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  • Rural Women Lose Weight and Gain Big Lifetime Benefits

    This blog about helping rural women in the south lose weight and exercise more is the second in a series produced by the CDC’s Prevention Research Centers (PRC) during the 2009 -2014 funding cycle. The PRCs conducted research while developing featured tools, and they are all shown to be effective. The PRCs are a network […]

  • Surprise Findings: Students Will Buy Healthy Foods at Concession Stands, Stabilizing Profits

    This blog post about healthy concession stands is the first in a series produced by the CDC’s Prevention Research Centers (PRC) during the 2009 – 2014 funding cycle. The PRCs conducted research while developing the featured tools, and they have all been shown to be effective. The PRCs are a network of 26 academic research […]

  • Our Public Health Network Continues to Lift Up Humanity

    The 2016 election cycle reminds us just how contentious democratic processes can be, and historians and political scientists will study November’s election for years to come. Moving into 2017 and beyond, we will have to navigate the challenges related to the new administration’s plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, to diverge from […]

  • Going All In to Bridge the Health Data Gap

    In America today, where we live has a profound impact on our health. Your zip code may be a greater indicator of health than your genetic code. Your neighborhood can predict whether you’re likely to suffer from preventable illnesses, how safe you feel in your home, and your ability to exercise regularly and access healthy […]

  • The 2016 County Health Rankings Include New Measures and Reveal Dramatic Health Differences Between Rural and Urban Counties

    The County Health Rankings, a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI), are an easy-to-use snapshot that compares counties within states on factors that affect health. Over the past seven years the Rankings, available at countyhealthrankings.org, have become an important tool for communities to pinpoint […]

  • Staying Healthy at Work: Success and Physical Activity in Mississippi, Kentucky, and Utah

    About our Assessment of Evidence-Based Practices to Improve Worksite Physical Activity Project In 2014, NNPHI was funded to conduct an Assessment of Evidence-Based Practices to Improve Worksite Physical Activity in collaboration with CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP). The purpose of the project was to identify key facilitators and barriers […]

  • Voices on Gun Violence and Public Health: Our Members and Partners Speak

    Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Representative Nita Lowey (D-NY) have both issued statements calling for an end to the ban on gun violence research in the omnibus. Meanwhile, the Washington Post reported that Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) office has speculated that the ban “could be an area of compromise” in spending negotiations. Further still, former Representative Jay […]

  • Collective Impact: Making Peace with the Gray Area

    This fall NNPHI sent three staff members to the Tamarack Institute’s Second Annual Collective Impact Summit in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. I was one of the lucky ones able to attend, along with my colleagues Erin Marziale and Jennifer McKeever. I learned all about collective impact among folks from a wide variety of disciplines, all […]

  • Rethinking How We Visualize Data

    As evaluators, it often seems our work life is entrenched in data—from determining what data we want to collect, how we want to collect it and from whom, and how to make sense of it when we have it. We are in a constant cycle of asking, synthesizing, cleaning and analyzing until we feel confident […]

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