Allyson L. Kelley

I am a teacher, wellness advocate, mentor, small business owner, and mother. In my work and teaching, the goal is individual and community transformation. I've written four books: Evaluation in Rural Communities, Public Health Evaluation and the Social Determinants of Health, Treatment Program Evaluation, and Spiritual Healing for Trauma and Addiction. Writing books is one way that I have focused my attention on sharing what I know with the world. I graduated from the University of Greensboro with a Doctor of Public Health. My journey through academia was about finding out how and why conditions impact wellbeing- the social determinants of health. At UNCG, my mentors, Drs. Aronson, Schultz, Wallace, Morrison, Bell, and Telfair taught me about life and learning. I am a conscious human with a heart for mindfulness, peace, sobriety, and acceptance. I want my students, readers, friends, and foes to know well-being is not an abstract concept that we measure, write on a sticky note, evaluate, research, or practice. Well-being and transformation are about reflective practice, commitment to a higher purpose, and connection. Learn more about AKA, a small woman-owned business, working with communities at: https://www.allysonkelleypllc.com/

There are 7 included publications by Allyson L. Kelley :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
American-Indian diabetes mortality in the Great Plains Region 2002–2010 2015 1558 Objective To compare American-Indian and Caucasian mortality rates from diabetes among tribal Contract Health Service Delivery Areas (CHSDAs) in the Great Plains Region (GPR) and describe the disparities observed.
Research design and met...
Defining case management and outreach: perspectives from community health workers in New Mexico 2024 39 Case management (CM) is increasingly used in community settings to support individuals as they transition from one point in their lives to the next. This study sought to explore the perspectives of front-line Community Health Workers CMs working in A...
Diabetes prevalence and mortality in the Great Plains Region differences based on the social determinants of health 2014 1172 American Indians in the Great Plains Region have the highest diabetes mortality rates in the nation compared with other racial or ethnic groups or American Indians in other regions. Public health officials, Tribal leaders, and community members are c...
Exploring Child Welfare Workers' Attitudes and Practice With Fathers 2014 677 This cross-sectional study explored child welfare agency workers' attitudes and practice regarding working with fathers whose children are at-risk for abuse and neglect. Agency workers completed a questionnaire about their attitudes towards working w...
Feasibility testing a family level intervention to prevent risky sex behaviors among middle school age Latinas 2018 1249 Purpose: In this article, we report a pilot study that tested the feasibility and initial efficacy of a culturally, linguistically, and developmentally tailored risky sex prevention intervention for middle school–age Latinas and their mothers. Design...
Integrating students into interdisciplinary health and health disparities research teams 2017 362 Major initiatives by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as well as the World Health Organization have produced a large and compelling body of evidence on how to reduce health disparities, which entails having a clear understanding of ho...
Lived experience, power that a degree cannot give you: a phenomenological study of one Hispanic woman leader in academia 2024 94 Introduction: Structural racism, bias, and discrimination within institutions of higher educationprevent Hispanic women from becoming university leaders and professors, especially when theydo not have a formal degree. Hispanic leaders in higher educa...