Signe Jones's research while affiliated with Jackson health system and other places

Publications (4)

Conference Paper
Background: Mississippi is one of only seven states without any type of statewide law restricting smoking in private indoor workplaces, restaurants, or bars. The negative health effects associated with exposure to secondhand smoke have been well documented. Research is emerging related to the impact of local smoke-free policy on Mississippi's econo...
Conference Paper
Background: Mississippians aged 19-64 years old have a 24% rate of uninsurance, a significantly (p<.01) higher figure compared with 21% of Americans in the same age group who are uninsured. In March 2011, proposed legislation to create a "Health Benefit Exchange" failed to pass. In May of that year, the Mississippi Comprehensive Health Insurance Ri...
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Problem/Objective: While the Social Climate Survey of Tobacco Control demonstrates widespread support for stronger smoke-free air laws in Mississippi, a lack of education on the current policy and the dangers of secondhand smoke remains problematic. As part of a state-wide publicity campaign to educate Mississippians about the dangers of secondhand...
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Problem/Objective: The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported the smoking prevalence among people with disabilities in the U.S. as almost 50% higher for people with disabilities than people without disabilities (2007). To address this disparity, the CDC recommends promot[ing] health systems changes that reduce barriers limiting the ability of t...