Post Date: July 10, 2020
In an effort to expand community-based, behavioral and surveillance research needed to develop effective anti-COVID-19 interventions in our city and region, eight new projects will share $75,000 in funding from the University of Cincinnati.
The funds come from the COVID-19 Critical Community Challenge Grant Program recently launched by the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST).
Katherine Bowers, PhD, and colleagues will study “Epidemiology and Transmission of COVID-19 among Hispanic and Black Families in Cincinnati.”
Lori Crosby, PsyD, and her colleagues will explore the effects of specific messaging in their “Attitudes about COVID-19 and Health (ATTACH) study.”
Keith Martin, DO and Amy Rule, MD, MPH, will explore “Barriers and Facilitators to Prevention of Care of COVID-19 Infections in Cincinnati Latinx Families.”
Claire Seid and Aimee Miley plan to study “A Mutual Aid Response to COVID-19 for People Recently Released from Hamilton County Justice Center and People Experiencing Homelessness in the Downtown Area.”
Regina Hutchins, PhD, BSN, RN and Holly Jones’, RN study, from the Black Nurses’ Association of Greater Cincinnati, “Cincinnati’s African-American Community Establishments Face Mask Project,” proposes to evaluate African-American businesses to define masking behavior and providing masks to businesses to support compliance with mask wearing.
The CCTST is seeking up to $150,000 in additional funding from health care systems and businesses in Greater Cincinnati to support future phases of work for the funded projects.
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