Author: Helene Marcy

First CSCH Encore Conference

The first annual UConn Collaboratory on School and Child Health Encore Conference will be held at the Lyceum Conference Center in Hartford on Monday, September 18, 2017, from 4-6 p.m. The CSCH Encore conference provides an opportunity for participants to learn about work related to school and/or child health that affiliates have presented previously at […]

Student Acceptance of Plain Milk Increases Significantly 2 Years after Flavored Milk Is Removed from School Cafeterias

Marlene B. Schwartz et al (2017) This longitudinal, observational study measured plain milk selection and consumption the first year flavored milk was removed in a school district and two years later. the study found that school-wide per-student consumption of plain milk increased over time.

Announcement of CSCH Grant Awardees

CSCH is pleased to announce and congratulate the two awardees of our FY2017 seed grant competition. These grants provide funds to investigators to support projects that align with the vision of CSCH to promote an integrated approach to health and learning through collaborations across the components within the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) […]

Adolescent Adjustment Project

The Adolescent Adjustment Project (AAP) is a longitudinal NIH-funded research project directed by Dr. Christine McCauley Ohannessian at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Its primary goal is to uncover factors that protect young people from developing psychological and substance use problems. For more information, contact Christine McCauley […]

Enhancing Media Presentation Skills in School and Child Health‐Related Topics

CSCH is sponsoring media training for affiliates interested in enhancing skills in effective dissemination and promotion of their work. We are pleased to partner with Drs. Rory McGloin and Stephen Stifano in the Department of Communication, who will lead attendees throughout the fall semester in developing knowledge of effective communication and using skills to produce […]

Guidelines for Community Partnership Research

Prepared by the Community Research Alliance (CRA), with significant input from the Institute for Community Research, faculty of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington, CT and the University of St. Joseph in West Hartford, CT, with support from the UCONN Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (CICATS) Guidelines-Executive Summary PDF

HEALTH EDUCATION

Health education includes a combination of planned learning opportunities to help students make positive health decisions. High-quality instruction engages students across a developmental continuum in learning about, adopting, and promoting healthy behaviors – see for example the Michigan Model for Health. Health education includes school-wide to individualized opportunities, identified based on needs of particular contexts, […]

Examining the Effects of a Novel Exergaming Experience in Middle-School Youth

A novel immersive videogame, also known as exergaming, integrates the excitement of gaming and the physical activity of bicycling. The primary goal of this study is to determine if a fitness experience delivered via the novel exergaming fitness bicycle will be perceived positively and enjoyed by normal weight and overweight/obese children aged 11-13 years. For […]

A Low Cost Portable Device for Breastfeeding Diagnostics

Dr. Ruth Lucas and Dr. Bin Feng have created a device that allows for measurement of an infants’ sucking microstructure during breast and bottle feeding in the home setting. A Connecticut Bioscience Pipeline Grant will allow researchers to test the device in home settings for reliability, tolerance and acceptance during feeding. For more information, contact […]

Increasing Capacity for Partnerships Across Education and Health

Funded through the UConn OVPR’s Research Excellence Program, UConn researchers and leaders in the New Haven School District and Connecticut State Department of Education are collaborating to build a “guiding blueprint” that fills an important gap in tools to guide planning, implementation, professional development, and evaluation efforts that inform coordination of policies, processes, and practices […]

UConn and Promise Zone

With funding from Invest Health, this project aims to examine food systems in order to reduce grocery store leakage (a condition where demand exceeds supply) from the Hartford Promise Zone area. Plans are underway to engage the neighborhood in the design of an aesthetically pleasing, nutritious and sustainable food system. For more information, contact: Carol […]

CSCH Receives 3-year UConn Academic Vision Grant

July 13, 2016 In 2013, UConn launched a comprehensive process to develop a new academic vision and identify initiatives that will enable the University to enhance excellence in research and education. One of the priority areas identified in that process was health and wellness. CSCH is pleased to announce that is has received a 3-year […]

The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model: A Challenge for School Psychologists to Lead in Coordination for Success

Daniel T. Volk, Lisa H. Sanetti, Sandra M. Chafouleas (2016) The WSCC model is explained, focusing on 10 components that have been shown to have a significant impact on student outcomes while simultaneously promoting unified coordination across important groups. Please note that a NASP account is required to view this article.