Asthma: An Environmental Epidemic

by admin on February 20, 2014

This post was published on by Nicholas Medeiros .     The sound of the metal canister clicking into its plastic holder echoes as the child presses his lips to the rubber mouthpiece. The site of an inhaler has become an all too common one in today’s society as millions look for relief from […]


HIA and community Participation

by Syamak Moattari on October 16, 2012

  One of the early stages of conducting HIA (Health Impact Assessment) is to assemble a team of stakeholders. Including stakeholders from different sectors and communities who affected directly or indirectly from the developmental project, policy or program provides active involvement in decision making process. A well-designed program will generate a sense of ownership of […]


What is HIA?

October 15, 2012

Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is defined as “a combination of procedures, methods and tools by which a policy, a program or project may be judged as to its potential effects on the health of a population and the distribution of effects within the population”. HIA can be conducted retrospectively or prospectively. Usually it is conducted […]

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Call for Manuscripts – Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community (JPIC)

September 10, 2012

The following announcement is a call for manuscripts for the Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community. Dr.Howard Rosing (DePaul University) & Dr.Angela Odoms-Young (University of Illinois at Chicago) are the guest editors of this issue. Deadline: December 1, 2012 Diet-related diseases such as diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, and hypertension disproportionately impact communities of […]

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Some useful links

September 7, 2012

A couple of years ago I collected these links to introduce some useful websites to the MPH students at Boston University. Today a friend of mine asked me to share those links with him, I thought it would be a good idea to publish those here as well. I hope the links are still working. […]

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Olympic values

August 13, 2012

Olympic is based on values, including Excellence, Respect, and Friendship. According to the Olympic charter, the games are among  athletics not between countries. The Olympic movement is the games of citizens not the governments. That’s why we love Olympics.   Bookmark on DeliciousDigg this postRecommend on FacebookTip on HyvesShare on LinkedinShare via MySpaceShare on Orkutshare […]

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Living with Diabetes and Learning which Medications are Right for You

July 19, 2012

Guest author: Elizabeth Carrollton writes about defective medical devices and dangerous drugs for When a person receives a diagnosis of diabetes, the prognosis can be a positive one. Unlike many years ago, amputation and other negative consequences of diabetes are no longer a common concern. This is because advancements in medicine have led to […]

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SAPHIR’S Webinar Lecture Series, Farin Kamangar

July 18, 2012

The SAPHIR conducts a monthly scientific webinar series  on the second Friday of each month. This is my honor to initiate these webinars from Boston. In these webinars we have participants from all over the world, from Iran to Australia, from Egypt to Europe, from South America to North America. The following is the second […]

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In recognition of Professor Bicknell

June 6, 2012

In September 2006, a couple of days after starting my doctor of public health program at BU, I met Dr. William Bicknell during his lecture when he was talking about his projects in Lesotho. I found him an outspoken, brave and visionary man. Soon I felt he is different. He sees things from his heart. […]

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Donate rice by learning language

May 11, 2012

  Do you like to play games? Who doesn’t? Everybody enjoys playing games. What about playing a game to advance your language skills? You can advance your knowledge in English, Italian, Spanish, French and Korean by website. And guess what? for each correct answer, the program donate 10 grains of rice to people in […]

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April 20, 2012

As a member of the Global Health Council, I was shocked when I saw the following announcement today.  It’s so sad to see a powerful player of the International health is going to end its operation after 4 decades of hard work and success.       GLOBAL HEALTH COUNCIL TO CLOSE OPERATIONS; Board Thanks […]

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NIH launches online resource on behavioral and social science research methods

March 29, 2012

  A Web-based interactive anthology will provide psychologists, economists, anthropologists, sociologists and other scientists with the latest research methods and tools to address emerging challenges in public health, such as the obesity epidemic and the rise of chronic diseases such as heart disease. The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) at the National […]

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Global Human Development Forum adopts ‘Istanbul Declaration’

March 23, 2012

Istanbul, March 23—Delegates to the first Global Human Development Forum today unanimously adopted an “Istanbul Declaration” calling on the world community to take bold action against global social inequities and environmental deterioration at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio this June. “It is time to reset the global development agenda,” the Istanbul Declaration […]

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Community-engaged scholarship theme issue of the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement

March 14, 2012

The just-published March 2012 issue of the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement (JHEOE) is a thematic issue dedicated to: *Seven articles about Faculty for the Engaged Campus, a national initiative of Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) in partnership with the University of Minnesota and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. *Three […]

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Occupational Health: Risk Assessment and Management

March 13, 2012

This book provides the theory and the practice of risk assessment and management in the context of hazardous substances in the workplace based on a rational conceptual framework. Exposure to chemicals in industry and commerce is particularly important given the volume of chemicals used, the different forms in which they may exist and their range […]

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An Environmentally Friendly Candel,

February 28, 2012

Traditional candles are made with paraffin wax which is a by-product of the petroleum industry and should be considered a non-renewable energy source. When burned they release carcinogenic toxins such as benzene, toluene, formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, acrolein and soot into the air. The emissions from paraffin candles contain many of the same toxins produced by burning […]

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Facebook statuses can predict signs of depression

February 24, 2012

  An interesting post wrote by Natt Garun on Digital Trends explains the likelihood of predicting signs of depression through Facebook status. There’s always that one friend on Facebook who keeps posting confessional statuses, emo pictures, or links of alarming mental states. We might see them as attention seeking or even get annoyed enough to […]

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Why Contraception Is Not Being Discussed As A Women’s Health Issue

February 20, 2012

Media Matters reviewed all daytime, afternoon, and evening programming on MSNBC, CNN, and FOX between February 6, 2012, and February 10, 2012, for media reports that focused on the contraception debate controversy. Given that Rep. Ron Paul, Sen. John Barrasso, and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius all currently hold a primary occupation as […]

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The Effect of Community Engagement in Research on Mental Health

February 16, 2012

This community and academic partner co-authored article appears in the current (Nov 2011) issue of the journal Society and Mental Health: An Exploration of the Effect of Community Engagement in Research on Perceived Outcomes of Partnered Mental Health Services Projects Dmitry Khodyakov, Susan Stockdale, Felica Jones, Elizabeth Ohito, Andrea Jones, Elizabeth Lizaola and Joseph […]

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Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series

February 14, 2012

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) has re-issued its Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series funding announcement.  The new announcement number is PAR-12-102. NICHD encourages Research Conference Grant (R13) applications to conduct health disparities-related meetings, workshops, and symposia. The purpose of the Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series is to bring together […]

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