Community Partners

Featured Publications

Partnership with the community is a key component of our work at the Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC). Colleagues in this work include community members, public health organizations, neighborhood associations, faith-based groups, and other stakeholders in the center’s mission. Throughout the center’s activities, including research, we seek input and involvement from the community in order to achieve lasting results.

Community Advisory Board
The Community Advisory Board (CAB) is comprised of members who are individuals interested in healthy living or who represent nonprofit organizations, neighborhood groups, regional universities, and state and local government. The group meets quarterly to support the PRC’s progress on its core project, communications and training activities, research projects, and policy work. Besides providing advice to the PRC on its activities, the CAB is a mechanism by which community partners network and share resources to support their own initiatives. For more information about the CAB, please contact Catherine Haywood at or 504-988-1158. The CAB includes members from the following:

Carrollton/Hollygrove (including Carrollton-Hollygrove CDC)
New Orleans East (including Eastern New Orleans Neighborhood Advisory Commission)
Treme/Lafitte (including the 7th Ward Neighborhood Association and NEWCITY Neighborhood Partnership)
Upper and Lower Ninth Ward (including New Saint Claude Association of Neighbors and Bunny Friend Neighborhood Association)
Franklin Avenue Baptist Church
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
All Citizens Together
AARP Louisiana
Bunny Friend Neighborhood Association
Daughters of Charity Health Centers
Dillard University’s Department of Recreation, Health and Wellness
Doc Griggs Foundation
East New Orleans Neighborhood Advisory Commission
Edible Schoolyard NOLA
Friends of Lafitte Greenway
Garden on Marais
Global Green USA – New Orleans
KIPP New Orleans Schools
Louisiana Cancer Control Partnership, LSU Health Sciences Center
Louisiana Public Health Institute
LSU AgCenter – Orleans Parish
Mary Amelia Women’s Center at Tulane
Merritt C. Becker, Jr. UNO Transportation Institute
New Orleans Children’s Health Project
New Orleans Health Department and the Fit NOLA initiative
New Orleans Recreation Development Commission
New Orleans Regional Planning Commission
Second Harvest of New Orleans and Acadiana
Team Happy Foundation
Tekrema Center for Art and Culture
The Cookbook Project
The Great Health Race
The Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development
The Renaissance Project
Tulane University School of Medicine, Office of Community Affairs and Health Policy
Women With a Vision

Other Community Partners
Other community partners who have collaborated with the Tulane PRC on research, internships, reports, trainings, and community engagement projects include:
Advocacy Center
Backyard Gardeners Network
Broad Community Connections
Bike Easy
Center for Science in the Public Interest and the Food Day campaign
City of New Orleans, Dept. of Public Works
Common Ground Health Clinic
Girls on the Run New Orleans
Greater New Orleans Foundation
Grow Dat Youth Farm
Guardians Institute
Hollygrove Market & Farm
Jean Lafitte National Historic Park & Preserve, National Park Service
Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools
Louisiana Office of Public Health
Lower Ninth Ward Village
LSU Health Sciences Center
Market Umbrella
New Orleans Ballet Association
New Orleans Food Co-op
New Orleans Neighborhoods Partnership Network
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Recovery School District
Ruth U. Fertel/Tulane Community Health Center
Sankofa Community Development Corporation
Scott S. Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives
St. Anna’s Medical Mission
Touro Diabetes Center
The Urban Conservancy
Vietnamese Initiatives in Economic Training
Youth Run NOLA

Tulane PRC faculty and staff also serve on several boards, coalitions, and committees:




Design characteristics of worksite environmental interventions for obesity prevention.




Targeting obesity to reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes and other co-morbidities in African American youth: a review of the literature and recommendations for prevention

all scientific publications


Policy Briefs


A Question of Access: Addressing Poor Nutrition, Food Availability, and Policy


Community Briefs


Schoolyard Project

all prc publications

From The Health Journal