Center for Child and Family Health Promotion Research

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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. 

Center for Child and Family Health Promotion Research

About our center

We improve the health of infants, children, adolescents, parents, and families in the context of their communitiesOur center is nurse-led and interdisciplinary. We develop research in partnership with nursing, public health, public policy, psychology, sociology, other related disciplines and medical professionals. We examine issues in the context of family, community, culture and physical environment. We conduct 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. We take both prevention and promotion perspectives. We build on the strengths of individuals, families and communities to optimize health. The center fosters synergy. With our collective expertise in quantitative and qualitative methods, we create new approaches to complex problems.