COVID-19 Resources from the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living
Moving Toward Transportation Justice
TX SPAN Data Explorer
Creating and Maintaining Healthy Habits in 2023
Reintroducing the Texas Research-to-Policy Collaboration
Healthy options for holiday meals
Study finds link between patient satisfaction and likelihood of bariatric surgery
Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season
Reflecting on our Language: Stakeholder
A Conversation with Dr. Ethan Hunt
Opciones para comer saludable en la cena de Acción de Gracias: sigue estas recomendaciones
Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes from Nourish Cookbook
Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Their Significance and Impact
4 Tricks to Enjoy Your Treats
Getting to Know Center Faculty: Dr. Dale Mantey
Substantial proportion of ethnically diverse children from low-resource backgrounds report long-term COVID-19 complications
Hispanic Heritage Month: Discussing Hispanic vs. Latino vs. Latinx
Deep-rooted child obesity issue in Texas and Waco area offers no quick fixes
Houston mother, 6-year-old son, battle long COVID
Synagogues collaborating to help enable food security, nutritional self sufficiency
Educators, other experts aim to build momentum in fight against youth vaping
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About the Center
The Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at the UTHealth School of Public Health in Austin was founded in 2006 with a vision of ‘healthy children in a healthy world’ and a mission to advance health and healthy living for children and families through early and impactful interventions.
The Center is dedicated to new discoveries in child and family health, with current programs focused on obesity prevention, nutrition, physical activity, and tobacco use. The Center also provides student training opportunities and community events.
The Center intends to Create new research ideas and enable a workforce through public health student training; Communicate data-driven and evidence-based products and outcomes to researchers and policymakers; and Connect with other public health organizations, community organizations, and policymakers.
Between July 2021-June 2022, Center faculty research and initiatives have impacted nearly 10 million lives
The Center was among the first to raise the alarm for vaping as a public health problem in children and adolescents.
The Center played a critical role in assisting the City of Austin with placement of emergency food distribution during COVID using innovative geospatial analytical techniques
The Center’s project, Texas SPAN, was the first to collect state-representative obesity surveillance data in elementary, middle, and high schools
Center work on our flagship program CATCH led to extensive dissemination of the program and development of the CATCH Global Foundation.