Resources for researchers

The Planet MassCONECT project trains and supports members of community- and faith-based organizations as they plan, adapt, and implement evidence-based programs for health promotion.

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The role of yoga and other mindfulness practices in treating depression and other mental health conditions has been studied for decades, and evidence is increasing that yoga may be helpful for some people with mood disorders.

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Many researchers come to us with a particular website challenge: They have spent the time and money to develop a website for their project, study, or lab, but over time, find themselves unable to update it.

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The longer a study collects data, the richer its findings become. Keeping participants engaged throughout their lifetimes is critical, but challenging.

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More than 2,600 women and 600 children from areas of Louisiana most severely affected by the largest marine oil spill in history participate in the WaTCH (Women and Their Children’s Health) Stu

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The health effects of secondhand smoke are well-documented and, 10 years ago, a Surgeon General’s report confirmed that building ventilation systems do not prevent smoke from moving between units.

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The Health Communication Core (HCC) produces low-cost outreach materials to meet the needs of researchers attending scientific conferences and other events that offer the opportunity to:

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Scientists and academics are increasingly adopting social media to increase the visibility of their work, stay up-to-date in their fields, and connect with other experts.

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“We’re worried our brochure may be too high-lit and hard for people to understand.” This is a common concern we hear from researchers about their study communications, whether they are for recruiting or retaining participants, or for providing useful information.

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"The EMBRACE newsletter is one way in which we hope to give something back to participants--study news, a sense of the study community, relevant resources, updates on new metastatic cancer research, and information about clinical trials.”
Nancy Lin, MD, EMBRACE Study PI

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The goal of Dr Lisa Iezzoni’s PCORI-funded research project, “Persons with disabilities generating quality metrics to inform integrated care,” was to develop quality-of-care measurements that reflected and respected the lived experience of people with disabilities, and to use these metrics to imp

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If you’re like most people with websites, you want your site to be seen by as many interested people as possible. Because most people will find your site via a search engine, search engines are key to your site’s visibility.

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The Health Communication Core (HCC) has developed a streamlined, cost-effective web development process to meet the communication needs of research labs and other initiatives seeking:

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A lot had changed since the Growing Up Today Study (GUTS) cohort was recruited. Participants were young children, ages 9-14, and their mothers were part of the world-famous, long-running Nurses’ Health Study (NHS).

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Study recruitment, implementation, and retention all require communication. A strong strategy coupled with the right tools can:

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Websites are increasingly being used to recruit lab staff or study participants and to publicize scientific advances. Web analytics software can help you find out who is coming to your site and how well it is working.

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