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HealthPoint Institute has a unique portfolio of health promotion and health education research that is empirically-based and grounded in behavioral theory.  These research projects commence with the development of culturally and linguistically appropriate intervention materials framed in cognitive and learning theories; those intervention materials are subsequently subjected to rigorous efficacy evaluation to assess whether they are effective at informing and empowering individuals to make informed decisions about their health.
 


 

HealthPoint Communications pioneered the use of interactive, multimedia kiosks in cancer education. Breast, cervical and colorectal cancers are among the few cancers that can be detected early through screening. Most cases are preventable through early detection and treatment. Yet medically underserved communities have comparatively lower screening rates, higher levels of late-stage detection and notably lower survival rates.

 

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Despite an abundant food supply, most Americans eat poorly. The root cause of this paradox is ill-informed food choices. About one-third of U.S. children and adults are overweight or obese.

 

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