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Fall 2019/Winter 2020 PRCHN Connection
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PRCHN Director Dr. Elaine A. Borawski and Associate Director Dr. Erika Trapl received a $100k award from the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center to conduct pilot work needed to develop an evidence-based, comprehensive action plan for reducing adult tobacco use across the city, which involves a new approach to providing referrals for local cessation support through the United Way's 2-1-1 Helpline.

 
Latinx grant logos Exploring the Mental Health Needs of the Adolescent Latinx/Hispanic Community
New Schubert Center Seed Grant    
Through regular, thoughtful examination of annual local Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) findings, the PRCHN's YRBS Advisory Committee helps identify areas of concern for elevation to increase community awareness. Over the past few years, Latinx/Hispanic students have reported an alarming prevalence of depressive symptoms. 
 
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Partnering with Corner Stores to Improve Community Health
In communities with minimal access to supermarkets, residents often rely on convenience stores for groceries. Most often these stores sell highly processed, high-calorie foods with low nutritional quality, and very few of them sell fresh produce, whole grains or healthy dairy, meats or fish. Healthy retail programs work to help these small stores in profitably stocking and selling healthy items, and using in-store marketing to direct customers toward healthy choices.
 
 
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