Naomi King from Tulane University's Prevention
Research Center talks to community members during
Community leaders and local residents learned more about the work of the Prevention Research Center (PRC) at Tulane University during a networking event and information booth the PRC hosted at the New Orleans Hornets Arena Wednesday night.
Tulane PRC faculty and staff visited with community partners and colleagues at halftime and during the Hornets’ winning game against the Sacramento Kings. At the Tulane PRC’s information table, staff also talked with local residents about their research, policy work, training and community engagement. Many people agreed that more needs to be done to make healthy choices the easy choices where we live, learn, work and play.
The Tulane PRC focuses on addressing the physical and social environmental factors influencing the obesity epidemic and its behavioral determinants. The Tulane PRC works with local policymakers, public health practitioners, and community members in New Orleans and Louisiana so that the questions the PRC studies are the questions of most value to them, and so that the results of research are put in the hands of people who can use them to shape healthier communities.