Community-Partner-Updates

Community Partner Updates

See what our Community Advisory Board (CAB) members and partners have been up to this winter. Click on the photo to view a gallery of pictures and read the updates below from some of our members. To find out more about the CAB, click here to visit our Community Partners page.

Photos 1-5: The Cookbook Project heats up the kitchen
The Cookbook Project has been heating up in the kitchen in 2016! CBP launched the Food Waste Warriors curriculum in collaboration with the Louisiana Public Health Institute as part of the Plate Waste Study intervention (photo 1). 4th and 5th grade students at ReNEW McDonough City Park and the Osborne School participated in the 16 session pilot, learning the importance of eating the healthy options at lunch and pledging to do their part to reduce food waste. CBP plans to offer this curriculum and training to schools across the Greater New Orleans area this summer. CBP also launched its first Opportunity Youth Program in partnership with the Tulane University Cowen Institute’s Earn and Learn program (photo 2 and 3). Students in the Earn and Learn program will participate in CBP programming once a month until the end of 2016, sharpening their cooking skills, learning how to shop on a budget, and learning how certain foods will help them be successful at school, at home, and at work. Lastly, CBP is thrilled to partner with DiscoveryFest NOLA and Community Works to offer The Cookbook Project curriculum at elementary schools across New Orleans (photos 4 and 5, courtesy of KIPP Central City).
For more on The Cookbook Project and its work in New Orleans and around the globe, click here to visit thecookbookproject.org."

Photo 6-7: Up2Us Sports featured in national sports podcast
For a podcast produced by Sports Illustrated magazine, Megan Bartlett of Up2Us Sports talked about youth sports and the areas in which coaches, parents and players can strive to improve the industry in the coming year. “This is Your Brain on Sports” is a podcast, in which Sports Illustrated executive editor Jon Wertheim and Tufts University psychology professor Sam Sommers analyze the hidden side of games, athletes, fans, owners, officials and more with special guests and interviews. Up2Us Sports is the leader in the sports-based youth development movement. From promoting health to inspiring leadership and teamwork, sports is not "just a game" – it's one of the most powerful tools to positively transform kids' lives. For more about Up2Us, click here to visit up2us.org.

Photos 8-11: Bike Easy celebrates Bike to Work Week
NOLA Bike to Work Day and Week celebrated its 5th year with Bike Easy. Events were held April 11-20 all across New Orleans to promote bike commuting and share the joy of biking – the healthy, easy, and cheap way to get to work. Bike to Work Day, co-sponsored by Entergy and Bike Law on April 20, helps introduce more people to bike commuting, shows collective strength in numbers, and demonstrates why New Orleans is in the top 10 American cities for bike commuting. This year, New Orleans also celebrated the completion of more than 100 miles of bike facilities that are now connecting the city, a soon-to-be released new bike map, and the city’s current search for a private company to operate a comprehensive bike share system. Bike Easy is also looking for New Orleans residents to participate in the Claiborne Corridor Ambassadors Program. This program, a project of the Foundation for Louisiana's TOGETHER Initiative, recruits, trains, and supports citizens to identify active transportation problems and develop community-driven solutions to promote walking, biking, transit, and livable streets in their neighborhoods.
For more about Bike Easy and the Ambassadors Program, click here to visit bikeeasy.org.

Photo 12: Support Tulane PRC partners on GiveNOLA Day
GiveNOLA Day is a one-day, online giving event on Tuesday, May 3, to inspire people to generously donate to the work of dozens of nonprofits that are making our communities stronger, healthier and thriving. Many of the partners that the Tulane PRC works with have signed up to fundraise during GiveNOLA Day.
Every dollar donated from midnight to midnight on May 3 will be increased with additional “lagniappe” dollars provided by the Greater New Orleans Foundation and our generous GiveNOLA Day sponsors. Last year, GiveNOLA Day raised $4 million dollars from 34,000+ donations around the nation!
To view a list of organizations, agencies, neighborhood groups and churches that work with the Tulane PRC, visit our Community Partners page. To donate during GiveNOLA day, click here to visit givenola.org.

