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A randomized trial of a culturally-adapted colorectal cancer screening decision aid designed for American Indians Background Experts note that in order to continue reducing the US cancer burden, it is critical that  we “more completely apply discoveries in cancer prevention we … Read more

Identifying and disentangling social and physical environmental effects on physical activity in African American adolescents Background Adolescence to early adulthood is a critical developmental period when social and physical environment factors shape declines in physical activity.  Declines in physical activity from … Read more

Inflammatory Markers, Hazardous Air Pollutants, and Psychosocial Factors Hazardous Air Pollutants, Positivity, and Inflammation (HAPPI) Study Background American Indian women in southeastern North Carolina have higher cardiovascular mortality rates than White or African American women. Inflammatory processes may underlie racial … Read more

Healthcare Coordination and Transition for Individuals with Genetic Conditions Objective This study aimed to examine insurance coverage, use of the healthcare system, satisfaction with care, transition from pediatric to adult healthcare services, and social and emotional support for individuals with … Read more

TCN PATHS Transitions Clinic Network: Post Incarceration Addiction Treatment, Healthcare, and Social Supports Background In 2016, at least 20% of people with opioid use disorder (OUD) were involved in the criminal justice system (approximately 600,000 individuals), with most individuals cycling … Read more

SPECS Study on Personal Experiences with Accessing Care in the South Background One in 100 individuals in the United States (US) are under community supervision (e.g. parole) by the criminal justice (CJ) system. Black and Hispanic individuals, sexual and gender … Read more

PIERS: Providing Interventions to Enhance Recovery in Community Supervision

PIERS STUDY Providing Interventions to Enhance Recovery in Community Supervision (PIERS) A JCOIN Initiative     Background Opioid use disorder and associated overdose deaths have risen at an alarming rate in recent years and in 2017 exceeded all other years … Read more

Combining Cohorts for Equity: Understanding Comorbidities in Diverse Women   Background Women make up a quarter of people with HIV in the US, and the majority of women living with HIV (WLHIV) are Black and/or Latina. Among WLHIV whose gender … Read more

TRANSforming the Carolinas Background HIV incidence among transgender women is estimated to be as high 2.8 new cases of HIV per 100 people each year. Nationwide, 44% of Black transgender women and 26% of transgender Latina women are living with … Read more

LITE Plus Background In October 2016, the National Institute of Minority Health and Disparities (NIMHD) formally designated gender minorities, including transgender women (TW), as a health disparities population. Research among TW has found up to 56% of Black TW and … Read more

Aimed at measuring neighborhood factors that influence physical activity and other cardiovascular health.

Heart Matters

Behavioral change intervention adapted by Project GRACE to reduce cardiovascular disease risk among African-Americans in Nash and Edgecombe Counties, a rural region in eastern North Carolina.

ONAC: Organizational Networks, Assets, and Collaborations

A mixed method study that assesses how community and faith-based assets and organizations in Nash and Edgecombe counties collaborate and utilize networks to reduce CVD risk.

Asset mapping and enrichment program that tasks students and college mentors with cataloging community assets in the Rocky Mount area while exploring new ways to utilize local resources for community improvement

National leadership opportunity for clinically active healthcare providers working together in inter-professional teams engaging in intensive learning, mentoring and networking to lead transformative change—centered on health equity – in their communities.