Prevention Research Center on Nutrition & Physical Activity News & Events

CHOICES Project Featured in Webinar 2/9: “Is Now the Time for a Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax in New York City?”

Webinar: “Is Now the Time for a Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax in New York City?” Sponsored by the New York State Health Foundation Wednesday, February 9, 1:00pm EST Nearly 60% of Americans consume more added sugar than experts recommend, which can lead to dietary disease and increased health care costs. Research shows that sugary drink taxes are … Continue reading “CHOICES Project Featured in Webinar 2/9: “Is Now the Time for a Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax in New York City?””

Supporting Community-based COVID-19 Vaccination Outreach in Three Massachusetts Communities

September 15, 2021 — The Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity received a CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Network grant to increase vaccine equity in three Massachusetts communities. The HPRC has team has partnered with grassroots community-based organizations (CBOs) in three Massachusetts cities (Lynn, Brockton, and Springfield) in order to improve vaccine access, knowledge, … Continue reading “Supporting Community-based COVID-19 Vaccination Outreach in Three Massachusetts Communities”

Seeking Applicants for the Leaders in Health Fall 2021 Cohort

The application deadline has passed. Thank you for your interest! The Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health is now seeking applicants for our Fall 2021 Leaders in Health cohort! The program has broadened to focus on population health and prevention over the past … Continue reading “Seeking Applicants for the Leaders in Health Fall 2021 Cohort”

STUDY: The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Worsened Risk Factors for Development & Progression of Childhood Obesity

A new study shows that the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the risk factors for the development and progression of childhood obesity. An international team of researchers has found that the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the risk factors for the development and progression of childhood obesity. As societies build back from … Continue reading “STUDY: The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Worsened Risk Factors for Development & Progression of Childhood Obesity”

CHOICES Panel Event on July 14: How a Clinical Strategy in Denver Could Improve Health & Address Health Equity

This event has passed. Thanks to all who participated! Investing in Prevention: How a clinical strategy in Denver could improve health and address health equity Wednesday, July 14, 1:00pm – 2:00pm Eastern The CHOICES Project is excited to host the second event in our CHOICES Web Forum series. In this panel, key leaders in the … Continue reading “CHOICES Panel Event on July 14: How a Clinical Strategy in Denver Could Improve Health & Address Health Equity”

CHOICES Research to Be Presented at the 2021 NACCHO 360 Virtual Conference

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) 360 Annual Conference is virtual again this year. CHOICES team members Angie Cradock and Molly Garrone will participate in a live session on Wednesday, June 30, along with partners from the Houston Health Department and NACCHO. This session will highlight the CHOICES Community of Practice, … Continue reading “CHOICES Research to Be Presented at the 2021 NACCHO 360 Virtual Conference”

CHOICES Panel Event on June 16: How a Statewide Sugary Drink Tax in California Could Improve Health & Promote Health Equity

This event has passed. Thanks to all who participated! Investing in Prevention: How a statewide sugary drink tax in California could improve health and promote health equity   Wednesday, June 16, 2:00pm – 3:00pm Eastern The CHOICES Project is excited to host the first event in their CHOICES Web Forum series. In this panel, key leaders … Continue reading “CHOICES Panel Event on June 16: How a Statewide Sugary Drink Tax in California Could Improve Health & Promote Health Equity”

New Resources: Teaching Case Studies

May 13, 2021 — We’re excited to announce the release of two teaching case studies, based on our research and work as part of the CHOICES Project. In the introductory teaching case, a fictional health department engages with the CHOICES Project’s Learning Collaborative Partnership to help them narrow down a list of potential strategies to … Continue reading “New Resources: Teaching Case Studies”

New Paper from the Physical Activity Alliance: Physical Activity for Preschoolers During the COVID Pandemic

[From the Physical Activity Alliance] Actions to support physical activity in U.S. preschoolers were needed before the COVID-19 pandemic, and such actions are needed even more as the pandemic continues to challenge families and many other elements of society. While formal surveys in the U.S. are lacking, it appears likely that the pandemic has produced … Continue reading “New Paper from the Physical Activity Alliance: Physical Activity for Preschoolers During the COVID Pandemic”

ASTHO RFP Opportunity: Improving Social Determinants of Health – Getting Further Faster

The application deadline has passed. Thank you for your interest! The Association of State and Territorial Officials (ASTHO) and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) are funding up to 50 communities at $50,000 each to evaluate their work to advance health equity by addressing social determinants of health.  Purpose The purpose … Continue reading “ASTHO RFP Opportunity: Improving Social Determinants of Health – Getting Further Faster”