DOPM NewsFlashes

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Kertesz involved in tailored primary care programs for vets, homeless

Birmingham VA Medical Center and UAB physician Stefan Kertesz, M.D., led a group of investigators at four VA Medical Centers and the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program in an effort to build a survey that would help patients rate their care.

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UAB HealthSmart

UAB HealthSmart

UAB HealthSmart, a downtown wellness and chronic disease-prevention center in the heart of downtown Birmingham, opened in March 2011 as the UAB MHRC’s newest core facility. Designed to support UAB through community outreach and to facilitate the integration of research, training, and service, UAB HealthSmart disseminates evidence-based practices, offering free preventive screenings and risk assessments, nutrition and fitness classes and counseling, Lunch and Learn talks and other health-education tools promoting the prevention of chronic diseases, and opportunities to take part in UAB research studies.

Web address: http://mhrc.dopm.uab.edu/Healthsmart.html