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October 4, 2017 To Alice Ammerman, public health is public service
October 4, 2017 Stephanie Wheeler honored with Hettleman award
October 3, 2017 UNC study shows need for increased support to North Carolina childcare workers
April 28, 2017 Ammerman named first Mildred Kaufman Professor of nutrition
April 24, 2017 UNC-Chapel Hill’s 2016 Harvey Award funds projects focused on hunger and educational success for children in foster care
April 10, 2017 No Kid Hungry Graduate Research Assistant, Jessica Soldavini, receives Community Engagement Fellowship
March 24, 2017 Schneider to receive Paper of the Year Award from the Society for Public Health Education
February 20, 2017 Public Health Experts Celebrate 30 Years of CDC’s Prevention Research Solutions for Communities with Health Disparities
February 1, 2017 Help from a family member can help adults with type 2 diabetes lose weight and manage their health
November 21, 2016 HPDP receives $1.5 million to develop diabetes self-management education toolkit
November 15, 2016 HPDP Research Fellow honored by Obesity Society
October 31, 2016 HPDP Research at APHA 2016
September 6, 2016 HPDP Research Fellow gives keynote address at New Mexico Conference on Aging
August 25, 2016 New Mediterranean-style diet pattern leads to weight loss and improved blood pressure
August 25, 2016 HPDP employee establishes community garden project
August 23, 2016 Newly funded project will ease parental concerns and help providers recommend HPV vaccine to help prevent cancer
August 1, 2016 Go NAP SACC program revamps their website
July 14, 2016 Building a partnership in Hertford County, NC with Community Health Workers
May 2, 2016 Partnership Spotlight: Exploring Six Years of Community Engagement
March 31, 2016 De Marco receives Provost Engaged Scholarship Award for research
March 23, 2016 Women’s Health Month Highlight: CARE (Caring and Reaching for Health)
March 2, 2016 Women’s Health Month Highlight: COMPARE-UF seeks to understand treatment options for uterine fibroids
December 22, 2015 Students in Orange County Schools rate new healthy menu options at Try-Day Friday
November 25, 2015 Lightfoot honored by APHA for community-based public health research
November 4, 2015 HPDP researchers present their work at American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
November 4, 2015 No Kid Hungry receives Friend of School Nutrition Award from NC Department of Public Instruction
October 1, 2015 Heart Healthy Lenoir Community shows psychological, spiritual and social components of heart health through photo research project
October 1, 2015 NAPSACC logo Five states selected to pilot GO NAP SACC and improve health habits in young children
September 23, 2015 “BEAUTY is a Balancing Act” to test new venue to deliver health awareness messages and falls prevention education
September 15, 2015 HPDP to host Urban Alchemy book club discussion
August 25, 2015 SNAP-Ed/EFNEP Southern Regional Center of Excellence in Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention hosts webinar training series
August 20, 2015 HPDP researchers partner with Cornell to prevent childhood obesity and boost bottom line for NC farmers
August 5, 2015 No Kid Hungry NC on My Carolina Today
July 24, 2015 HPDP to feature APHA’s summer webinar series about racism’s impact on health and disparities
July 24, 2015 Doctoral candidate Black awarded University Cancer Research Fund grant
June 26, 2015 HPDP’s Altpeter, Shubert and Schneider contibute to Frontiers in Public Health eBook
May 10, 2015 UNC-Chapel Hill explores “Food for All” with 2015-2017 campus theme
May 10, 2015 Envisioning Health Project combats explicit bias in health care
April 27, 2015 ResearchTalk announces Spring Seminar Series and Summer Intensive events
April 21, 2015 UNC-CH Kenan-Flagler Business School students sponsor BBQ fundraiser to fight childhood hunger
April 16, 2015 Health behavior doctoral student Jayne Jeffries receives GEAB Impact Award for her work with Food Explorers
April 15, 2015 Alice Ammerman to discuss link between sustainable local food systems and health April 16
March 26, 2015 Dr. Samuel-Hodge Honored For Mentoring Women of Color
March 9, 2015 UNC Chapel Hill-RTI Collaboration Chosen as Prime Contractor to Support State and Local Public Health Actions to Prevent Chronic Disease and Promote School Health
February 11, 2015 New website provides a one-stop shop for UNC-developed health promotion interventions and resources
January 9, 2015 HPDP-affiliated instructors bring research to the classroom
November 6, 2014 UNC-Chapel Hill Receives Funding to Improve Obesity Prevention for Families Receiving Government Assistance
October 29, 2014 New research center will explore ways to encourage healthy food choices
October 13, 2014 Would you eat that doughnut if you knew you had to walk two miles to burn it off?
