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An Analysis of Community Health Needs Assessments Among Top Kidney Transplanting Medical Centers: Recommendations for Community-Based Care and Transplantation Education

Litam, Terrence Michael (2020) An Analysis of Community Health Needs Assessments Among Top Kidney Transplanting Medical Centers: Recommendations for Community-Based Care and Transplantation Education. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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The shortage of available kidneys for transplantation in the United States presents a public health crisis that causes the death of 12 individuals a day on average. The top 10 kidney-transplanting hospitals (by 2018 volume) were assessed for programs related to kidney transplantation or kidney transplantation education. Two model organizations focused on increasing transplantation are offered as models for best practices or possible partners for healthcare organizations to take advantage of: the Minority Organ Tissue Transplantation Education Program and the National Kidney Foundation. Best practices for community engagement are offered to foster the initiation of community-based interventions to aid in screening and managing of chronic kidney disease to reduce the demand for life-saving kidney transplants and aid the reduction of organ shortage. This is relevant for public health because of the use of a community-based intervention to help reduce the demand for life-saving kidneys which the national supply cannot meet.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Litam, Terrence Michaeltal109@pitt.edutal1090000-0002-3719-9514
Contributors:
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairDegenholtz, Howard B.degen@pitt.eduUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberTerry, Martha A.materry@pitt.eduUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberDocumét, Patricia I.pdocumet@pitt.eduUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date: 13 May 2020
Date Type: Completion
Number of Pages: 41
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Health Policy & Management
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2020 16:01
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2020 16:01
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/39018

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