Center for Child and Family Health Promotion Research

Our Mission is to improve the health of infants, children, adolescents, parents, and families in the context of their communities. Center members develop and disseminate evidence-based interventions and best practices in primary and secondary prevention.

This work is:

  • Nurse-led and interdisciplinary
    We develop research in partnership with nursing, public health, public policy, psychology, sociology, and medical professionals.
  • Ecological
    We examine issues in the context of family, community, culture and physical environment.
  • Community-based
    We work in the community, conducting research with communities to identify health needs. This allows us to design and use interventions that fit specific individuals or communities in the complexity of their actual environments.
  • Prevention- and promotion-oriented
    We take both prevention and promotion perspectives. We build on the strengths of individuals, families and communities to optimize health.
  • Collegial
    The center fosters synergy. With our collective expertise in quantitative and qualitative methods, we create new approaches to complex problems.

Over the past five years, faculty members have been awarded over $8 million for health promotion-related research and educational projects. Doctoral student members have been funded by fellowships and national pre-doctoral awards.

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  • Last modified on March 25, 2014