Kolasa, Kathryn M.; 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 ...
  • Outpatient Colonoscopy by Rural Family Physicians 

    Newman, Robert J.; Nichols, David B.; Cummings, Doyle M. (East Carolina University, 2005-03)
    PURPOSE Five percent of family physicians offer colonoscopy services, either in the office or the hospital, often in rural areas that have no gastroenterologist. Two previous large series have shown the quality and safety ...
  • Participation in Community-Originated Interventions is Associated with Positive Changes in Weight Status and Health Behaviors in Youth 

    Whetstone, Lauren; Kolasa, Kathryn M.; Collier, David N. (2012-04-13)
    Purpose. To assess changes in children’s health behaviors and weight status after participation in community-originated interventions. ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • Teaching the Art of Medicine: A Changing Portrait in Today's Medical Schools 

    Lambert, Aaron; Gress, Todd; Veitia, Marie (2008-03)
    Objective: The purpose of the present study was to assess attitudes toward the value of the “art of medicine” in medical education, beliefs regarding whether it can be taught and, if so, the methods of teaching that would ...
  • 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.