CYFCP

Community Health

Section Chair’s Name and Contact Information

Ken Gruber, PhD
1001 W. Lee St., P.O. Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402
Email:  kjgruber@uncg.edu
Phone: 336-334-3868

Section Description/Goal

Our goal is to reduce inequities in health through participatory action research and mutually beneficial partnerships with community stakeholders
Evaluation/Research Projects

Access to Affordable Dental Care

Project activities involve providing data analysis and technical assistance relating the Adult Dental Clinic run which serves limited income and uninsured adults in Guilford County.

Community Partners: Guilford Adult Health / Cone Health Foundation

Access to Affordable Health Care

Project activities involve providing data analysis and technical assistance relating to program activities of the Guilford Community Care Network whose mission is to increase the availability of health care to limited income and uninsured adults in Guilford County.

Community Partners: Guilford Adult Health / Cone Health Foundation

Adult Diabetes Self-Care Incentive Study

The goal of this project is determine if providing a small monetary incentive would adults with diabetes to follow their health providers’ advice for self-care management of their diabetes. Project activities involve the analysis of the research study data.

Community Partners: Triad Adult & Pediatric Medicine / Evans Blount Clinic – Guilford County Health Department / Cone Health Foundation

Childhood Asthma Demonstration Project

The aim of the project is to determine if making home repairs and other changes to reduce or eliminate environmental asthma triggers will reduce the incidence and severity of asthma attacks among children diagnosed with asthma. Project activities involve analyses of impact of the intervention on asthma health costs.

Community Partners: Triad Health Care Network / Greensboro Housing Coalition

Healthy Beginnings Program Evaluation

This program provide prenatal and post birth assistance for up to two years for low income minority mothers to improve their Interconception health and provide healthy home environments to their infants and toddlers. Project activities involve analysis of program outcome data.

Community Partners: N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health, Women’s and Children’s Health Section, Perinatal Health and Family Support Unit

College Students Healthy Eating Study

Project activities involves the design and development of a healthy eating assessment aimed at identifying barriers and facilitators to healthy eating among young college students attending NC A&T State University.

Community Partners: NC A&T Cooperative Extension / School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences NC A&T State University

Juvenile Court Infant-Toddler Initiative (JCITI)

Project activities relate to program evaluation of this program which assists the Juvenile Court in Guilford County with coordinating parent and child services for possible reunification of parents with a child under the age of 5 that has been removed from their custody.

Community Partners: Guilford County Partnership for Children

Juvenile Justice Behavioral Health Program Evaluation

Project activities relate to the evaluation of data collected The North Carolina Treatment Outcomes Program and Performance System (NC–TOPPS) which is a tool used by NC DMHDDSAS to collect data on consumers engaged in behavioral health services with substance abuse, mental health, and/or both substance abuse and mental health issues.

Community Partners: NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services (NCMHDDSA)

Natuculture (School Garden) for Teaching and Recruiting High School Students to Major in Agriculture

Project activities involve providing data analysis of a project involving the assessment of incorporating development and maintenance of a school garden into high school biology class instruction as a means for generating career interest in agricultural careers and application to college agricultural programs.

Community Partners: School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences NC A&T State University / Southern High School Durham NC

Parenting Matters – On-line Parent Education Impact Assessment

Project activities involve the evaluation of an on-line parenting education program presented by NC A&T’s Cooperative Extension Program.

Community Partners: NC A&T Cooperative Extension / School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences NC A&T State University

Teen Parenting

Project activities involve providing data analysis and technical assistance relating to program activities of the Greensboro YWCA including assessment of the YWCA’s Healthy Beginnings Program and Doula Program.

Community Partners: Greensboro YWCA