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As part of the KIDS Count Program, Janice Barlow, Director of the Delaware KIDS Count Program and Kim Lowman, Policy Scientist, are publishing What Would it Take [to be #1 in the nation] in conjunction with the Annie E. Casey’s Data Book.  Also in August look for the 2019 Legislative Update detailing policy that has been passed in the most recent legislative session related to children and their families. Delaware KIDS Count will also run a virtual “live demo” to learn how to search, create, connect, share and make impact using the online KIDS COUNT Data Center tool on August 7th @ 1pm.  It will be recorded and put online.  Registration.

This summer Cara Clase, CCRS PhD research assistant, is an Environmental Fellow for the SEAS Graduate Fellowship program directed by the University of Michigan.  She is the first UD student to be part of this program.  Through the Fellowship program she is spending the summer in Cleveland, Ohio with the Institute of Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) where she is working on projects concerning the Puerto Rican energy crisis, anti-coal/oil initiatives in the Midwest, and general energy poverty issues.  

Kalyn McDonough, CCRS PhD research assistant, attended the week-long Michigan State Summer Intensive on Community- Engaged Scholarship.    Kalyn is also working with Dr. Matt Robinson in the Business department to do a case study on a women’s boxing program in Trinidad and Tobago.

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Erin Knight, PhD, Associate Director, CCRS, has had two abstracts accepted to the APHA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, November, 2019 : 

Building state health department capacity for health equity through a racial justice framework, co-authored with Kalyn McDonough, CCRS PhD research assistant; Cassandra Codes-Johnson, MPH, Associate Deputy Director, Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH); Lucy Luta, MD, MPH, Chief, Bureau of Health Equity, Delaware DPH; and, Karyl Rattay, MD, MS, Director, Delaware DPH.

Addressing community health through university-community partnerships: Evaluation challenges and early lessons learned, co-authored with Allison Karpyn, Senior Associate Director, Center for Research in Education and Social Policy (CRESP), UD;  Sydney Aliff-Rendon, CCRS MPA research assistant; Kalyn McDonough, CCRS PhD research assistant; Henry Wolgast, CRESP graduate research assistant; Noel Duckworth, Coordinator, UD Partnership for Healthy Communities ; Rita Landgraf, Director, UD Partnership for Health y Communities; and Robert Laskowski, President, Laskowski Advisors. 

Hira Rashid, CCRS PhD graduate research assistant, has had her abstract accepted to the APHA Annual Meeting and will be presenting Health and Displacement Solution Preference among Internally Displaced Persons in Protracted Situations in Burundi: A Retrospective Analysis in Philadelphia, PA in November, 2019.

Goodbye friends

CCRS bids farewell to our graduating research assistants:  Delaney Luman, MPA; Tyler Shade, MPA; Kylie Taylor, MPA; and Jacob Thompson, MA.  Delaney will continue her work with Westside Family Healthcare as External Affairs Associate.  Tyler will be looking for work in the housing & community development space after spending a few weeks out West to visit seven national parks.    Kylie will continue her work with the Wilmington City Council this summer where she has taken part in numerous research projects and legislative initiatives. After a summer working on a paper publication, Jacob will be attending Rutgers University in the fall for a Masters in City and Regional Planning.  Best of luck to all of you!

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