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The CHPDP is pleased to announce our newest doctor!

On August 20, 2014, Diana Schroeder successfully defended her capstone project, “Improving the Assessment of Pain in the Post Total Joint Replacement Patient Population: A Nursing-Directed Intervention,” for her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. Diana currently serves as the Co-Director, for the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, at Windber Research Institute, as…
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CHPDP Receives Grant From The Hunt Foundation

The CHPDP is pleased to announce that it has received a grant from the Hunt Foundation to offer free bullying prevention trainings and technical assistance to school based mental health professionals and school resource officers (SROs) in Allegheny County. Through this grant, the CHPDP will conduct two one-day bullying prevention workshops, host two online learning…
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Continuation of International Collaboration

In May, CHPDP staff, Dr. Masiello and Charvonne Holliday, and Dr. Ricci, from the University of Pittsburgh, will travel to Brescia, Italy, to continue working on an international health initiative. The team is collaborating with Spedali Civili di Brescia to evaluate a clinical health promotion initiative implemented to improve health outcomes and medication usage of…
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CHPDP Presents at International Bullying Prevention Association Annual Conference

On November 11, 2013, CHPDP had the honor of presenting several workshops at the International Bullying Prevention Association’s Annual Conference, held in Nashville Tennessee.  The following is a brief overview of the CHPDP presentations: Allison Messina presented a workshop entitled:  Estimating the Cost Benefit of Bullying Prevention in your School; Preventing Student Withdrawal Adds to…
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Charvonne Holliday Presents at American Public Health Association’s Annual Conference

In November  2013, Charvonne Holliday presented a session at the American Public Health Association’s annual conference entitled:  “Using the Expanded Chronic Care Model in an International Initiative to Address the Chronicity of Pediatric Asthma in a Clinical Setting.” The objectives of the presentation were to describe the process of implementing the Expanded Chronic Care model…
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Diana Schroeder Presents at The American Public Health Association (APHA)

On November 4, 2013, Diana Schroeder presented a poster titled “Evaluation of a Large Scale Multiyear Bullying Prevention Program in Pennsylvania” at the  American Public Health Association’s annual conference. (Poster prepared by Allison Messina). This poster presentation highlighted the key findings of the largest coordinated implementation and evaluation of a bullying prevention program in the United…
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APHA Publishes CHPDPs Book: “A Public Health Approach to Bullying Prevention”

In the fall of 2013, The American Public Health Association published, “A Public Health Approach to Bullying Prevention,” co-edited by the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention’s Matt Masiello, MD, MPH, and Diana Schroeder, MSN, RN. Written as a resource for educators, pediatricians, legislators, and community members, the book will highlight our evidence-based approach…
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CHPDP Presents Webinar for Advance Healthcare Network

In September, 2013 Diana Schroeder and Karla Good presented a webinar entitled: Bullying in the Workplace: What We Know and What We Can Do. This professional development webinar, geared primarily towards nurses, focused on workplace bullying in the healthcare setting.  The difference between bullying and conflict, prevalence rates of bullying in the workplace and strategies to…
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CHPDP Presents at International Health Conference

The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (CHPDP) along with international partner, the Laboratorio Clinica Pedegogico e Ricerca Biomedica’s (LCPeRB), will contribute to the 2013 International Conference on Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services. The theme for the 21st annual conference is, “towards a more health oriented health service: an issue of body and…
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CHPDP Partners with Harlem Globetrotters for School Visit

The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention recently completed a school visit in conjunction with the Harlem Globetrotters. Both organizations visited St. Benedict’s grade school in Johnstown, PA on March 5 to speak on the topic of bullying prevention. Shiryl Barto, M. Ed., spoke to the group of students and teachers about what can…
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