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Research Opportunities with Cheshire Med for Population Health Improvement

In 2010 and 2014, CMC/DH compiled lists of priority topics that would have clinical and community health partners available to link with academic faculty and students for possible research. The backdrop of the Healthy Monadnock Initiative has us particularly interested to partner with others to pursue community-based participatory research that could accelerate local health improvement. Our updated list of current topics of interest include:

  1. Health provider resiliency, burnout and caregiver fatigue
  2. The social determinants of health/Social Isolation as a factor in poor health
  3. Air quality and children’s health
  4. Childhood obesity/School BMI data and school achievement/ School physical activity/Safe Routes to School
  5. Municipal-based focus on health policy change
  6. Tobacco Prevention and Control/Reducing secondhand smoke exposure
  7. Prevention of falls in seniors
  8. End of life care and advance care planning
  9. Understanding the overutilization of Emergency Room and Inpatient Care
  10. Cancer survivorship and navigation through the maze of cancer care/Palliative Care/Hospice
  11. Integrating spiritual care into primary care/role of chaplaincy/Hope as a medical “intervention”
  12. Gun safety as a public health issue
  13. IT (patient portals and electronic medical records) impact on care and health
  14. Mental and behavioral health integration with medical care
  15. Diabetes prevention/Pre-diabetes

Cheshire Medical Center Contact: Rudy Fedrizzi, MD Chair, Chair, CMC/DH Research Committee, 603-354-5400 x3034,

Keene State College Contact: Penny Miceli, PhD, CRA, Director, Sponsored Projects & Research, 603-358-2427,

Contact Keene State College

229 Main Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03435