Collaborative Work

Community Health Workers

  • Website – Community Health Workers: A Unique and Vital Part of the Western North Carolina Social and Health Care Systems, Year 3 Initiative Evaluation
  • Video – Envisioning Elemental Care: Multimedia Messages of Community Health Workers. An extended cut of the film is available here.
  • Report – Evaluation of the Western North Carolina (WNC) Community Health Workers (CHWs) Initiative – Community Health Workers provide comprehensive care and comprehensively care
  • Evaluation – Existimos para ellos/We exist for them: An Evaluation of the Community Health Workers (CHWs) as Culturally-Responsive COVID Support in WNC Communities Initiative
  • Presentation – Evaluating community health worker initiatives with a community based participatory research and action model: 2021-2023

Social Isolation and Social Connectedness

  • Publication – The Social Bridging Project: Intergenerational Phone-Based Connections With Older Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Website – Social Bridging NC
  • Report – Social Bridging Project Feb 2023 Intergenerational Social Connectedness Report

Older Adult Wellbeing

  • Report – 2023 Focus Groups to inform the North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services’ Development of a Multisector Plan for Aging

Peer-Led College Health Promotion

  • Report – Student Health Ambassadors at Residential Campuses Contribute to Safer Campus Living and Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Results-Based Accountability

  • Presentation – Introduction to Results-based Accountability
  • Video – Results-Based Accountability Training
  • Handout – RBA Framework: Common Language For Today
  • Handout – Performance Measures Grid
  • Presentation – Building the Bridge between Clinic and Community: Using Results-based Accountability to Help Improve Birth Outcomes. View the full sample RBA Elevator Speech here.
  • Video – City of Asheville RBA 101
  • Handout – WNC Healthy Impact Handout for “My RBA Speech”
  • Poster Presentation – Finding Focus in the Joyful Complexity
  • Presentation – The Joyful Complexity of Measuring Social Determinants of Health

Evidence-Based Programs

  • Article – Reach and Impact of In-Person and Remote Delivery Formats of Walk with Ease
  • Publication – A Statewide Approach to Falls Prevention: Widespread Implementation of A Matter of Balance in North Carolina, 2014–2019
  • Presentation – A Training Academy Model: Bringing CDSME to the Community and the State of North Carolina
  • Website – Standing Strong NC Website
  • Website – Healthy Aging NC Website

Brain Health

  • Data Brief – BOLD NC 2023 Dementia Caregiver Data Brief
  • Data Brief – 2020 Subjective Cognitive Decline Data Brief – North Carolina

Understanding Attitudes Towards Violence

  • Survey – Buncombe County Attitudes Towards Violence Survey
  • Presentation – Designing trauma-Informed teams and data practices: Analysis of the Attitudes Towards Violence Survey (ATVS) Project in Buncombe County, North Carolina
  • Presentation – Cross-agency collaboration to develop the “attitudes towards violence survey” and inform prevention and treatment efforts
  • Fact Sheet – Buncombe County Sexual Assault Fact Sheet 2020
  • Fact Sheet – Buncombe County DV Fact Sheet 2020
  • Fact Sheet – Buncombe County Child Abuse Fact Sheet 2020

Storytelling

  • Presentation – Data as Storytelling: Using Data to Improve Program Quality

Key Issues related to WNC Health Policies

  • WebsiteWNC Health Policy Initiative Website 
  • Blog Post – Envisioning Elemental Care: Multimedia Messages of Community Health Workers
  • Postcast – Child and Maternal Health in WNC – WNC Health Policy Podcast Ep. 1
  • Postcast – School Meals for ALL NC – WNC Health Policy Podcast Ep. 2
  • Podcast – Sexual Violence & Human Trafficking – WNC Health Policy Podcast Ep. 3
  • Blog Post – In The News: NC Medicaid’s Healthy Opportunities Pilot
  • Blog Post – New Resources for Healthy Aging and Social Determinants of Health
  • Postcast – PSA: Radon in WNC
  • Blog Post – Radon in WNC: Know Your Risks

Campus Health

  • Publication – Student Health Ambassadors at Residential Campuses Contribute to Safer Campus Living and Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Presentation – Maximize Your Health and Wellness: Health Promotion On and Off Campus
  • Report – COVID-19 and Health Disparities in WNC

Substance Use

  • Report – McDowell Substance Use Task Force Strategic Plan
  • Presentation – Leveraging Cross-institutional Academic Collaboration to Build Collective Impact within a Community-based Substance Misuse Coalition

Family and Child Health

  • Assessment – Community assessment in partnership with the Verner Center for Early Learning
  • Billboard – Initiative to Address Childhood Obesity in McDowell County, NC
  • Report – Rainbow In My Tummy Expansion Feasibility Study: Increasing Access to Healthy Foods and Wellness in Early Care and Education Programs across Buncombe County
  • Report – Arts For Life Program Evaluation Methods and Results
  • Assessment – 2019 Verner Center for Early Learning Community Assessment
  • Poster Presentation – Getting Urban Kids in Nature: An Evaluation of the Kids in Parks TRACK Trail
  • Assessment – 2020-2021 Health and Wellness Community Assessment Update: Impact of COVID-19 and resilience factors for pregnant persons and families with young children in Buncombe County, North Carolina
  • Blog Post – Racism is an Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE)

Resiliency