Pediatrics / Education & Training / Community Pediatrics Training / Longitudinal Advocacy Project Tracks (CARE) / Recent CARE Projects Recent CARE Projects Addressing Social Determinants of Health Dr. Francis Coyne and Dr. Andy Peckham are developing a clinic system change to enhance referrals to community based services for patients. "Culver Cares: Primary Care Screening for Social Determinants of Health" Advocating for Advocacy Drs. Caroline Kirby, Catherine Glatz, Michelle Cook and Margaret Connolly want to improve child and resident wellness through advocacy. "Improving Resident and Child Wellness Through Advocacy" Reducing Childhood Obesity Dr. Arielle Kamps wants to improve the nutritional value of children's meals. "Improving Access to Nutrition Education in the Primary Care Setting" Preventing Malaria Dr. Alexi Bulloch plans to go with Netlife to Senegal to evaluate a new way of distributing bed nets. "All Bases (and All Spaces) Covered: Addressing Outdoor Sleeping and Malaria Prevention in Rural Senegal" Fitness for Children with Developmental Disabilities Dr. Adriana Verwey wants to develop an inclusive physical fitness program working with UR’s Rochester Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders. "Inclusive Recreation and Leisure in the Community" Health Literacy Dr. Michael Kantor plans to develop nonverbal handouts for common health topics. "Visual Health Information Handouts" HPV Vaccine Dr. Jacquie Fable wants to prevent cervical cancer by increasing immunization against human papilloma virus. She is partnering with school-based health centers. "HPV Vaccination Rates in School Based Clinics" Pre-K for Refugee Kids Dr. Sarah Ventre plans to increase access to high quality early childhood education for children of refugees. She is working with agencies including ABC Head Start and Catholic Family Center. "Increasing Refugee Enrollment in Early Childhood Education" Rochester Crisis Nursery Dr. Katrina Stewart is partnering with this expanding agency to help enhance its capacity to connect clients with needed resources. "Making Connections for Those in Crisis" Safe Sleep for Infants Dr. Nathaniel Townsand is partnering with local child advocates to promote legislation banning unsafe crib bumpers. "Advocating for a Ban of Crib Bumper Sales in New York State" School Integration Dr. Lizzy Haworth-Hoeppner is partnering with local education experts to advocate for socio-economic diversity in schools. "Improving Educational Outcomes through Socio-economic Integration" Shoes for People with Diabetes Dr. Shalini Vaid is partnering with diabetes care organizations in India to provide shoes as a way to prevent leg amputations. "Distributing Footwear to Prevent Diabetic Foot Ulcers in Uttar, Pradesh, India: A Follow-up Survey". STD Prevention Dr. Kelsey Miller’s goal is to decrease sexually transmitted infections in Rochester adolescents by reducing barriers to condom access. "Condom Use and STD Prevention in Rochester, New York" Teaching Refugees English Dr. Olga Varechtchouk plans to provide recent refugees at Mary’s Place with language-learning software. "Bridging the Language Gap for Refugees: the Role of Electronics"