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Linking a Child’s Environment to Obesity

There is a global childhood obesity epidemic and researchers in the United States are working toward solutions, including prevention. Compared to adults, there has been relatively little research linking a child’s environment to their weight. This report, published in The … Read more

Evaluating Healthy Vending Policies for Youth in Four Cities – Report Now Available

Evaluating Healthy Vending Policies for Youth in Four Cities Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH and her team recently conducted an evaluation of healthy vending policies and initiatives affecting youth in four cities: Chicago Parks District in Chicago, Illinois; Mecklenburg County, North … Read more


Is it dementia? Dr. Jason Karlawish helps you identify the signs

Aging happens differently for everyone and forgetting some details for daily tasks is not always cause for alarm. But there are signs that you or a loved one are showing signs of dementia or other diseases, like Alziemer’s. Dr. Jason … Read more


Community Scholars In-Residence

  Applications are now being accepted for the Community Scholars-in-Residence program which will be focused on cancer prevention and control research. Please contact Jill McDonald at jillmcd@upenn.edu  for more information and a program application.   Through this program, scholars will develop … Read more


A Tobacco-Free Penn Campus

The Student Health Service/Campus Health department at the University of Pennsylvania created videos to accompany their tobacco-free campus campaign. Watch their video, supported by the University of Pennsylvania Prevention Research Center (UPenn PRC), to learn more about their plans to … Read more


Health Equity Research Snapshot Highlights CDC Prevention Research Centers

  As a part of their continued commitment to improving the health of individuals and populations, academic medical centers are conducting research to find solutions for inequities in health and health care. The 2018 Health Equity Research Snapshot, an initiative … Read more