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Jamile S. Codogno, Henrique L. Monteiro, Bruna C. Turi-Lynch, Romulo A. Fernandes, Subhash Pokhrel and Nana Anokye

Population aging, physical inactivity, and the increased occurrence of chronic diseases drive up public health care expenditures around the globe ( Chief Medical Officer Annual Report, 2009 ; Davis et al., 2014 ). Despite well-documented evidence on the significant health benefits of physical

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Andreas Heissel, Anou Pietrek, Michael A. Rapp, Stephan Heinzel and Geoffrey Williams

incentives undermines autonomy and motivation and is to be avoided ( Ryan & Deci, 2017 ). In the context of health care counseling, need support is seen as a core ingredient in the relationship between the health care provider and patient, supporting inner motivational resources and the autonomous self

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René Revis Shingles

Cultural competence is considered a foundational behavior of professional practice that “should be incorporated into instruction” ( National Athletic Trainers’ Association, 2011 , p. 3). Health care professionals are expected to demonstrate knowledge, skills, and abilities to understand customs

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Hongjun Yu and Andiara Schwingel

As life expectancy increases, population aging has become an important focus of global health. Aging is associated with increased burden of chronic diseases and increased health care costs. This is an important challenge to global economic stability in the 21st century ( Prince et al., 2015 ). Both

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Miranda Brunett and René Revis Shingles

Clinical Scenario People from different cultures, races, ethnicities, genders, sexualities, and other social locations have different beliefs about illness and different needs and preferences when it comes to receiving health care. Cultural competence in health care can generally be defined as the

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Krista Van Slingerland, Natalie Durand-Bush, Poppy DesClouds and Göran Kenttä

-specific mental health resources. Thus, athletes, coaches, and their families may not be aware that such practitioners exist or know how to locate and access them. Interdisciplinary mental health care models and specialized centers have begun to surface as a best practice in mental health support for competitive

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Francini Vilela Novais, Eduardo J. Simoes, Chester Schmaltz and Luiz R. Ramos

It is imperative that actions are developed to promote a more active lifestyle for older individuals. Toward this end, primary health care (PHC) centers ought to take a central position in promoting physical activity. However, fewer than 40% of the basic health units in Brazil have developed programs

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Kayla E. Boehm, Blaine C. Long, Mitchell T. Millar and Kevin C. Miller

of any investigators who have examined health care professionals’ understanding on the physiological and psychological perceptions of KTT or whether its application has influenced their clinical practice. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine the perspectives of athletic trainers and

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Emma V. Richardson, Sarah Blaylock, Elizabeth Barstow, Matthew Fifolt and Robert W. Motl

recent observations that persons with MS actively seek information about exercise and diet for managing MS through a health care provider (HCP) ( Motl et al., 2017 ). HCPs are trusted by patients and viewed as credible messengers of exercise ( Letts et al., 2011 , Smith, Tomasone, Latimer

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Peter W. Grandjean, Burritt W. Hess, Nicholas Schwedock, Jackson O. Griggs and Paul M. Gordon

Kinesiology programs are well positioned to create and develop partnerships within the university, with local health care providers, and with the community to integrate and enhance the activities of professional training, community service, public health outreach, and collaborative research. Partnerships with medical and health care organizations may be structured to fulfill accreditation standards and the objectives of the “Exercise is Medicine®” initiative to improve public health through primary prevention. Barriers of scale, location, time, human resources, and funding can be overcome so all stakeholder benefits are much greater than the costs.