Max Michael, M.D.
Dean - UAB School of Public Health
Director - UAB Center for the Study of Community Health
(205) 975-7742 email@example.com
As a UAB University-wide Institutional Research center, the Center for the Study of Community Health offers a unique prevention research environment that includes faculty from a cross section of over 130 clinicians, researchers, health-related professionals, social and behavioral scientists, and community leaders, who are setting new standards in the state of Alabama and around the world.
I invite you to review this website to see our programs, to communicate with our faculty and staff, and to read more about our commitment improving the health and lives of Alabama’s underserved citizens.
The UAB Center for the Study of Community Health is a member of the Prevention Research Centers Program, supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cooperative agreement number U48/DP001915. (More)
PRCs train current practitioners and the next generation of public health professionals. -
In 2010, PRCs trained nearly 5,000 people, including community agency representatives and public health employees of state, county, or local government. In collaboration with the Association of Schools of Public Health since 2002, PRCs have given two years of training and guided research to 38 doctoral-level students of ethnic or racial minority origin of public health professionals.
PRCs also reach nearly 30 million people in 103 partner communities and serve vulnerable communities where the mean per capita income is a third lower than the U.S. average.
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Want to create and maintain a healthy lifestyle?
The benefits of eating right and getting adequate exercise are a big part of developing a healthy lifestyle. The Body & Soul and Every Heartbeats Is Life programs are designed to assist you get and stay healthy. Resources on how to do that now available for Body & Soul, which is a A Celebration Healthy Eating and Living. To view materials for Every Heartbeat Is Life click here.
Cities for Life, a diabetes management program supported by Sanofi US, now offers MyDiabetesConnect.com to help you find healthy eating, physical activity, support and education programs in Birmingham.
CDC Winnable Battles
To keep pace with emerging public health challenges and to address the leading causes of death and disability, CDC initiated an effort to achieve measurable impact quickly in a few targeted areas. CDC's Winnable Battles are public health priorities with large-scale impact on health and with known, effective strategies to address them. More...
Healthy People 2020
Healthy People 2020 provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. For 3 decades, Healthy People has established benchmarks and monitored progress over time in order to:
Encourage collaborations across sectors,
Guide individuals toward making informed health decisions, and
Measure the impact of prevention activities.
Healthy People 2020 is the result of a multiyear process that reflects input from a diverse group of individuals and organizations. More...
The Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T.
Cancer control planners, program staff, and researchers have the same goals: to reduce cancer risk, the number of new cancer cases, and the number of deaths from cancer, as well as enhance the quality of life for cancer survivors. While many share the same goals, all do not have easy access to resources that can facilitate the transfer of evidence-based research findings into practice. This Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. portal provides access to data and resources that can help planners, program staff, and researchers to design, implement and evaluate evidence-based cancer control programs.
The Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. portal provides access to Web-based resources that can assist in:
Assessing the cancer and/or risk factor burden within a given state.
Identifying potential partner organizations that may already be working with high-risk populations.
Understanding the current research findings and recommendations.
Accessing and downloading evidence-based programs and products.
The purpose of the Alabama Department of Public Health is to provide caring, high quality and professional services for the improvement and protection of the public’s health through disease prevention and the assurance of public health services to resident and transient populations of the state regardless of social circumstances or the ability to pay.
Health Action is a process conducted by a team of committed organizations seeking community input to improve health in Jefferson County, Alabama. This collaboration resulted in the book, Our Community Roadmap to Health, containing the issues and goals to be addressed by the local public health partners.
The Jefferson County Health Action Partnership is a coalition of over 60 agencies committed to improving community health. The Health Action Partnership led by JCDH, with strong support from United Way of Central Alabama, Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, and UAB School of Public Health pursues goals for improving health and quality of life.
Jefferson County Health Department
The mission of the Jefferson Health Department is to prevent disease and assure access to quality health care. To Promote a Healthy lifestyle and a healthy Environment.