Physical Activity | Illinois Prevention Research Center | University of Illinois at Chicago

You are here: Less than half (48%) of U.S. adults meet this minimum. Illinois adults do slightly better — 52.4% engage in moderately intense physical activity each week. Illinois PRC investigators are working to develop strategies to increase the physical activity of communities, especially by increasing the safety and ease of walking in everyday life. …

Illinois PRC research assistant finds engaged community members in Chicago Parks (Blog) | Illinois Prevention Research Center | University of Illinois at Chicago

Natalie Nowak (left) watches Regina Sullivan, project officer of the CDC PRC Program, try out playground equipment during a 2015 visit to Chicago. (Photo by Illinois PRC) In 2014, as a first-year graduate student in nutrition in the UIC College of Applied Health Sciences, I started working on Dr. Sandy Slater’s study, which seeks to …

Community Engagement | Illinois Prevention Research Center | University of Illinois at Chicago

You are here: Through our partnerships we aim to reduce health disparities in Illinois, and increase our state’s capacity to apply scientific evidence in policy and environment changes to improve health behaviors. Our scientists and team members partner with diverse groups invested in community health in Illinois — local and state government agencies, health coalitions …

Healthy Brain | Illinois Prevention Research Center | University of Illinois at Chicago

You are here: ©iStockphoto.com/Jose Girarte By 2040, the United States will be home to 79.7 million people over 65 years old, nearly double the population of older Americans in 2011. The population of the “very old” – those over 85 years old – in the U.S. is expected to triple over the same period, reaching …

Global Health | Illinois Prevention Research Center | University of Illinois at Chicago

You are here: Madame Fatou Traore (left), director of the Sage Femme (Midwives) de region Kedougou, and Dr. Paulette Gray, a resident in family medicine at the UIC College of Medicine, review a training manual for midwives learning a low-cost method to detect cervical cancer. Most countries have developed at least one national policy, strategy …

Training: Past and Present « Illinois Prevention Research Center

At the Illinois PRC, training is one of our key offerings to public health practitioners. We seek to increase the capacity for public health practitioners to use evidence-based practices for planning, implementation, and evaluation of disease prevention initiatives oriented to changes in policy and the environment. In 2015, the Illinois PRC partnered with the MidAmerica Center for Public …

Worker Health | Illinois Prevention Research Center | University of Illinois at Chicago

You are here: Home care aides are low-wage workers, who face high risk of injuries, obesity, and related chronic diseases. Many often are family members of the elderly or disabled adults in their care. ©iStockphoto.com/Susan Chiang These workers often participate in the informal economy, take temporary or insecure jobs, work for small businesses, or operate …

Tools | Illinois Prevention Research Center | University of Illinois at Chicago

You are here: The Illinois Prevention Research Center suggests the following resources for planning, implementing and evaluating evidence-based changes in policy or the environment to promote healthier communities. Active Living Bridging the Gap: Research informing Policies and Practices for Healthy Youth offers research briefs and products regarding policies and environmental factors that influence physical activity …

Storytelling Event Promotes Brain Health « Illinois Prevention Research Center

On a recent Saturday, storytellers engaged in a friendly competition as they shared their wisdom with an attentive audience of friends, family, and community members. The six contestants recently completed a storytelling workshop for older adults and practiced their skills from the stage of the Center on Halsted’s Hoover-Leppen Theater. They spoke of adventure, hardship, service, and everyday life. Most …