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Rev Bill Kearney in front of Warrenton's sign commemorating the PCB Protests that birthed the environmental justice movement

Rev. Kearney empowers communities to celebrate their role in environmental justice movement

September 16, 2022

Community members, university officials, activists, and clergy will gather in Warrenton, N.C. on September 17 to mark the 40th anniversary of the protests that launched the environmental justice movem … Read more

Partnership Spotlight: Exploring Six Years of Community Engagement

May 2, 2016

  How can you see the impact of engaged research? Sometimes all you need to do is look at what’s being served to drink at the church potluck dinners. Linda Riggins began working with researchers … Read more

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Lightfoot honored by APHA for community-based public health research

November 25, 2015

Alexandra Lightfoot, EdD, received the 2015 Tom Bruce Award at a Nov. 3 meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA). Lightfoot is a research assistant professor in the Department of Healt … Read more

HPDP researchers connect community members with hospitals in Lehigh Valley

March 5, 2014

After a two year partnership with the UNC Office of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, five area hospitals in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania have ratified the Community Health Needs Assessment and … Read more

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HPDP Deputy Director publishes guide for engaging faith-based communities

February 17, 2014

HPDP Researcher Lori Carter-Edwards, Ph.D., recently published a chapter in Lead the way: principles and practices in community and civic engagement, a book that will act as a public health guide for … Read more

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Former CBPR trainee’s research seeks to reduce sexual health disparities in young African American women

July 7, 2013

Former UNC WK Kellogg Health Scholar Briana Woods-Jaeger is making strides to reduce sexual health disparities among African American female youth. Woods-Jaeger is the principal investigator on a teen … Read more

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Training with HPDP’s CBPR Core leads to engaged research at the University of Iowa

July 7, 2013

Barbara Baquero, a Kellogg Health Scholar at  the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention from 2010 to 2012, is continuing her work in community-based participatory research (CBPR) at t … Read more

Partnership with NC American Indian communities leads to healthy changes

May 30, 2013

After more than five years community collaboration, researchers at the UNC Office of the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention are continuing to fight health disparities in North Carolina American I … Read more

Leadership award unites two HPDP community research partners

January 8, 2013

Researchers at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention partner with community leaders to address urgent health issues in communities across the state and nation. Last fall, one of H … Read more

HPDP researchers celebrate birth of environmental justice movement in Warren County

October 18, 2012

HPDP researchers joined with community partners to celebrate the birth of the environmental justice movement in Warren County on September 16th. In 1978, toxic waste including polychlorinated biphenyl … Read more