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Ches Jones

Ches Jones

Professor of Community Health Promotion

College of Education and Health Professions

(HHPR)-Health, Human Performance, & Recreation

Phone: 479-575-4009

Fax: (479) 575-5778

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Ches Jones received a Joint Ph.D. in Health Education and Health Promotion from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa in 1994.  He joined the University of Arkansas as an Assistant Professor in 1994.  His membership in professional associations included the American Academy of Health Behavior and the International Society for Childhood and Adolescent Injury Prevention.

Dr. Jones has been an injury control researcher since 1990 and his main areas of research are childhood and adolescent injury with a primary focus on injuries related to occupational and recreational activities.  Dr. Jones has served as the American Public Health Association’s Injury Control and Emergency Health Services section Program Chair in 1999 and has served as co-chair of the education and training in 1996 and 1997.  Since 1997, Dr. Jones has sustained a local Safe Communities Coalition that focuses on the safety of children riding in vehicles.

  • Sports and Recreational Injury Prevention
  • Childhood and Adolescent Injury Prevention
  • Foundations of Health Education
  • Human Diseases
  • Principles of Epidemiology
  • Health Communication
  • Ph.D.,  University of Alabama at Birmingham, Health Education and Promotions, 1991
  • B.S.E., Pittsburg State University, Physical Education, 1988

(For full listing see attached CV above)

Publications

Published

Books

  • Turner, L, Hunt, S., DiBrezzo, R., & Jones, C. (2009). Design and implementation of an osteoporosis prevention program.  In Hayden, J. (Ed.), Introduction to health behavior theory (pp. 37-44). Sudbury, MA:  Jones and Bartlett.
  • Associate Editor, Wellnow:  A Manager's Guide to Worksite Health Promotion.  (1992).  Authors, Eddy, J.M. & Kahler, H.  Omaha, NE:  Wellness Councils of America.

Presentations

Invited Speaker

  • March 1997 National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, Ohio.  "Preventing Pediatric Injury from Personal Watercraft."
  • November 1996 National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, Ohio.  "Computer-Related Musculoskeletal Pain and Discomfort Among Adolescent Computer Users." (with Jones C., & Orr, B.)

Conference Presentations

  • January 2014           Jones, C., Hammig, B.  (January 2014).  Prevalence of Safe and Effective Storm Shelters in Public Schools.  International Conference on Education.  Honolulu Hawaii.
  • November 2013        Hammig, B., Jones, C.  (November 2013).  Epidemiological Analysis of Emergency Department Utilization Among Homeless Persons Presenting with Injuries.  American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

Grants

Funded

Northwest Arkansas Safe Communities Injury Prevention Project (Continuation Grant): Arkansas State Police, 10/1/14-9/30/15, $20,185. (Principal Investigator)

Northwest Arkansas Safe Communities Injury Prevention Project (Continuation Grant): Arkansas State Police, 10/1/13-9/30/14, $20,185. (Principal Investigator)

Northwest Arkansas Safe Communities Injury Prevention Project (Continuation Grant): Arkansas State Police, 10/1/12-9/30/13, $20,185. (Principal Investigator)

Northwest Arkansas Safe Communities Injury Prevention Project (Continuation Grant): Arkansas State Police, 10/1/11-9/30/12, $18,200. (Principal Investigator)

Northwest Arkansas Safe Communities Injury Prevention Project (Continuation Grant): Arkansas State Police, 10/1/10-9/30/11, $44,200. (Principal Investigator)

Northwest Arkansas Safe Communities Injury Prevention Project (Continuation Grant): Arkansas State Police, 10/1/09-9/30/10, $45,700. (Principal Investigator)

Northwest Arkansas Safe Communities Injury Prevention Project (Continuation Grant): Arkansas State Police, 10/1/08-9/30/09, $47,256. (Principal Investigator)

Northwest Arkansas Safe Communities Injury Prevention Project (Continuation Grant): Arkansas State Police, 10/1/07-9/30/08, $36,600. (Principal Investigator)

Northwest Arkansas Safe Communities Injury Prevention Project (Continuation Grant): Arkansas State Police, 10/1/06-9/30/07, $36,600. (Principal Investigator)

Funds for a Child Safety Seat Checkup.  Arkansas State Farm Foundation.  9/16/06, $5,000.  (Principal Investigator).