October 7, 2014 HPDP receives receives $3.75 million to conduct prevention research
September 17, 2014 Researchers Enter Heart Healthy Hushpuppies in BBQ Festival
September 11, 2014 HALF of NC Schools Commit to Expand Breakfast with Help from No Kid Hungry NC
August 15, 2014 Counter Tobacco’s Point-of-sale Photo Contest
May 30, 2014 NC high school students embrace public health advocacy
May 26, 2014 Web-based and live counseling programs can reduce patients’ risk for heart disease
May 12, 2014 Eleven student researchers graduating this year
May 9, 2014 2014 Summer and Fall Student Internship in Health Communications
May 8, 2014 HPDP research seek voice for immigrant populations
May 8, 2014 No Kid Hungry NC joins HPDP
April 2, 2014 Workplace intervention promotes healthy child care workers
March 5, 2014 HPDP researchers connect community members with hospitals in Lehigh Valley
February 17, 2014 HPDP Deputy Director publishes guide for engaging faith-based communities
November 22, 2013 Tobacco cessation research provides resources for policymakers and practitioners
November 8, 2013 Travel, trains and food policy change
November 8, 2013 Local restaurants working with Heart Healthy Lenoir to help their customers make healthy choices when eating out
September 10, 2013 Obesity Prevention Shifts to State’s Youngest Children
September 6, 2013 Stacey Sheridan Heart to Health sets baseline for evaluating heart disease prevention programs
August 28, 2013 Food Explorers program kicks off healthy eating in Rockingham County Schools
August 7, 2013 Mary Altpeter HPDP researcher named Gerontological Society of America Fellow
August 2, 2013 Falls prevention program receives recognition from National Council of Aging
July 25, 2013 Body & Soul program featured on CDC website
July 8, 2013 HPDP researchers lead training sessions for obesity prevention and evaluation programs in California
July 7, 2013 Former HPDP postdoctoral trainees take training to their next career
July 7, 2013 Former CBPR trainee’s research seeks to reduce sexual health disparities in young African American women
July 7, 2013 Training with HPDP’s CBPR Core leads to engaged research at the University of Iowa
June 3, 2013 WK Kellogg Health Scholar wins $100,000 grant
May 30, 2013 HPDP Intern’s research honored at UNCG
May 30, 2013 Partnership with NC American Indian communities leads to healthy changes
May 22, 2013 Children’s Healthy Weight Research Group presents at national conference
May 20, 2013 Internet Cigarette Vendor study featured on PRC website
April 26, 2013 UNC partners with dining services provider to help high school students ‘text’ their orders for lunch at school
April 25, 2013 Minors able to buy alcohol on eBay, new study finds
March 1, 2013 Study validates weight loss program, brings weight loss research into the real world
January 18, 2013 HPDP Welcomes Public Health Prevention Service Fellow
January 8, 2013 Leadership award unites two HPDP community research partners
October 18, 2012 $10M grant goes to heart research
October 18, 2012 Early childhood nutrition program recommended by First Lady’s Task Force on Childhood Obesity
October 18, 2012 Sustained funding brings solid results
October 18, 2012 Stroke research grant targets Lenoir County
October 18, 2012 HPDP researchers celebrate birth of environmental justice movement in Warren County
October 18, 2012 HPDP researcher leads national falls prevention initiative
October 18, 2012 Texas A&M, UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention receive CDC funding for policies, programs and partners for falls prevention project
October 18, 2012 HPDP research finds innovative ways to help reform school lunch
October 11, 2012 Study aims at improving health of American Indians
September 24, 2012 New study will evaluate if technology, system protocols, and training can reduce differences in cancer care between African American and white patients
August 3, 2012 Proud parents cheer for their daughter on US Olympic Volleyball Team
June 22, 2012 HPDP researchers team with Duke to improve family child care homes
