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Center for Rural and Appalachian Health

College of Public Health

Research Projects

Assessing Regional Health Priorities Through Community Engagement:  An Application of the World Café Model in Southern Appalachia
Funding:  Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System

Reducing Childhood Obesity and Chronic Disease in Central Appalachia – Data Analysis and Planning to Support Promising Practices and Strategies. Appalachian Funders Network. 2015.

Regional Roadmap 2:  Down the Road to a Healthier Appalachia and Healthy WEST:  Working to Energize and Strengthen Tennessee
Funding:  Appalachian Regional Commission, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Niswonger Foundation, Eastman Chemical Company

Statewide Healthcare Provider Assessment of Diabetes Practices. Tennessee Department of Health. 2015-2016.

Improving population health: a systems perspective. East Tennessee State University RDC. 2015.
Accreditation of rural health departments: social, economic, cultural and regional factors. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2012.

Survive and Thrive Southeastern Regional Training Center, May 2012-December 2013. National Association of County and City Health Officials.

Public Health Training Center Performance Site, Health Resources and Service Administration.

Public Health Traineeship, Health Resources and Service Administration.

Methodology in Public Health Systems and Services Research (PHSSR). Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2010.

College Students As Facilitators to Reduce Adolescent Obesity Disparity In Southern Appalachia. NIH-NIMHD, 2011-2013. Tennessee Coordinated School Health Evaluation. Tennessee Department of Education, 2005-2011

Combating Child Obesity and Diabetes in Northeast Tennessee: Winning with Wellness. Tennessee Center for Diabetes Prevention and Health Improvement, 2007-2008.

Role of foods fortified with iron, omega-3 fatty acids and fiber in improving elementary school-aged children’s behavioral outcomes. Research Development Committee, 2008-2009.

Fiscal Constraints and Access to Reproductive Health Services in South Carolina: The Impact of Local Clinic Retraction on Utilization, Outcomes, and Quality of Services in South Carolina.  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  Public Health Services and Systems Research, Investigator Initiated Award

Measuring the Effects of Public/Private Transition of Pediatric Preventive Services on Unmet Need Among Medicaid Eligible Children.  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  
Public Health Services and Systems Research, Investigator Initiated Award

Impact of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) on Selected Outcomes in South Carolina.  Children's Trust Fund of South Carolina

Evaluating the Implementation of a Parenting and Pregnant Team Program. Children's Trust Fund of South Carolina

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