Project Goals Develop educational strategies tailored to the needs of target communities to increase public awareness of liver cancer prevention. Increase hepatitis B virus screening through increased cancer awareness, outreach, and accessibility to screening for Asian Americans. A randomized...Read more
Project Goals: Increase the health literacy of Capitol Heights community members and their ability to navigate the health care system and services that will be provided through the HEZ project and other initiatives in progress in Prince George’s County. Address the significant health disparities...Read more
Project Goals: The Children’s Developmental Clinic is a continuing education volunteer training program conducted in cooperation with Prince George’s Community College and the Department of Kinesiology in the School of Public Health at University of Maryland. Volunteer student clinicians are...Read more
Project Goals To provide timely, educational text messages to pregnant women and new mothers through cell phones to support and improve prenatal health and the health of babies. To explore the effects of the text-message health intervention and the appropriateness of the text-message content...Read more
Additional Faculty Leadership : Sandra Quinn , Mary A. Garza , Craig S. Fryer and James Butler, III Project Goals To develop trusting relationships between the Maryland Center for Health Equity team and owners of African American barbershops and beauty salons to promote wellness in these well...Read more
Project Goals: The mission of the Healthy Futures program is to reduce childhood obesity, particularly among low-income young children and their families in Prince George's County. HFP aims to increase the receipt of prenatal and postpartum healthcare, as well as social services, among low-income...Read more
Project Goals To explore how can intergenerational relationships shape and support pathways to successful adult outcomes for disadvantaged young men? To explore if and how the effects of paternal involvement are different for low-income young adult men. I will examine parental involvement through...Read more
Project Goals To implement culturally integrated liver cancer prevention programs for Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese Americans through outreach, screening, education, research, and training in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. In order to fulfill this goal, we will work towards achieving...Read more
Project Goals: To help federal nutrition program participants purchase and use more fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables. Funding : USDA Food and Nutrition Service through Maryland Department of Human Resources, University of Maryland Extension, Maryland State Department of Agriculture, CCFNRead more
Project Goals To strengthen behavioral health services and peer support for Maryland's veterans and their families. Service : Training sessions are held to enhance behavioral health and primary care providers’ capacity to provide accessible, high quality, culturally-competent care for veterans and...Read more
Project Goals To develop, implement, and evaluate a community-based campaign to promote family physical activity for parents and caregivers of preschool-aged children. Service : Providing information on family physical activity and childhood obesity prevention Research : Focus groups, in-depth...Read more
Project Goals Project ReFresh combines classroom education with cafeteria environmental nudges to improve student fruit and vegetable selection in school meals. Funding : USDA Team Nutrition, USDA Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, University of Maryland ExtensionRead more
Project Goals To study the effectiveness of text messaging for communicating health messages to rural low income mothers. Rural mothers will receive texts about nutrition, oral health, physical activity, and health insurance, and will also receive texts suggesting certain actions regarding these...Read more
Project Goals: Improve the health of Seat Pleasant residents Enhance learning and research for students and faculty of the University of Maryland. Integrate and apply components of the health education curriculum at the community level. Service : examples include health promotion/education...Read more
Project Goals To understand: What are the health and health behavior support networks of African American women? What are the physical activity support networks of African American women? Does the structure of the networks vary by age? Do African American women who are more active have a more...Read more
Project Goal To promote fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity, reinforce classroom-based nutrition education, and evaluate program outcomes. Service : Education about healthy food and exercise Research : Evaluation Funding : USDA Food and Nutrition Service through Maryland...Read more
Project Goals To connect clinical masters students to the Latino community and to connect clinicians who are a part of the The Greater Washington Latino Mental Health Network through in-service trainings and conferences. Service : Network members advocate for the needs of Latino clients, send...Read more
Project Goals: To reduce stress and increase quality of life and coping ability among Korean American breast cancer To provide useful information on diet, physical activity, complementary and alternative medicine, preventing and managing side effects, effective communication with healthcare...Read more
Project Goals: To assemble and organize a group of undergraduate students at the University of Maryland with an interest in STI/HIV prevention and education. We seek to provide these students with opportunities to gain knowledge and skills in community based participatory research as well as...Read more
Project Goals To improve health and wellness in this underserved border region. To understand how physical, cultural, and institutional borders pose barriers to health equity. Research : As a pilot research project, the UMD-PRC has conducted exploratory stakeholder focus groups, and structured...Read more