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HPDP Research at APHA 2017

HPDP researchers are presenting their work at the American Public Health Association’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo. This year’s theme is “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health”. The … Continued



Public Health Experts Celebrate 30 Years of CDC’s Prevention Research Solutions for Communities with Health Disparities

  UNC HPDP February 16, 2017 – It has been 30 years since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) envisioned the creation of a bridge between academic public health research and publ … Continued



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

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 … Continued



New Mediterranean-style diet pattern leads to weight loss and improved blood pressure

A UNC research study recently published in BMC Public Health shows that incorporating a Mediterranean-style diet is likely to facilitate weight loss and reduce risk of cardiovascular disease. The Hear … Continued



HPDP employee establishes community garden project

A recently established garden project at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) and other surrounding areas acts as a haven for staff and community members to relax and medi … Continued



Go NAP SACC program revamps their website

The Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care program, currently known as Go NAP SACC, recently revamped their website. Besides the updated look, the new renovations to the websit … Continued



De Marco receives Provost Engaged Scholarship Award for research

Molly De Marco, PhD, Research Fellow and project director in the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) and research assistant professor of nutrition at the UNC Gillings School … Continued



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

This story is the second in our series celebrating research by and for women in celebration of Women’s History Month. To see the first, go to:Click Here  By Merve Sherifi, 2016 Communications Intern C … Continued



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

Cropped version of infographic about Go NAPSACC

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



HALF of NC Schools Commit to Expand Breakfast with Help from No Kid Hungry NC

No Kid Hungry North Carolina, under leadership of the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, and in partnership with the NC Department of Public Instruction (NC DPI) and the Southeast … Continued