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New collaborative research project to provide a prescription for fruits and veggies

January 19, 2018

A new study led by researchers at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University will provide a weekly allotment of locally grown vegetables to low-income, high-ri … Read more

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Dr. Carmen Samuel-Hodge: Teacher, Mentor and Dedicated Researcher

December 5, 2017

The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health recently featured Dr. Carmen Samuel-Hodge, the co-principal investigator of our Applied Research Project, CHANGE, and the Center’s Evaluation Core lead, … Read more

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“Taking the Bull by the Horns”: Four Principles to Align Public Health, Primary Care, and Community Efforts to Improve Rural Cancer Control

November 20, 2017

To urban city dwellers, rural life can seem idyllic—a slower pace, easy-to-access outdoor recreation, and close ties to family, friends, and the community. What may not be as obvious is the extent to … Read more

To Alice Ammerman, public health is public service

October 4, 2017

To her many talents, nutrition professor Alice Ammerman can now add hip-hop artist. The Thomas Jefferson Award winner accepted her award at the Sept. 8 Faculty Council meeting by performing a Hamilton … Read more

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UNC study shows need for increased support to North Carolina childcare workers

October 3, 2017

CHAPEL HILL- Teaching in child care is a rewarding and important job, yet 42% of the North Carolina adults who provide child care live below the national poverty threshold, 66% fight obesity, and 36% … Read more

UNC-Chapel Hill’s 2016 Harvey Award funds projects focused on hunger and educational success for children in foster care

April 24, 2017

(Chapel Hill, N.C.— April 20, 2017) – Faculty members from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and schools of medicine, education and soc … Read more

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Help from a family member can help adults with type 2 diabetes lose weight and manage their health

February 1, 2017

CHAPEL HILL, NC – Working with a family member can help adults with type 2 diabetes lose weight and improve their health, according to a UNC study published in the January 2017 issue of Obesity. Famil … Read more

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Women’s Health Month Highlight: CARE (Caring and Reaching for Health)

March 23, 2016

This story is the second in our series celebrating research by and for women in celebration of Women’s History Month. Read the first story in the series. By Merve Sherifi, 2016 Communications Intern C … Read more

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Women’s Health Month Highlight: COMPARE-UF seeks to understand treatment options for uterine fibroids

March 2, 2016

By Jake Ford, 2016 Communications Intern In recognition of Women’s History Month, we at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention will be posting a weekly tribute to the work done by … 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