Funded Projects

Recent Selected Public and Private Partnerships

Partnership for a Healthier Fairfax Consortium (PHFC), coordinated by the Fairfax Health Department. The CHRC is advising program planning and evaluation for community-based health promotion regarding nutrition, physical activity, tobacco control, healthy environment, and mental health programs.  Gary Kreps serves on the PHFC Steering Committee, 2016-present. This initiative connects the CHRC to many community organizations.

Fairfax County Health Literacy Initiative (FCHLI) a Planning grant from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine in 2008 helped establish the FCHLI, a consortium of local education, health, and community organizations to promote health for at-risk groups in Fairfax County through dissemination of relevant health information. (The FCHLI was incorporated into the Partnership for a Healthier Fairfax community consortium in 2016). FCHLI partners included the Inova Health System, the Fairfax Health Department, the Fairfax Public Library, the Fairfax County Office of Public/Private Partnerships, WomenHeart, Senior Navigator, Merica House, Glories Happy Hats, and the Fairfax Public School System, and LINKS Inc.  FCHLI community projects promoted immunization, cancer screening, primary prevention, risk preparedness, access to care, and training programs to health care providers and consumers to promote effective health communication. Gary Kreps coordinated the FCHLI (2008 to 2016).

FDAand the Department of Agriculture (DOA)program on communicating to the public about Genetically Modified Foods (GMF). Gary Kreps is serving as an advisor for evaluating public knowledge and attitudes about GMF to help the FDA and DOA develop strategic public health education messaging on this topic, 2017-2019.

FDA, Center for Tobacco Products, Xiaoquan Zhao is advising the FDA on planning and evaluation of their Youth and Young Adults Tobacco Education Campaigns, 2013-present.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program (BCERP), Gary Kreps is serving as a scientific advisor to the BCERP for translational transdisciplinary research, and dissemination of program results.

Global HINTS Research Program, Gary Kreps is coordinating collaborations with NCI, WHO, the Peru Ministry of Health, the Pan-American Health Organization, the Chinese Ministry of Health, the Chinese Food and Drug Administration, the Stiftung Gesundheitswissen Foundation, the Japan National Cancer Center, the Israel National Institute for Health Policy and Health Services Research, the Kenya Ministry of Health, the South Korea National Cancer Center, and the European Union. New international sites for HINTS research have been established in China, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Colombia, and Israel, with new international research sites developing in Peru, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Greece, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovenia, Armenia, and Kenya. Xiaoquan Zhao and Kevin Wright serve as advisors to the program.


Fall 2007

Assessing How Private Insurers Market Their Health Plans to Medicare Beneficiaries

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, awarded 2007-2008 ($100,000)

  • Gary L. Kreps, Principal Investigator
  • Xiaomei Cai, Co-Principal Investigator
  • Jim McAuley, Investigator
  • Ed Maibach, Investigator
  • Xiaoquan Zhao, Investigator

Proposal for Contract Training for the CDC School of Public Health Education and Communication

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, awarded 2006 for Fiscal Year 2007

  • Gary L. Kreps, Principal Investigator
  • Tim Gibson, Investigator
  • Carl Botan, Investigator
  • Xiaoquan Zhao, Investigator

Design, Develop, Evaluate and Distribute a Mulitmedia Health Literacy Training Program for HRSA Grantees Using an Interactive Web Site and Interactive DVD

Awarded 2006

  • John Begg, Principal Investigator, HRSA
  • Gary L. Kreps, Senior Scientific Consultant

Factors Affecting Utilization of Palliative Care Services

2006 Sigma Theta Tau International/Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation End of Life Nursing Care Research Grant Program, awarded, 2006.

  • Margaret Mahon, Principal Investigator, STTI
  • Gary L. Kreps, Co-Principal Investigator