Learn about our programs here!
- Get Set Day: Enjoy a meal, answer some questions to help us learn how well the project works, get to know the digital tablets you’ll use.
- The 6 RAP Sessions: Health and science learning and activities with food, fun, and comic stories!
- RAP It Up Day: Bring friends and family to enjoy a meal and share what you’ve learned!
How to promote wellness in daily life
How genes, environment, and lifestyle affect the change of getting chronic diseases
How food and nutrition can reduce the symptoms of chronic disease
- You will learn
- What is citizen science?
- What characteristics does ethical research need?
- How do we design research projects?
- How do we choose people to be research subjects?
- How do we decide what our research results mean?
In Eyewitness Community Surveys, volunteers collect information about their local environment and its effects on community health as trained citizen scientists.
Groups will decide what to observe and measure. They might decide to look at pollution, traffic, neighborhood usefulness, safety. access to transportation and health/social service centers, or types of foods available within walking distance.
Groups will walk their neighborhoods and make observations. Photos, water or soil samples and measurements can also be collected and analyzed.
See current Eyewitness Community Survey offerings at Events
In RAP (Recognize, Analyze, Promote) Events for Healthy Family Fun, We Engage RAP session participants and citizen scientists will share what they have learned with community members of all ages by offering engaging educational activities.
Simple experiments and taste tests of nutrient-rich foods will be set up at stations throughout a school cafeteria, gym, or community room. Families will visit each station to try out the experiments and foods. Health Science RAP Session participants will share what they have learned by helping to conduct the family events.
See current family event offerings at Events
RAP(Recognize, Analyze, Promote) for Community Health events will offer health screenings, health resources, and kid-friendly, health-related food and entertainment. Citizen scientists will also collect community health data to support future community studies and programs.
Partnering community organizations will be asked what health screenings and information they would like to see at their health fair, and appropriate providers will be invited.
See current community health event offerings at Events
My Community’s Story RAP Sessions will invite community stakeholders and participants to review the health and environmental data collected as part of We Engage and propose and apply for micro funding for their own citizen-led citizen science projects.
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