Lessons-learned-in-healthy-food-financing-projects

Lessons learned in healthy food financing projects

Food Environment Research Policy & Education

Published: May 06, 2014

By Naomi Englar More cities and states are creating financial incentives for food stores to open in areas that lack access to healthy, fresh food. And now a recent study gives guidance on implementing effective food retail programs to improve community health. The study, authored by staff at The Food Trust and the Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC), is published in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. Click here to read the full…

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Social innovation competition focuses on health in New Orleans

Food Environment Research Physical Activity Research Policy & Education Special Community Engagement Projects

Published: May 06, 2014

By Naomi Englar (Photos courtesy of Rush Jagoe, rushjagoe.com) A New Orleans program providing health services and screenings to children at school won first place during a citywide pitch competition this April. At Propeller’s annual PitchNOLA event, 12 local entrepreneurs pitching their health-focused businesses, programs, products and services to a room of their peers and a panel of three judges. While some of the pitches focused on expanding existing work or products, others were new…

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Legislative Briefs: Government actions on obesity

Policy & Education Special Community Engagement Projects

Published: May 06, 2014

New director of New Orleans Health Department takes up mission to become a fit city The New Orleans Health Department's new Director Charlotte Morgan Parent, a longtime nurse and public health practitioner, is leading local government toward the goal of becoming a top ten fittest city by 2018. Parent took the leadership position earlier this year after former Director Karen DeSalvo accepted a Presidential appointment at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).…

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Improving Louisiana's health is forefront for lawmaker

Food Environment Research Physical Activity Research Policy & Education

Published: May 06, 2014

By Naomi Englar State Sen. David Heitmeier, D-New Orleans, is on a mission to improve the state's health this spring with help from the Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC). "As chairman of the Louisiana Senate Health and Welfare Committee, I know we need to make changes statewide if we want to become healthier," Heitmeier said. "The Tulane PRC has provided me with valuable information on best practices, resources and health statistics." The Tulane PRC conducted…

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Inactivity Related to Chronic Disease in Adults with Disabilities

Physical Activity Research Policy & Education

Published: May 06, 2014

ATLANTA, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Working age adults with disabilities who do not get any aerobic physical activity are 50 percent more likely than their active peers to have a chronic disease such as cancer, diabetes, stroke, or heart disease, according to a Vital Signs report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Nearly half (47 percent) of …

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Sterling Farms to close flagship store in Marrero

Food Environment Research Policy & Education

Published: May 06, 2014

Sterling Farms’ flagship grocery store, which opened a year ago amid national attention for its mission of bringing healthy food to underserved communities, closes its doors Thursday. The Marrero store drew national attention when it opened. Michelle Obama visited while the Obama administration touted its Fresh Food Initiative to bring healthy grocery options to so-called “food deserts.” The New …

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Being obese at age 25 places individuals at risk of severe level of obesity later in life

Policy & Education

Published: May 06, 2014

Exposure to long-term obesity has become more common with increases in obesity at younger ages. Researchers examined the relationship between BMI at age 25, obesity later in life, and biological indicators of health.

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How Being Hit by a Vehicle Changed NYTimes Colleagues' Lives

Physical Activity Research Policy & Education

Published: May 04, 2014

"Dance with me, baby," the night nurse crooned to me. Despite the morphine-induced fog clouding my brain that first week after the accident, I understood that she meant I was to collapse into her arms. Then, holding me like a limp rag doll, she lifted me upright and held my full weight. The new perspective was dizzying, since I'd been on my back, looking up, since the cops and the medics got to me. The…

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Partner Updates & Pics

Food Environment Research Physical Activity Research Policy & Education Special Community Engagement Projects

Published: May 03, 2014

Check out what members of the Tulane Prevention Research Center's Community Advisory Board (CAB) have been up to this spring! Click on the photo to see pictures from a couple of our CAB members. To find out more about the CAB and visit each member's website, click here. Bike Easy Pics 1-3: Bike Easy hosted Bike to Work Day on April 9 in New Orleans. More than 800 people and over 80 businesses and organizations…

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Message from the Director

Education & Training Projects Physical Activity Research Special Community Engagement Projects

Published: May 03, 2014

Carolyn C. Johnson, PhD, FAAHB Director, Tulane Prevention Research Center Spring is here and summer will be fast on its heels. The academic semester is ending and thoughts about vacation time are uppermost in everyone's mind. Some of us will look in the mirror and say, "Ugh. I really am not wearing a bathing suit this summer. And I'm not wearing shorts, either. I'll just stay indoors and read a book or watch TV." No…

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Supermarket access key ingredient in obesity programs - AAP News (subscription)

Food Environment Research Policy & Education

Published: May 03, 2014

Supermarket access key ingredient in obesity programs AAP News (subscription) VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA " Living close to a supermarket appears to be a key factor in the success of interventions to help obese children eat better and improve their weight, according to a study to be presented Saturday, May 3, at the Pediatric …

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