Useful Resource: The “Magnificent Seven”: Study Design Questions You Need to Answer for Research Success

The following article comes from the UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science. As an expert methodologist, CCTS Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) Co-Director and UAB Biostatistics Vice Chair David Redden, PhD, spends the majority of his time helping people redesign their studies. Often the requests for help are just weeks before a grant … Continue reading Useful Resource: The “Magnificent Seven”: Study Design Questions You Need to Answer for Research Success

Implicit Bias Isn’t Discrimination. But It Leads to It

The following excerpt comes from the September 26, 2018, article by Richard A. Morgan on CityLab. In April, a Starbucks manager in Philadelphia called the police on two black men sitting peacefully inside a coffee shop. The culprit, according to Starbucks’ CEO and the city’s mayor, was implicit bias—subconscious thought that can influence behavior. Headlines … Continue reading Implicit Bias Isn’t Discrimination. But It Leads to It

Childhood Trauma And Its Lifelong Health Effects More Prevalent Among Minorities

The following excerpt comes from the September 17, 2018, article by Tara Haelle on the NPR Shots Blog. When researchers first discovered a link in the late 1990s between childhood adversity and chronic health problems later in life, the real revelation was how common those experiences were across all socioeconomic groups. But the first major … Continue reading Childhood Trauma And Its Lifelong Health Effects More Prevalent Among Minorities

AHA: Low Literacy Levels Can Be a Silent Health Threat

The following excerpt comes from the September 14, 2018, article from the American Heart Association on Health Day. He kept it from family members, friends, and employers. Some of Walter Washington's children still don't know their father struggles to read and write. But his doctors knew. The 64-year-old Dallas man told them because he didn't … Continue reading AHA: Low Literacy Levels Can Be a Silent Health Threat

CEI 2018 Highlights the Power of Intersectoral Collaboration for Building Bridges to Better Health

The excerpt below comes from the article posted in the News & Events Section of the UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences. The USA Center for Healthy Communities hosted a remote site for the highly engaging event. The 5th Annual Community Engagement Institute (CEI) took place on Friday, October 12, drawing more than 150 participants … Continue reading CEI 2018 Highlights the Power of Intersectoral Collaboration for Building Bridges to Better Health

Which places made progress against poverty in 2017?

The following excerpt comes from the September 19, 2018, article by Elizabeth Kneebone on Brookings. The latest Census Bureau numbers on poverty and income, released in early September, contained some good news for the nation: median household income increased in 2017, and the national poverty rate edged down 0.4 percentage points to reach 12.3 percent—its … Continue reading Which places made progress against poverty in 2017?

Forum: Building Blocks for Impactful Community Engagement Toward Health Equity

On January 11, 2019, the University of South Alabama Center for Healthy Communities is hosting its 3rd Forum on Community-Engaged Scholarship entitled Building Blocks for Impactful Community Engagement toward Health Equity. The forum has a two-fold object: 1) Focus on key elements of community engagement that foster progression to health equity;  and 2) encourage interconnections … Continue reading Forum: Building Blocks for Impactful Community Engagement Toward Health Equity

Behind the numbers: Millions seeking a path out of poverty

The following excerpt came from the September 12, 2018, article by Lauren Bauer from Brookings. In order to effectively craft policies to combat poverty, we need to know exactly who is poor – not just whether their pre-tax income falls below a given number.  Millions of Americans – including children and their parents, senior citizens, … Continue reading Behind the numbers: Millions seeking a path out of poverty

Useful Resource: A Checklist for Communicating Science and Health Research to the Public

The Science, Health, and Public Trust section of the NIH website offers tips for communicating about science and health research in ways that are accessible to a broad range of people. The resource, “A Checklist for Communicating Science and Health Research to the Public”, provides tips related to: Setting the stage: Explain why the research … Continue reading Useful Resource: A Checklist for Communicating Science and Health Research to the Public

HDRG Recap: “Together, Let’s End Their War: Promoting a Culture of Health Among Veterans on the Gulf Coast”

At the October 19, 2018, Health Disparities Research Group (HDRG) meeting, Dr. Jeremy Fletcher, Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, shared a new project focused on providing Veteran peer support and community engagement into evidence-based mental health care for Veterans with substance abuse, post-traumatic stress, and related issues at Veterans Recovery Resources in … Continue reading HDRG Recap: “Together, Let’s End Their War: Promoting a Culture of Health Among Veterans on the Gulf Coast”