Steps Towards Long-Term Community Partnerships: Experiences from the Collaborative Center for Health
- Friday, May 1, 2015 from 11:30am to 1:00pm
- Barnard Hall - view map
Dr. Alex Adams, Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, will give a luncheon presentation on Friday, May 1, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in EPS 126. Free lunch will be provided by MSU's Center for Health Equity in Rural Montana (CHERM) starting at 11:30 a.m. Dr. Adams' presentation is titled Steps Towards Long-Term Community Partnerships: Experiences from the Collaborative Center for Health Equity in WI.
Dr. Adams completed her MD in 1994 and her PhD in Nutritional Sciences in 1997 at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Urbana, IL. She completed her Family Medicine Residency at the University of Wisconsin in 1997. Her special interests include pediatric nutritional problems, obesity, metabolic syndrome, and indigenous diets and health. She works in partnership with Wisconsin Tribes and the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council Epi-Center on a variety of projects to examine and reduce the prevalence of pediatric obesity with the aim of reducing the risk of future cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Currently, she devotes most of her time on a family based intervention project to reduce obesity and cardiac risk factors in American Indian children: Healthy Children, Strong Families (HCSF). This participatory research project is a randomized controlled trial examining the effect of a home visiting intervention on reducing metabolic risk and improving lifestyles in the children and their primary caregivers.
All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend.
- Ann Bertagnolli or Allen Harmsen
994-5214 (Bertagnolli) 994-762