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    Big Bethel AME Church Project
    This project, a partnership between MSM and the Big Bethel AME Church, is testing an intervention to improve diabetes self-management. The intervention involves both lay Health Coaches and an interactive web-based program, e-Healthy Strides.
    Big Bethel Parishioners Atlanta NIH Through June 2012 P. Pemu,
    Morehouse Community Physicians' Network (CPN)
    The goal of this program is to improve care and outcomes in health disparities areas through the use of practice-based quality improvement programs, disease-specific registries and participation in clinical research.
    Physicians with Patient Panels That Have at Least 30% Minority Patients MSM NIH/Medtronic On-Going P. Pemu,
    This project tests a community health worker intervention to improve diabetes self-management. It represents a partnership between MSM and the West End Medical Center.
    Adult Type 2 Diabetics (18 & older) WEMC Locations in Metro-Atlanta AHRQ 9/1/10-8/31/13 R. Mayberry,
    A cross-sectional surveillance component looking at psychosocial factors and CVD risk (1000 subjects) as well as a lifestyle modification intervention project (300 subjects).
    Individuals in Metro-Atlanta (Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb & Gwinnett) Metro-Atlanta (Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb & Gwinnett) NIH On-Going G. Gibbons, CVRI
    MSM/Tuskegee University/UAB Partnership: Cancer Outreach Program
    This project tests dissemination strategies for the EPICS (Educational Program to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening) intervention.
    African Americans Age 50 & older Metro-Atlanta NCI Through September 2017 G. McCray & S. Smith, CHPM
    Prevention Research Center (PRC)
    The PRC supports community-based participatory research (CBPR), community health promotion, and student and resident training in CBPR.
    Atlanta Neighborhood Planning Units (NPUs) V, X, Y and Z Metro-Atlanta CDC On-Going D. Blumenthal & T. Akintobi, CHPM
    Prevention Research Center Core Research Project
    Prevention Intervention: Meeting them at the Gate (PIMTAG). This project tests an intervention to reduce HIV risk behavior in men recently released from the Atlanta Detention Center.
    Adult African-American Men Atlanta Detention Center CDC R. Braithwaite & R. Holliday, CHPM
    Colorectal Cancer Screening Intervention Program
    Statewide dissemination of an evidence-based intervention to promote colorectal cancer screening. A project of the MSM PRC.
    African Americans, 50+ Statewide GA Department of Public Health 2010 - 2015 S. Smith, CHPM
    National Children’s Study—Georgia Site
    The National Children’s Study is a multi-year research study that will examine the effects of environmental influences on the health and development of more than 100,000 children across the United States, following them from before birth until age 21. The goal of the Study is to improve the health and well-being of children. The Georgia Site focuses on Baldwin DeKalb and Fayette Counties.

    The National Children's Study - Baldwin County
    Children DeKalb, Fayette & Baldwin Counties NIH 2008 - 2029 F. Dunston,
    Integration of Behavioral Health and Primary Care
    A private and public partnership that is working on a transformative leadership and practice change curriculum on integration of behavioral health and primary health care; and demonstrating consultative integration at medical emergency care, community health centers both primary and mental health clinics, and mobile clinics for homeless population.
    Health care clinics & persons with mental and addictive diseases; and co-morbid chronic medical health problems Fulton, Cobb, Douglas, & Butts Counties GA State Dept of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities & Kaiser Permanente 2014 M. Okafor, SHLI
    Parenting Study
    This project is testing an innovative curriculum to improve parents leadership in transforming parenting culture and behaviors in community.
    Vulnerable Parents & Families Metro-Atlanta SAMHSA 2012 M. Okafor, SHLI
    Social Emotional Literacy and Parent Engagement
    This project seeks to provide training and technical assistance to individual schools and school districts that are willing and committed to creating emotionally healthy school environments where the staff, students and families can learn, grow and thrive.
    Elementary Schools & Middle Schools Atlanta Public Schools & other districts Kaiser Permanente 2014 M. Okafor, SHLI
    Prison Health Research Program
    Explores substance use, mental health and risky sexual behaviors among inmate populations.
    Prisoners South Georgia & Metro-Atlanta NIH On-Going R. Holliday & R. Braithwaite, CHPM