Founded in 1993, the UAB Center for the Study of Community Health is one of 26 Prevention Research Centers funded nationally by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and one of 24 University Wide Interdisciplinary Research Centers designated by the University of Alabama at Birmingham. I invite you to review our website to learn about our projects and programs, communicate with our faculty and staff, and read more about our commitment to improving the health and lives of Alabama’s underserved residents.
CITY Health II is the Center's Core Research Project. The project focuses on reducing HIV-related risk behaviors and increasing HIV testing and protective behaviors among African American emerging adults ages 18-25.
“The Beat HIVe” provides HIV and sexual health education using local rappers and hip hop artists identified by the target audience to star in a series of videos with HIV experts discussing HIV-related topics. Episodes also include the musician performing original material.
Birmingham-Easonian Baptist Bible College offers a two-semester program designed for students to learn firsthand about public health and the role clergy, lay ministers, and other church leaders can play in addressing health promotion and disease prevention in their congregation and surrounding community.
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Congregations for Public Health (CPH) helps church health ministries promote health and wellbeing of congregation members and residents of surrounding neighborhoods, focusing especially on health disparities and chronic diseases.
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