Grants awarded for The University of Alabama-Pickens County Partnership health projects

Students and faculty from The University of Alabama and individuals from Pickens County community organizations are joining forces to improve health in the county. Through various health-focused projects, they hope to help citizens increase their knowledge of the many health and wellness resources available to the community.

UA’s College of Community Health Sciences (CCHS) leads the University partners in the health care teaching county project. The funded projects for 2018-19 and their collaborators are listed below.

  • Alabama Literacy Project: Supporting Early Literacy Development and Instruction

    Continue support for early literacy and language development in Pickens County, including professional development for teachers, family literacy programs and vision and hearing screenings for young children.

    Partners: College of Education and Pickens County Head Start

  • Improvising School Readiness, Teach & Family Well-being: Sustaining Power PATH Universal Intervention in Pickens County Head Start Preschool and Telemedicine

    PATHS program in Headstart programs, added in “coping power” to the PATHS program for children and families, adding on teacher groups and tele-medicine

    Partners: College of Community Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, Pickens County Action Committee and Community Development Corporation Inc.

  • Increasing Mental Health Providers in Pickens County Through Partnership with Pickens County Primary Care

    Provides mental health screening, consultation and intervention services at Pickens County Primary Care.

    Partners: College of Human and Environmental Sciences, Pickens County Primary Care

  • Managing Frequent Attenders in Medical Care to Improve Patient Well-being and Reduce Provider Burden: Part 1 — Assessing the Scope of the Problem

    Understand the degree and nature of unnecessary medical care in ambulatory medical practices and hospital settings in Pickens County.

    Partners: College of Arts and Sciences and Pickens County Medical Center

  • Race, Place, and Lifestyle: A Multigenerational Needs Assessment for Obesity Prevention

    Strength training and cancer prevention in various areas of the county through diversified partners.

    Partners: College of Community Health Sciences and Pickens County Family Resource Center

  • School of Social Work-Pickens County Schools Partnership to Provide Behavioral Health Services to Students in the Context of a Positive School Climate

    Increase access to behavioral health services for students.,

    Partners: School of Social Work, College of Human and Environmental Sciences and Pickens County Schools

  • Supporting Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehabilitation at Pickens County Medical Center

    Aid in the sustained development of an evidence-based cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program to address the needs of Pickens County patients with cardiac or pulmonary issues.

    Partners: College of Education and Pickens County Medical Center Cardiopulmonary

  • Targeted Marketing for Pickens County Medical Center

    Developing marketing materials targeting Medicare and BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama patients by advertising preventive care available at Pickens County Medical Center.

    Partners: Culverhouse College of Business and Pickens County Medical Center

  • Transportation Needs Assessment for Pickens County

    Focusing on transportation as a root problem for many health issues, this needs assessment will quantify the problem and suggest possible solutions.

    Partners: Alabama Transportation Institute, College of Engineering and Pickens County Family Resource Center

  • Utilizing Aliceville Public Library as a Community Change Agent: Implementation of Two Health Promotion Programs

    Looking at risk factors for cardiovascular disease and conducting health screenings. Expanded to include a walking competition with the community members, using online modules to look at behaviors and look at health risks.

    Partners: Capstone College of Nursing and Aliceville Public Library

  • Women Wellness Workshops for Breast Caner Awareness

    Implement church-based, nurse-led educational sessions about breast cancer awareness and early detection among rural, African-American women and train community health workers and undergraduate pre-nursing/nursing students to lead sessions.

    Partners: Capstone College of Nursing and Pickens County Medical Center

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