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PRC Spring 2018, Volume 11, Issue 2

Health & Wellness Programs at Atlanta Housing Create Community Impact
Howard Grant, Ph.D.

Creating a sense of community where people can come together to live, work, and thrive has been the force behind the Atlanta Housing Authority (AHA). While AHA is known throughout the city for providing safe, affordable housing to more than 23,000 households, what many do not know is the success the agency has in...

PRC Fall 2017, Volume 11, Issue 1

Community Coalition Board
LaShawn Hoffman, CCB Chair

The Community Coalition Board is at the forefront of ensuring that the work of the Morehouse School of Medicine Prevention Research Center is closely aligned to research practices and outcomes truly benefitting the community. From the various community trainings to the implementation of key interventions, the CCB practices the principles of...

PRC Spring 2017, Volume 10, Issue 2

The Managing Epilepsy Well Special Interest Project
April L. Nellum, Ph.D.

The Adapting Epilepsy Self-Managemnt Programs for Blacks in Georgia Study is a Special Interst Project of the MSM PRC. Using a community-engaged approach, the purpose of this study is to...

PRC Spring 2016, Volume 10, Issue 1

Our Community Health Worker
Travie Leslie

Travie G. Leslie is a 27-year veteran of community and neighborhood development. Among the projects she has worked on is the Accountable Community Healthy Together (ACHT) which targeted NPU V neighborhoods to empower residents on nutrition, environmental, mental health and stabilization of seniors and single mothers.  

REACH Spring 2016, Volume 1, Issue 1

Community Engaged Leadership to Strengthen Community Health

Community design assumes a major role in the health outcomes of community members. Despite decades of research and programs, chronic medical conditions (such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease) remain a significant public health problem in the United States, especially for low income, racial and ethnic... 

PRC Fall 2016, Volume 10, Issue 2

Through Adversity We Advance
Evonne Perdue

When it comes to adversity, none are immune. At Weight Loss Equals Health Gain we view adversity as a way not to hinder but to advance our community’s growth.  

Diabetes Fact Sheet

Who's At Risk?

In the U.S., over 29 million people have Type 2 Diabetes. This is over 9% of the population or roughly one in every eleven people. Of these, over 8 million are undiagnosed and unaware they have the disease.  

Asthma Fact Sheet

What is Asthma? 

Asthma is a chronic disease that a­ffects the lungs and causes periods of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and nightly/early morning coughing.  

Cervical Cancer Fact Sheet

What's All this Talk about Screening? 

Cervical cancer can be found early and even prevented with routine screening tests. The Pap test is the main screening test for cervical cancer and pre-cancerous changes. 

Mental Health Fact Sheet

What is Stress? 

Stress can be defined as the brain's response to any demand, real or imagined, positive or negative. Routine stress includes the pressures of work, family, and other daily responsibilities. 

Pancreatic Cancer Fact Sheet

What Are the Types of Pancreatic Cancer? 

The cells of the pancreas form different types of tumors. The two types of pancreatic cancers include exocrine pancreatic cancers and endocrine pancreatic cancers.  

HIV/AIDS Fact Sheet

How Do You Get HIV/AIDS? 

HIV is only transmitted from an infected person to another person through direct contact with the following bodily fluids: blood (including menstrual blood), semen/cum/pre-cum/ejaculate, vaginal secretions, and breast milk. 

Cardiovascular Disease Fact Sheet

What is Cardiovascular Disease? 

Cardiovascular disease is commonly referred to as Heart Disease and describes a range of conditions that affect the heart, mostly related to a process called artherosclerosis. 

Using Quality Parenting Community Brief

Why is Quality Parenting Important? 

Higher self-esteem, less antisocial behavior, better social skills, healthy psychological adjustment and better physical health have all been shown to come from quality parenting.