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New Project Aims to Improve Youth Mental Health

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July 29, 2022

The “Examining implementation needs and readiness for mental, social, and emotional health programming at The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston” project aims to improve youth’s mental, social, and emotional health by assisting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston (BGCGH) in implementing and scaling-up evidence-based programming.


CHPPR and First Mile Care Partner to Reduce Prediabetes Rates

CHPPR and First Mile Care Partner to Reduce Prediabetes Rates

July 26, 2022

First Mile Care is a company dedicated to chronic disease care and prevention that works with physicians and communities throughout the U.S. to reduce prediabetes rates. The Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research (CHPPR) partners with First Mile Care to pilot a diabetes prevention program, the Sustainable Culturally Adapted Nutrition (SCAN) program, in Houston, TX. 


Balasubramanian Appointed to National Committee Scoring Health of Primary Care in the United States

Balasubramanian Appointed to National Committee Scoring Health of Primary Care in the United States

July 21, 2022

Bijal Balasubramanian, MBBS, PhD, Professor and Dallas Campus Dean of The University of Texas Health Science Center Houston School of Public Health and co-Director of the UTHealth Houston Institute for Implementation Science was recently appointed to the “Health of Primary Care Scorecard” committee. Alongside her peers, Balasubramanian will lend her expertise to building the foundation of what the future of quality primary care will look like across the country.


CHPPR Assesses Readiness of Health Centers to Implement Colorectal Cancer Control Interventions

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July 19, 2022

A collaboration between CHPPR’s Colorectal Cancer Control and Prevention (CRCCP) and Organizational Readiness projects aims to help federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) improve their colorectal cancer screening (CRCS) rates. By performing needs and readiness assessments with the FQHCs, the teams can identify factors that influence the implementation of evidence-based interventions (EBIs) that could increase CRCS rates, allowing for more effective implementation with improved results.


TACHC and CHPPR Assist Texas Health Centers to Implement Cancer Prevention Strategies

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July 14, 2022

The Texas Association of Community Health Centers (TACHC) is Texas’s federally designated primary care association, committed to advancing equitable access to quality healthcare in Texas. The Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research regularly partners with TACHC on cancer and chronic disease prevention projects across the state, including HPV vaccination, smoking cessation, and colorectal and cervical cancer screening programs.


Fernandez Elected to Global Implementation Society Board of Directors

Maria E. Fernandez. PhD

July 7, 2022

María E. Fernández, PhD, the Lorne Bain Distinguished Professorship in Public Health and Director of Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, was recently elected to the Global Implementation Society (GIS) Board of Directors, joining an esteemed cohort of internationally recognized leaders in implementation science.




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