There were two very discouraging decisions from the Supreme Court last week, both with profound implications for public health. One was the reversal of the previously-ruled, constitutionally-guaranteed right to abortion coming from the Roe v. Wade decision of 1973 and the second, the striking down of New York’s long-standing law on owning or carrying a handgun without a permit.
The percentage of tests coming back positive seemed to have leveled out, with the average bouncing around 11%. “I think the word of the day is ‘plateau,'” said Beth Carlton, associate professor of environmental and occupational health.
An analysis by ColoradoSPH researchers at the Injury & Violence Prevention Center found that in the first year of the Colorado red flag law, 85% of protection orders granted by judges had been filed by law enforcement.
The Healthy Kids Colorado survey administered by ColoradoSPH researchers found the rate of youth reporting they stopped doing normal activities because of sadness or hopelessness increased from about 35% in 2019 to almost 40% in 2021.
The LGBTQ+ Hub was created to connect and champion the CU Anschutz Medical Campus’ queer community. ColoradoSPH at UNC alum Steven Burton and ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz alum Laurel Beaty reflect on their involvement with the hub and the positive impact it's had.