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Tulane partners with The Food Trust in launching Center for Healthy Food Access

Food Environment Research

Published: February 21, 2017

Food helps bring people together. But accessing healthy food is a challenge, particularly for people living in underserved neighborhoods. While improvements have been made across the country to bring healthier food to more people in more places, a new coordinated national effort – which includes New Orleans and Tulane University – is seeking to build upon the work of organizations, institutions and businesses by sharing lessons learned, sparking inspiration and testing groundbreaking ideas. Diego Rose,…

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Residents urged to get Movin' for LIFE

Physical Activity Research Education & Community Engagement Projects

Published: February 21, 2017

The Tulane University Prevention Research Center (PRC) is encouraging residents of New Orleans to walk more with a new campaign that highlights maps of walking routes throughout the city's Ninth Ward. An outdoor advertising campaign using billboards, bus shelters and street poles was also conducted from January to February 2017 as part of a five-year initiative called Movin' for LIFE (Lasting Improvements for Fitness and Energy). The initiative is led by the PRC with input…

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New research shows profitability of healthy changes in corner stores

Food Environment Research Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

Published: December 19, 2016

Fresh fruits and vegetables are not always on the grocery list when on a trip to the neighborhood corner store, in large part because many corner store owners don't stock produce thinking they aren't as profitable as the longer-shelf-life snack foods and beverages. However, fruits and vegetables may be more profitable for corner stores than was once thought, according to a study by the Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC) recently published in the Journal of…

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Tulane PRC presentations at APHA 2016

Core Research (Movin' for LIFE) Food Environment Research Physical Activity Research Special Interest Projects (SIPs) Education & Community Engagement Projects

Published: October 26, 2016

Obesity prevention initiatives, social media engagement, and projects involving community health workers are a few of the topics that will be presented by Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC) staff and faculty at the upcoming American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting. The meeting, held Oct. 29-Nov. 2 in Denver, Colo., will draw more than 12,000 public health professionals, community members, researchers, and advocates from across the country and world. The Tulane PRC will present, or are…

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Old Ways of cooking find new learners in 9th Ward

Education & Community Engagement Projects

Published: October 01, 2016

By connecting with the old African traditions of cooking with fresh foods, leafy greens, and flavorful spices and herbs, healthy habits can emerge. A series of cooking classes held in New Orleans' Upper and Lower 9th Ward neighborhoods focused on those traditions. The classes, called A Taste of African Heritage Cooking Classes, is one of several traditional cooking programs created by national nonprofit Old Ways. A Taste of African Heritage "blends nutrition and cultural history…

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Body size & body satisfaction

Core Research (Movin' for LIFE) Food Environment Research Physical Activity Research

Published: June 28, 2016

Many people in New Orleans are not satisfied with their body size with more than half of those in a recent study desiring a body smaller than their own, according to a Tulane Prevention Research Center study published in Health Education & Behavior. Additionally, most people underestimated their actual body size. "A person's perception of themselves has important implications for personal health," said study author Jeanette Gustat, an investigator with the Tulane PRC and a…

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

Core Research (Movin' for LIFE) Special Interest Projects (SIPs) Education & 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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Recording Available: Health Equity Research and Practice Webinar

Core Research (Movin' for LIFE)

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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New Orleans students use salad bars in schools, but not equally

Food Environment Research

Published: October 28, 2015

Most New Orleans students are using new salad bars that have been installed in public school cafeterias since 2011, but there is also room for improvement because African-American students are less likely to use the salad bars than their peers, according to a recently published Tulane University study. Researchers from the Tulane Prevention Research Center found that a majority of New Orleans students – 60 percent – reported eating from the salad bars in their…

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APHA presentations set for Tulane PRC and its CAB members

Core Research (Movin' for LIFE)

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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#LiveFitNOLA Twitter chat to focus on breastfeeding in November

Education & Community Engagement Projects

Published: October 26, 2015

Tulane PRC and the City of New Orleans’ Fit NOLA initiative moderate monthly #LiveFitNOLA Twitter chats that focus on health and wellness in New Orleans. Chats take place on the first Thursday of every month from noon to 1pm CT. Each month, the chat will carry a different health and wellness theme, paired with a local host that can add their lens of insight to the selected topic. The Greater New Orleans Breastfeeding Awareness Coalition…

