Prevention Research Center on Nutrition & Physical Activity News & Events

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

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 of this funding opportunity is to conduct a retrospective evaluation … Continue reading “ASTHO RFP Opportunity: Improving Social Determinants of Health – Getting Further Faster”

CHOICES Community of Practice Provides Exclusive Access to Tools & Resources and Fosters Connections with Peers

The CHOICES team is pleased to announce the launch of the CHOICES Community of Practice. Our Community of Practice is an online platform that serves as a resource center for organizations and individuals to learn how cost-effectiveness concepts can advance efforts to support healthy eating and active living in their state, county, and/or city. Now, … Continue reading “CHOICES Community of Practice Provides Exclusive Access to Tools & Resources and Fosters Connections with Peers”

STUDY: Drinking Water in the United States: Implications of Water Safety, Access, & Consumption

A new study from researchers at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Stanford Medicine Division of General Pediatrics, University of California Nutrition Policy Institute, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University was published today in the Annual Review of Nutrition. Plain water is recommended to replace sugar-sweetened beverages to support health yet concerns about … Continue reading “STUDY: Drinking Water in the United States: Implications of Water Safety, Access, & Consumption”

Resources for Educators, Families, & Administrators to Ensure a Safe & Physically Active 2020-2021 School Year

This page will be updated as new information becomes available. [Last update: September 11, 2020] Click here to browse resources for remote physical activity and physical education for educators, families, and administrators Click here to browse resources for planning Safe Routes to School for Fall 2020 Remote Physical Activity and Physical Education Resources for Educators, … Continue reading “Resources for Educators, Families, & Administrators to Ensure a Safe & Physically Active 2020-2021 School Year”

Scientific Advisory & Policy Statement on Built Environment & Active Transportation from AHA

A new Scientific Advisory and Policy Statement on the built environment and active transportation from the American Heart Association was published today in Circulation. Dr. Angie Cradock of the Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health contributed specifically to “Creating Built Environments That Expand Active Transportation … Continue reading “Scientific Advisory & Policy Statement on Built Environment & Active Transportation from AHA”

Seeking Applications for the 2020 Leaders in Health Cohort

The application deadline has passed. Thank you for your interest! The Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) and Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity (PRC) co-sponsor the Leaders in Health program – now seeking applicants for our Fall 2020 cohort! The training is led by … Continue reading “Seeking Applications for the 2020 Leaders in Health Cohort”

PAPREN: Call for Fellows 2020

The Physical Activity Policy Research and Evaluation Network (PAPREN) is a thematic research network funded under the Prevention Research Center program of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and has opened a Call for Fellows. Fellows may be post-doctoral researchers, students in doctoral or master’s programs, or masters level staff members engaged in … Continue reading “PAPREN: Call for Fellows 2020”

HPRC is Hiring!

UPDATE 9/30/20: THIS OPPORTUNITY IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE, AS THE POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST. Are you interested in supporting our work by becoming a part of our team? The Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HPRC) is hiring a … Continue reading “HPRC is Hiring!”

CHOICES Research Discussed at Health Affairs Culture of Health Virtual Event

Dr. Erica Kenney of the CHOICES team will present on a live webcast on July 8 hosted by Health Affairs, and discuss the findings of the recent CHOICES publication in Health Affairs. Session Title: The Culture Of Health: How Income, Work & Food Affect Health And Health Equity Date & Time: Wednesday, July 8, 2020, … Continue reading “CHOICES Research Discussed at Health Affairs Culture of Health Virtual Event”

STUDY: Impact of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act on Obesity Trends

A new study from the CHOICES Project, “Impact Of The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act On Obesity Trends,” was published today in Health Affairs. The study’s research team, led by Erica Kenney, examined the impact of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 on child obesity risk. The legislation strengthened nutritional standards for meals and beverages provided … Continue reading “STUDY: Impact of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act on Obesity Trends”