health promotion

Health literacy and difficulty accessing information about the COVID-19 pandemic among deaf and hard-of-hearing parents

Deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) people struggle with information marginalization and limited health literacy, challenging their ability to access information on preventing COVID-19. This study assessed the relationship between language preference, …

Competency focused versus philosophically grounded health promotion practice: Impacts on innovation and addressing inequities

The professionalization of the fields of health education and health promotion has largely coincided with the completion of job task analysis conducted by major organizations in the field (e.g., the National Commission for Health Education …

HIV-related stigma moderates the relation between perceived susceptibility and HIV testing intention among heterosexual (but not sexual minority) college students

HIV-related stigma remains a considerable barrier to engaging at-risk populations in HIV testing and prevention programs. We assessed the moderating role of HIV-related stigma on the relation between perceived susceptibility to HIV and HIV testing …

Community-engaged needs assessment of Deaf American Sign Language users in Florida, 2018

*Objectives:* Deaf American Sign Language (ASL) users comprise a linguistic and cultural minority group that is understudied and underserved in health education and health care research. We examined differences in health behaviors, concerns, and …

Improving representation of people with disabilities in health education

Over the past two decades there has been increasing recognition of the importance and merits of increasing representation of historically underrepresented minorities in the health professions. However, people with disabilities are less discussed in …

Health insurance literacy and health service utilization among college students

*Objective:* Health literacy and health insurance literacy affect healthcare utilization. The purpose of this study was to determine the relation between health insurance knowledge, self-efficacy, and student healthcare utilization in the past year. …

Sexual risk factors and human immunodeficiency virus testing intention among at-risk college students who have never been tested

Survey data from a university in the southeast United States were used to estimate the relation between sexual risk factors, perceived susceptibility, and human immunodeficiency virus testing intention among sexually active college students who had …