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Investigating Knowledge about Substance-Abuse and Available Treatments Among Youth in Adams County

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In our research, we were interested in answering the question: How do youth conceive of and negotiate access to substance abuse treatment services in Adams County?  We attempted to answer this question using in-depth interviews with youth who live throughout … Continue reading

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Inquiring into Depression among Hispanic/Migrant Families and Structural Violence in Mental Care Access

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Depression among Hispanic/migrant families and structural violence in mental care access were the things we wanted to know more about when we started doing our research. Structural violence occurs when the dominant institution in place prevents a specific group of people … Continue reading

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Exploring the Meaning and Significance of Services Offered to Seniors in Adams County

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 Our research was originally based on the question: “What is the role of ACOFA (the Adams County Office for Aging) to the elderly community of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. After conducting our research and interviews, we realized that our thesis required … Continue reading

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Examining attitudes and understandings of SNAP recipients towards the use of SNAP benefits at Farmers’ Markets in Gettysburg

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Farmers’ Markets Association Brochure   SNAP is the cornerstone of the Federal food assistance programs, providing important support to low-income households with a debit-like card that they can use to purchase food at stores authorized by USDA. In 2010, SNAP helped 40.3 … Continue reading

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Examining Obstacles and Opportunities for the Implementation of the New Nutrition Bill in Adams County, PA

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Eisenhower Elementary School Example of a School Garden In the last three decades rates of childhood obesity have rapidly grown to epidemic proportions.  The health of our children is at risk and the issue of trying to find a solution … Continue reading

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Exploring the Medical Experiences of Low-Income Families in Adams County

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Researchers: Alyssa Fox and Meg Quirk Initially, we wanted to know if the people of Adams County who receive welfare find resistance in receiving the medical care that they are entitled to. However, our research question evolved based on the … Continue reading

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