Angela Wangari Walter
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Mental healthEthnic groupPublic healthLogistic regressionPsychologyNursingHealth careSocial workPolitical scienceGeneralized estimating equationPsychological interventionMedicaidInstitutional racismAlcoholAcquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)PopulationHealth insuranceAfrican americanSubstance useHiv testingMental health careOral health careHuman immunodeficiency virus (HIV)Public relationsFamily medicineMedicineGerontologyEnvironmental health
25Publications
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79Citations
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#1Angela Wangari Walter (University of Massachusetts Lowell)H-Index: 5
#2Cesar Morocho (University of Massachusetts Lowell)H-Index: 2
The HIV/AIDS epidemic disproportionately affects Black and African American women in the United States. This study examined the extent of HIV related knowledge, HIV testing decision-making, and perceptions of alcohol use as a risk factor for HIV among Black and African American women in urban and suburban communities. Seven focus groups were conducted with 37 women aged 18 to 49 residing in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Women participating in focus groups had a wide breadth of HIV related k...
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#1Angela Wangari Walter (University of Massachusetts Lowell)H-Index: 5
#2Clevanne Julce (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 2
Last. Brian W. Jack (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 36
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Improving the health of women before pregnancy and throughout a woman’s lifespan could mitigate disparities and improve the health and wellbeing of women, infants and children. The preconception period is important for reducing health risks associated with poor maternal, perinatal and neonatal outcomes, and eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in maternal and child health. Low cost health information technology interventions provided in community-based settings have the potential to reach a...
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#1Angela Wangari Walter (University of Massachusetts Lowell)H-Index: 5
#2Cesar Morocho (University of Massachusetts Lowell)H-Index: 2
Last. Lena Lundgren (DU: University of Denver)H-Index: 16
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ABSTRACTObjective: To evaluate changes in health and health care utilization outcomes for Latinx adults with substance use and mental disorders receiving integrated behavioral and primary health ca...
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AbstractObjectives: The integration of behavioral health and primary care services may be a way to reduce racial and ethnic inequities in medical and behavioral health care services and outcomes for people of color. We reviewed the evidence pertaining to integrating behavioral health and primary care for people of color and assessed social work’s role and impact on their health outcomes. Method: We systematically searched PubMed, PsycINFO, Social Science Citation Index, and Social Services Abstr...
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#1Angela Wangari Walter (University of Massachusetts Lowell)H-Index: 5
#2Randall P. Ellis (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 32
Last. Yiyang Yuan (UMMS: University of Massachusetts Medical School)H-Index: 5
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Children with medical complexity have high health service utilization and health expenditures that can impose significant financial burdens. This study examined these issues for families with child...
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#1Angela Wangari Walter (University of Massachusetts Lowell)H-Index: 5
#2Yiyang Yuan (UMMS: University of Massachusetts Medical School)H-Index: 5
Last. Resmi Thekkedath (University of Massachusetts Lowell)H-Index: 1
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ABSTRACTThis study examines facilitators and barriers that influence family engagement and retention of children in mental healthcare from the parent and caregiver perspective. Researchers recruited and interviewed parents and caregivers (n=18) from urban community health and early childcare centers. The study team analyzed the data and identified barriers to retention in care, including stigma, lack of integrated health care services,and a shortage of providers with the expertise in early child...
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#1Melissa Hirschi (U of M: University of Memphis)H-Index: 3
#2Angela Wangari Walter (University of Massachusetts Lowell)H-Index: 5
Last. Sara S. Bachman (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 15
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Children with disabilities utilize more health-care services and incur higher costs than other children do. Medicaid Buy-In programs for children with disabilities have the potential to increase access to benefits while reducing out-of-pocket costs for families whose income exceeds Medicaid eligibility. This study sought to understand how parents and caregivers of Massachusetts children with disabilities perceive access to care under CommonHealth, Massachusetts’s Medicaid Buy-In program. Parents...
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#1Angela Wangari Walter (University of Massachusetts Lowell)H-Index: 5
#2Cesar Morocho (University of Massachusetts Lowell)H-Index: 2
Last. Laura Punnett (University of Massachusetts Lowell)H-Index: 64
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Fishing industry workers are at high risk for work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and injuries. Prescription opioids used to treat pain injuries may put these workers at increased risk for developing substance disorders. Using a Community-Based Participatory Research approach, formative research was conducted to inform the eventual development of relevant interventions to prevent and reduce opioid use disorders among fishing industry workers. Qualitative interviews (n = 21) were conduc...
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#1Linda Sprague Martinez (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 12
#2Angela Wangari Walter (College of Health Sciences, Bahrain)H-Index: 5
Last. Lena Lundgren (DU: University of Denver)H-Index: 3
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Social work is uniquely poised to lead in the development and implementation of multilevel strategies to both address substance use disorders (SUDs) and tackle existing inequities in SUD treatment. It is critical that there be an explicit focus on context, racial justice, and community empowerment in educational efforts designed to train graduate social work students when preparing them for professional work in the behavioral health field. This article provides a review of the literature on disp...
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#1Yvonne RuizH-Index: 2
Last. Helene KressH-Index: 1
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