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Two-Year Utilization and Expenditures for Children After a Firearm Injury

Children who survive firearm injuries have increased healthcare visits and expenditures in the first year following the injury but not the second.

Redlining and Neighborhood Walking in Older Adults: The 2017 National Household Travel Survey

Older adults living in redlined neighborhoods that were declining or hazardous reported less walking than others.

Before and During Pandemic Telemedicine Use: An Analysis of Rural and Urban Safety-Net Clinics

Rural patients had fewer telemedicine visits than urban patients in spite of the increased use of telemedicine due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Longitudinal Changes in Smoking Habits in Women and Subsequent Risk of Cancer

Among a large cohort of Korean women, those who had ever smoked had higher cancer risk, but specifics varied depending on quit status.

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Helmed by Editor-in-Chief Dr. Matthew L. Boulton, AJPM is the premier source of timely and evidence-based information on prevention science, education, practice, and policy for a global audience. The journal publishes original research and commentary on the primary and secondary prevention of important clinical, behavioral, and public health issues such as injury and violence, infectious disease, women's health, smoking, sedentary behaviors and physical activity, nutrition, diabetes, obesity, and substance use disorders, as well as research on relevant educational initiatives for health professionals and health services research pertinent to prevention and public health.

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This supplement issue, sponsored by the Social Interventions Research and Evaluation Network (SIREN) at the University of California San Francisco, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, includes the results of 6 studies exploring factors that influence patients’ interest in and uptake of social needs assistance in healthcare settings and testing strategies to increase interest in and uptake of such assistance.



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