SBM policy brief recommends that reauthorization of Farm Bill include funding for increasing fruit and vegetable production

A new Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) policy brief, led by Dr. Akilah Dulin Keita, recommends that reauthorization of the federal Farm Bill include funding for increasing fruit and vegetable production. According to SBM, this will directly increase fruit and vegetable production, support fruit and vegetable producers, and better align the U.S. food supply with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

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(Distributed November 1, 2017)

Study will examine role of ‘resilience’ among African Americans living with HIV

News from Brown, September 26, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] —  With studies showing that African Americans living with HIV disproportionately struggle to remain in care and maintain suppressed HIV RNA levels, a team of public health researchers will look for solutions in a new way: They will systematically and rigorously identify the resources that successful patients draw upon to overcome the pervasive pitfalls that hinder others.

(Distributed September 26, 2017)

CHER/Miriam research cited in New York Times essay

An essay describing one man's struggle with whether or not to take the pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) drug Truvada cited a study that tracked PrEP retention rates among men who have sex with men in three U.S. cities. The study, "Evaluation of a program using Emtricitabine/Tenofovir (Truvada) as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV," was conducted in collaboration with The Miriam Hospital (Dr. Philip A.

(Distributed September 22, 2017)
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