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UA-Pickens County Partnership project focuses on well-being of children and families

Pickens County Head Start, in collaboration with The University of Alabama-Pickens County Partnership, implemented a program during 2016-2017 school year to promote child and family well-being. The program, Power PATH, provides classroom and parent programs to promote social and emotional well-being in Head Start preschoolers and their caregivers. Preschool teachers in six classrooms at Pickens […]


Health fair provides information, free health screenings

The University of Alabama-Pickens County Partnership hosted a health fair earlier this month at the Pickens County Medical Center Healthplex in Carrollton, Alabama, to provide information about health care resources in the community. There were also free health screenings available for blood pressure, weight and cholesterol, and people had the opportunity to review their results […]


PCH: Cooking healthier a goal of UA partnership student

Pickens County Herald: Cooking healthier a goal of UA partnership student March 8, 2017 – Courtney Rentas, a Fellow with The University of Alabama-Pickens County Partnership, is teaching a nutritional cooking class to freshmen at Aliceville High School this semester.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 17 percent of high school students in […]


Pickens County high school students visit College

Two dozen Pickens County high school students interested in health careers visited the College as part of a program of The University of Alabama-Pickens County Partnership. The students are members of Exploring Professional Opportunities (EXPO), a program for sophomore and junior high school students to learn about career opportunities, scholarships and college life. The UA-Pickens […]


Meeting the Fellows: Judson

Before I began working in Pickens County, I had little experience with agriculture-based communities. I was even less familiar with the seemingly paradoxical association of those communities with food deserts. According to the USDA, a food desert is an area lacking healthy food options or where unhealthy food options are more accessible than healthy options. […]


Meeting the Fellows: Courtney

My name is Courtney and I am originally from a large suburb of Chicago called Naperville, Illinois. I graduated summa cum laude from The University of Alabama in May 2016 with a BS in biology and a BA in psychology. I will start medical school in the fall of 2017, though I haven’t yet decided […]