Increasing K-12 access to fresh vegetables: Three Girls and a Tractor

One strategy to reduce childhood obesity is to increase fresh fruits and vegetables in schools. While farm to school programs have popped up and expanded to help in this endeavor, it can be difficult for schools to know where to source locally grown foods. Moreover, most regions of the U.S. … Continue reading

PRSA honors HCRC’s Cameron for behavioral science research

The Public Relations Society of America Foundation named Glen T. Cameron, Ph.D., the 2014 recipient of the Jackson Jackson & Wagner Behavioral Science Prize. The prize recognizes an individual or team of behavioral science researchers who have enhanced the field’s understanding of behavioral science and the theories that advance the … Continue reading

Talk science to me

By Sarah Canavese Saturday morning cartoons? Saturday morning coffee? How does your Saturday usually start? If you are in Columbia, it might start out with Saturday Morning Science. Saturday Morning Science is a free, volunteer-run project supported by various University partners including the Bond Life Sciences Center and the MU … Continue reading

Canavese named 2014 Smith/Patterson summer fellow

The MU Health Communication Research Center is pleased to announce that University of Missouri public health graduate student Sarah Canavese has been named the 2014 Smith/Patterson Summer Fellow. A graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism, Sarah brings a solid background in journalism, health and science communication to the fellowship … Continue reading

Missouri’s livable communities share insights on policy design and passage: New report from HCRC

To date, 23 Missouri communities have passed Livable Streets or Complete Streets policies. These are policies that encourage street design that considers all end-users: bicyclists, walkers, runners, seniors and motorists. Until now, little was known about how these policies were passed, why they were passed, and whether they helped a … Continue reading

HCRC’s Photovoice work featured in Nevada news

The Health Communication Research Center’s 2014 Photovoice Missouri contest was recently featured in the Nevada Daily Mail. The contest challenges Nevada, Mo., students to share their pictures and perspective on what’s healthy and unhealthy in their community. By giving students voice to their own healthy eating and active living concerns, … Continue reading

HCRC part of $4.5M AHRQ health care research grant

The Health Communication Research Center’s co-director Glen Cameron, PhD, was part of an interdisciplinary University of Missouri team that recently announced a new $4.5 million grant to help study patient centered outcomes. Funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the grant is a five-year project that will … Continue reading

HCRC’s health communication work featured in Kansas City

The Health Communication Research Center (HCRC) recently presented its work on the SKIP the Salt, Help the Heart campaign as part of a health equity data meeting in Kansas City. Sponsored by the REACH Healthcare Foundation, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Missouri Health Equity Collaborative, … Continue reading

Call for 2014 Smith/Patterson Fellowship Applicants

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Smith/Patterson Fellowship. The Smith/Patterson Fellowship is designed for early health/science journalists and communicators. The fellowship helps a currently-enrolled or just graduated Master’s student gain hands-on experience in communicating science, health, and technology through hand-on experience with real-world projects. The fellowship program challenges … Continue reading