Programs and projects
Through its committees and research collaborations, the Moore Institute is establishing and supporting programs and initiatives that comprehensively address the complex clinical and social factors that together contribute to unhealthy dietary choices.
It aims to create new programs and partner with existing outreach programs across the state of Oregon, and to advance new governmental policy recommendations for mothers and children and in-depth research studies that will bring new discoveries on the biological underpinnings of the effects of healthy nutrition in early-life.
The Institute is working to integrate relevant information into our communities in ways that demonstrably improve human health, helping to guide personal decision-making and inform public policy.
Founding research projects
The Moore Institute Steering Committee identified its three founding research projects based on the Institute's principles related to nutritional health and wellness in early life:
- Education through professional training and community outreach
- Research through patient-oriented clinical, basic and translational science
- Clinical care through the development of new preventive measures and treatments
- Public policy advocacy to promote improved nutritional health in the community
These projects also met one or more of the following priorities:
- Focus on parents-to-be, pregnant and/or lactating mothers, and their infants
- Can be initiated quickly upon award (projected to be before summer 2012) and yield initial outcomes within 18-24 months following initiation
- Promote wellness through healthy, nutrient-rich, whole foods-based diets in ways that fulfill one or more of the four foundational principles listed above
- Have the potential for high-impact outcomes on the target population
- Demonstrate a clearly defined connection with OHSU's existing expertise and research, preferably through an existing collaboration if a non-OHSU based applicant
- Have potential to successfully compete for future external funding (e.g., NIH, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, others) and evolve into a sustainable partnership with the Moore Institute