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Community Health Practicum Projects

OMH Geriatric Physical-Mental Health Integration Grant

Description: grant from NYS office of Mental Health designed to increase the integration of physical and mental health systems.

Organization: East End Institute for Long Term Care

Applying the Trans-theoretical Model of Behavior Change to a Cardiovascular Risk Prevention Program to Effect Healthy Life Style Changes: Challenges & Opportunities

Description: “Fit Kids for Life” is a cardiology prevention program administered through the Stony Brook University General Clinical Research Center that aims to address the national upward trend in overweight and obese children and adolescents, specifically for Suffolk County’s youth. 

Organization: Fit Kids for Life

Challenging Alcohol Abuse & Correlated Negative Health Behaviors at Stony Brook University

Description: tailored a program to address the needs of Stony Brook University regarding intimate-partner violence and binge drinking through previous surveys

Organization: Stony Brook University, Center for Prevention & Outreach

Evaluation of KFBPTA Tolerance Program at Half Hollow Hills High School

Description: evaluation of the program which incorporates theatre with peer education to facilitate health education

Organization: KFB Prevention Through the Arts, Inc.

Quality Improvement and Risk Management

Description: Concern for Independent Living is one of the largest non-profit housing and service organizations for individuals and families with Mental illness on Long Island.  Student worked on addressing the recent changes in requirements for corporate compliance and risk management. 

Organization: Concern for Independent Living, Medford, NY

Public Health, Media, and Psychogenic Illness

Description: Participated on research team to address why some people react differently than others in a public health emergency and what role does the media have on their communicative and psychological response.

Organization: Stony Brook University, Center for Communicating Science

Rape Kit Backlog Study

Description:  Students are working on an on-going project that aims to to assess the status of the rape kit backlog in New York State and identify best practices. Students interview police departments across the state regarding the number of reported sexual assaults, arrests, prosecutions and convictions in a given year; the departments policies and practices regarding rape kit processing; average volume of rape kits; factors associated with prioritizing which rape kits get tested, and barriers to processing kits.  Students also help with analysis, report writing, and dissemination of study findings.

**Anticipate taking on new students each year.

Organization: Natasha’s Justice Project