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

Core Research (Movin' for LIFE) Education & 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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Post-Katrina: 10 years of Tulane PRC work to rebuild New Orleans

Food Environment Research Physical Activity Research Education & Community Engagement Projects

Published: August 24, 2015

Where we live shapes daily life, habits and health – ask anyone in New Orleans who's tried to walk on broken sidewalks or buy fresh produce in a neighborhood that lacks a full-service grocery store. When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast and the levee system failed in New Orleans in 2005, businesses shut down, roads were in shambles, and parks were unsafe. The opportunities for healthy eating and physical activity were wiped out. But…

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New Orleans no longer a supermarket ghost town

Food Environment Research

Published: August 24, 2015

Nearly 10 years after Hurricane Katrina, the number of grocery stores in New Orleans has recovered to pre-Katrina levels citywide and access has improved in predominantly African-American neighborhoods, according to new research from the Tulane Prevention Research Center published in the August issue of the Journal of Urban Health. By 2014, the number of supermarkets in New Orleans (see map) had returned to more than 30, compared to less than half of that in 2007.…

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Hundreds of New Orleans students learn safe walking, biking

Physical Activity Research Education & Community Engagement Projects

Published: June 29, 2015

By Naomi Englar, Tulane PRC June 2015 New Orleans students hopped on bikes and laced up their shoes to practice safe walking and biking, as part of the inaugural Walk & Roll to School Week on May 9-15. The week of events promoted walking and biking for transportation and marked the end of a citywide program providing comprehensive road safety education to 335 students in 10 schools. That citywide program took place this past spring…

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From nutrition to public policy: Improving healthy food access

Food Environment Research Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

Published: June 29, 2015

As the farm-to-table movement grows, nutrition and health professionals can be valuable contributors to public policymaking related to local foods and health, according to findings from the Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC). Last year, faculty and staff at the Tulane PRC explored strategies for improving public health in Louisiana by conducting policy research and educating lawmakers. Several of the strategies were incorporated into state legislation, and two focused on leveraging local food production, especially of…

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Community Health Worker research shows need for professional advocacy

Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

Published: June 29, 2015

More than 1,700 Community Health Workers in 47 states participated in a recent survey that found their profession needs concerted advocacy efforts in order for it to thrive, according to a study recently published online in the Journal of Ambulatory Care Management. The study is the largest survey of Community Health Workers (CHWs) to date and was led by the Arizona Prevention Research Center with contributions from the Tulane Prevention Research Center's Ashley Wennerstrom, collaborating…

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Tulane PRC releases toolkit: Capacity Building for Health

Education & Community Engagement Projects

Published: June 11, 2015

The Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC) has launched a new resource for New Orleans area neighborhood associations and community-based organizations. This toolkit, titled Capacity Building for Health: A Toolkit for New Orleans’ Community Organizations, is free and available for download on the Tulane PRC’s website. The Tulane PRC anticipates that neighborhood associations and other community-based organizations will use this toolkit as needed to improve their organizations’ capacities to address various issues of need, including health.…

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Support is key to being active for many in New Orleans

Physical Activity Research Education & Community Engagement Projects

Published: May 05, 2015

In New Orleans, having people in your life who directly encourage you to exercise and be active may be the most important thing you need to stay fit, according to a new study from the Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC). The study, published online in the Journal of Community Health this March, aims to identify what helps black residents be active because this segment of the population tends to be the least physically active, compared…

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Webinar recording available: "Feet, Forks and the Fate of Our Families"

Core Research (Movin' for LIFE)

Published: April 20, 2015

The Prevention Research Center at Tulane University and the Tulane Maternal and Child Health Leadership Training Program presented a live streaming webcast on April 21, led by Dr. David Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, founding director of Yale University's Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center. The recorded webcast is now available on the ALPHTN website’s On Demand page. Click here to visit the On Demand page. Click on the picture above to see photos from the webcast…

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