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Researcher seeks improved assessment for domestic violence programs

March 23, 2010

A new UNC HPDP Research Fellow is working to develop a new way to measure hospital-based domestic violence programs through a grant funded by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Economi … Read more

Ammerman’s work in local foods highlighted

March 15, 2010

There’s been a lot of buzz recently about the innovative approaches Alice Ammerman and her colleagues are taking in the area of local, sustainable agriculture. Ammerman is the director of the UNC Cent … Read more

New catering guide emphasizes vendors’ commitment to using local foods

March 15, 2010

A new catering guide will help event organizers at UNC Chapel Hill to find food vendors who strive to use local foods and farm products as much as possible. Researchers at the UNC Center for Health Pr … Read more

Study: digging in beach sand increases risk of gastrointestinal illness

July 20, 2009

Chris Heaney, who will be a Kellogg Health Scholar at HPDP beginning this fall, published a study examining the health risks of playing in beach sand in the American Journal of Epidemiology in July. U … Read more

Ammerman keynote speaker at Australian conferences

July 13, 2009

HPDP Director Alice Ammerman traveled to Australia in early July to be a part of two conferences addressing sustainable agriculture and health. She was a keynote speaker at the Home Economics Institut … Read more

Sustainable agriculture grows at HPDP this spring

February 9, 2009

In keeping with its mission to reduce heath disparities, the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) is investigating the links between local sustainable food systems and health. … Read more