The “Birmingham REACH for Better Health” partnership aims to increase the number of people with access to healthy food and physical activity opportunities.
I had the opportunity this morning to sit down with Evan Belanger, the education reporter for al.com, and discuss many wonderful initiatives we're working on in the School of Medicine. Here is a very short video outtake of one topic we covered, minority health and health disparities and UAB's unique position that affords us the opportunity to really make a lot of progress in these areas. You can read more about this at the UAB Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center website.
The research was conducted as part of a consortium of five institutions called EMPaCT, Enhancing Minority Participation in Clinical Trials.
Research at UAB showed that Internet tools designed to encourage young black women to increase physical activity need to include content that reflects specific cultural needs.
Four researchers, three from UAB and one from Louisiana State University, have been awarded pilot project awards to study the social determinants of obesity and related chronic diseases in the South.
A joint project of the School of Medicine at UAB and the University of Minnesota Medical School will create the National Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center for African-American Men’s Health.
The MHRC is partnering with Birmingham churches to educate African-American church leaders about having healthy congregations.
Birmingham residents can use the free site to locate programs and services on healthy eating, physical activity, healthy families, support, education and healthcare.