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New Chatham Food Hub connects communities with access to local food during COVID-19 pandemic

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The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and UNC Health worked with Chatham County and N.C. State Extension partners to create a one-stop food hub at Bray Park in Siler City, which inclu … Continued

No Kid Hungry NC, Carolina Hunger Initiative support meals for children during COVID-19 school closures

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Nationwide, families who rely on school meals for breakfast and lunch are worried about feeding their children. In North Carolina, an organization at UNC-Chapel Hill is reducing that stress. No Kid Hu … Continued

Study finds excess medical costs associated with metastatic breast cancer, especially among younger women

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A study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has found that metastatic breast cancer is associated with substantial excess health care costs for patients. Using statistical modeling base … Continued

Food for All Partnership convenes urgent meeting about COVID-19 impact on food systems

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UNC-Chapel Hill’s Food for All Partnership convened an urgent virtual meeting on March 18 to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on food systems in North Carolina and potential responses. The partnership i … Continued

Soldavini receives inaugural UNCG/NCCC Engaged Scholarship Prize

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Jessica Soldavini, MPH, RD, LDN, is the winner of the UNCG/NCCC inaugural Engaged Scholarship Prize in the graduate student category. Soldavini is a graduate research assistant with No Kid Hungry Nort … Continued

With $3.375 million in renewed funding, UNC-Chapel Hill hosts kickoff meeting of Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network

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Fifty-three cancer researchers from eight different academic institutions around the country and their federal agency partners met in Chapel Hill on January 27 and 28 to launch the next five years of … Continued

Statement from the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention on Silent Sam

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While we appreciate the efforts of the UNC-Chapel Hill administration in forever removing the Silent Sam Confederate monument from our campus, we are saddened and sickened by the Board of Governors’ ( … Continued

Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network produces supplemental issue of Preventive Medicine highlighting disparities in cancer prevention and control

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In 2019, nearly 2 million Americans will receive a cancer diagnosis and more than 600,000 will die of cancer. Cancer diagnoses and deaths are disproportionately high among people who live in rural cou … Continued

UNC receives $3.8 million grant to study innovative weight loss program for primary care patients

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The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a five-year, $3.8 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institut … Continued

UNC-Chapel Hill’s NAPSACC program receives national recognition as “best evidence for impact” on childhood obesity

Infographic that says 1.18 million children aged 3-5, preventing 38,000 cases of childhood obesity

A March 2019 brief by Healthy Eating Research, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, states that NAPSACC has the “best evidence for impact” on obesity prevention in young children. … Continued