Applied Health Science
Global Perspectives for Strengthening Health Education Study (GPSHES)
This study is to obtain information from Ministries of Health and Social Services about support for public health education, evidence of success in population knowledge development, uptake by policy makers, and implementation at the national level. The questionnaire is available in English, Spanish, French, Russian, and Arabic languages:
Technology and Aging
Doctoral candidate Beth Ann Walker was recognized in Boston, Massachusetts on November 18, 2011 as the second-place award recipient of a major contest sponsored by the Gerontological Society of America. Walker won second place for her design project aimed at transforming an android mobile phone device for use by adults aged 55 and over. The “Aging Means Business Student Design Contest” invited undergraduate and graduate students from across the nation to showcase their design ingenuities by proposing an original product for older adults, based on a transformation of an existing device or an entirely new creation. Walker was one of 42 applicants.
The primary goal of her proposal was to design a user-friendly Android phone application via App Inventor for Android utilizing principles of gerontechnology in order to enable older adults to benefit from the latest cell phone technologies available.
Human Sexual Behavior
AIDS/STD Research Grant
The Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention announced plans to honor the legacy of C. Everett Koop, M.D., former U.S. surgeon general, with the establishment of an endowed research grant that will support doctoral student research related to AIDS/HIV prevention.
Beginning in the 2012-2013 academic year, the Surgeon General C. Everett Koop HIV/AIDS Research Grant will be awarded annually by RCAP on a competitive basis to support the research of doctoral students nationally.
IPRC Annual Survey
Each year, the Indiana Prevention Research Center conducts the Annual Survey of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Use by Indiana Children and Adolescents. For over 20 years, this information has provided accurate data to direct prevention funding and programming in Indiana. The 2011 Survey questioned 152,678 students in public and private schools about their use of various drugs. Among 12th graders, more males than females reported using the following drugs: cigarettes, over-the-counter drugs, marijuana and prescription painkillers.
Drug and Alcohol Screening Grant
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) awarded the State of Indiana a five-year, $8.3 million federal grant for the IPRC-led project, which will work to integrate drug and alcohol screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) services into the routine standard of care at community health centers (CHCs) and community mental health centers (CMHCs) throughout Indiana.