Max Michael, M.D., Dir
Dean - UAB School of Public Health
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As a UAB University-Wide Interdisciplinary 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.
PRCs train current practitioners and the next generation of public health professionals. - During the last five years, over 5300 persons – including Community Health Advisors, community agency representatives, community partners, academic researchers, public health professionals, and public health and other students have participated in curriculum-based Center training programs. An additional 120 students – from high school through post-doctoral – participated in internships, service learning, and other Center training and mentoring opportunities. Over 14,000 community members were reached with in-person public education events.
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.
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.
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
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.
The Department of Health has a major responsibilty to educate the public about issues of importance to their health. It addresses this role in a variety of ways from one-on-one instruction to group presentations at community funtions.