If it wasn’t apparent before, now the need and importance of public health is obvious. The Colorado School of Public Health saw increased enrollment, and exposure of campus faculty reached new heights.
Dean Jonathan Samet and associate professor Elizabeth Carlton caution that while COVID-19 cases have declined since the winter surge, cases and positive tests have plateaued at high levels seen over the summer.
Not a good pandemic week in Colorado. The positive news of rising vaccination rates and falling hospitalizations among those 65+ is now counterbalanced by indications of a “fourth surge” as the epidemic curve has definitely taken off.
The pandemic has provoked and exacerbated prejudice, particularly against Asian-Americans, fueled by the rhetoric of the former Administration. Words and actions matter, and these attacks are unconscionable.
Gun violence has long been labeled as a public health crisis. Gun violence has become the norm, as have mass shootings. With more than 38,000 deaths annually from firearms, around 24,000 from suicide and 14,000 from homicide, it is a crisis and a series of preventable tragedies.
Manson received the Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award at the annual meeting of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). The $25,000 award goes annually to an educator who has made “a substantial contribution to advancing the field of health education or health promotion through research, program development, or program delivery.”
Colorado School of Public Health is among the top 20 schools and programs of public health in the nation according to the 2021 rankings from U.S. News & World Report. ColoradoSPH moved up three places from No. 23 in 2019, when all schools and programs of public health were last ranked.
Dr. Katherine Dickinson, assistant professor of environmental & occupational health at ColoradoSPH, penned a powerful open letter to Colorado lawmakers calling for gun reform after this week’s shooting in Boulder.
The Colorado School of Public Health released a new study that shows the prevalence of anxiety among new fathers is much higher than reported. The study is the first meta-analysis exploring rates among fathers.
Three groups from the Colorado School of Public Health have been awarded a $3 million 5-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the effects of air pollution and climate on the kidney health of sugarcane workers in Guatemala.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, University of Northern Colorado (UNC) students in the Master of Public Health (MPH) program would typically spend their first year attending night classes, in study groups with friends or cramming for an exam at a coffee shop. For the incoming cohort of 2020, the largest in recent years, earning a graduate degree online in a global pandemic has been anything but typical.
In an op-ed in Westword, a group of ColoradoSPH and CU Anschutz students urge Denver Mayor Hancock to stop the sweeps of outdoor encampments and invest in public health resources for people experiencing homelessness.