The latest updates, news, and events happening at the PRC/MI.

Greetings!

We are pleased to send you the inaugural issue of the Prevention Research Center of Michigan's newsletter. We will be sending this newsletter periodically to share the latest updates, news, and events from the PRC/MI.


In this update:

  • The PRC/MI Has A New Website!
  • New Publication: Utilizing a Community-Academic Partnership to Adapt an Evidence-Based Program
  • 2011 Speak to Your Health! Community Survey Data Highlights Now Available
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The PRC/MI Has a New Website!

Our new website features updated project information, PRC/MI news, information about PRC/MI-related publications, and our new Safe and Healthy Futures blog! The blog features articles about many of our projects, as well as more in-depth pieces relating to health disparities, youth development, community-academic partnerships, training, and public health research areas of interest to our faculty, staff and partners. We invite you to join the discussion and comment on our blog. We also welcome guest bloggers! Please contact us if you would like to submit a post.

Visit our new website and the Safe and Healthy Futures Blog here: http://prc.sph.umich.edu. You can also like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter (@prcmi) to receive the latest updates.
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New Publication: Utilizing a Community-Academic Partnership to Adapt an Evidence-Based Program

We are pleased to announce a new publication, "Partnering to Translate Evidence-Based Programs to Community Settings: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice," just published online in Health Promotion Practice. The community-academic partnership refers to the collaboration between the PRC/MI’s Dr. Alison Miller and Motherly Intercession, a  community-based organization in Flint, Michigan.  Motherly Intercession’s mission is to provide social-emotional and academic support for children of incarcerated parents, particularly mothers, in hopes of breaking the cycle of intergenerational incarceration. The article describes the partnership between the PRC/MI and Motherly Intercession and the process of developing two community-level interventions, with a focus on the development and evaluation of the Strengthening Families Program (SFP).

To learn more about the publication and the collaboration between the PRC/MI with Motherly Intercession, visit our website: http://prc.sph.umich.edu/2012/07/06/new-publication-utilizing-a-community-academic-partnership-to-adapt-an-evidence-based-program/

The full article is now available online ahead of print. Read it here: http://hpp.sagepub.com/content/early/2012/04/12/1524839912438749
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2011 Speak to Your Health! Community Survey Data Highlights Now Available

On May 18th, the PRC/MI hosted the Safe and Healthy Futures in Genesee County Symposium at the University of Michigan's Flint Campus, offering the first look at the data from the 2011 Speak to Your Health! Community Survey. The Speak to Your Health! Survey has been conducted in Genesee County biennially since 2003 and asks residents about a wide variety of topics including physical activity, nutrition, smoking, mental health, health care access, incarceration, and much more.

Highlights from the 2011 data:
  • Flint and Genesee County residents have been steadily increasing fruit and vegetable intake since 2005 and current intake is higher than that of the general Michigan population.
  • Condom use in Flint and Genesee County has also been increasing. About 55% of individuals now always use a condom when having sex with a new partner compared to about 40% in 2005.
  • Family support appears to be strong in Flint and Genesee County. More than 76% of residents reported receiving emotional support and practical help from their blood relatives.
Complete data from the 2011 Speak to Your Health! Community Survey, including maps and graphs, will be available soon. View more highlights from the data here: http://prc.sph.umich.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/2011-STYH-Data-Highlights.pdf

Presentation slides from the Symposium and media coverage of the latest Speak to Your Health! Survey are also available here: http://prc.sph.umich.edu/prc-symposium/
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Safe and Healthy Futures Blog: Calling All Guest Bloggers!

What does your organization do to promote safe and healthy futures?

The PRC/MI is looking for guest bloggers to contribute to our new Safe and Healthy Futures blog. Please email us at contactprc@umich.edu if you are interested in sharing!

Speak to Your Health! News Briefs

Data from the Speak to Your Health! Community  Surveys can be found online. Monthly news briefs are also available highlighting findings by specific topic. Most recent news briefs have covered topics like HIV/AIDS in Genesee County, healthy eating, heart health, alcohol use, and mental health. View all of the news briefs here: http://prc.sph.umich.edu/speak-to-your-health-news-briefs/
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