January 2016

KDHRC publishes a research brief on improving students’ knowledge and attitudes about science

Research brief no. 13 discusses the effectiveness of Attitude Boost (AB), a multi-media based curriculum that combines science knowledge-building and positive attitude development to improve student’s academic achievement. The evaluation results suggest that students exposed to AB have increased knowledge and perceptions of science. Visit our Publications page to view and download the brief.

November 2015

KDHRC acknowledged for outstanding public health training materials by the American Public Health Association

KDHRC receives award from the American Public Health Association Public Health Education and Health Promotion (PHEHP) Materials Contest for the En Familia: Families Partnering for Health program. En Familia was selected by a panel of expert judges as an outstanding training material in public health.

Rosa Steen, research associate, discussed the En Familia program content, development, and evaluation in a presentation during the 143rd annual meeting of the American Public Health Association in Chicago, Illinois.

October 2015

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities funds KDHRC to develop and evaluate a program to train promotores to conduct outreach to Latinas with suspected or diagnosed lupus

KDHRC will collaborate with the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) to develop Latinas con Lupus, Promotoras con Información (LLPI) as a culturally-tailored, online professional development course designed to provide promotoras de salud (promotoras) with knowledge and skills to conduct outreach to Latinas with diagnosed or suspected systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus).

Lupus is an autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation and affects the skin, joints, and multiple organ systems in the body, which disproportionately affects ethnic minority women, including low-income Latinas. There is no cure for lupus, however, adequate diagnosis and treatment improve health outcomes and quality of life. Research suggests Latinas may lack awareness about lupus, therefore, LLPI will train promotoras to conduct awareness-raising activities such as educational outreach in one-on-one discussions and community presentations.

August 2015

The SecuRx website receives a Digital Health AwardSM

SecuRx, an online training and information resource to help middle and high schools develop a comprehensive diversion-prevention program to reduce prescription drug abuse, received a Silver Award for Website in the 17th annual Digital Health AwardsSM program. The biannual competition, Winter/Spring and Summer/Fall, recognizes the nation’s best digital health resources.

KDHRC’s winning entry was chosen from nearly 600 entries judged by a panel of 39 distinguished experts in digital health media. The Digital Health AwardsSM program is organized by the Health Information Resource CenterSM(HIRC), a national clearinghouse for professionals who work in consumer health fields.

Spring 2015 Digital Health Awards

July 2015

KDHRC researcher speaks at regional oral health summit

KDHRC research associate, Nicole Wanty, participated in a panel at the Learning and Leading: Options and Opportunities to Address Unmet Oral Health Needs regional summit in Biloxi, Mississippi on July 22, 2015. Ms. Wanty discussed the role of community health workers in addressing oral health disparities among Latino children.

The summit was hosted by Community Voices: Healthcare for the Underserved, a part of the Morehouse School of Medicine.  

KDHRC researcher presents at national community health worker conference

KDHRC research associate, Rosa Steen, presented at the 13th annual Unity conference in Memphis, Tennessee on July 15, 2015. Ms. Steen discussed best practices to facilitate promotores de salud program development based on findings from the evaluation of Dientes Fuertes, Vida Sana (Strong Teeth, Healthy Life), a culturally-competent program to prevent childhood tooth decay among low-income Latino children ages 0 to 6.   

The Unity conference, organized by the Center for Sustainable Health Outreach (CSHO) at The University of Southern Mississippi, is a national conference designed for and about community health workers.

KDHRC announces location of new corporate headquarters

KDH Research & Communication (KDHRC) is pleased to announce the location of its new corporate headquarters in the historic Colony Square complex in vibrant Midtown Atlanta. Specifically, our new corporate address is 1175 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 1600, Atlanta, GA 30361. Our corporate phone numbers and email addresses are unchanged.

 Since its founding in 2006, KDHRC has produced and disseminated creative, objective, scientifically valid, and timely information to improve the health and well-being of the nation’s youth, families, and communities. In its new corporate headquarters, and with support from the National Institutes of Health and a host of private clients, KDHRC will continue to significantly contribute to vital public health and public policy debates.

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May 2015

KDHRC program receives award from the Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA)

En Familia: Families Partnering for Health received an IHA Award at the Fourteenth Annual IHA Health Literacy Conference in Irvine, California on May 8, 2015. The IHA Health Literacy Awards recognize efforts to empower people to better health through improved health literacy. The En Familia program is the winning entry in the Innovative Programs category, which includes activities and programs that demonstrate innovative, workable, and effective solutions to improve health literacy.

April 2015

KDHRC researchers present at the Society for Public Health Education's annual meeting

KDHRC research associates, Nicole I. Wanty and Rosa M. Steen, presented at the 66th annual meeting of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) in Portland, Oregon on April 24, 2015. Ms. Wanty’s presentation discussed knowledge change among youth exposed to POP-D, a science education based prescription drug prevention program for youth. Ms. Steen’s presentation discussed training promotores de salud to prevent early-childhood tooth decay in low-income Latino children.

March 2015

KDHRC researcher presents at the Plain Talk Conference

KDHRC Research Associate, Rosa M. Steen, presented at the Plain Talk Conference in Arlington, Virginia on March 13, 2015. Her presentation entitled, “Developing Linguistically and Culturally Appropriate Health Programs,” discussed the challenges of developing the En Familia program and provided recommendations for developing linguistically and culturally appropriate programs for a broad Latino audience.