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



Health care coverage usvi
Health care coverage, USVI disease prevention and risk reduction in the USVI


Heavy drinking usvi
Heavy drinking, USVI disease prevention and risk reduction in the USVI


Binge drinking usvi
Binge drinking, USVI disease prevention and risk reduction in the USVI


Smokers usvi
Smokers, USVI disease prevention and risk reduction in the USVI


Overweight usvi
Overweight, USVI disease prevention and risk reduction in the USVI


Fruit and vegetables usvi
Fruit and vegetables , USVI disease prevention and risk reduction in the USVI


Any exercise in the past month usvi
Any exercise in the past month, USVI disease prevention and risk reduction in the USVI


Mammogram within past 2 years usvi
Mammogram within past 2 years, USVI disease prevention and risk reduction in the USVI


Pap test within last 3 years usvi
Pap test within last 3 years, USVI disease prevention and risk reduction in the USVI


Psa screening in past 2 years usvi
PSA screening in past 2 years, USVI disease prevention and risk reduction in the USVI


Blood stool test in past 2 years usvi
Blood stool test in past 2 years, USVI disease prevention and risk reduction in the USVI


Ever had sigmoidoscopy usvi
Ever had sigmoidoscopy, USVI disease prevention and risk reduction in the USVI


Usvi health concerns and priorities healthy usvi 2010
USVI Health Concerns and Priorities: disease prevention and risk reduction in the USVI Healthy USVI, 2010


Current science
Current Science disease prevention and risk reduction in the USVI

  • 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 science1
Current Science disease prevention and risk reduction in the USVI

  • 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 disease prevention and risk reduction in the USVI

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
Research Exemplar disease prevention and risk reduction in the USVI

Reporting highlights of

community education and community outreach


Assessing needs and concerns of communities and groups
Assessing needs and concerns of communities and groups disease prevention and risk reduction in the USVI

  • 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
Food for thought reduce disparities in the

  • 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

Yes you can!!! reduce disparities in the


Food for thought1
Food for thought reduce disparities in the

  • 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

Start where you are reduce disparities in the

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