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NCDHR will be starting a new survey called the Deaf Health Survey 2013. This survey will be starting in the Spring of 2013! Watch the video below to learn more about the survey and a little about the history of NCDHR.
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For more information about the Deaf Health Survey 2013 or for questions, please contact Kelly Matthews at Kelly_Matthews@urmc.rochester.edu.
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NCDHR Launches a New Survey
Discovering Deaf Worlds
Rochester Deaf Festival 2013
External Advisory Committee
Dr. Thomas Pearson (TAP)
Acceptance to APHA
Completion of the Prevention Cardiology Fellowship
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Susan Demers-McLetchie, former Chair of the Deaf Health Community Committee, has created an ASL vlog, "What is NCDHR?" Click this link to watch the video.
Dr. McKee Selected for Grant Writing Fellowship
NCDHR receives CBPR best-practices award
NCDHR has received a national best practices award for its community-based participatory research. for more details, click here for URMC newsroom.
Article and ASL Video posted on CDC website
One of our articles was published on a peer-reviewed electronic journal by the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and it included an American Sign Language video of the same article. to view the article and the ASL video, click here.
Introduction in ASL Vlog
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about DWW in ASL Vlog or Text
What is Informed Consent? in ASL Vlog or Text
I want to become a Research Volunteer in ASL Vlog or Text
What is a Randomized Controlled Trial? in ASL Vlog or Text
What is a Cognitive Interview? in ASL Vlog or Text
What is Peer Driven Recruitment? in ASL Vlog
If you need more help with understanding research concepts, please e-mail Matt Starr or call at 585-286-2721 VP.
The NCDHR research team would like to thank everyone who signed up to join DWW. Your interest and motivation will help us learn more about the DWW 16-week healthy lifestyle group program. The NCDHR team would also like to thank all the community organizations and clubs around Rochester that helped to support DWW recruitment events. We are thankful that you helped us spread the word about this important research!
For more information about Deaf Weight Wise, Click here.
To learn more about Deaf Weight Wise, view this ASL Vlog by clicking on it. You can also click on the Body Mass Index (BMI) calculator to determine your BMI.
NCDHR Open House
On November 14, from 2-7pm , NCDHR will be opening their doors. Come visit the staff, see the office space, and learn more about what NCDHR has to offer! Come to the basement, suite 210, 265 Crittenden Blvd, Rochester, NY 14642.
Other NCDHR Studies currently enrolling!
For more information about Health Literacy Study for Deaf people, click on the flyer on the left
For more information about Health Literacy Study for Hearing people, click on the flyer on the right.
These talks, lead by Tiffany Panko, are specifically for college students and will focus on different health topics that cause a major concern for today's college students. These topics range from "Stress Management" to "Sports Injuries". The presentations, held once a month, will be at NTID in the Student Development Center, room 2102. Below are some of the talks held recently. For future presentations, please contact Tiffany Panko.
1st health topic (Oct. 1, 2011): Stress Management.
This workshop focused on explaining what stress is, when it can be good or bad, and what it really does to the body in both the short-term and long-term. Management techniques were discussed, including an opportunity for participants to practice some yoga poses.
To view the slide presentation, click here.
To view a website on "breathing right" click here.
2nd health topic (Nov. 19, 2011): Seasonal Affective Disorder
As the school year makes you busier and the days get shorter, you may feel stressed but also down or depressed. This session discussed if this could be because of Seasonal Affective Disorder, how and why it happens, and strategies to feel better.
To view the slide presentation, click here.
3rd health topic (Jan. 11, 2012): Volunteering & Freshman 15
With the New Year, for many, comes a new you with new goals! This workshop aims to help students accomplish some of those goals and improve their overall health. There will be discussion of how to lose weight the healthy way as well as why volunteering is important, along with an opportunity (maybe two) to sign up for a volunteering event.
Deaf Health Talks is sponsored by Deaf Health Community Committee (DHCC) and Rochester Recreation Club for the Deaf's Rochester Educational Awareness Program (R.E.A.P.). Monthly health topics will be presented in American Sign Language. Come and join the fun as you learn important points that can help you lead a healthier life!
1st health topic (Oct. 15, 2009): Swine Flu and Common Infections to Prepare for
2nd health topic (Nov. 10, 2009): Trouble Sleeping? - Sleeping Disorders Overview
3rd health topic (Jan. 21, 2010): Diabetes
4th health topic (Feb. 18, 2010): Depression and Anxiety - How to Beat the Winter Blues
5th health topic: (Mar. 25, 2010): Memory Issues - Forgetfulness
6th health topic: (Apr. 15, 2010): Heart Health
7th health topic: (May 20, 2010): Skin Cancer - What to Look for?
8th health topic (Jun. 17, 2010): End of Life Issues - What you need to know?
9th health topic (Jul. 15, 2010): Eye Health *
10th health topic (Sept. 22, 2010): Kidney Health
11th health topic (Oct. 21, 2010): Thyroid Issues - What you should know
12th health topic (Nov. 18, 2010): Menopause and Midlife Crisis: A Review for Women and Men
13th health topic (Jan. 20, 2011): Physical Therapy - The Benefits *
14th health topic (Mar. 17, 2011): Sexual Health - Exposing the Myths
15th health topic (May 19, 2011): Spirituality and Health *
16th health topic (June 16, 2011): Proper Ergonomics: How to avoid Overuse Injuries * ASL Videos Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
17th health topic (July 21, 2011): Preventive Skin Care: Fact or Fiction? * ASL Videos Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Q&A
18th health topic (Nov. 17, 2011): Obesity and your Health: The Deaf Weight Wise Research Project:
19th health topic (Dec 8, 2011): Trouble Sleeping? Sleeping Disorders Overview
20th health topic (Jan 19, 2012): Deaf Health Care Access
21st health topic (Feb 23, 2012): Arthritis: An overview on what you should know and how to treat
22nd health topic (Mar 15, 2012): Periodontal Disease and Heart Health: Brushing and Flossing may Actually Save your Life! *
Presentation to the Deaf Community of Duluth, Minnesota (May 5, 2012): Hospitals, Doctors & You: All Working Together
23rd health topic (May 17, 2012): Medications: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Presentation to the Deaf Community of Buffalo, New York (June 28, 2012): What is Healthcare Proxy: How can it protect me and my family?
24th health topic (Jan. 24, 2013): Winter Infections: Influenza, Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and Other Infections.
25th health topic (Feb. 28, 2013): Women's Health: Stay Healthy at Any Age. *
26th health topic (March 28, 2013): Diabetes - A Growing Epidemic
27th health topic (June 27, 2013): Preventive Health
28th health topic (July 25, 2013): Healthy Eating *
* Guest Presenter(s)
Last Updated: 10/25/2013