Ethan Tietze's work with the Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center has contributed to adapting multiple well-established programs to fit the needs of refugees. The initiatives encourage kids and adults to improve and maintain their health by making basic but effective lifestyle changes, such as eating more fruits and vegetables, drinking water instead of sugary drinks, and staying active.
Jerreed Ivanich is leading an effort to center public health education on communities that are often overlooked. He directs the Certificate in American Indian & Alaska Native Health program, an online offering that is directed toward helping students develop the skills necessary to meet the most important healthcare challenges for Native people.
For any child, the birth-to-age-5 period is vital to healthy development, but another important period – the transition into adolescence – is an opportunity to support positive developmental trajectories. For autistic children, matching the right intervention approaches to the right developmental period is essential to support healthy development and well-being.
Individuals living in communities hobbled by poverty, discrimination, and lack of access to resources like housing and healthcare suffer the effects of climate change disproportionately. ColoradoSPH and community partners in the San Luis Valley and the neighborhoods of West Denver are out to change that with a NIH-funded project that is the product of years of relationship building between the school and these communities.
Colorado School of Public Health research team, including Miranda Dally and Megan Cherewick, partner with the International Labour Organization’s Vision Zero Fund to study the effects of climate change in Vietnamese agricultural workers.
While up to 80% of the world's nations eat insects regularly, many still get squeamish at the idea. Shaylee Warner, a recent graduate from the Colorado School of Public Health at Colorado State University, focused her capstone research on how edible insect practices can provide a sustainable approach to addressing food insecurity stemming from climate change.
Colorado School of Public Health faculty provided data key in the bipartisan passage of Colorado SB23-002. The bill will allow for community health workers to receive Medicaid reimbursement for their services. Supporting community health workers is essential in connecting patients with vital community and healthcare resources.
Online student, Lexie King, found connection through ColoradoSPH-sponsored conferences where she met staff from the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center. Those connections led to her practicum and capstone experience--and a student award for excellence in public health practice.
The Colorado School of Public Health students, faculty, and staff are recognized each year at the annual awards ceremony. “We could not do this work without the commitment and dedication of our outstanding faculty, staff, students, and community partners,” said Dean Jon Samet.
MPH student Samantha Bertomen's journey from a degree in nutrition sciences to becoming a passionate leader in public health showcases her dedication to improving community well-being beyond traditional notions of health, emphasizing the importance of factors such as environment and social determinants of health.
A Colorado School of Public Health MPH student, Bridget Lattimer, whose boyfriend died after taking a fake prescription he thought was Percocet, is helping raise awareness about “fentapills” and the opioid epidemic through her work with the nonprofit Song for Charlie.
One in 4 Colorado teens reported they could get access to a loaded gun within 24 hours, according to survey results published Monday. Nearly half of those teens said it would take them less than 10 minutes. “That’s a lot of access and those are short periods of time,” said ColoradoSPH DrPH candidate Virginia McCarthy, lead author of the study.
“It was awesome to see so many thought leaders from industry, people who are working in AI, people who are working in clinical research, gather to discuss the current state of colorectal cancer care and prevention, as well as the gaps,” said Andi Dwyer, Senior Professional Research Assistant at the Colorado School of Public Health.
The American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research award, given to ColoradoSPH Community and Behavioral Health President Emerita Judith Albino, honors individuals who have given exemplary service by consistently promoting the interests and activities of oral health research to a wide audience.
U.S. Rep. Jason Crow visited on Friday for presentations on two initiatives that received Community Project Funding in the federal budget approved by Congress in December, both collaborations between the CU School of Medicine and the Colorado School of Public Health.
"The problem is if we only focus on 'deaths of despair' (mid-life deaths), we ignore and do not have adequate attention paid to the sources that promote health and well-being in Native people," said Spero Manson, director of the Centers for American Indian & Alaska Native Health, to NPR.
Contributing to the Colorado Sun, ColoradoSPH Assistant Program Manager Daniel Martinez, Assistant Professor Heather Kennedy and Youth Specialist Noah Jansen explore the impact of the Colorado State Board of Education's vote to support the teaching of LGBTQ+ history in Colorado schools.
Susan Moore, research assistant professor of community & behavioral health and associate director of the mHealth Impact Lab, gives updates on the current state of mHealth – mobile health – technologies such as apps and wearable devices.