- HPRC partnered with the Association of
Washington Cities and the American Heart Association to present the 26th
annual Healthy Worksite Summit,
held October 2–3 at the Lynnwood Convention Center.
- HPRC’s Bob Fraser and Erica Johnson were
interviewed for a 20-minute “Hallway
Conversations” podcast on epilepsy.com about PACES, an epilepsy
- HPRC presented two posters, moderated three
panels, and participated on the planning committee for the Elder-Friendly
Futures Conference held September 11–12 at the UW. More than 200 people
- HPRC’s EnhanceFitness program has been in the news as part of YMCA fitness offerings at some of its locations around
Four New Projects at HPRC
was recently awarded funding for four exciting new projects to investigate and
assess a diverse range of health issues and services. The projects study mall
walking, Quitline services, dementia, and the effect of CT lung screening on
excited that our four new projects reinforce HPRC’s
emphasis on applied public health research,” says Sheryl Schwartz, HPRC Deputy
Director. “Very real-world, relevant questions will be answered by these
is one of 37 Prevention Research Centers funded by the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention. Each Prevention Research Center is eligible to compete
for Special Interest Projects program funding, which funded these four new projects.
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Zeliadt, PhD, MPH, is a health economist with a deep interest in public health.
He is also a busy man. Steve maintains a multi-faceted connection to HPRC while
working full-time for the Veterans Administration (VA) Puget Sound Health Care
Spotlight on Steve Zeliadt
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As the Affordable
Care Act unfolds, federally qualified health centers will likely experience an
influx of newly insured low-income patients at risk for cancer which poses
opportunities and barriers to providing effective cancer prevention.
Allen, C. L., Harris, J. R., Hannon, P. A., Parrish, A. T.,
Hammerback, K., Craft, J., & Gray, B. Epub Sept 13 (2013). Opportunities
for Improving Cancer Prevention at Federally Qualified Health Centers. J Cancer
The Healthy Aging
Research Network helps meet an urgent need for science translated into practice
by providing accessible evidence-based information that helps professionals
serving the aging population increase their capacity and effectiveness.
Wilcox, S., Altpeter, M., Anderson, L., Belza, B., Bryant,
L., Jones, D. L., et al. The Healthy Aging Research Network Writing Group.
(2013). The Healthy Aging Research Network: Building Capacity for Public Health
and Aging Practice. Am J Health Promot, 28(1), 206.
Fostering partnerships and using the Breast and Cervical Health Program framework was
critical to creating a replicable system for providing quality colorectal
screening services to people with limited incomes and no health insurance.
Phillips-Angeles, E., Song, L., Hannon, P. A.,
Celedonia, M., Stearns, S., Edwards, K., et al. (2013). Fostering partnerships
and program success. Cancer, 119 Suppl 15, 2884-2893. doi: 10.1002/cncr.28157
Save the Date
The next Community Advisory Board meeting will be on Friday, October 18, at the Tukwila Community Center, 8:45 to 11:30 a.m. Directions.
Upcoming HPRC Research Seminar
Steinman and Annette Fitzpatrick: “Examining the Impact of Cognitive Impairment
on Co-Occurring Chronic Conditions”
Mason and Sean Coury are the proud parents of Gavin Peter Coury, who was born
on August 29, 2013.
Shuva Dawadi, a PhD student, will work on a project with the
American Cancer Society to help large employers connect their low-SES workers
with preventive care services and resources.
Grace Kline, a post-doctoral trainee, will work on the YMCA EnhanceFitness project.
Walkinshaw, an MPH student, will work
on an evaluation of the Washington Department of Health’s Community Transformation
Thurston, who has managed HPRC’s communications since January 2012, will be
moving to Vermont, where she will be the Director of Marketing and
Communications at the Population Media Center.