Community Health

  • Black Americans are twice as likely to experience a stroke and face worse outcomes compared to their white peers. But a new project supported by the University of Minnesota CTSA is working to change that. The community-engaged research study started with focus groups and is now turning its attention to training “stroke champions” who can educate the rest of their community. Niloufar Hadidi, PhD

  • UT Health San Antonio Center for Research to Advance Community Health UnConference
    University Of Texas Health Science Center
    The Rural Telementoring UnConference is designed to foster new, collaborative teams/networks and generate ideas to improve rural health. Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2022 Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM CT This Un-Conference is free. If you have any questions, please contact
  • Nourishing Beginnings Program Aims to Improve Health, Equity of Birth Outcomes through Nutrition and Social Support Area organizations launch research program designed to help pregnant people meet nutrition needs Better Health Partnership, Case Western Reserve University, First Year Cleveland and the Greater Cleveland Food Bank are partnering to provide a single point of service delivery to food
  • A youth shelter and University of Minnesota researchers teamed up to address the unmet needs of pregnant or parenting teens who are also facing homelessness. This vulnerable group often slips through the cracks of social services, finding themselves both ineligible for shelter and with few healthcare resources to meet their unique needs. Janna Gewirtz O'Brien, MD, MPH, an Assistant Professor at

  • A crucial effort by UC Davis Health to detect COVID-19 among farmworkers and other vulnerable populations has resulted in more than 17,000 coronavirus rapid tests given to residents of four Central California counties. Underway since early February, the effort known as ÓRALE offers free COVID-19 screening primarily to Latinos with a focus on agricultural essential workers at locations and hours
  • Pennsylvania State Univ Hershey Med Ctr

    Objectives: The goal of this study was to examine the attitudes of PA rural residents toward data sharing in the setting of the COVID-19 pandemic and ultimately better understand rural residents’ willingness to provide personal information to public health staff investigating COVID-19 cases, as well as their concerns. Methods: 4000 surveys were mailed to rural residents identified from the

  • The UC Davis CTSC has longstanding programs to engage underserved communities to mitigate the inequities that underlie these disparities, including the low rates of participation in research. In 2021, the CTSC committed funds to further broaden participation of traditionally underrepresented groups, especially the Latinx, Black and Native American communities of the California Central Valley and

  • The de Beaumont Foundation recently recognized Chao Yang of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at the University of Minnesota as one of the “40 under 40 in Public Health.” Yang is the Assistant Director of CTSI's Community Engagement to Advance Research and Community Health (CEARCH) function. The award recognizes leaders in public health who are improving the health of

  • Dr. López smiles in front of some greenery

    Former KL2 Scholar Dr. Javier López is an associate professor at the University of California Davis and the medical director of the university’s Cardiac and Vascular Rehabilitation Program. He researches biological processes that put patients who had a heart attack and received treatments for it at risk of having another. He also works in a student-run clinic to provide free care to patients

  • Britney Wardecker, Ph.D., an assistant professor of nursing at Penn State College of Nursing, researches healthy aging in the LGBTQ community. There are more than 50 million Americans who are aged 65 and older. According to the US Census Bureau, that number is expected to be nearly 84 million by 2050. Keeping older Americans healthy and maintaining their everyday lives will remain an important
  • Community health workers and health equity teams across Kansas have partnered with the University of Kansas Medical Center to launch a multimedia campaign "Community Health Workers Beat the Virus" in seven different languages to encourage COVID-19 testing and vaccination among under-resourced populations. This initiative is part of the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics for Underserved Populations

  • Stanford Medicine Office of Community Engagement
    Stanford University

    Join Stanford Medicine | Office of Community Engagement for a COVID-19 COMMUNITY TOWN HALL this Thursday, May 27th | 3:30-5:00 PM PDT What's on the horizon? Address Emerging Issues Around COVID-19 Vaccines for Children, Variants of the Virus, and Mask Guidelines Online Event | Register Today! Spanish Translation Available on Zoom Only FEATURED SPEAKERS • Yvonne (Bonnie) A. Maldonado, MD, FAAP

  • Dr. Megan Mendez Miller is interested in removing barriers to colorectal cancer screening in central Pennsylvania. Miller, a Penn State Health family doctor, is partnering with community health organizations for a program to increase screening. Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute invested through its pilot grant program to research how effective the program might be for use in
  • Dr ebony boulware
    National Institutes of Health

    NIMHD will host Dr. L. Ebony Boulware as the next NIMHD Director’s Seminar Series titled “Where Clouds Meet the Ground: Democratizing Health Data to Address Community Health Equity.” Dr. Boulware is the Eleanor Easley Chair at the School of Medicine and the chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Department of Medicine at Duke University. As a general internist and clinical