May 7, 2012 Online retailers, shipping companies give minors access to alcohol, study finds
April 20, 2012 Leeman named new director of HPDP Dissemination and Communications Core
April 14, 2012 Remembering longtime partner and friend Nettie Coad
February 6, 2012 Kurt Ribisl Named HBHE Teacher of the Year
January 26, 2012 New research study examines behavioral economics of colorectal cancer screening in underserved populations
January 8, 2012 Dr. Alan Cross, former director of HPDP, remembered as a giant in social medicine and prevention research
December 14, 2011 Marci Campbell, HOPE projects leader, dies
October 10, 2011 HPDP researchers to present at upcoming APHA annual meeting
September 27, 2011 New UNC center for diabetes seeks to reduce health disparities
September 19, 2011 Eugenia Eng Receives Pfizer Faculty Award for Excellence in Academic Public Health Practice
September 2, 2011 UNC researchers find child-care facilities can do more to promote healthy eating and physical activity among preschoolers
August 15, 2011 UNC hosts inaugural training institute to connect research and practice
August 8, 2011 Fleming’s retirement means time to pursue new challenges
July 26, 2011 BAN study impacts global policy and saves lives
July 25, 2011 Carter-Edwards joins HPDP as deputy director for research and operations
July 19, 2011 Farmer Foodshare and Table Bring Year Round Fresh Local Food to Children at Risk of Hunger
July 7, 2011 Landfill air pollution may be as unhealthy as it is unpleasant, study finds
June 15, 2011 BAN researchers receive prestigious Charles C. Shepard Science Award
June 7, 2011 UNC experts contribute to new recommendations, tools to combat early childhood obesity
June 1, 2011 Watch the Carolina campus community garden anniversary celebration
May 20, 2011 HPDP recognized for CBPR expertise by national committee
May 9, 2011 Barbecue- the new health food at BBQ Festival on the Neuse
April 12, 2011 PRC Conference showcases American Indian Healthy Eating Project
April 11, 2011 HPDP offers summer and fall paid health communications internship
April 4, 2011 New Warren County project to create regional food center
April 4, 2011 HPDP community partner chosen as Food Justice Fellow
March 30, 2011 Free environmental justice workshop
March 26, 2011 Ammerman, Linnan and Lorch receive public service awards
March 21, 2011 Free workshop to build skills in policy advocacy Saturday March 26th
March 2, 2011 PALS helps families manage diabetes together
March 1, 2011 New HPDP partnership grant to guide workplace wellness
February 22, 2011 Study: payment, shipping bans stub out cigarette-selling websites
January 31, 2011 UNC-CH team needs votes to create new program to fight childhood obesity
January 24, 2011 HPDP researchers help bring FoodCorps to NC
January 24, 2011 Eating our words
January 19, 2011 Community anti-racism workshop scheduled for February 18-19
January 4, 2011 HOPE accounts offers help to make New Year's resolutions a reality
December 1, 2010 HPDP celebrates Hunter's retirement
November 23, 2010 HPDP welcomes CDC Prevention Specialist
November 23, 2010 HPDP partner offers help for a locally sourced Thanksgiving menu
November 9, 2010 Campbell discusses dieter’s paradox with The Wall Street Journal
November 3, 2010 Innovative study seeks to reconnect youth with farming
October 27, 2010 Linnan helps launch new barbershop intervention
October 26, 2010 Cancer researchers gather in Chapel Hill to discuss plans for next 5 years
October 22, 2010 HPDP seeks applicants for Deputy Director for Research and Operations
October 18, 2010 HPDP study to help cancer survivors plan for next steps
October 11, 2010 Ammerman to discuss link between sustainable local food systems and health Thursday
September 27, 2010 Barksdale appointed to national health-care research panel
September 15, 2010 Former HPDP student continues prevention research in hometown
August 30, 2010 Heart Healthy Lenoir investigator has unique perspective on research
August 23, 2010 HPDP mourns death of former advisor
August 18, 2010 HPDP community advisor influences state policy recommendations
August 3, 2010 International scholar leaves HPDP with more than souvenirs
