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Health promotion, disease prevention and risk reduction in the USVI: State of the science and practice


  • Current science and practice specific to health promotion, disease prevention and risk reduction in the USVI

    • World Health Organizations Reports

    • Health, United States

    • Healthy USVI 2010

    • BRFSS


Health care coverage, USVI


Heavy drinking, USVI


Binge drinking, USVI


Smokers, USVI


Overweight, USVI


Fruit and vegetables , USVI


Any exercise in the past month, USVI


Mammogram within past 2 years, USVI


Pap test within last 3 years, USVI


PSA screening in past 2 years, USVI


Blood stool test in past 2 years, USVI


Ever had sigmoidoscopy, USVI


USVI Health Concerns and Priorities:Healthy USVI, 2010


Current Science

  • Health of individuals and groups within the United States Virgin Islands

    • Review of the Science

      • Scientific/Scholarly Peer-reviewed Publications

        • Pubmed

          • Caribbean (23,065)

          • Caribbean and nursing (1,1018)

          • Caribbean, nursing and Virgin Islands (19)


Current Science

  • Health of individuals and groups within the United States Virgin Islands

  • Practice of health care providers in the USVI

    • Caribbean, nursing and Virgin Islands (19)

      • Promoting breast health among women in the USVI (Underwood, et al.)

      • Reducing disparities in breast health (Ramsay-Johnson)

      • Caring for patients with cancer (Stepien)

      • Infant feeding in West Indian women (Corbett)

      • Culture, low key and discreet (Caiger)

      • Responding to nature disasters (Normandin)


Recommendations for future research

Start where you are.

Use what you have.

Do what you can.

  • What is known?

  • What do we need to know?

  • How do we begin?

  • What can I do to expand and strengthen the body of science?

  • What can I do to improve practice?


Research Exemplar

Reporting highlights of

community education and community outreach


Assessing needs and concerns of communities and groups

  • Drafting clinical vignettes and case reports

  • Expert opinion regarding clinical practice

  • Retrospective program evaluation

    •  Post-program evaluation

    • Retrospective pre-test post-test

  • Other 


Disseminating scholarly outcomes of efforts undertaken to reduce disparities in the United States Virgin Islands


Food for thought

  • Dissemination of outcomes for lay and scientific review

    • Case reports, clinical vignettes

    • Scientific review

    • Research reports

    • Educational innovations

    • Program evaluation

    • Community education


Yes you can!!!


Food for thought

  • Committing your thoughts to paper or disk

  • Writing the vision

  • Outlining your thoughts

  • Refining the draft

  • Submitting the narrative for review


Start where you are

Arthur Ashe


Journals, Magazines, Newsletters, and Other Publications to Consider


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