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The Global Challenge to Prevent Breast Cancer - Public Health News Spotlight

On Sept. 21st, the California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP) launched the Global Challenge to Prevent Breast Cancer to encourage researchers and advocates to share transformative primary prevention ideas. Winners will influence $15 million in grant funding to be disseminated by CBCRP over the next five years, get a cash prize, receive feedback on their idea, and have the opportunity to present it to prominent leaders in the field. This is a tremendous opportunity to change the trajectory of breast cancer research. We encourage you to submit your idea and invite others to do the same. Applications are due January 7, 2019.

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UCI Public Health Doctoral Candidate Javier Garcia Rivas to present at APHA 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo in San Diego. - Public Health News Spotlight

Doctoral candidate Javier Garcia Rivas to hold presentation, titled "Fast-food density, worksite eating habits and obesity in firefighters" at session 3312.0, Work organization and health poster session (e.g., extended shifts, bathroom breaks, labor standard (wage/hour), schedule control, workplace wellness programs (pros, cons, controversies) on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

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Changes in Physical Activity After Installation of a Fitness Zone in a Community Park
Research Publication by Mojgan Sami, PhD; Megan Smith, PhD; Oladele A. Ogunseitan, PhD - Public Health News Spotlight

Increases in physical activity can lead to decreases in the prevalence of chronic diseases. Parks provide an ideal setting for physical activity. We investigated the effect of a fitness equipment installation on the intensity of park users’ physical activity at a community park.

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