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Citizen health advocates to be trained in new leadership institute, hosted by Tulane PRC

Education & Training Projects Policy & Education Special Community Engagement Projects

Published: April 28, 2016

Anyone can be a health leader and improve their communities, if given the right tools and skills. That's the goal of a new two-year citizen-training project led by Tulane health researchers and community engagement staff. Starting this spring, NOLA LEADS – which stands for Leadership Education & Action on health Disparities – will recruit 50 individuals from across New Orleans to participate in an institute, which includes a series of six trainings held over three…

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30th Anniversary: Bunny Friend Neighborhood steps into shape with Tulane PRC support

Education & Training Projects Special Community Engagement Projects

Published: April 28, 2016

The Prevention Research Centers (PRCs) Program, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2016. Throughout the year, the Tulane PRC will share stories about its community-based work and partnerships. Click here for more about the 30th Anniversary. The Bunny Friend Neighborhood Association is a group of residents in New Orleans' Upper Ninth Ward that are committed to the well-being of the community. Tulane Prevention Research Center…

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Message from the Director

Education & Training Projects Special Community Engagement Projects

Published: April 28, 2016

There has been a lot going on with Tulane PRC presentations this spring semester. It has been really busy, and I thought you might be interested in hearing about some of the various audiences we have been reaching with our PRC work. (Click on the photo above to see a slideshow of pictures from some of the presentations.) The only international presentation occurred in Vienna, Austria, at the Conference on Nutrition & Growth which was…

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Legislative Briefs: Government actions on obesity

Policy & Education Special Community Engagement Projects

Published: April 28, 2016

April 2016 Bike share coming to New Orleans. A new system of renting bikes from fixed, public stations across New Orleans is in the works, with city officials officially starting the process to find a company to set up the system, commonly called bike share. Bike share systems have been identified as an affordable and effective tool for increasing urban mobility and improving economic, environmental and health issues when integrated with an existing transportation network.…

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Community-Partner-Updates

Community Partner Updates

Special Community Engagement Projects

Published: April 28, 2016

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…

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Students showcase Tulane PRC research at conferences

Education & Training Projects Food Environment Research Physical Activity Research

Published: April 28, 2016

In April, student research assistants at the Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC) showcased their work and research with two projects at the center. Sara Beth Harrell (photo 2), senior at Tulane Newcomb College Institute, presented at the Engaged Scholarship and Social Justice Undergraduate Research Conference held at Harvard University. Harrell shared the findings of focus groups that were part of Movin' for LIFE, a core research project at the PRC. Following the Health Belief Model,…

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Active Steps: Walk to Better Health

Physical Activity Research Special Community Engagement Projects

Published: April 28, 2016

(Photos: Tulane Prevention Research Center staff and students celebrated National Walking Day April 6 with a walking break in downtown New Orleans) The American Heart Association recommends 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week, that's 30 minutes a day 5 times a week, to prevent cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes and many other diseases. The average U.S adult walks only 5,000 steps per day! This means that most Americans lead a sedentary lifestyle putting them at…

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Staff-Spotlight

Staff Spotlight

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Published: April 28, 2016

Jeanette Gustat, PhD, MPH, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Epidemiology in the Department of Epidemiology at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and is a co-investigator for the core project (2004-2009, 2009-2014 and 2014-2019 grant cycles) at the Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC). Dr. Gustat holds degrees from the Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana in political science/English (BA); and from Tulane SPHTM in International Public Health (MPH) and Epidemiology (PhD).…

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Nutrition Bites: Hype Over Hypertension

Food Environment Research

Published: April 28, 2016

About 70 million Americans have it, and in 2013, it was the primary or contributing cause of death for 360,000 Americans. The "it" is hypertension also known as high blood pressure. Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps. When the pressure is consistently too high it is called "hypertension" or high blood pressure which creates an environment where the heart is working extra hard.…

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Senior dance fitness gets Tulane student support

