The Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention (IHLCDP) encourages and supports research that links communities and the university with a focus on building research capacity and creating and using new knowledge in ways that benefit individuals, families and communities. Descriptions of completed research are grouped under the following categories: active living, aging and health, healthy eating, promoting well-being, and tobacco reduction.
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Physical activity is critical to good health and helps prevent chronic disease. Developing ways to integrate active living into everyday life is an important research focus of the institute.
Aging and Health
Healthy aging and wellness are increasingly important. Older people are living longer, yet at the same time the majority of seniors have at least one chronic disease.
Healthy eating is fundamental to good health and reducing the risk of chronic disease and obesity. We support research examining factors that support healthy eating among many groups.
Researchers are developing effective health promotion and prevention initiatives for a variety of populations addressing issues such as cardiac care and medical cannabis.
Developing effective approaches to prevent smoking initiation and support smoking cessation among special populations is key to reducing the prevalence of tobacco use.
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