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 …