Research Studies: Community Partnership

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Susan Everson-Rose, PhD, MPH, and Anika Robbins

The overarching goal of this research program is to develop and implement culturally relevant mind-body interventions based on a holistic approach to promote stress management, coping, and healthy living concepts that lead to improved health and well-being in African Americans. ...

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The overarching goal of the HIFIVE research program is to identify cultural, social, and psychological determinants of healthy transitions among Latino, Somali, and Hmong children and their families.

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Padres Informados/Jóvenes Preparados is a Community Based Participatory Research study, which aims to prevent Latino youth tobacco and substance use by strengthening parent-youth relationships.

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The goal of this research study is to enhance smoking cessation rates for homeless smokers by testing effects of 1) an Intensive Smoking Intervention, and 2) integrating alcohol abuse treatment with smoking cessation.


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Project BREAK was a joint effort between four Minnesota high schools and the University of Minnesota, Program in Health Disparities Research.

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The goals of this intervention study are to implement best practice strategies to expand and promote the SBP and test the impact upon 1) student participation rates, based on reimbursable meals served, 2) overall student caloric intake and diet quality and 3) body mass index and percent...

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The goal for Project TRUST (Training for Resiliency in Urban Students & Teachers) is to use a Community-based Participatory Research (CBPR) approach to develop and implement a school-based intervention...

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Smoking prevalence in homeless populations is strikingly high, 70% or greater, however, little is known about effective smoking cessation interventions for this population.

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Marilyn "Susie" Nanney, PhD, MPH, RD, and Tara LaRowe, PhD  

The aims of this study conducted a statewide nutrition and activity environmental assessment among licensed child care settings.