2007 Grants

Advancing the Science of Public Speaking: The Application of Traditional Research Methodology to a Critical Examination of the Four NSA Professional Competencies of Expertise, Eloquence, Enterprise and Ethics

PI: D. Kay Taylor, PhD
Funder: National Speakers Association
January 2007 - December 2007

The intent of the proposed study is to conduct a critical review of targeted resources—employing multiple methods—that produces a comprehensive professional speaker competency resource guide that synthesizes or integrates research findings related to the four NSA competencies.

CRIM Youth Program Expansion

PI: Laura Caravallah, MD
Funder: Ruth Mott Foundation
October - December 2007

The Crim Fitness Foundation offers a Youth Program “Feelin’ Good Mileage Club”®in area schools to encourage the development of Crim school running clubs. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the program by doing pre- and post- health assessments.

Implementation Planning Grants for HIV Screening in High Prevalence Health Care Settings

PI: D. Kay Taylor, PhD
Funder: Division of Health, Wellness and Disease Control, Michigan Department of Community Health
October - December 2007

The goal of this grant is to foster an enhanced understanding of the clinical settings in which the greatest number of HIV-infected individuals can be identified.”  A critical purpose of the grant is to “identify the challenges associated with implementation of HIV screening programs and the strategies associated with successful implementation.”

Strategic Prevention Framework/State Incentive Grant (SPF/SIG): Needs Assessment Part I and II, Monitoring and Evaluation

PI: D. Kay Taylor, PhD
Funder: Contract through Genesee County Community Health
May 2007-September 2010

This study proposal represents a comprehensive and rigorous approach to conducting such a needs assessment in order to generate the most usable data for planning purposes.  The ultimate goal of this undertaking is to allow the Community Collaborative group to prioritize problems and identify gaps thus optimizing their efforts at targeting resources—which will serve to maximize the impact on substance use in the community. Phase II: Monitoring and Evaluation provides for the evaluation and analysis of services conducted by contracted providers.