Public Health Support Services

  • Breastfeeding-Related Maternity Care Practices in the U.S.

    Battelle worked closely with the CDC to design and implement the Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC) survey.

  • Cardiac Health Care Knowledge in Female DBMD Carriers

    Most female carriers of a mutation for Duchenne/Becker Muscular Dystrophy (DBMD) do not manifest neuromuscular problems, but some are more likely to develop dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), even at a young age.

  • Care Coordination in Spina Bifida Clinics

    Although the potential benefits of care coordination are widely recognized, little is known about care coordination in the multidisciplinary spina bifida clinic setting.

  • Children’s Total Exposure to Persistent Pollutants

    We live in a society full of commercial products that may contain ingredients harmful to humans and the environment. Only limited research findings were available that examined the ways in which people might encounter possible contaminants in real-world daily situations.

  • Colorectal Cancer Screening Studies

    Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most frequent form of cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related death among cancers that affect both men and women in the U.S.

  • Craniofacial Pain Dysfunction

    Myogenous temporomandibular disorder (TMD) ranks second only to headache as the clinical condition most likely to cause craniofacial pain and dysfunction in the U.S. population. During the last decade, a small number of epidemiological studies have attempted to quantify the incidence of TMD in populations of European heritage.

  • Defining Laboratory Medicine Best Practices

    Nearly 100,000 deaths each year result from medical error, prompting an increased emphasis on patient safety and quality improvement over the past decade. This is certainly the case for laboratory medicine and the testing activities whose results drive clinical diagnosis and treatment decisions.

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    Evaluating the Impact of a Gynecological Cancer Campaign

    Gynecological cancers are responsible for nearly 100,000 new diagnoses and more than 30,000 deaths in the United States annually. However, the signs and symptoms are often vague and easy to ignore.

  • Eye Diseases Across Racial Ethnic Groups

    Chinese-Americans and Latinos are two of the fastest growing populations in the U.S. and exhibit patterns of eye disease very different from other racial/ethnic groups. Prior to the initiation of this research program, there were no large, population-based studies of age-related disease in Chinese-Americans or Latinos.

  • Follow-up Study on HPV Testing

    In 2003 the human papillomavirus (HPV) test was approved for concurrent use with the Pap test (known as co-testing) for the primary screening of cervical cancer. When co-test results are normal (normal Pap test, negative HPV test), national guidelines at study baseline recommended that cervical cancer screening intervals for average-risk women age 30-65 can be extended to three years.

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    Formative Research and Evaluation for an Anti-Tobacco Campaign

    Battelle researchers are conducting a literature review and environmental scan to evaluate emerging issues in tobacco user behavior. We will conduct formative evaluation and rough cut testing to determine which messages are most effective for the intended audience.

  • Intervention Research on HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe

    In Zimbabwe, HIV/AIDS is an infectious scourge that has cut lives short, disrupted family and community life, undermined economic development opportunities and diverted health-care resources that would otherwise help improve primary care and prevention of infectious and chronic diseases.

  • Menthol Cigarettes & Tobacco Smoke Exposure

    Current scientific evidence comparing human exposures between menthol and non-menthol cigarette smokers shows mixed results. This is largely because of the many physical and chemical differences between commercial menthol and non-menthol cigarettes, other than menthol levels. Also, smokers’ strong brand loyalties make them reluctant to follow a study protocol involving their use of unfamiliar brands for prolonged periods.

  • National Network to Monitor Environmental Health Threats

    In 2001, the Pew Environmental Health Commission called for creation of a coordinated public health system to prevent disease in the U.S. by tracking and addressing environmental health threats. In response, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded development of the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program.

  • PREPS/Waterpipe Exposure

    Potential reduced-exposure tobacco products (PREPs) include cigarettes promoted by manufacturers as yielding lower exposures for the consumer to harmful tobacco smoke constituents.

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    Program Evaluation for the U.S. Army Force Health Protection Program

    The U.S. Army Public Health Center (APHC) is charged with improving force readiness and increasing resilience through public health initiatives and leadership engagement. Battelle provided technical assistance, training, and program and policy evaluation expertise to help APHC evaluate and improve their readiness programs related to behavioral health outcomes resulting from CBRN and hazardous material exposure.

  • Reducing Childhood Obesity

    Childhood obesity has dramatically increased during the past few decades. Since 1980, obesity has more than doubled among children aged 2–5, tripled among youth aged 6–11, and more than tripled among adolescents aged 12–19. Ethnic minorities are disproportionately affected.

  • Strategies for Breast & Cervical Cancer

    The National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program was established in 1991 to provide critical breast and cervical cancer screening services to underserved women. In 1993, the American Indian/Alaska Native Initiative expanded the definition of eligible organizations to include tribes, tribal organizations and urban health centers.

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