Hospitals Address Social Determinants of Health Through Community Cooperation and Partnerships

The following excerpt comes from the June 2, 2018, article by Steven Ross Johnson on Modern Healthcare.   Community Development for All People, a Columbus, Ohio-based not-for-profit organization, works on improving social and economic conditions for residents of the city's South Side. The group began in 2003, focusing on such issues as housing, workforce training, … Continue reading Hospitals Address Social Determinants of Health Through Community Cooperation and Partnerships

Campus Partner Profile: Shannon Shelley-Tremblay

Shannon Shelley-Tremblay is the Director of the Office of Community Engagement at the University of South Alabama (USA). Prior to this role, Shannon served as the Project Manager for the Center for Healthy Communities. Recently, she shared with us about the vision of developing community engagement at USA. Tell us a little about your background … Continue reading Campus Partner Profile: Shannon Shelley-Tremblay

Dr. Hanks Receives Volunteer Recognition Award

Dr. Roma Hanks, Director-Community Outreach Core for the Center for Healthy Communities, is a recipient of the 2018 Heart of Gold Award from the United Way of Southwest Alabama. Awarded at a ceremony on May 1, 2018, the award recognizes the “extraordinary service offered by volunteers to the United Way and partner agencies. The award … Continue reading Dr. Hanks Receives Volunteer Recognition Award

Education Pipeline Profile: Alexandria Broadnax

The USA Center for Healthy Communities Education Pipe-Line program was developed to provide opportunities for rising high school juniors from underrepresented communities to participate in an intensive summer training program. Consisting of two phases — Student Training for Academic Reinforcement in the Sciences (STARS for rising juniors) and Special Training to Raise Interest and Prepare … Continue reading Education Pipeline Profile: Alexandria Broadnax

Upcoming HDRG Meeting

The Health Disparities Research Group (HDRG) is a multidisciplinary assembly of faculty, students, staff, and community representatives with a vision “to become an integral facilitator in eliminating health disparities through partnerships with our community.” Held the 3rd Friday of each month throughout the academic year, the meetings provide an opportunity to share research and cultivate … Continue reading Upcoming HDRG Meeting

Crossing Paths: High School Friends Reunite in Medical Field

The following article is cross-posted from Med School Watercooler: The Blog of the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. Less than two miles away from their high school alma mater, Drs. Antwan Hogue and ShaRhonda Watkins have crossed paths again, working together on Green Medicine – an internal medicine multidisciplinary team at USA Medical … Continue reading Crossing Paths: High School Friends Reunite in Medical Field

A Key to Successful Health Transformation: Build Relationships

The following excerpt comes from the article by Lindsey Alexander, Pedja Stojicic, and Rebecca Niles published on September 22, 2017, on ReThink Health. Several years back, Atul Gawande, a surgeon, public health researcher, and staff writer for the New Yorker, wrote an article on how good ideas spread. In his piece, Gawande detailed the BetterBirth … Continue reading A Key to Successful Health Transformation: Build Relationships

USA Health Staff Dancing For Patients’ Health

The following article is cross-posted from the Med School Watercooler: The Blog of the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZFuV1pRWVQ Dr. Lynn Batten, associate professor of pediatrics at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and a pediatric cardiologist with USA Physicians Group, has a plan to help her pediatric patients … Continue reading USA Health Staff Dancing For Patients’ Health

Closing Ceremony of the 2017 STARS and STRIPES Summer Program

On July 21st, the CHC Center of Excellence hosted a closing ceremony to recognize twenty-five (25) high school students for their successful completion of the STARS and  STRIPES. Summer Enrichment program. The 13 Student Training for Academic Reinforcement in the Sciences (STARS), and the 12 Special Training to Raise Interest and Prepare for Entry into … Continue reading Closing Ceremony of the 2017 STARS and STRIPES Summer Program

Changes in NIH Funding for Early- and Mid-Career Investigators

On June 8, 2017, the NIH Director released a statement titled “Launching the Next Generation Researchers Initiative to Strengthen the Biomedical Research Enterprise” describing the commitments NIH is making to encourage early- and mid-career investigators in the biomedical research enterprise. The following excerpt discussing the new initiative comes from an NIH Open Mike blog article … Continue reading Changes in NIH Funding for Early- and Mid-Career Investigators