A student presents her research project results in a poster at the annual conference.

Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Website Sources

Cultural Diversity

  • Culturally Competent Services Bibliography: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Georgetown University. Contains an annotated bibliography that focuses on assessing current services for cultural sensitivity, developing culturally competent services and providing services in a multicultural health care context.
  • The Diversity Rx Website: Promotes language and cultural competence to improve the quality of health care for minority, immigrant, and ethnically diverse communities, sponsored by the National Conference of State Legislatures, Resources for Cross Cultural Health Care, and the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.
  • Minority Health Project: This project is sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health in collaboration with the National Center for Health Statistics of the Centers for Disease Control and the Association of Schools of Public Health.
  • National Center for Cultural Competence: The National Center for Cultural Competence is a division of the George Washington University Child Development Center and Center for Child Health and Maternal Health Policy in the Department of Pediatrics. The mission of the Center is to improve the capacity of health care programs, and to develop, implement and evaluate cultural competence in health care delivery systems. An online newsletter provides information related to developing cultural competent programs and policies.
  • Office of Minority Health: The mission of the Office of Minority Health continues to be to stimulate action at all levels to enhance program outcomes which can lead to the elimination of health disparities. As a follow up, it will continue to post educational and informational materials from the Summit including the full text of the Community Resources Toolkit, speaker contact information, a special issue of Closing the Gap covering Summit highlights, and more.


  • Center for Research on Women with Disabilities (CROWD): This Center is dedicated to conducting and disseminating information to expand the life choices of women with disabilities. Has database on psychosocial behaviors of women with physical disabilities compared to women without disabilities, which is the first empirical data on a population of women with physical disabilities ages 18 through 35. Sponsored by Baylor College of Medicine’s Center for Research on Women with Disabilities, Houston, TX.  
  • Chronic Net: The national information and referral center for children and youth with disabilities from birth to 22 years of age. Provides information on disease related issues for professionals, educators and families of children and youth with disabilities. Includes data at the national, state and local level, a rolodex of experts and statistics related to chronic diseases in this age group.  
  • Health Promotion for Women with Disabilities Project: Provides health related information for women with disabilities regardless of the cause for promoting health and improving quality of life. Sponsored by the College of Nursing of Villanova University with a grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb.


  • Premier: PREMIER is a research study that tested the effects of comprehensive and simultaneous lifestyle changes on blood pressure. Weight loss, exercise, and a healthy diet each reduce blood pressure and control hypertension without medication. PREMIER compared three different programs that combine lifestyle changes to reduce blood pressure.

    This study showed that people with above-optimal blood pressure, including stage 1 hypertension, can successfully make multiple lifestyle changes that lower blood pressure. Together, these lifestyle changes should substantially lower the risk of heart disease and other chronic diseases, including diabetes, osteoporosis, and perhaps cancer. Details of these results were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2003.

    This website is for those who want more information about the design and conduct of PREMIER, or who are interested in the materials used in the study. If used or adapted for other projects, please state that the materials were used with permission of the PREMIER collaborative research group.

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