Topics:   community advisory board , nutrition , physical activity , community health

Other Related Posts

NOLA-LEADs-finds-positive-results-from-citizen-training-program-

NOLA LEADs finds positive results from citizen-training program

Education & Engagement Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

Published: April 10, 2018

Anyone can be a health leader and improve their community, if given the right tools and skills. That’s what the Tulane Prevention Research Center's two-year NOLA LEADs (Leadership Education & Action on health Disparities) citizen-training project has found since completing its work. Keeping with the project's goal of helping all who are concerned about improving the lives of their neighbors and the conditions of their communities, the team has put together a one-page summary to…

Read More

Closing-the-policymaking-gap-Tackling-barriers-to-improving-public-health-in-Louisiana

Closing the policymaking gap: Tackling barriers to improving public health in Louisiana

Education & Engagement

Published: April 08, 2018

When attempting to address Louisiana's consistently low rankings in national health reports, public health professionals can have a positive influence on the policy-making process through research and education, according to recently published work from the Tulane public health researchers. From 2013 to 2014, a team of faculty and staff at the Tulane Nutrition Program and Tulane Prevention Research Center explored strategies for improving public health in Louisiana by conducting policy research and educating lawmakers. The…

Read More

Tulane-graduate-hikes-the-Underground-Railroad

Tulane graduate hikes the Underground Railroad

Education & Engagement

Published: April 05, 2018

Recent Tulane University graduate Chyna Johnson spent five days in March in the footsteps of abolitionist Harriet Tubman this week as part of a 100-mile trek along the route of the Underground Railroad. The Underground Railroad, a network of secret routes and safe houses used by African-American slaves to escape to free states, ran north to the free states and Canada. (Click on the image above to see a slideshow from the trek.) Johnson is…

Read More

Message-from-the-Director

Message from the Director

Education & Engagement Food Environment Research

Published: April 01, 2018

Spring is here and summer is right around the corner. We always think of spring as a time of new beginnings and renewal. Certainly, it can be that way with us as well. The weather is mild (not too hot yet) so it's a good time to think about being outdoors more. Spring is conducive to growth, so it's a good time to plant a garden, especially vegetables. What could be fresher than that? There…

Read More

Tulane-PRC-to-present-core-research-and-other-work-at-Society-of-Behavioral-Medicine

Tulane PRC to present core research and other work at Society of Behavioral Medicine

Core Research

Published: April 01, 2018

The Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC) faculty, staff and students are scheduled to give 11 presentations at the Society of Behavioral Medicine's 39th Annual Meeting, held in New Orleans this week. The meeting draws thousands of researchers, public health professionals, community members, and advocates from across the country and the world. Among the topics that will be presented by the Tulane PRC are community-based cooking classes, social marketing for health promotion, community engagement, photovoice, and…

Read More

Tulane-partnership-with-FitLot-provides-students-with-assessment-experience-in-aging-populations

Tulane partnership with FitLot provides students with assessment experience in aging populations

Education & Engagement Physical Activity Research

Published: April 01, 2018

Transforming the built environment of a community can make a difference in how citizens feel about accessibility of physical fitness. Since the start of March, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine faculty and students have been engaging with local participants of The FitLot Method Program, an outdoor, group fitness program designed to meet the needs of adults 55 years and older. FitLot, a longtime community partner of the Tulane Prevention Research Center…

Read More

Community-Partner-Updates

Community Partner Updates

Education & Engagement

Published: April 01, 2018

See what our Community Advisory Board (CAB) members and partners have been up to recently! Click on the photo for a gallery of pictures, and read below for related updates. To find out more about our partners, click here to visit our Community Partners page. Photos 1-5: Women With A Vision Inc. Women with a Vision Inc. has been busy developing a garden with a spirit that transcends the physical space. As a part of…

Read More

Team-Spotlight

Team Spotlight

Education & Engagement

Published: April 01, 2018

This newsletter's team spotlight features four graduating student research assistants who supported numerous Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC) projects and programs over the past year. Through one-on-one training and mentorship, these master's students have worked diligently to apply the skills, knowledge, frameworks and strategies learned in classes to the community-based work of the PRC. "These students have worked diligently on community projects, and we are very proud of them," said Tulane PRC Director Carolyn Johnson.…

Read More

Upcoming-seminar-shares-innovative-peer-led-diabetes-prevention

Upcoming seminar shares innovative, peer-led diabetes prevention

Education & Engagement

Published: April 01, 2018

Please join the Tulane Prevention Research Center on Wednesday, April 11, for the Spring 2018 Innovations in Public Health Research and Practice Seminar: "Prevention of Diabetes in India: What evidence is there for scale-up?" Light refreshments will be provided. This seminar is free and open to the public. Wednesday, April 11, 2018, from 12-1:30 p.m. in the Diboll Auditorium, 1st Floor, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans Featuring…

Read More

Legislative-Updates

Legislative Updates

Education & Engagement

Published: April 01, 2018

Louisiana Obesity Commission publishes annual report Since 2014, the Louisiana Obesity Prevention and Management Commission has been tasked by state lawmakers to address obesity statewide and its associated diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. The commission recently presented its annual report to the state Legislature. The report, published in February 2018, includes recommendations for future Commission activities and highlights the Commission’s activities during the timeframe of April 2017-November 2017. Click here to…

Read More

canary