Dr. Tabia Akintobi Appointed State Childhood Obesity Council
Tabia Henry Akintobi, Ph.D., was appointed to the Georgia SHAPE Advisory Council on Childhood Obesity by Governor Nathan Deal of the State of Georgia. Georgia SHAPE is a statewide multi-agency and multi-dimensional initiative that brings together governmental, philanthropic, academic and business communities to address childhood (0-18) obesity in Georgia. In this capacity, she will contribute by advising of best practices to mitigate childhood obesity, and promote obesity prevention strategies from an academic perspective. Dr. Henry Akintobi is a full professor with the department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Associate Dean of Community Engagement, and the Director of Evaluation and Institutional Assessment at the Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), where she serves as the principal investigator and director of the MSM Prevention Research
The Health Currents episode titled, "It’s Not Your Weight it’s Your Waist"
The Health Currents episode titled, “It’s Not Your Weight it’s Your Waist” was originally aired on November 18, 2016 and featured Dr. Tabia Henry Akintobi, PhD, MPH, Director of the Prevention Research Center. Dr. Akintobi discussed the linkages among obesity and diabetes and how members of the community have implemented health initiatives within their own families. She also discussed some of the “risk for risk” which includes but not limited to access to healthy foods, fruits, vegetables, safe neighborhoods and exercise. This topic is directly related to the PRC’s leaders in the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health Initiatives Grant # 5NU58DP005945.
Fresh Food Gets Push in Low-income Areas
The Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health Initiative (REACH HI), designed to increase access to healthy foods, physical activity and community-clinical linkages has launched 5 of 11 healthy corner stores in Neighborhood Planning Units V, X, Y, Z and T. Among those featured on November 15, 2016 was The Peach Pantry in the Sylvan Hills Community at 1085 Katherwood Drive SW Atlanta. Dr. Tabia Henry Akintobi, REACH HI Principal Investigator, Georgia State University collaborator and Investigator, Dr. Rodney Lyn and Maurice Burrell, Owner of the Peach Pantry were featured in the article on the front page of The Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC) on November 27, 2016
Dr. Tabia Henry Akintobi begins her term as chair-elect of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Prevention Research Center Steering Committee, which is composed of 26 principal investigators of funded centers in October 2016. Her term as chair will begin in October 2017.View more >
Morehouse School of Medicine's Dr. Tabia Akintobi explains MSM's health equity mission and speaks about the upcoming 3rd annual Community Engagement Day on CBS46's "Atlanta Plugged In" segment. Watch nowView more >
MSM’s PRC faculty and staff, along with community partners (Dr. Tabia Henry Akintobi, Nastassia Laster, Jennie Trotter, DeBran Jacobs, Tarita Johnson, Tandeca King Gordon and Assia Miller) published an article titled "The Health, Enlightenment, Awareness, and Living (HEAL) Intervention: Outcomes of an HIV and Hepatitis B and C Risk Reduction Intervention," which was recently accepted by the International Journal of Environmental Research for Public Health.View more >
Morehouse School of Medicine and Georgia State University's Healthy Corner Store Initiative works with South Atlanta business owners to bring fresh fruits and vegetables to urban community food marts.View more >
MSM's Jun Jun Xu of the NCPC and Dr. Latrice Rollins of the PRC spoke about environmental health and cardiovascular death in Atlanta, and MPH alumna Mikayla Charles presented a poster on community health programs at the CDC’s GIS Day on November 14th.View more >
Dr. Akintobi Speaks with WCLK about MSM and Georgia State's Healthy Corner Store InitiativeView more >
MSM-GSU Healthy Corner Store Initiative Featured in AJCView more >
MSM PRC, Emory Co-Author Article Published By GAPHAView more >
MSM PRC Article Published in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public HealthView more >