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MEASURING BLOOD PRESSURE AT BLACK BARBERSHOPS – $2,149,298 ADAM SCHIFF | CALIFORNIA-28 | DEMOCRAT

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, received an HHS grant for more than $2 million for “Blood Pressure Management in Black Men” in barbershops. Researchers said black barbers would be recruited to urge black customers to get blood pressure checks. Pharmacists, the study said, would conduct the checks at barbershops and follow up on the phone with the black men over the next six months.

REPLACING A FLOATING BATHROOM IN UTAH – $227,795 CHRIS STEWART | UTAH-2 | REPUBLICAN

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service footed the more than $200,000 bill to replace floating bathrooms in “Cabins on the Water” at the Lucerne Valley Marina, part of the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area in Manila, Utah. The agency funneled the money through the Utah Department of Natural Resources, which rents the cabins for up to $370 for a two-night stay. Another $25,000 from Fish and Wildlife paid for replacing a non-floating public restroom at the Lucerne Valley Marina. Flaming George, a reservoir, is known for “providing outstanding opportunity for boating, fishing, skiing, jet skiing, house boating and other water sports.”

RESEARCHING THE ROLES OF INTOXICATION, EMOTIONAL AROUSAL, AND EMOTIONAL REGULATION IN SEXUAL AGGRESSION – $39,742 JIM MCDERMOTT | WASHINGTON-7 | DEMOCRAT

HHS awarded the University of Washington a $39,742 grant to research roles of acute intoxication, emotional arousal, and emotional regulation on sexual aggression among college students. The study claimed 66 percent of sexual assaults occur after the perpetrator has consumed alcohol. For this project, 144 participants were served alcohol, a placebo, or no alcohol in a simulated bar. Then, participants were instructed to project themselves into audio-taped scenarios and respond accordingly. Participants’ responses were recorded and later transcribed for analysis.

SMART WALK: AN EXERCISE MOBILE APP FOR AFRICAN-AMERICA WOMEN – $92,393 KRYSTEN SINEMA | ARIZONA-9 | DEMOCRAT

Arizona State University created an app bankrolled by $92,393 from HHS called Smart Walk that advises African-American women on physical activity. By using the “deep structure cultural relevance of the theoretical mediators of self-regulation, self-efficacy, social support, behavioral capability, and outcome expectations,” Smart Walk sought to help the 82 percent of African-American women who are overweight or obese. For this study, 25 subjects used the smartphone app for six months to a year while administrators measured results.

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OpenTheBooks - Where's the Pork?  

This report maps and provides macro and micro analysis to the $583 billion in fiscal year 2016 federal grants. Additionally, it details 50 c...

OpenTheBooks - Where's the Pork?  

This report maps and provides macro and micro analysis to the $583 billion in fiscal year 2016 federal grants. Additionally, it details 50 c...