New COVID-19 models show that Colorado could still experience thousands more cases of severe, but avoidable, COVID-19 over the months ahead. Vaccination is the key to preventing these cases; immediately increasing vaccination rates to 80% among adults and 70% among teens (with at least one shot) will prevent substantial COVID-19 hospitalizations this fall.
A cross-sectional study of essential workers at CSU shows they were able to operate safely in their work environment when complying with public health practices both at and outside work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jude Bayham and other researchers from Colorado State University hope a new model and online dashboard they've created will be a decision support tool to help facility managers understand the risks they face regarding COVID-19 outbreaks.
State health officials recommend school districts use layers of infection control efforts such as masking and distancing, but they stopped short of mandating any measure, instead leaving those decisions to local policymakers.
Dr. Fernando Holguin, director of the Latino Research & Policy Center, advocates for creative outreach efforts, such as a mobile vaccine program at an international soccer match, to meet unvaccinated Latino residents where they are.
A new study by the Colorado COVID-19 modeling team highlights the need for locally calibrated transmission models to inform public health preparedness and policymaking in real-time during a public health emergency.
Dr. Jonathan Samet, dean of the Colorado School of Public Health and leader of the Colorado COVID-19 Modeling Group, comments on how the Delta variant and vaccines interact to affect COVID-19 hospitalization rates in Colorado.
In a point/counterpoint opinion editorial in the The Denver Gazette, Dr. Matthew Wynia, ColoradoSPH professor and director of the Center for Bioethics & Humanities discusses how financial incentives can improve vaccination rates.
In an op-ed in The Colorado Sun, Dr. Kathy Irene Kennedy, ColoradoSPH clinical professor of community & behavioral health, and Victor Dukay, president of the Lundy Foundation, advocate for a research-based approach to assess the effectiveness of pandemic interventions and improve response to future crises.
The RMPRC is one of a network of 26 Prevention Research Centers in the United States to receive one-year, $500,000 grants aimed at boosting the number of vaccinated people by exploring, identifying, and addressing the reasons for vaccination hesitancy.
In an op-ed in the Colorado Sun, Dr. Stephen Berman, professor of epidemiology and director of the Center for Global Health, outlines why a global strategy to fight COVID-19 in needed and the role that wealthier countries should play.
May Chu, PhD, clinical professor of epidemiology, has played a key role in a multi-institutional study that confirmed an inexpensive method to safely extend masks’ use—a potential ‘game-changer’ in resource-strained areas around globe.
May Chu, PhD, clinical professor of epidemiology, explains that she will keep wearing her mask in certain situations because there isn't a reliable way to know who is vaccinated and because she has high-risk family members.
The Center for Health, Work & Environment, in partnership with the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Depression Center, has launched the Workplace Mental Health Module—an online toolkit that helps employers support employees and their mental health.