American Journal of Health Research

Volume 4, Issue 2, March 2016

  • A “CLARION” Call for Embracing IPE as the Status Quo for Preparing Health Professionals to Engage in Interprofessional Health Research

    Kimberly Adams Tufts

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2-1, March 2016
    Pages: 1-3
    Received: 25 June 2015
    Accepted: 27 June 2015
    Published: 29 February 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajhr.s.2016040201.11
    Abstract: Complex health conditions and the social-economic determinants that contribute to disease and injury incidence, prevalence, and health inequalities require multifaceted evidence-based interventions that only interprofessional research teams who collaborate across traditional disciplinary lines can generate. Interprofessionally driven and derived re... Show More
  • Interprofessional Collaboration and Its Impact on “Climate Change”

    Stephanie L. Sanders

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2-1, March 2016
    Pages: 4-17
    Received: 1 May 2015
    Accepted: 10 June 2015
    Published: 29 February 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajhr.s.2016040201.12
    Abstract: In recent years, the number of Black and Latino/a students enrolling in institutions of higher education have increased significantly. However, when compared to their White counterparts, persistence rates are much lower. Past research has documented both the historical and contemporary issues that Students of Color face at Predominantly White Insti... Show More
  • Professional Counseling’s Alignment with the Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice

    Kaprea F. Johnson, Miranda MJ Parries

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2-1, March 2016
    Pages: 18-27
    Received: 19 February 2015
    Accepted: 17 March 2015
    Published: 14 March 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajhr.s.2016040201.13
    Abstract: Previous findings show that there is a misconception of the counseling profession and a lack of awareness of their role in interprofessional collaboration; which may lead to underutilization of counselors for team based care. As an example, in 2009 six professional health related associations developed core competencies for interprofessional collab... Show More
  • Keep It Moving: Factors to Consider in Establishing an Interprofessional Approach to Promote Physical Activity Among US Adults in the Northeast

    Sariyamon Tiraphat, Koren S. Goodman

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2-1, March 2016
    Pages: 28-36
    Received: 14 September 2015
    Accepted: 26 January 2016
    Published: 17 June 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajhr.s.2016040201.14
    Abstract: Physical inactivity is a major public health concern. In the United States (US), only 21% of adults meet the established guidelines [1]. Recommendations for adults aged 18 to 64 years include 150 minutes of moderate activity, with 2 days of muscle-strengthening to improve overall health and to lower the risk for diseases such as diabetes, heart dis... Show More
  • Utilizing the Stages of Change Model to Design an Employment Readiness Training Program for High Risk Workers: A Collaborative of Community-Based Human Service Professionals and Health Sciences Educators

    Jewel Goodman Shepherd, Kaprea F. Johnson, Koren Goodman, Reverend Sylvia Copeland-Murphy

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2-1, March 2016
    Pages: 37-43
    Received: 27 October 2015
    Accepted: 28 October 2015
    Published: 21 June 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajhr.s.2016040201.15
    Abstract: Numerous factors and barriers remain a challenge for high risk workers. Programs that currently exist target self-sufficiency, yet there remains an unemployment rate that is reflective of the need to eliminate cyclical joblessness. Maintaining meaningful employment is the goal for high risk workers as well as mentoring, guidance, and prolonged enga... Show More
  • Interprofessionalism in the Literature: A Review of the American Journal of Health Research

    Michael T. Kalkbrenner, Jewel Goodman Shepherd, Kaprea F. Johnson, Jill D. Choudhury, Alyssa Reiter, Alexandria Russell

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2-1, March 2016
    Pages: 44-47
    Received: 13 May 2015
    Accepted: 16 December 2015
    Published: 3 September 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajhr.s.2016040201.16
    Abstract: The purpose of this research brief was to review the available research on collaborative efforts to delivering healthcare in a health research journal. Interprofessional collaboration involves an interdisciplinary working relationship between health care providers to provide multifaceted treatment approaches to better serve clients, better educate ... Show More