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About the Center
The Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living 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 cutting-edge research, innovative community programs, and dissemination of data-driven practices.
We seek new discoveries in child and family health through research-focused programs related to obesity prevention, nutrition, physical activity, tobacco use, and health policy. Our annual key events and webinar series offer trainings to students, partners, and the community.
Our intentions are threefold: create new research ideas and trainings for public health students; communicate evidence-based products and outcomes to researchers and legislators; and connect with communities and other public health organizations.
Between July 2021-June 2022, Center faculty research and initiatives have impacted nearly 10 million lives
CATCH My Breath, a Center research project, was the first evidence-based vaping prevention programs for school children.
The Center’s Nourish Program offers the first ‘seed to plate to prevention’ dietetic internship training in the U.S.
Center work on our flagship program CATCH led to extensive dissemination of the program and development of the CATCH Global Foundation.
The Center was among the first to raise the alarm for vaping as a public health problem in children and adolescents.
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