Community health workers on a college campus: Effects on influenza vaccination.

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  • Additional Information
    • Subject Terms:
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      Community health workers
      health education
      immunizations
      seasonal influenza
    • NAICS/Industry Codes:
      611310 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
      624190 Other Individual and Family Services
    • Abstract:
      Objective: To assess the impact of a campus community health worker program (HealthPALs) on student influenza vaccination. Participants: Undergraduate students at a northeastern US university (enrollment 6650), influenza seasons 2011-2012 through 2015-2016. Methods: Study design: Difference-in-differences analysis of student vaccination at campus dormitory influenza clinics during intervention vs. baseline. Intervention: In the first intervention year, HealthPALs conducted in-person peer outreach at several campus dormitory flu clinics. Subsequent years, HealthPALs conducted an enhanced intervention, with the addition of a personalized, dormitory-specific social media campaign appealing to students' community identity. Results: The initial intervention increased vaccinations by 66% (IRR = 1.66, 95%CI 1.39-1.97) at intervention clinics relative to control. The enhanced intervention increased vaccinations by 85% (IRR = 1.85, 95%CI 1.75-1.96). Conclusion: Community health workers can be a highly effective, low-cost strategy for increasing influenza vaccination among college students. This model could also be used to address other campus health challenges where student engagement is key. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
      2Harvard University Health Services, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
      3Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
      4Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
      5Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    • Full Text Word Count:
      4642
    • ISSN:
      0744-8481
    • Accession Number:
      10.1080/07448481.2018.1440582
    • Accession Number:
      129593203
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      HUANG, J. J. et al. Community health workers on a college campus: Effects on influenza vaccination. Journal of American College Health, [s. l.], v. 66, n. 4, p. 317–323, 2018. DOI 10.1080/07448481.2018.1440582. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=129593203&custid=s8280428. Acesso em: 11 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Huang JJ, Francesconi M, Cooper MH, Covello A, Guo M, Gharib SD. Community health workers on a college campus: Effects on influenza vaccination. Journal of American College Health. 2018;66(4):317-323. doi:10.1080/07448481.2018.1440582.
    • APA:
      Huang, J. J., Francesconi, M., Cooper, M. H., Covello, A., Guo, M., & Gharib, S. D. (2018). Community health workers on a college campus: Effects on influenza vaccination. Journal of American College Health, 66(4), 317–323. https://doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2018.1440582
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Huang, Jack J., Maria Francesconi, Madeline H. Cooper, Allyson Covello, Michelle Guo, and Soheyla D. Gharib. 2018. “Community Health Workers on a College Campus: Effects on Influenza Vaccination.” Journal of American College Health 66 (4): 317–23. doi:10.1080/07448481.2018.1440582.
    • Harvard:
      Huang, J. J. et al. (2018) ‘Community health workers on a college campus: Effects on influenza vaccination’, Journal of American College Health, 66(4), pp. 317–323. doi: 10.1080/07448481.2018.1440582.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Huang, JJ, Francesconi, M, Cooper, MH, Covello, A, Guo, M & Gharib, SD 2018, ‘Community health workers on a college campus: Effects on influenza vaccination’, Journal of American College Health, vol. 66, no. 4, pp. 317–323, viewed 11 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Huang, Jack J., et al. “Community Health Workers on a College Campus: Effects on Influenza Vaccination.” Journal of American College Health, vol. 66, no. 4, May 2018, pp. 317–323. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1080/07448481.2018.1440582.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Huang, Jack J., Maria Francesconi, Madeline H. Cooper, Allyson Covello, Michelle Guo, and Soheyla D. Gharib. “Community Health Workers on a College Campus: Effects on Influenza Vaccination.” Journal of American College Health 66, no. 4 (May 2018): 317–23. doi:10.1080/07448481.2018.1440582.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Huang JJ, Francesconi M, Cooper MH, Covello A, Guo M, Gharib SD. Community health workers on a college campus: Effects on influenza vaccination. Journal of American College Health [Internet]. 2018 May [cited 2019 Dec 11];66(4):317–23. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=129593203&custid=s8280428