October 26, 2021
New guide to funding and sustaining prevention in communities
The Funding Prevention in Communities: Lessons From Evidence2Success report, written by Margaret Flynn-Khan, Lynn Tiede, and Katherine Gaughen of Mainspring Consulting, aims to help community coalitions fund and sustain evidence-based prevention programs to promote healthy child development on a large scale. It focuses on communities that have implemented the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Evidence2Success® framework and shares their successes, challenges, and lessons from the field.Read more.
October 18, 2021
Penn State receives grant to study factors promoting early childhood development
The effects of genetics, home environment, and prenatal substance use on child health and brain development are largely unknown, even though pregnancy and early childhood are incredibly important periods of growth. To address this knowledge gap, Penn State was recently awarded a five-year, $5.8 million grant and selected as part of a longitudinal NIH-funded consortium called the HEALthy Brain and Child Development (HBCD) Study.Read more.
October 05, 2021
At-risk teens may face increased online threats
While the Internet has many benefits such as increased access to education, it also has risks like access to pornography and the potential for online victimization and exploitation — and new research has found that certain teens may be at higher risk for these threats.Read more.
September 23, 2021
Program to enhance inclusion and belonging for Penn State STEM professionals
An innovative program to help increase inclusion among underrepresented groups within STEM professions recently received a grant from Penn State’s Office of Educational Equity. The program, known as the Research Professionals Network, or ResearchPros, seeks to bridge communications and strengthen connections between IT and research staff through a community of practice model.Read more.
September 23, 2021
Getting racial equity research into the hands of policymakers
Racial inequities are enduring and pervasive problems in the U.S. that have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and contribute to poor public health outcomes.Read more.