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  • Relationship Between Disease Rates and Demographic Factors in Independence, MO 

    Smith-Griffin, Halie (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2021)
    Background: Health begins in one’s home, neighborhood, and community. Health is determined by numerous factors. The social determinants of health (SDOH) account for up to 55% of health outcomes. They are responsible ...
  • Volunteerism during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A look at Risk Perceptions, Health Behaviors, and Quality of Life 

    Berens, Conner (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2021)
    Objective: The COVID-19 pandemic has had effects on individuals and society with thousands of citizens volunteering to fill the gaps in their communities' infrastructure and services. It is unclear how volunteering ...
  • Increasing Vaccination Rates in Oregon: Novel Approaches to Combating Seasonal Influenza 

    Seabaugh, Mikayla (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2021)
    This report provides the reasoning behind, and guidance on, implementing three interventions aimed at increasing vaccination rates against seasonal influenza, with special considerations taken to account for additional ...
  • Understanding the Relationship Between Race or Gender and Citations or Arrests in Wyandotte County, KS 

    Saltzman, Hattie (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2020)
    Objective: Racial injustice in policing has recently received much attention. Yet, there is little objective evidence on the link between racial injustice and policing in Kansas City. Therefore, the purpose of this ...
  • Capstone Project 

    Ou, Jingyi (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2020)
    Background: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is an issue in Kansas City, especially among homeless/unstably housed populations. The Kansas City Health Department initiated the KC Life 360 program to address the ...
  • Capstone Project 

    Settles, Jailyn (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2020)
    Background: Every year more than a quarter-million people die due to the effects of climate change. Sixty-two percent of Americans say that climate change is affecting their local communities. However, only 1 in 10 ...
  • Process Evaluation on the YES Intervention 

    Johnson-Triplett, Brittane’ (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2020)
    Background: Childhood obesity affects 13.7 million children and adolescents which makes up almost 20% of the world’s population. Childhood obesity continues to see an increase in cases each year. The Youth Engagement ...