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CDC staff visit Tulane PRC

Special Community Engagement Projects

Published: February 16, 2017

For a little over three days in late January, the Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC) hosted three staff from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The out-of-town guests who visited New Orleans all work for the CDC’s Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers Program, the network that funds all 26 PRCs around the country. The site visit included meetings with the Tulane PRC staff, community partners, government health officials, and Tulane University administration…

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Community-Partner-Updates

Community Partner Updates

Special Community Engagement Projects

Published: September 30, 2016

See what our Community Advisory Board (CAB) members and partners have been up to! Click on the photo for a gallery of pictures, view a video and read updates. To find out more about our partners, click here to visit our Community Partners page. Photos 1-4: Fit NOLA remixes meetings with Community Sector group New Orleans’ Fit NOLA initiative threw out the typical format of coalitions and partnership meetings at its Community Sector gathering Sept.…

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PRCs 30th Anniversary: Community garden network teams up with Tulane PRC

Food Environment Research Policy & Advocacy Special Community Engagement Projects

Published: June 28, 2016

The Backyard Gardeners Network is a Lower 9th Ward based nonprofit organization whose mission is to sustain and strengthen the area using food growing traditions as a platform to build community, revitalize the neighborhood and preserve cultural heritage. Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC) has supported and partnered with BGN through practicum placements, food policy research and education, and program evaluation. In the field of food access and food policy, BGN and Tulane PRC have interacted…

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Community-Partner-Updates

Community Partner Updates

Special Community Engagement Projects

Published: June 28, 2016

See what our Community Advisory Board (CAB) members and partners have been up to! Click on the photo to view a gallery of pictures and read the updates below. To find out more about the CAB and our partners, click here to visit our Community Partners page. Photos 1-2: Neighborhoods band together for cleanup effort June was a busy month for five New Orleans neighborhoods that participated in a storm drain cleaning effort to prepare…

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

Education & Training Projects Policy & Advocacy 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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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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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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30 years of Building Healthier Communities Together

Food Environment Research Special Community Engagement Projects

Published: March 01, 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. ReFresh: Research and cross-sector partnerships support innovative community health hub Many neighborhoods in New Orleans have historically lacked a full-service grocery store, preventing residents from easily buying healthy foods,…

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Community-Partner-Updates

Community Partner Updates

Special Community Engagement Projects

Published: March 01, 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. Photos 1-3: Youth Run NOLA runs the city in 5k race More than 1,000 runners – adults and youth – ran through the New Orleans' neighborhoods of the Marigny and…

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30th Anniversary: Research and cross-sector partnerships support innovative community health hub ReFresh

Food Environment Research Policy & Advocacy Special Community Engagement Projects

Published: February 26, 2016

Many neighborhoods in New Orleans have historically lacked a full-service grocery store, preventing residents from easily buying healthy foods, such as fresh fruit and vegetables, according to research from the Tulane Prevention Research Center (Tulane PRC). A 2012 study from the Tulane PRC found that higher quality food environments decrease the risk of obesity and overweight for people living in southeast Louisiana. Another PRC study found that each additional linear meter of store shelf space…

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New Movin' for LIFE project works with communities to improve health

Food Environment Research Physical Activity Research Special Community Engagement Projects

Published: December 21, 2015

We all know we should be eating healthfully and getting regular physical activity, but actually doing so isn't always easy. So how can we support communities in New Orleans to meet those goals? The Tulane Prevention Research Center has started a new project – Movin' for LIFE – with the goal of finding out how to help residents in specific neighborhoods improve their diet and physical activity and putting the resources in place to make…

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Prevention Research Centers make impact on policies, systems, and environments

Food Environment Research Physical Activity Research Policy & Advocacy

Published: December 21, 2015

When working toward environmental changes, several Prevention Research Centers across the country have been successful thanks to specific steps they each followed. Researchers from seven PRCs across the country, including the Tulane Prevention Research Center, collaborated to evaluate their centers' work and published their findings in the October issue of Preventing Chronic Disease. The PRCs used a framework created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to examine policy, systems, and environmental interventions to…

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Message from the Director

Special Community Engagement Projects

Published: December 21, 2015

All of us at the Tulane Prevention Research Center would like to thank you for your partnership, for your support, for your caring and for all the work that you do to make our city a better and healthier place to live, work, and play. We all extend our heartfelt wishes to you and your families for a wonderful holiday season – take a break and be kind to yourself. Let us all anticipate a…

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Community-Partner-Updates

Community Partner Updates

Policy & Advocacy Special Community Engagement Projects

Published: December 21, 2015

See what our Community Advisory Board (CAB) members have been up to this fall. Click on the photo to view a gallery of pictures and read below for updates from some of our members. To find out more about the CAB, click here. Pictures 1-4: The New Orleans Recreation and Development Commission (NORDC) and Fit NOLA Parks had a busy fall. In November, NORDC transitioned its Fit NOLA programming from six Fit NOLA Parks to…

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Community-Partner-Updates

Community Partner Updates

Special Community Engagement Projects

Published: October 28, 2015

See what our Community Advisory Board (CAB) members have been up to this fall. Click on the photo to view a gallery of pictures from some of our members. To find out more about the CAB, click here. Photos 1-3: In October, the Bunny Friend Neighborhood Association held its annual Night Out Against Crime event and Health Fair. PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly), Susan G. Komen New Orleans, Aetna health care and…

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APHA presentations set for Tulane PRC and its CAB members

Education & Training Projects

Published: October 28, 2015

School-based nutrition initiatives, social media and mobile phone technology, and projects that support the community health worker workforce are a few of the topics that will be presented by Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC) staff and Community Advisory Board (CAB) members at the upcoming American Public Health Association's Annual Meeting. The meeting, held Oct. 31-Nov. 4 in Chicago, Ill., will draw more than 12,500 public health professionals, community members, researchers, and advocates from across the…

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Eat Dat! cookbook shows how to be healthy on a budget

Education & Training Projects Special Community Engagement Projects

Published: October 01, 2015

Eating nutritious and healthy meals can be affordable, and a new cookbook from the Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC) gives residents in New Orleans and across the country a guide. With 80 pages of recipes and healthy eating tips, the Eat Dat! cookbook breaks down the costs and nutritional content of delicious and often quick meals. “We created the cookbook based on feedback from neighborhood associations and community-based groups we work with in New Orleans,”…

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