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8266
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The North Carolina Physical Activity Policy Research Center was established in 2004 to conduct research on physical activity and policy. The center brings together faculty and researchers from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health and the College of Arts and Sciences. Current projects include understanding and documenting policies that affect walking and bicycling to school, trail development, and community planning decisions related to physical activity.
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Carolina Planning (NoCar HT 393 N8 C29x), Vol. 31 Issue 1, Winter 2006, p13-18, il, bibl
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8265
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Many twenty-first century communities are characterized by separated land uses, automobile-dominated design, and inattention to the population. Research supports the contention that the health of communities is determined by how those communities are planned and designed. Solomon discusses the connection between planning and public health, the need to include local public health departments in planning decisions, and how agencies across the country have worked together to improve health outcomes and quality of life in their communities.
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Carolina Planning (NoCar HT 393 N8 C29x), Vol. 31 Issue 1, Winter 2006, p3-12, bibl
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25491
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Medical researchers at UNC Chapel Hill are pursuing new methods to treat diseases more quickly and efficiently. To speed up the approval process of new drugs, UNC researchers advise scientists to collaborate, communicate the implications of their work, and be open to entrepreneurial thinking.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 28 Issue 1, Fall 2011, p6-11, il, por Periodical Website
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25658
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Jacqueline MacDonald is an environmental engineer and principal investigator on a UNC research grant to figure out which environmental problems posed the greatest danger to public health in the United Arab Emirates. They found that rapid population growth, development, and industrialization have drastically deteriorated air quality and increased occupational risks. They are now aiming to complete a strategy to protect populations from environmental pollution.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 26 Issue 1, Fall 2009, p16-20, il Periodical Website
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29488
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The North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) survey is a mail and telephone survey of mothers who have recently given birth. When the characteristics and outcomes of respondents and non-respondents differ, non-response to the survey causes bias in the survey results. This study examined which maternal characteristics are associated with survey non-response.
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SCHS Studies (NoCar RA 407.4 N8 P48), Vol. Issue 154, Oct 2007, p1-6, bibl, f
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33345
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The radioactive gas radon, a common natural constituent of groundwater in North Carolina, is causing increasing concern nationally as a public health problem. A significant public health risk from cancer is associated with radon in the air and in drinking water. Th Water Resources Research Institute is investigating the occurrence of radon in the state’s groundwater.