Outreach and Education Research

Primary Care PlusPrimary Care Plus (PI: L. Rudkin)

The Primary Care Plus program integrates training in primary care and public health to prepare health care professionals who can partner effectively with community groups to promote population health and reduce health disparities.

The program responds to a national call for the training and maintenance of a “skilled, cross-trained, and diverse prevention workforce” to promote population health through efforts to create healthy and safe community environments, deliver clinical and community preventive services, empower people, and eliminate health disparities (National Prevention Strategy, 2011). 

A major goal of Primary Care Plus is to build the prevention workforce by increasing the number of primary care providers with public health skills practicing in medically underserved areas of Texas and the southwestern US.

The program is funded by a Primary Care Training Enhancement Grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). 

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Transforming GalvestonTransforming Galveston (PI: C. Arcari)

Transforming Galveston has been awarded a five-year, federally funded initiative supporting communities, workplaces, schools, and health care providers as they work together to reduce chronic diseases, lower the cost of health care, and promote a lifetime of health for every Texan through prevention.

Heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and arthritis are among the most widespread chronic diseases in Texas.  Texas has a higher rate of chronic disease than most other sates in the U.S.  Chronic disease accounts for 3 of every 4 deaths in Texas.

Chronic diseases have overlapping risk factors.  Some risk factors such as age and genetics cannot be controlled.  But risk factors like diet, physical activity, and tobacco can be modified. Eating health foods, being physically active, and avoiding tobacco can reduce a person's risk of chronic disease.

Committing to small changes in everyday life can make a BIG difference over time and if people commit to making small changes, the community get healthier overall. 

For inquiries about Transforming Galveston and how you or your business can participate, contact us at contact@transforminggalveston.com


children playing on see-sawGalveston Report Cards

Reporting quantitative indicators of the demography, economic status, health, behavior, and safety of children and vulnerable populations is a key step in improving the health of communities. Instead of synthetic estimates that are often used for local area planning, we hypothesized that actual local data could be obtained through local collaborations and by accessing public databases on the Internet.  



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