Dr. Taren Swindle of UAMS’ Dept of Family and Preventive Medicine, Research and Evaluation Division (DFPM-RED) was recently awarded her first R-21 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The R21 grant mechanism is intended to encourage exploratory/developmental research by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of project development. A brief description of the awarded research is below:
Sustainability of Nutrition and Physical Activity Interventions in Childcare
Effective prevention and intervention programs are needed to increase adherence to cancer prevention guidelines to, in turn, reduce cancer incidence at the population level. Programs that are sustained over many years are likely to have the greatest impact to that end. This proposal will identify predictors of sustainability of nutrition and physical activity programs in childcare and develop sustainability strategies to support prevention programs in this setting.