Northwest Arkansas Safe Communities Injury Prevention Project (Continuation Grant): Arkansas State Police, 10/1/05-9/30/06, $36,315. (Principal Investigator)

Arkansas Injury Coalition. A proposal to provide child safety seats for the Northwest Arkansas Safe Communities Coalition.  $4904. (Principal Investigator)

Northwest Arkansas Safe Communities Injury Prevention Project (Continuation Grant): Arkansas State Police, 10/1/04-9/30/05, $34,823. (Principal Investigator)

Car Seat Check Up Event Grant: National Safe Kids and General Motors Corporation, 5/22/04, $700.00.  (Principal Investigator)

Northwest Arkansas Safe Communities Injury Prevention Project (Continuation Grant): Arkansas State Police, 10/1/03-9/30/04, $33, 433. (Principal Investigator)

Washington County Safe Communities Project (Continuation Grant): Arkansas Highway and Traffic Department, 10/1/02-9/30/03, $27,927.  (Principal Investigator)

Car Seat Check Up Event Grant: National Safe Kids and General Motors Corporation, 5/26/02, $1000.00.  (Principal Investigator)

Washington County Safe Communities Project (Continuation Grant): Arkansas Highway and Traffic Department, 10/1/01-9/30/02, $24,000.  (Principal Investigator)

Car Seat Check Up Event Grant: National Safe Kids and General Motors Corporation, 5/19/01, $1000.00.  (Principal Investigator)

A Mini-Grant Proposal to Provide Child Safety Seats for the Northwest Arkansas Safe Communities Coalition: Arkansas Department of Health, 5/11/01-9/30/01, $3,317.  (Principal Investigator)

A Grant Donation to Provide Child Safety Seats for the Northwest Arkansas Safe Communities Coalition: Morning News of Northwest Arkansas, 3/02/01, $500.  (Principal Investigator)

Prevention and Control of Agricultural-Related Injury Among Young Arkansans (Continuation Grant): The University of Texas Health Center at Tyler, 10/1/00-9/30/01, $20,000.  (Principal Investigator)

Springdale Safe Communities Project (Continuation Grant): Arkansas Highway and Traffic Department, 10/1/00-9/30/01, $22,000.  (Principal Investigator)

Assessment, Surveillance and Development of Intervention for Preventing Agricultural Injuries Among Young Arkansans (Continuation Grant): The University of Texas Health Center at Tyler, 10/1/99-9/30/00, $31337.84.  (Principal Investigator)

Springdale Safe Communities Project (Continuation Grant): Arkansas Highway and Traffic Department, 10/1/99-9/30/00, $22,425.31.  (Principal Investigator)

Assessment, Surveillance and Development of Intervention for Preventing Agricultural Injuries Among Young Arkansans (Continuation Grant): The University of Texas Health Center at Tyler, 10/1/98-9/30/99, $29,507.  (Principal Investigator)

 

Springdale Safe Communities Project (Continuation Grant): Arkansas Highway and Traffic Department, 10/98-9/99, $36,527.  (Principal Investigator)

Assessment, Surveillance and Development of Intervention for Preventing Agricultural Injuries Among Young Arkansans: The University of Texas Health Center at Tyler, 3/98-9/98, $10,560.  (Principal Investigator)

Springdale Safe Communities Project: Arkansas Highway and Traffic Department, 3/98-9/98, $7361.  (Principal Investigator)

Research on Personal Water Craft Collisions in Arkansas: Epidemiological study on personal watercraft collisions in Arkansas from 1994-96.  University of Arkansas, Department of Health Sciences, Kinesiology, and           Recreation, 1996, $202.  (Principal Investigator)

Proposal to Obtain Training Towards the Development of an Injury Prevention Curriculum at the University of Arkansas.  University of Arkansas, Teaching Academy Grant, 1996, $654.75.  (Principal Investigator) 

A Study to Determine the Effectiveness of an Educational Intervention on Computer-Related Illness and Injury: UA College of Education, Dept. of Vocational and Adult Education, 1/96-6/96, $650.00 (Co-Investigator)

A Study on Self Reported Musculoskeletal Pain and Discomfort Among High School Computer Users: UA College of Education, Dept. of Vocational and Adult Education, 1/95-6/95, $650.00 (Co-Investigator)

Childhood Injury Prevention in Northwest Arkansas: UA College of Education, 8/94-8/95, $1000.00 (Principal Investigator)

1993-94 Injury Control Project: Conducted nationwide survey on roles, competencies, activities and continuing education needs of injury control professionals.  Responsibilities included survey development, administration, collection, and data analysis, UAB Injury Control Research Center, 1993-94, $2500.00 (Principal Investigator).

1991 Tuscaloosa County Bicycle Helmet Project: Responsibilities included administration, collection, and data analysis, publishing final report of grant surveying attitudes and behaviors of  grades 3-6 students and their caregivers on bicycle safety, National Safe Kids Coalition, 1991, $2000.00  (Principal Investigator

Outstanding Student Award

    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Health Education and Physical Education (1993).

Outstanding Student Paper Award

The American Public Health Association's Emergency Health Services    and Injury Control Special Interest Group (National Convention 1992, Washington, DC)

Faculty Recognition Award

    The University of Alabama (1991)

Deans Honor List

    Pittsburg State University (1986-88)