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Karl & Janice Nichols
July 5, 2018

Meet CHeP Advisory Board Member Karl Nichols

Longtime CHeP partner Karl Nichols joins Advisory Board
Karl Nichols has an extensive and impressive history of leading community organizations and after several years of being a strong CHeP partner, we are incredibly excited to welcome Karl to the board!
Since 2008, Karl has held the position of Executive Director of Community Wellness Partners in South Bend. This program strives to promote minority health through advocacy, service delivery, public relations, research and leadership, and to provide community representation for medically under-served individuals that will bring about workable solutions for addressing personal, family, and community health problems.
Prior to his work with Community...

PowerHouse
February 20, 2018

Discovering the Power in Diabetes Prevention

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Research Jam brought together youth, parents, and community members who work with families, to build a PowerHouse.

You walk into a gloomy room with no light. You sit down in a chair and face a stage where someone starts to say something about health. You try to say hey to your friend a few seats away, but you hear a “shhhhhh!” The person at the front of the room is still talking but you’ve lost the will to pay attention. All you hear is “blah, blah blah.” Your stomach rumbles. People around you yawn and fidget. No one...

Angie Abbott
February 20, 2018

Meet CHeP Advisory Board Chair Angie Abbott

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The Board Chair has been an outstanding member of the CHeP Advisory Board since 2012.
Angie Abbott
In her primary role, Angie Abbott is the Assistant Dean of Purdue’s College of Health and Human Sciences as well as the Associate Director for Purdue Extension College of Health and Human Sciences. As a registered dietitian she is also an Extension Specialist in the area of nutrition education programs that target limited resource audiences. She has professional experience in the areas of education, research, community and clinical practice.
Angie received a Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics and also completed a Master’s degree and...

Sue Rawl
June 1, 2017

Meet Advisory Board Member Susan Rawl

Sue Rawl
A valuable member of the CHeP Advisory Board, Sue Rawl has served since 2012. A professor of nursing at Indiana University, Sue is also a co-leader of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at Indiana University Simon Cancer Center.
Sue’s research has focused on cancer screening, prevention, early detection as well as quality of life in cancer patients and people living with an ostomy. She and her team develop and test the impact of computer-tailored, patient-centered interventions to increase cancer screening among people at increased risk, including those with limited resources, low literacy levels, and minority populations. Without strong partnerships...

Trailblazer Award Winners
June 1, 2017

Trailblazers Share & Celebrate

Trailblazer Award partners gathered in Indianapolis to share and celebrate their projects.
On April 5 at the beautiful Indianapolis Central Library, CHeP friends and family gathered  to celebrate the 2015 CHeP Trailblazer Award teams. The day-long event featured presentations from 12 project teams discussing their partnership experiences, research journeys, and exciting outcomes, as well as an opening address given by Dr. Anantha Shekhar, Director of the Indiana Clinical and Transnational Sciences Institute, and closing remarks from Ann Alley, Director of the Office of Primary Care at Indiana State Department of Health.
Formerly known as Pilot Projects, initiatives at the symposium included obesity, infant mortality,...

May 31, 2017

Trailblazer: Know Your Numbers 46041

A promotional brochure was developed for the program by the CHeP communication team.
Since its inception, the Know Your Numbers 46041 health screening program has provided Clinton County residents with blood pressure, blood sugar, and BMI screenings, as well as healthy lifestyle education and referrals to programs and providers to address health risks. Led by Lorra Archibald, Director of Operations for Healthy Communities of Clinton County Coalition (HCCCC), and Vicki Simpson, Clinical Associate Professor at Purdue University’s School of Nursing, the program is a collaborative project between Purdue University, HCCC, and other community partners including Purdue Extension, the Clinton County YMCA,...