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Case studies are collected here to describe public health strategies that were research-tested by Prevention Research Centers to improve communities’ health. The case studies are selected examples of published work that is unique or has potential public health significance and impact for communities. 

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Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity 


Changes in YMCA Afterschool Programs Increase Children's Physical
Activity and Healthy Food Options 

Harvard University: Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity
Project Name: YMCA-Harvard Afterschool Food and Fitness Project

Community-Based Program on the U.S.-Mexico Border Reduces Chronic Disease Risks 
University of Arizona: Arizona Prevention Research Center
Project Name: Pasos Adelante

Clinicians in Maine Learn to Address Overweight in Young Patients
Harvard University: Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity
Project Name: Maine Youth Overweight Collaborative

Middle School Curriculum for Obesity Reduction is Accepted and Cost-Effective
Harvard University: Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity
Project Name: Planet Health

Elementary School Program Improves Children's Physical Activity and Diet
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston: University of Texas Prevention Research Center
Project Name: Coordinated Approach To Child Health (CATCH)
 



HIV Prevention 


Study in Malawi Finds Drug Regimens Effective in Preventing HIV Transmission Through Breast Milk
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Project Name: Breastfeeding, Antiretrovirals, and Nutrition (BAN) Study
 



Tobacco 


Smoking Cessation Program for 14-19 Year Olds Selected as a Model Program
West Virginia University: Prevention Research Center
Project Name: Not On Tobacco (NOT)
 



Teen Pregnancy 


Work Site Parenting Program Promotes Communication about Sexual Health between Parents and their Adolescents
University of California at Los Angeles: UCLA/RAND Center for Adolescent Health Promotion
Project Name: Talking Parents, Healthy Teens

Middle School Program May Help Teens Delay Sexual Behavior 
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston: University of Texas Prevention Research Center
Project Name: It's Your Game: Keep It Real
 



Other Topics


Asthma


Asthma Intervention Shows Promise for Children in Central Harlem
Columbia University: Harlem Health Promotion Center
Project Name: Harlem Children's Zone Asthma Initiative
 



Epilepsy


A Promising Distance-Delivered Intervention for Depression Among People with Epilepsy
Emory University: Prevention Research Center
Project Name: Using Practice and Learning to Increase Favorable Thoughts


People with Epilepsy Benefit from PEARLS, a Home-based Depression Intervention
University of Washington: Health Promotion Research Center
Project Name: Program to Encourage Active Rewarding Lives (PEARLS)
 



Healthy Aging


Exercise Program for Older Adults Improves Health and Catches on Around the Country
University of Washington: Health Promotion Research Center
Project Name: EnhanceFitness
 



Mental Health


Program Helps Older Adults Manage Depression
University of Washington: Health Promotion Research Center
Project Name: Program to Encourage Active, Rewarding Lives for Seniors
 



Violence Prevention


Intervention Lessens the Effects of Violence among Urban School Children
University of California at Los Angeles: UCLA/RAND Center for Adolescent Health Promotion
Project Name: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS)

Boys’ Health Risks May Be Reduced by Strengthening Father-Son Bonds
University of Michigan: Prevention Research Center
Project Name: Fathers and Sons Program
 



Special Studies


Internet Cigarette Vendors Study Prompts Policy Changes

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Project Name: Study Results Support the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act

PRC Assesses Health among Boston's Public Housing Residents
Boston University: Partners in Health and Housing Prevention Research Center
Project Name: Health Data from a Biennial Telephone Survey and from Vital Records Linkage

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