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June 5, 2012 | News Release
New program pairs supportive housing and social services to strengthen fragile families and avert foster care placements.
December 9, 2008 | News Release
New poll reveals that parents see school playground as key to helping kids stay physically active, focused in the classroom.
January 1, 2011 | Journal Article
Child FIRST (Child and Family Interagency, Resource, Support, and Training) is a family intervention that fosters sensitive, responsive, and secure parent-child relationships. This article presents results from the first randomized controlled trial of Child FIRST. The trial recruited impoverished families from inner city Bridgeport, Connecticut.
April 1, 2010 | Journal Article
Nearly a quarter of all deaths in Virginia from 1990 to 2000 would have been averted if the entire state exhibited the same mortality rate as the state's five most affluent areas, according to this analysis of public data.
October 1, 2009 | Journal Article
The Center for Minority Health (CMH) at the University of Pittsburgh has developed sustainable public health interventions for the African-American community in Pittsburgh. Through one program, African-American owned barbershops and beauty salons began providing vital health services and information.
January 1, 2009 | Journal Article
Children's Futures, a 10-year RWJF initiative, developed a comprehensive, citywide program in Trenton, N.J. focusing on the critical time period of prenatal care to age three to ensure health and school readiness. This article explores the initiative's first five years, the available results and lessons learned.
May 1, 2010 | Journal Article
A study of diabetes prevention and management programs implemented by community-based organizations in the Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV) of the Texas-Mexico border region finds 19 free or low-cost programs based on state and national guidelines.
July 1, 2009 | Journal Article
This paper looks at the issues of obesity, race and gender, and determines whether school environment influences body mass index (BMI) and whether the racial and gender context one grows up in may also end up affecting BMI.
March 1, 2004 | Journal Article
This study examines the effect of community factors and individual factors on access to ambulatory care for low income adults in 54 metropolitan areas across the United States. Two indicators were used to measure access: (1) having a usual source of ...
May 9, 2011 | Journal Article
This article describes the independent evaluation conducted of Free to Grow (FTG) based at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Researcers compared 14 FTG sites with 14 matched Head Start agencies and communities without the program.