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Haynes-Maslow and Ammerman receive grant from Humana Foundation to study social isolation among senior residents and home meal delivery

February 18, 2024

The Humana Foundation awarded Drs. Lindsey Haynes-Maslow, PhD, MHA, and Alice Ammerman, DrPH, MPH, a $250,000 health equity research grant. This grant will support a meal delivery program for low-inco … Read more

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Willis co-leads update of 2024 Compendium of Physical Activities to enhance physical activity and health research and promotion

January 18, 2024

An international group of researchers has collaborated to create the updated 2024 Compendium of Physical Activities. The Compendium of Physical Activities is a fundamental physical activity and health … Read more

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Willis receives Alzheimer’s Association grant to study physical activity interventions in older adults

September 27, 2022

Dr. Erik Willis, PhD, MPH, has received a grant from the Alzheimer’s Association to pilot a multi-level intervention that aims to increase physical activity for individuals in adult supervised care se … Read more

2021 Planning Grant Award Recipients

HPDP awards three $5,000 planning grants to UNC faculty studying pressing issues in prevention research

October 29, 2021

In 2021, the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) awarded three planning grants of approximately $5,000 each to researchers pursuing projects in health promotion and disease p … Read more

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HPDP Research Fellow gives keynote address at New Mexico Conference on Aging

September 6, 2016

On August 24th, Ellen Schneider, a Research Fellow at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, gave a keynote address for the 38th annual meeting of the New Mexico Conference on Agi … Read more

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“BEAUTY is a Balancing Act” to test new venue to deliver health awareness messages and falls prevention education

September 23, 2015

Falls Prevention Awareness Week in North Carolina runs September 21 through 26 (Chapel Hill, N.C.—September 21, 2015) – The Injury Prevention Research Center at the University of North Carolina at Cha … Read more

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HPDP researcher named Gerontological Society of America Fellow

August 7, 2013

HPDP Research Fellow Mary Altpeter was awarded fellow status with the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) in July. Altpeter has been an active member of the organization since early 2000 and has s … Read more

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Falls prevention program receives recognition from National Council of Aging

August 2, 2013

Every year, one in three adults fall and suffer tremendous negative impacts on their quality of life. While the risk of falls remain high among older adults, there has been a significant gap in fall p … Read more

HPDP researcher leads national falls prevention initiative

October 18, 2012

September 22 is the first day of Fall, and it’s also a day when passionate people across the country will stand together to observe the 5th annual National Falls Prevention Awareness Day. This year’s … Read more

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

The Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) School of Rural Public Health, in collaboration with the University of North Carolina Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention was recently a … Read more