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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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Posted Friday, February 28, 2020
succeeding Founding Director, Elaine A. Borawski, PhD, whose vision led the Center in addressing chronic health issues faced in disadvantaged Greater Cleveland neighborhoods for more than 10 years. Dr. Trapl is associate professor in the Dept. of Population & Quantitative Health Sciences and Co-Leader of the Case CCC Cancer Prevention, Control & Population Research Program 
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Posted Tuesday, February 11, 2020
The CWRU CPCRN Center is led by Dr. Erika Trapl. One featured manuscript is co-authored by PRCHN Research Associate Dr. Sarah Koopman Gonzalez. [...click for more]

Posted Wednesday, December 18, 2019
With a $2.75 million, 3-year grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) Foundation, researchers from CWRU will lead a community-wide initiative to create and apply innovative methods to prevent and detect lung cancer in underserved residents in NEO. Co-investigators for the initiative are: Drs. Erika Trapl, Anant Madabhushi, Kurt Stange and Catalina Teba. [...click for more]

Posted Tuesday, December 17, 2019

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.

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Posted Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Join the Health Advocacy Leadership Group and the Social Justice Institute on Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 6-9 pm in Thwing 101 for this month's workshop on a critical issue facing Ohio: public health, addiction and Tobacco 21. Erika Trapl, PhD, Co-Leader of the Case CCC's Cancer Prevention Control & Population Research Program, is one of the workshop's speakers. 
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Posted Friday, November 15, 2019
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