News and Publications
The Missouri Foundation for Health has released a report about their project, Childhood Asthma Linkages in Missouri (CALM), which features findings from CMCD's cross-site evaluation. Visit their website for the complete report.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Human Capital Blog included a post featuring CMCD faculty affiliate Dr. Ann-Marie Rosland and talking about her research on novel strategies for improving chronic illness care by supporting patients' spouses and other informal caregivers. Check it out here.
The Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes: Infusing Policy and System Change with Local Experience
Results from the Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes have been published in the November 2014 supplemental issue of Health Promotion Practice. The issue features ten manuscripts authored by members of the Alliance program sites and the National Program Office. A podcast with HPP supplement co-guest editor Tawara Goode, Director of the National Center for Cultural Competence and Associate Director of the Georgetown University Center for Child & Human Development, is also available. Listen here.
An Anthology of and Tribute to the Life and Work of Noreen M. Clark
Health Education & Behavior published a special tribute issue in October 2014 celebrating the research and life of CMCD’s founding director, Noreen M. Clark. Eight selected publications written by Dr. Clark and her colleagues between 1982 and 2013 are included in the issue and represent some of the key areas of Dr. Clark’s work. The issue was compiled by guest editors at the CMCD and in the Health Behavior & Health Education department at U-M School of Public Health.
Food & Fitness Community Partnerships
The W.K. Kellogg Food & Fitness community partnerships and their work were highlighted in a special issue of Community Development in September 2014. Authored by various partners including the funder, grantees, and members of the evaluation team, the articles included in the issue describe the processes and strategies used by the nine community partnerships to create sustainable systems and policy changes related to opportunities for good food and physical activity in their neighborhoods. The Food & Fitness community partnerships are part of a larger portfolio of investments by WKKF known as Food & Community.