Healthy CPS Network Initiative – Core Research Project
The Policy, Practice and Prevention Research Center (P3RC) at the University of Illinois at Chicago is partnering with Chicago Public Schools’ (CPS) Office of Student Health and Wellness (OSHW) to establish and test the feasibility and impact of having a Healthy CPS Network Specialist supporting a CPS regional network of schools and students. The Healthy CPS Network Specialist will serve as a navigator and technical assistance provider for Network schools, assisting them in implementing health education, health services, nutrition, and physical activity opportunities. The Specialist’s work will support OSHW Healthy CPS initiatives and their implementation of the CDC’s Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model. This collaborative project will begin in SY 20-21 as a pilot in Network 5 and its regionally-based high schools. The P3RC will lead evaluation activities, including a comparison with standard OSHW health and wellness related practices and technical assistance (Tier 1 supports) in Network 3 schools. P3RC investigators will conduct process, outcome, and impact evaluations of the Specialist position with the goal of documenting improvements in school and student-related health services, public assistance enrollment, school programming, and student chronic condition and other health and health behavior-related outcomes.
|P3RC Core Research Project Principal Investigator||Jamie Chriqui, PhD, MHS|
|Chicago Public Schools Co-Principal Investigators||
Jamie Tully, MS, MPH
Tarrah Declemente, MPH, RDN
|Formative and Process Evaluation Lead / Co-Investigator||Elizabeth Jarpe-Ratner, PhD, MPH, MST|
|Translation and Dissemination Lead /Co-Investigator||
Christina Welter, DrPH, MPH
Angela Odoms-Young, PhD
Oksana Pugach, PhD
Guddi Kapdia, MS, MPH
Amber Uskali, MPH
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