0 Author: Agota Banks As the battle to slow the spread of COVID-19 continues, it can sometimes feel like so many things are out of our control.  However, YOU have the power to control the spread of COVID-19 and keep your family, friends, and neighbors safe by using the tools in your COVID-19 Prevention Toolkit… Read More


0 Author: Dr. Christopher Brown This post will discuss how healthcare providers (physicians, nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants or others) support their patients when talking about family health history. This post also will encourage patients to clearly share and discuss their family health history with their healthcare providers to improve overall health. Discussing Family Health History… Read More


0 Author: Kia Miles In our previous posts, we’ve talked about what family health history is, its importance, and how to collect it. This post is dedicated to exploring some of the difficulties one may face when collecting their family health history.  There are four major challenges to collecting clear family health histories.  Read more… Read More


3 “Life is divided into three terms – that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present, to live better in the future.” William Wordsworth, English Poet (1770-1850) The recent Coronavirus challenge has brought many families together under the same… Read More


0 Welcome back readers! On March 21st, the Research In Action team participated in the “What’s In Your Basket?” InfoFeast at Peter Paul Development Center which focused on healthy eating in the East End. We played our Party with Data game with East End residents of all ages, sharing the results of our 2014 7th… Read More


0 Hello readers! We would like to invite you to the 10th annual VCU Wellness Block Party for lunch, prizes, music, dancing,  and of course free health screenings and resources! The VCU Wellness block party (formerly known as the VCU Community Health Fair) is being held on: Saturday March 18th (3/18/17) from 1-4 PM Martin… Read More


0 Author: Faisal Ilyas In our last post, we discussed the types of health information East End residents wanted to receive. 72.1% of respondents who indicated that they wanted health information wanted information on ways to eat healthier. We have developed the “Healthy Food Market Cheat Sheet” for East End residents to use to locate… Read More