March 20, 2024

ROSSEY Community Brief

Kenzie Lock

Over the past three years the ReOpening Schools Safely and Educating Youth (ROSSEY) project has provided Yakima schools with information about COVID-19 to help students continue to stay safe at school. This Community Brief shares what HPRC, the Yakima School District and the Center for Community Health Promotion have learned during the project.

January 12, 2024

“Moving Beyond Listening”: Anti-Racism Work at HPRC

Kenzie Lock

Community Advisory Board Members: Winona Hollins-Hauge, G De Castro, Mary Mitchell, George Dicks, John Kim, Dian Ferguson.

HPRC’s Change Team sought input and gathered feedback from HPRC’s Community Advisory Board members on anti-racist work. “I’d like to see some joy in this. Focus more on the strengths of this community, the resilience of this community… I want community to be invited, not you [to] bring something to them because [they’re] sick.” 

Bridging Trust and Understanding: The Making of a Community-Centered COVID-19 Communications Toolkit

Kenzie Lock

Bruce Bello, Maria Serrano, Barbara Baquero, Juan Gudino, Miriam Flores, KeliAnne Hara-Hubbard, Najma Abdi and Olivia Hicks

To address the challenge of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, Baquero, Hara-Hubbard, community partners and their team created a community-tailored COVID-19 Communications Toolkit. “Understanding the community and the cultural community you’re working with is a skill and it’s a key component of being able to do meaningful work and strengthen partnerships,” said Hara-Hubbard.

Najma Mohamed and Lesley Steinman Awarded Tier 1 Pilot Award

Kenzie Lock

Najma Mohamed and Lesley Steinman

Mohamed and Steinman were recently awarded a Tier 1 Pilot Award by the University of Washington Population Health Initiative. The two aim to, “[center] the voices and experiences of the social service workforce and participants,” said Steinman.

December 6, 2023

Sherry Wu (MPH ’23) Awarded APHA’s Masters Student Research Award in Aging and Public Health

Kenzie Lock

Sherry Wu

Sherry Wu, Research Coordinator and UW alum, has been awarded the 2023 Masters Student Research Award in Aging and Public Health. Wu says, “Our society’s emphasis on productivity categorizes older adults as less desirable. But the experiences and wisdom of older adults are invaluable, and they have a right to fulfilling and healthy lives.”

June 24, 2023

Early Learning Community Brief

Travis Ballstadt

The Early Learning (EL) study is happening at the same time as the larger ROSSEY study in all YSD elementary schools. Families enrolled in the EL study will receive health education materials this summer. Here is what we’ve learned so far about our EL participating families!

June 20, 2023

Project aims to improve care after cancer genetic testing

Travis Ballstadt

Online medical consultation

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.

June 14, 2023

Hannon recognized in Ten Most Influential Women Scholars in Health Promotion list

Travis Ballstadt

Peggy Hannon has been recognized by the American Journal of Health Promotion (AJHP) as one of the most accomplished and influential women researchers and educators in the public health education and health promotion field.

February 27, 2023

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

Travis Ballstadt

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…

December 20, 2022

ROSSEY 2022: A Year In Review

Travis Ballstadt

The ROSSEY Project supports a safe, confident return to classrooms during COVID-19. PROJECT OVERVIEW: With your help, in 2022 we: In 2023, we plan to: The ReOpening Schools Safely and Educating Youth (ROSSEY) project is a partnership between the Yakima School District, the Center for Community Health Promotion, and the University of Washington. Together, we’re…

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