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Promote Health, Prevent Disease and Improve Care for All

Hursting moves into 16th year of Breast Cancer Research Foundation grant

September 13, 2019
“Our work has evolved from asking Is obesity increasing cancer risk? and What are the mechanisms linking obesity and cancer?” Dr. Hursting says. “We have largely answered the first question and are still working on the second, but our focus really has turned to What are we going to do about it?

NCIPH staff maps social determinants to inform community health improvement

August 26, 2019
Health care providers are increasingly aware that social determinants – the conditions in which people live, work and play – have a far greater impact on community health than the care administered to patients in clinical settings. When Atrium Health in Charlotte launched its first community health improvement study in 2016, it asked staff at the Gillings School to map social indicators of health within its 10-county service area.