Kimberly Dash

Kimberly Dash
Education Development Center · Health and Human Development Division

PhD, MPH

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While multiple sectors—cities and communities, education, employment, health, and public health—have identified and implemented strategies to promote age-friendly systems, their efforts have mainly advanced in siloes. Each sector has met goals specific to its constituents, however, the major transformations required to realize systemic inclusivity...
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Hospital emergency departments (EDs) lack the tools and processes required to facilitate consistent screening and intervention in cases of elder abuse and neglect. To address this need, the National Collaboratory to Address Elder Mistreatment has developed a clinical care model that ED’s can implement to improve screening, referral, and linkage to...
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This study explores connections between inward‐directed violence and outward‐directed violence using data from the Reach for Health sample, which was originally recruited in the 1990s from three middle schools in economically distressed, predominantly African American neighborhoods of New York City. Now in their thirties, participants (N = 595) com...
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The National Collaboratory to Address Elder Mistreatment is a team of experts who have come together to develop, test, and disseminate a care model for addressing elder mistreatment in emergency departments. In this presentation we will demonstrate how a collective impact approach, including a centralized infrastructure, dedicated staff, and struct...
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The National Collaboratory to Address Elder Mistreatment’s model provides hospital emergency departments with training and tools to help recognize and respond to elder mistreatment. The Geriatric Emergency Department (GERI-ED) initiative, supported by The John A. Hartford Foundation and West Health, encourages hospitals to integrate best practices...
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Background Elder mistreatment is common and has serious social and medical consequences for victims. Though programs to combat this mistreatment have been developed and implemented for more than three decades, previous systematic literature reviews have found few successful ones. Objective To conduct a more comprehensive examination of programs to...
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To facilitate adoption of the elder mistreatment care model, we developed an institutional assessment tool. The Elder Mistreatment Emergency Department Assessment Profile, or EM-EDAP, assesses staff knowledge, professional practice issues, and perceptions of ED work environments related to elder mistreatment. The EM-EDAP examines ED units with rega...
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In this presentation we will present pathways for dissemination of a care model for addressing elder mistreatment in emergency department settings. We will describe our process of engaging representatives from related existing and emerging initiatives (e.g. Age Friendly Health Systems, NICHE, and Geriatric Emergency Department Guidelines), key fede...
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The inverse relationship between perception of harm and substance use is clearly supported by decades of research – youth are less likely to engage in substance use when it is seen as harmful. However, despite strong theoretical and practical reasons to focus on perception of harm as a change-producer in prevention programming, little is known abou...
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Introduction: Historically, substance use prevention relied heavily on scare tactics and fear-based messages. However, these messages were discouraged from use due to research finding them ineffective or harmful. This review sought to determine if recent research continues to support this finding. Methods: We conducted a literature review of releva...
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We investigated soldiers' conceptions of the causes, consequences, and treatment of common mental disorders. A vignette approach used to explore public beliefs was adapted to the military context, where heightened concerns about disclosure may impede timely recognition and response to problems. At three posts, 1,590 participants responded to a rand...
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Behavioral symtoms, including agittation, aggression, vocalization, and care refusal, are nearly universal among individuals with dementia. Despite the availability of effective psychosical approaches for managing these behavioral symptoms, these approaches remain widely under-utilized among professional, and especially family, caregivers, due in l...
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Nonpharmacological approaches for managing behavioral symptoms of dementia remain widely underutilized, due in part to near-universal training needs reported by dementia caregivers in recent research. This article examines the development, core components, and initial outcomes of an evidence-informed, competency-based training program in the preven...
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Raising the tobacco sales age to 21 has gained support as a promising strategy to reduce youth cigarette access, but there is little direct evidence of its impact on adolescent smoking. Using regional youth survey data, we compared youth smoking trends in Needham, Massachusetts-which raised the minimum purchase age in 2005-with those of 16 surround...
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This study examines the implementation and adoption of more rigorous evaluation practices through the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention's (CSAP), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Service to Science (STS) Initiative. STS is an intensive, theoretically-derived approach to provide direct and customized evaluatio...
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Young adolescents in communities with high rates of early sexual initiation are at risk of multiple negative health outcomes. Although sex education programs for this age group are often controversial, surveys document that many mothers and fathers would appreciate guidance about how to discuss sexuality with their children. This paper presents an...
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Incidents of school violence have prompted calls for school communities to create environments that encourage student by-standers to act responsibly and proactively when they confront a range of violent incidents, from bullying and fights to weapon carrying and other serious threats to school safety. It is not always clear, however, what bystanders...
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Urban 6th graders (n = 294) participate in a survey assessing early heterosexual risk behaviors as part of the Reach for Health Middle Childhood Study. About half the boys (47%) and 20% of girls report having a girlfriend or boyfriend; 42% of boys and 10% of girls report kissing and hugging for a long time. Stepwise regressions model the relationsh...
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Public concerns about school shootings and safety draw attention to the role bystanders can play in preventing school violence. Although school violence prevention plans are often required, there is little guidance about whether these should address the roles of bystanders and what actions bystanders should take in different circumstances, from mor...
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This article reports on a new instrument, the Geriatric Institutional Assessment Profile (GIAP), developed to assess (1) hospital workers' knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions regarding care of geriatric patients, and (2) the perceived adequacy of an institutional environment to serve geriatric patients' needs. Findings are reported from 303 quest...
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Despite the fact that Japan has developed many exemplary social policies for their expanding older population and programs to foster elderly workforce participation, shortage of personnel with a comprehensive understanding of gerontology has limited these efforts. In response to the need for greater gerontological education among the Japanese who w...

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