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.
American Indians and Alaska Natives faced similar population-level health challenges, noted Michelle Sarche, associate professor in the Centers for American Indian & Alaska Native Health and Department of Community & Behavioral Health, saying many tribal communities face underlying health challenges.
Hospitalizations, the percentage of tests coming back positive and cases all dropped in the week ending Sunday. While the number of people who are contagious in the state remains high, this wave may have peaked, said Beth Carlton, associate professor of environmental and occupational health.
I am just back from a trip to Scotland and my first brush with having COVID-19 is a result. And the Supreme Court released yet another decision with profound public health implications last week, West Virginia v. the EPA.
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.
Yesterday was Juneteenth, a day celebrating June 19, 1865, when African American slaves in Galveston, Texas, were informed of their freedom after the Civil War’s end. The day offers a needed reminder that slavery’s legacy is lasting and still imprinting our country.
Cases of monkeypox are growing in the US. Daniel Pastula, associate professor of epidemiology, said the vaccine is used in people who've been exposed but aren't yet showing symptoms of monkeypox, because the incubation period for the disease is so long.
It’s important that policymakers addressing gun violence focus on evidence-based solutions, rather than pushing through knee-jerk responses that feel good but won’t create impact, said Emmy Betz, associate professor of epidemiology and director of the Injury and Violence Prevention Center.
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.
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.
A new report led by researchers from the Dickinson Lab, including Assistant Professor Katherine Dickinson, identifies North Denver as a pollution hot spot thanks to a confluence of factors involving an abundance of industrial businesses, as well as railroad and highway traffic that puts the health of its approximately 50,000 residents at risk every single day.
The new study out of the Colorado School of Public Health evaluated the structural and outbreak factors associated with reporting foodborne illness outbreaks. The report found that many areas do not have adequate resources in place to detect and investigate every potential foodborne outbreak.
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.
MPH candidate Hannah Craig and her sister, Alison, examined their hometown of Oak Ridge, Tennessee as part of the Map the System competition. The Craigs won the first-ever CU-Anschutz challenge and will compete at the global level in mid-June.
Sarah Boland, DrPH student in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health, speaks on the need for DrPH programs to place more focus on leadership development, applied public health, and policy analysis in order to better prepare successful research-to-policy translators.