Akron General Health System, a national leader in promoting wellness and disease prevention, and Kent State University, one of the nation’s leading public research universities, have formed a new collaborative for the study and promotion of wellness programs. The goal is to improve health and reduce the impact of chronic lifestyle-related disease on the U.S. population.
The Akron General – Kent State University Health and Wellness Research Collaborative seeks to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles by integrating public health, basic science, and clinical and behavioral research and by developing and promoting evidence-based wellness practices. Teams of wellness investigators will work on innovative pilot research projects to develop new models of prevention and new technologies that support wellness and the management of chronic disease.
The Health and Wellness Collaborative with Kent State University takes our model of well care to the next level, providing outcomes research leading to a deeper understanding of the endemic behaviors and pathologies of chronic disease, and outlining effective strategies for better health.
This research collaboration also allows Kent State University students and researchers tremendous access to health and wellness data and create opportunities for many significant prevention breakthroughs. This is a win-win opportunity for both organizations that can only lead to new and better insights into the prevention and management of chronic, lifestyle-related disease and good health for generations.
The collaborative is funded by Akron General Health System, the Division of Research and Sponsored Programs at Kent State and the university’s College of Public Health.
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