Special Community Engagement Projects

Published: April 28, 2016

Applying public health knowledge and a background in dance, Tulane public health graduate student Kasey Davis provided valuable support to one of New Orleans’ largest senior health programs. The New Orleans Ballet Association, also known as NOBA, is one of the only organizations of its kind in New Orleans dedicated to dance for all ages and supporting a healthy lifestyle. Davis, who is set to graduate with a master's degree from the Tulane School of…

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Open House held for Tulane PRC office

Special Community Engagement Projects

Published: April 25, 2016

Faculty, staff, students, and community partners of the Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC) celebrated the center’s new office space in April 2015 with an Open House reception. The Tulane PRC moved into its new suite of offices on the 18th floor of the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street in New Orleans, in 2015. Administrators and faculty within Tulane University and the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine were…

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Building Community Wellness through Community-Academic Partnerships

Special Community Engagement Projects

Published: April 25, 2016

The Community and Patient Partnered Research Network is holding a joint conference in Los Angeles and New Orleans on Wednesday, May 25. The free one-day conference, titled “Building Community Wellness through Community-Academic Partnerships, will be 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Sanchez Multi-Purpose center, 1616 Caffin Ave., New Orleans LA 70117. Please RSVP to nolacpprn@gmail.com or call 504-568-6097. The meeting is sponsored by Tulane University, Louisiana State University, Louisiana Community Health Outreach Network (LACHON),…

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Tulane PRC to present at International Campus-Community Partnerships for Health

Special Community Engagement Projects

Published: April 25, 2016

Tulane PRC faculty, staff, and students are preparing to present their work at the 14th International Conference for Campus-Community Partnerships for Health, May 11-14 in New Orleans. (Scroll below for descriptions of the Tulane PRC's presentations.) Additionally, the meeting kicks off with a free, public pre-conference meeting on May 11. The full-day meeting (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) is designed for health advocates, community leaders, patients, and residents in New Orleans and the surrounding region.…

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Recording Available: Health Equity Research and Practice Webinar

Education & Training Projects

Published: April 25, 2016

UPDATE: Click here for this webinar's recording, slides, and additional materials Please join the Tulane Prevention Research Center for a free webinar on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, from 12-1 p.m. CT, co-sponsored by the Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health and the American Public Health Association. Presenter Name: Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH Presenter Title: Research Professor, Department of Community Health and Prevention, Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University UPDATE: Click here…

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Global Organizations Urge Coke, Pepsi to Acknowledge Soda's Link to Obesity & Curb Marketing to Kids - CSPI Newsroom

Policy & Education

Published: April 20, 2016

CSPI Newsroom Global Organizations Urge Coke, Pepsi to Acknowledge Soda's Link to Obesity & Curb Marketing to Kids CSPI Newsroom The World Public Health Nutrition Association, World Obesity Federation, Consumers International, and health groups from around the globe are calling on Coca-Cola and PepsiCo to adopt and enforce a policy of not marketing sugar drinks to children aged … Global Health Groups Urge Soda Investors to Look at Marketing Curbs Ahead of Annual MeetingsAJMC.com Managed Markets…

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MONKEY SEE MONKEY DO? - The Advocate

Food Environment Research

Published: April 17, 2016

MONKEY SEE MONKEY DO? The Advocate If youngsters ate more fruits and vegetables, that could help decrease rising childhood obesity rates. In Louisiana, about one-third of all children ages 10 to 17 are obese or overweight, according to the National Child Policy Research Center …

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People don't know how tall they are, or how much they weigh, and that's confusing obesity research - Quartz

Food Environment Research

Published: April 17, 2016

Quartz People don't know how tall they are, or how much they weigh, and that's confusing obesity research Quartz The rapid increase in obesity rates across the world over the past few decades poses a big problem. This increase has not only proved expensive, costing nearly $275 billion annually, but there is also a social cost. The stigma associated with being …

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Why letting teens sleep in could save lives - WCVB Boston

Policy & Education

Published: April 14, 2016

Why letting teens sleep in could save lives WCVB Boston (CNN) "Ask parents of teenagers what they’re worried about, and among the issues they’re likely to bring up is their teens not getting enough sleep. So many teens stay up past midnight and get up early, especially when their school starts, in some … and more

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