  • A team including UW Collaborative Center for Health Equity (CCHE) Director Sarah Esmond and All of Us Wisconsin (AoU) @ UW staff April Kigeya and Lucretia Sullivan Wade worked with community members from the Allied Wellness Center (AWC) to facilitate the recent launch of Community Health Workers (CHW) virtual training in Wisconsin. They were able to mobilize connections in the UW School of

  • Logistic information for Research Grand Rounds: Role of bile acid regulated receptors in the pathogenesis and treatment of NASH and obesity related kidney disease
    Georgetown University

    This month's Research Grand Rounds features Moshe Levi, MD, Interim Dean for Research and Professor of Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology at Georgetown University. Dr. Levi will discuss "Role of bile acid regulated receptors in the pathogenesis and treatment of NASH and obesity-related kidney disease". Dr. Moshe Levi is interim Dean for Research and, since 2017, Professor of Biochemistry

  • For the first time in nearly 100 years, life expectancy is decreasing in the United States. Two economists at Princeton, Case and Deaton, published a paper in 2015 that examined this concerning trend that life expectancy was not rising. Their data suggested a series of diseases, and they coined the term "diseases of despair.” They believed that these diseases were related to changes in the economy
  • Four UC Davis research centers will share a $3.7 million grant to offer free COVID-19 testing for agricultural workers in the Central Valley, where the coronavirus pandemic has reached alarming levels, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced Wednesday. The funding for the UC Davis Environmental Health Sciences Center, Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC), Center for Reducing
  • Indiana Pandemic Information Collaborative
    The Indiana Pandemic Information Collaborative (IPIC) is offering a 10-week series that will break down the COVID-19 outbreak. All session of the series will be held from 4:30-5:30ET; the first session meets on October 8, 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone in some way, many people may not fully understand how the virus is spreading, the impact it’s having on communities or the
  • The Tillamook County Wellness (TCW) coalition, of which the Oregon CTSA (OCTRI) is a member and key supporter, scored a big win recently when Tillamook Adventist Health’s newly-created Community Well-Being Division absorbed TCW’s Wellness Coordinator position – as well as the person filling it – to head Adventist’s new Division. This move was an important step, because it confirms the importance

  • A mother and her three preschool-age children ran out of food as they self-isolated in rural Washington County, awaiting COVID-19 test results. They were far from a grocery store and had no transportation. The next day, on a hot July 2 afternoon, a volunteer pulled into their driveway to deliver emergency food aid. As the last box of food was placed on the doorstep, one of the children shouted

  • APHA 2020 Event
    American Public Health Association

    The APHA Annual Meeting and Expo is the largest and most influential yearly gathering of public health professionals, bringing the public health community together to experience robust scientific programming, networking, social events, poster sessions and more. Early-Bird Deadline Extended Due to an overwhelming response from the public health community, we have extended the Early-Bird

  • Nation’s Most Comprehensive Whole-Genome Screening Program Will Advance Inclusive Precision Medicine Across UCSF Health UC San Francisco scientists have launched a precision medicine initiative to offer free voluntary whole genome sequencing to all UCSF Health patients – making it the most comprehensive program of its kind in the nation. The goal of the initiative, called the UCSF 3D Health Study
  • We’re thrilled to join forces with @HHPHorg for #20SegundosOMas Together with Olajide Williams, the President and Founder of Hip Hop for Health, and faculty of the Columbia University CTSA Hub, this PSA features over 30 community influencers and activists who represent the full depth, breadth and diversity of the Latino diaspora. In just a few hours it had already reached an audience of more than

  • To mitigate risk of COVID-19, two University of Minnesota (UMN) researchers are analyzing factors such as race, economic stability, living environment, education, and more to get a more comprehensive, holistic picture of health.
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    The Eat Healthy, Be Active community workshops are based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Each of these six 1-hour workshops includes a lesson plan, learning objectives, talking points, hands-on activities, videos, and handouts. The workshops are used by community educators, health promoters, dietitians/nutritionists, cooperative extension

  • Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute's Community-Engaged Research Core awarded three planning grants to faculty and community-based organization teams. These planning grants are laying the foundation for projects that affect a variety of communities. “We are delighted to support these collaborative community-faculty partnerships in developing research programs to address
  • Photo of bamboo with summary information about Tufts CTSI's Asian Health Symposium on April 3, 2020.
    Tufts University Boston

    Boston’s Chinatown is experiencing tremendous development, economic pressure, and change. Interested in learning how the community is navigating these challenges and fostering resilience to improve access to community health and well-being through community-prioritized research? Join Tufts CTSI and the Addressing Disparities in Asian Populations through Translational Research initiative (ADAPT)