New Publication: The Family Meal Challenge: A Faith-Based Intervention to Empower Families

A new article in the Journal of Christian Nursing from Dr. Sharon Fruh and colleagues highlights the outcomes from a family meal challenge that sought to empower individuals to eat healthy meals together as a family. The Family Meal Challenge (FMC) was presented through four classes in three churches, two faith-based ministries, and two community service … Continue reading New Publication: The Family Meal Challenge: A Faith-Based Intervention to Empower Families

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

Connecting Research To Policy: Community Collaboration, Policy-Relevant Findings, And Insights Shared Early And Often

The following excerpt comes from the April 5, 2018, article by Brian C. Quinn on the Health Affairs Blog. Creating a Culture of Health—one in which health is a shared value and every person has the opportunity to be as healthy as possible—requires leadership, innovation, and collaboration across every field, profession, and sector, far beyond … Continue reading Connecting Research To Policy: Community Collaboration, Policy-Relevant Findings, And Insights Shared Early And Often

Raising awareness about public health partnerships one video at a time

The following excerpt comes from the April 5, 2018, article by Holly Gainer on UAB News. Public health impacts nearly every aspect of our lives. From where we live, learn, work and play, public health touches issues in all communities. To shine a light on the role the field plays in the Birmingham and Jefferson … Continue reading Raising awareness about public health partnerships one video at a time

South Team Engineers the Rebirth of Stewart Park

The following excerpt comes from the April 17, 2018, article by Bob Lowry on the University of South Alabama website. The wind whips through the trees of this forlorn city park near Mobile Bay. A couple of rusty swings sway back and forth. Nearby, a silent, rundown basketball court awaits a pickup game. There’s an … Continue reading South Team Engineers the Rebirth of Stewart Park

CHA Led Project: Teaching Children to Garden

Community Health Advocates Sheena and Bo Williams have a heart for bringing nutritious food and knowledge of healthful eating to the community. As a part of this effort, they teach a gardening class at Taylor Park Community Center on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Each of the students is a part of the Junior Master Gardener … Continue reading CHA Led Project: Teaching Children to Garden

Minority Health Month 2018: Partnering for Health Equity

April is Minority Health Month, a time to learn about and promote action to address the health disparities throughout the nation. This year the Office of Minority Health (OMH) announced the theme of Partnering for Health Equity to highlight the importance of partnerships between government, universities, and nonprofits to make progress toward health equity.  OMH … Continue reading Minority Health Month 2018: Partnering for Health Equity

HDRG Recap: Dancing Without Limits: Service Learning with a Twist (And shout!)

At the March 2018 Health Disparities Research Group (HDRG) meeting, Dr. Jeremy Fletcher, assistant professor in the University of South Alabama Department of Physical Therapy, and four physical therapy students -- Molly Harris, Emily Harper, Sarah Johnson, and Tyler Roley-- shared about the service learning partnership between the Department of Physical Therapy and the local … Continue reading HDRG Recap: Dancing Without Limits: Service Learning with a Twist (And shout!)

Community Engagement in Transforming Health

In a 4-part blog series from Rethink Health, several authors discuss the importance of understanding what we mean by “community engagement” and the importance of “community activation.” Exploring Resident Engagement for Health System Transformation Pedja Stojicic and Ella Auchincloss argue for the need for multisector partnerships and their individual stakeholders to learn how to influence … Continue reading Community Engagement in Transforming Health

Join us for the March HDRG Meeting

The next Health Disparities Research Group meeting is scheduled for March 16, 2018, at 1:00 pm in room 222A of the Biomedical Library. The featured presenters, Dr. Jeremy Fletcher and students from the Department of Physical Therapy, will share about a service learning experience with a local program serving children with Autism and other related … Continue reading Join us for the March HDRG Meeting