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CUNY Campaign Against Diabetes Archive

From 2006-2010, the Center for Human Environments/Health & Society Research Group was headquarters to the CUNY Campaign Against Diabetes, an effort directed by Hunter College Distinguished Professor of Public Health Nicholas Freudenberg and supported by a combination of CUNY Central Office funding and a grant from the New York State Health Foundation. CUNY CAD hosted a series of workshops for CUNY staff and students at the Graduate Center, and conducted a number of CUNY-wide diabetes education and research initiatives. Hollie Jones, Ph.D., now on faculty at Medgar Evers College, served as CUNY CAD project coordinator in its first year; Lorraine Mongiello, a doctoral student in public health, assumed that position in subsequent years.

CUNY Campaign Against Diabetes accomplishments include a set of major reports on the diabetes/obesity epidemic and related public health issues, which are archived below:


Reversing the Diabetes and Obesity Epidemics in New York City: A call to action to confront a public health, economic and moral threat to New York City's future
Issued in partnership with the Public Health Association of New York City in 2007.
  A Tale of Two Obescities: Comparing responses to childhood obesity in London and New York City
Issued in collaboration with London Metropolitan University (UK) in 2009.


What's for Lunch at CUNY? How CUNY can improve food choices on its campuses and reduce obesity and diabetes.
A project of the CUNY Campaign Against Diabetes, 2009.
  Recipes for Health: Improving school food in New York City
Issued in collaboration with School of Public Health at Hunter College and City Harvest in 2010.