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Landfill air pollution may be as unhealthy as it is unpleasant, study finds

July 7, 2011

Despite increased regulations on municipal solid waste since 1990, many people who live near landfills continue to report health problems associated with foul odors, pests, polluted water and traffic. … Continued


HPDP recognized for CBPR expertise by national committee

May 20, 2011

The UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention has been recognized for its dedication to community-based participatory research by a national committee of community experts. The Prevention … Continued


PRC Conference showcases American Indian Healthy Eating Project

April 12, 2011

The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) will showcase three projects at the Prevention Research Centers (PRC) Annual Conference this week.  The theme of this year’s collaborative … Continued


New Warren County project to create regional food center

April 4, 2011

Researchers at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP), in partnership with Duke researchers and community members, will create a regional food center in Warren County throug … Continued


HPDP community partner chosen as Food Justice Fellow

April 4, 2011

Rev. William Kearney has been selected as a Food Justice Fellow by the Presbyterian Hunger Program. The program selected 15 fellows in its first national search for people of faith to connect with the … Continued


International scholar leaves HPDP with more than souvenirs

August 3, 2010

The UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) has bid farewell to Palma Chillón an international scholar who has participated in a cultural exchange for the past year. After a year … Continued


Heart Healthy Lenoir kicks off in Kinston

July 2, 2010

More than 100 community members, policymakers, health care providers and business owners joined researchers from the UNC-Chapel Hill and East Carolina University Tuesday to kick off the Heart Healthy … Continued


UNC Community-Campus Partnership to bring HOPE programs to Lenoir County

May 25, 2010

The Community-Campus Partnership at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has awarded a $20,000 grant to the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) to support public h … Continued


Church garden hopes to cultivate good health

May 10, 2010

A new partnership between the Coley Springs Missionary Baptist Church, pastored by Reverend Carson Jones, and the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) seeks to cultivate bette … Continued


New $10 million grant to reduce heart disease in Lenoir County

May 3, 2010

May 3, 2010– Residents of Lenoir County will have access to customized programs and strategies designed to reduce heart disease and stroke through a new 5-year community-based research project awarde … Continued