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The mission of the Office of Health Promotion Research is to further knowledge and understanding of health promotion and disease prevention through the development of theory-based rigorously controlled research in health education and health promotion.

Our current research is primarily focused on the promotion and surveillance of effective breast cancer screening through the Vermont Breast Cancer Surveillance System. We are one of six core sites of the national Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium, as well as the PROSPR Research Center funded by the National Cancer Institute to conduct research to improve the cancer screening process.

Our earlier research focused on tobacco control through smoking prevention and smoking cessation, AIDS prevention, diabetes prevention, and reducing alcohol use by youth. These research projects grew out of earlier ones which we have carried out since the early 1980s by emeriti faculty members Roger H. Secker-Walker M.D., John K. Worden, Ph.D., Brian S. Flynn, Sc.D., Berta Geller, Ed.D., and Laura J. Solomon, Ph.D.

 


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Seminar Series: Concerns & Beliefs about Substance Use & Treatment, May 14 RECORDED

May 5, 2021 by Jennifer Smith

In this presentation, Dr. Harder shares results from a baseline needs assessment survey with practitioners across Vermont and New Hampshire related to substance use and treatment. Learn about the level of concern that practitioners have for many substances including opioids, stimulants, cannabis, and tobacco, and about their beliefs related to treatment. Learn about the barriers that practitioners and patients face in relation to providing and seeking treatment for opioid use disorder, how comfortable practitioners feel treating opioid use disorder, and how comfort and barriers are related.

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Concerns and Beliefs about Substance Use and Treatment among Northern New England Practitioners

Valerie Harder, PhD MHS

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry │ Co-Lead of the Surveillance and Evaluation Team for the Center on Rural Addiction (CORA), University of Vermont

In this presentation, Dr. Harder shares results from a baseline needs assessment survey with practitioners across Vermont and New Hampshire related to substance use and treatment. Learn about the level of concern that practitioners have for many substances including opioids, stimulants, cannabis, and tobacco, and about their beliefs related to treatment. Learn about the barriers that practitioners and patients face in relation to providing and seeking treatment for opioid use disorder, how comfortable practitioners feel treating opioid use disorder, and how comfort and barriers are related.

via Zoom on Friday, May 14, 2021

PLEASE CONTACT Jennifer.Smith@med.uvm.edu with questions