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Professor Deborah Salvo's affinity for active transportation fits right in with her research focus on how urban design influences health and contributes to health disparities in different ways around the world.

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How Health Departments Can Support Evidence-Based Practice

This new report, based on a PRC study, summarizes how health departments can support evidence-based practice.

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How to get this country moving

Greater efforts should be made to actively monitor physical activity as a risk factor in clinical practice, finds a new PRC study published in The Lancet.

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Building a Healthier Workplace: A Toolkit for Architects, Planners, Researchers and Decision Makers.

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The Prevention Research Center in St. Louis (PRC-StL) explores behaviors that place people at risk for chronic diseases such as obesity, cancer and diabetes. Center researchers conduct and share research on physical activity, policy, the built environment, and the translation of evidence into public health practice, while placing particular emphasis on vulnerable populations.

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"Pay to Play” School Sports Policies Could Reduce Physical Activity by Students

“The fees are really putting children at a disadvantage and taking away an essential opportunity to be physically active.”

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Mackenzie Robinson

“I am very passionate about improving poor maternal, newborn, and child health outcomes, especially maternal and neonatal deaths in low-income countries. This passion motivates me to continue working to find the best solutions to alleviate these outcomes and tailor them to different communities and contexts both in the US and abroad.”

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