July 19, 2010 UNC research center receives $3.1 million to study alternative strategies to reduce the risk for heart disease and stroke
July 13, 2010 Healthy Carolinians updated website has new tools
July 7, 2010 Former HPDP student works for earthquake relief with UNICEF
July 2, 2010 Heart Healthy Lenoir kicks off in Kinston
June 17, 2010 HPDP study finds maternal and infant anti-retrovirals effective in preventing HIV transmission through breast milk
June 16, 2010 UNC faculty and staff have new access to fresh veggies at Carolina Campus Community Garden
June 15, 2010 HPDP intern pushes pedals instead of paper
June 12, 2010 RE-AIM training now available online
June 8, 2010 UNC study throws a lifeline to parents of young children
May 25, 2010 UNC Community-Campus Partnership to bring HOPE programs to Lenoir County
May 24, 2010 Early childhood nutrition program recommended by First Lady’s Task Force on Childhood Obesity
May 14, 2010 Join the Hippy Dippy Heelraisers in the Race for the Cure
May 10, 2010 Church garden hopes to cultivate good health
May 3, 2010 News Release: UNC project takes on heart disease in heart of U.S. ‘stroke belt’
May 3, 2010 New $10 million grant to reduce heart disease in Lenoir County
May 3, 2010 Graphic of stroke mortality in Lenoir County, NC
April 27, 2010 UNC HPDP selects two new WK Kellogg Health Scholars
April 21, 2010 Childhood obesity task force issues recommendations
April 15, 2010 New project harnesses community expertise
March 31, 2010 New federal tobacco regulation cites HPDP research
March 23, 2010 Researcher seeks improved assessment for domestic violence programs
March 22, 2010 Weight Wise leads to weight loss through local health departments
March 15, 2010 Ammerman’s work in local foods highlighted
March 15, 2010 New catering guide emphasizes vendors’ commitment to using local foods
February 5, 2010 New research fellows join HPDP
February 4, 2010 HPDP welcomes first Community Research Fellow
January 29, 2010 Ammerman joins new state council on local food
January 20, 2010 Empowerment approach brings research teams together
December 4, 2009 Studies show preschoolers not getting enough active playtime
December 2, 2009 HPDP research makes strides in AIDS prevention
November 18, 2009 Rogers Road community advocate headed to White House
November 12, 2009 HPDP investigators present at APHA annual meeting
November 11, 2009 UNC HPDP research associate to lead national committee
October 30, 2009 New training offers evidence-based education without expense
October 20, 2009 National committee meeting showcases local connections
October 17, 2009 New HPDP project to bridge the gap between economic status and health
October 8, 2009 HOPE shines through clouds at project celebration
September 19, 2009 Study by HPDP Research Fellow finds color-coded chart improves parents’ understanding of body mass index (BMI)
September 11, 2009 Six new awards for the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
August 18, 2009 HPDP partnerships bring recovery funds to communities
August 18, 2009 HPDP partnerships bring recovery funds to communities
July 29, 2009 HPDP helping to combat Weight of the Nation
July 28, 2009 HPDP Research Fellow’s book featured in The New Yorker
July 27, 2009 HPDP study: HIV drugs provide breast-fed babies with some protection
July 20, 2009 Study: digging in beach sand increases risk of gastrointestinal illness
July 13, 2009 Ammerman keynote speaker at Australian conferences
June 9, 2009 HPDP co-sponsors videoconference addressing education and health disparities
June 3, 2009 Picture Me Healthy: photo-based inquiry for youth expression informs policy and environmental change
May 21, 2009 HPDP celebrates research partnerships with students
March 30, 2009 Five more years of health promotion and disease prevention research
March 25, 2009 Picture this: HPDP researchers use photos to connect with communities
February 27, 2009 HPDP students lead Minority Health Conference
February 9, 2009 Sustainable agriculture grows at HPDP this spring
January 14, 2009 Groundbreaking HPDP research to study online alcohol sales