Current Projects

Title Topic
detail CORE RESEARCH PROJECT: Improving Health in Low Income Communities - Virtual Delivery of a Diabetes Prevention Program Facilitated by Community Care Coordination Community;Diabetes / Insulin Resistance;Nutrition / Diet;Physical Activity
detail A Pilot Study of Oral FMT (Fecal Microbial Transplant) in Subjects with Multiple Sclerosis Complementary & Alternative Medicine;Multiple Sclerosis
detail REALIST REVIEW: What Does it Take for Type 2 Diabetes Prevention/Lifestyle Management Virtual Interventions to Work among Low-Income Communities? Community;Diabetes / Insulin Resistance;Health Promotion & Wellness;Nutrition / Diet;Physical Activity
detail Effects of the FOS Biomedical Device on Diabetes Risk Factors and Sleep Quality in Adults at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomized, Placebo-controlled, Crossover Trial Cardiovascular Health / Endothelial Function*;Complementary & Alternative Medicine;Diabetes / Insulin Resistance
detail COVID-19 Booster Vaccination in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis Multiple Sclerosis;COVID-19 Vaccine
detail Understanding Barriers and Facilitators of COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence and Access among Black and Latinx Communities in Connecticut COVID-19 Vaccine
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Community Collaborations

Title: Valley Council of Health & Human Services Food Security Task Force
Status: Current
Topic: Community
Funding Source: N/A
Funding Period: Ongoing since 2014
Study Design: N/A

The Food Security Task Force is a coalition of food pantries and other non-profit providers and organizations working to collectively address lack of assured access to healthy foods in the Lower Naugatuck Valley and its impact on individual, family, and community well-being. Membership provides collaborative opportunities to develop a shared strategic agenda to strengthen food security, and initiate sustainable change to provide improved access to nutritious foods for food insecure individuals and families in the Valley region. This Task Force was created in 2014 as an outcome of the Valley Hunger Study: A Report on Issues of Hunger and Access to Food in Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, and Shelton.

Further Study Details:

The PRC joined the Food Security Task Force in late 2018 and has helped conduct a formal evaluation of the 5 participating food pantries in the spring of 2019. Findings from these assessments are used to identify assets and opportunities for improvement, and will be used to inform the next phase of work for the Food Security Task Force – implementing best and promising practices to address food insecurity and health promotion. The PRC is also chairing the Nutrition Committee and has helped to develop formal Nutrition Guidelines that will be used for procurement, education, and other activities undertaken by the task force.

Changed at: 3/27/2020 3:15 PM Changed by:
Created at: 3/1/2017 4:38 AM Created by: Lisa Seaberg