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Message from the Director

Education & Engagement

Published: September 26, 2019

September 27, 2019 is the day that the Tulane PRC funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta will come to an end. This does not mean that the PRC will come to an end. It simply means that the core funding and its related research wil no longer exist for the next five years. However, the remaining PRC personnel will continue to use the name and continue the work that…

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Movin' 4 LIFE & Fit NOLA

Education & Engagement

Published: September 26, 2019

The Tulane Prevention Research Center’s Movin 4 LIFE program will transition under the community sector of Fit NOLA, a partnership between the City of New Orleans and local organizations. Fit NOLA is currently working with two churches to expand the Bike 4 LIFE program. For those unfamiliar with Fit NOLA, here is an overview. Fit NOLA was established in 2012 after the National program-Let’s Move. The initiative was created to address the rankings of health…

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Tulane PRC: 20 Years

Education & Engagement

Published: September 26, 2019

For two decades, the Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC) has been working to prevent obesity and sedentary lifestyle by building a healthier environment across New Orleans. Unbeknownst to most, the focus of the PRC’s work began with lead abatement research and interventions in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s. During this time, all Prevention Research Centers around the country, through funding and direction from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), contributed to this…

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Active Steps: Bike Share, Community’s Movement Towards Sustainability and Health

Education & Engagement

Published: September 26, 2019

Cycling has come a long way! It has been used to get from one area to another and, over time, has evolved for recreational purposes, competitive sports, and exercise. One thing that remained constant is the need to push the pedals with your feet to get the wheels going. It is this basic idea that makes cycling a great form of exercise as well as a sustainable form transportation. Using a bike can be costly,…

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Nutrition Bites: Sneaky Source of Salt

Education & Engagement

Published: September 25, 2019

When it comes to dietary sodium, it is nothing new that Americans are consuming more on average than the recommendation – nearly 50% more than the recommended daily quantity. The body needs a small amount of sodium to carry out functions such as muscular contraction and nerve transmission, but with so much salt added during commercial food processing and preparation in the United States, it is hard to stay away from a high sodium diet.…

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