Project aims to improve care after cancer genetic testing

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Health Systems and Population Health assistant professor and investigator for the Health Promotion Research Center Sarah Knerr has received a 5-year, $4.6M award from the National Institutes of Health to investigate methods to improve adherence to risk management after cancer genetic testing.

New Grant to Boost Cancer Screening Among Limited English-Proficient Populations

HPRC Investigator in cancer prevention and control Dr. Linda Ko has received a $250,000 grant to increase cancer screening among limited English-proficient (LEP) populations by building the capacity of community health workers (CHW) to select, adapt, and implement evidence-based interventions (EBI) for cancer prevention and control. Her team has developed an implementation strategy called “Implementation Studio” to…

New Field Guide Available for Cancer Prevention Programs

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Despite strong evidence to support colorectal cancer screening, many adults are not screened as recommended. Lower screening rates directly contribute to higher death rates from colorectal cancer. HPRC and its cancer prevention and control partners wanted to help clinics change this by creating a field guide to support public health and health care organizations in working with their primary care clinic partners.

Making Progress, Together

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Welcome to 2021. It is a new year with new possibilities. And was there ever a year where we are all so ready for the potential progress it holds? Take a look back at 2020 with us before we look ahead to what 2021 has to offer at the UW Health Promotion Research Center.

Three New Special Interest Projects for UW HPRC

Annette Fitzpatrick, Sarah Knerr, Larry Kessler

As part of the national Prevention Research Centers (PRC) network, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded the University of Washington Health Promotion Research Center (UW HPRC) three new Special Interest Projects that will focus on early detection of cognitive impairment and cancer prevention.

Exploring Tobacco Control at Small Worksites

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Christine Kava’s study team — including a workgroup of academic and community experts — will design an approach to improve implementation of tobacco control interventions, which will be driven by input from employers and employees.

Adapting to Better Support Partners & Communities During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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We recognize that priorities for our partners have shifted, rightfully so, and we are pivoting to help them meet new needs. Where possible, we are also revamping our projects to gain new knowledge about how best to serve our communities.

Reflecting on Our Success & Looking Forward

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The UW Health Promotion Research Center (UW HPRC) takes a look at its successes from the last five-year funding cycle and looks ahead at what to expect next.

UW HPRC Researchers Take Part in Unique Journal Supplement

Wendy Barrington and Linda Ko

Researchers with the UW Health Promotion Research Center (UW HPRC) played a key part in producing a supplemental issue of the “Preventive Medicine” journal, using collaboration to elevate their scientific findings and identify disparities in public health as part of the CDC’s Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN).

CDC Continues Funding for HPRC to Participate in Two Thematic Networks — CPCRN & MEW

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is funding the Health Promotion Research Center (HPRC) with $3.14 million over five years to continue participate in with two national research networks — the Cancer Prevention and Control Network (CPCRN) and the Managing Epilepsy Well (MEW) Network.

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