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    $600,000 NIH grant for Colorado School of Public Health Community Climate Hub

    Mar 21, 2023
    The newly-established Mountain West Alliance for Community Engagement-Climate and Health (ACE-CH) Hub, led by ColoradoSPH researchers, has been awarded $600,000 from the National Institutes of Health to identify evidence-based and community-driven action in the face of the climate crisis.
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    Alumni Spotlight: Maggie Cook-Shimanek

    Mar 20, 2023
    For our Alumni Spotlight series, we interviewed Maggie Cook-Shimanek, an occupational health physician working as the Medical Director for the Montana Department of Labor and Industry.
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    Convening Colorado business leaders to create recovery friendly workplaces

    Feb 13, 2023
    “We heard from stakeholders representing workforces and employers across the state that supporting employees in recovery is a top priority,” said Lili Tenney, DrPH, director of outreach and programs at CHWE. “Our goal is to build capacity and positive change led by the voice of Colorado businesses and workers.”
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    Student Spotlight: Colton Castro

    Feb 6, 2023
    One of the many ways we work to protect workers is through educating and training future leaders in occupational safety and health. As part of our Student Spotlight series highlighting our trainees, we interviewed Colton Castro, a Mountain & Plains Education and Research Center trainee earning a Master's in Environmental Health with a specialization in Industrial Hygiene from Colorado State University.
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    What is the Health Risk of Meth Contamination?Opens in a new window

    Jan 31, 2023
    Abrupt closures at public libraries in Boulder, Littleton, Englewood and Arvada due to methamphetamine contamination are a cause for concern, if not alarm. But the initial shock of the local and national headlines needs to be put in the proper context, said Mike Van Dyke, PhD, industrial hygienist and associate professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and the Center for Work, Health & Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health.
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    As Colorado’s worker death toll rises, experts point to these reasonsOpens in a new window

    Jan 31, 2023
    Lili Tenney, DrPH, Assistant Professor and Director of Outreach and Programs at our center, discusses the rise in Colorado workplace fatalities, mental health struggles, and opioid abuse in the Denver Business Journal.
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    Francesca Macaluso is Public Health, Born and Raised

    Jan 9, 2023
    As a senior professional research assistant and doctorate in public health candidate at the Colorado School of Public Health, Macaluso explores the relationships between issues such as drought and heavy metals exposure in her research projects in the San Luis Valley of Southern Colorado.
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    Have a cup of cheer... but consider making it a mocktail

    Dec 13, 2022
    For many companies, this December will be the first time since 2019 that employees will come together for an in-person holiday party. More employees may be dealing with alcohol addiction than in years past. Employers should be mindful of employees who are in recovery or trying to cut back on their alcohol consumption.
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    Climate Impacts and Solutions for Outdoor Workers

    Nov 17, 2022
    Increasingly hotter temperatures indoors and out can also amplify existing injuries and illnesses for workers with chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease and kidney disease. While attending and presenting at the 3rd International Symposium to Advance Total Worker Health®, David Shapiro summarizes a session on the climate crisis and its impacts on outdoor workers.
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    Preventing Suicide and Protecting Mental Health in the Construction Industry

    Nov 15, 2022
    There is a mental health epidemic going on in the construction industry. People working in construction are nearly 3.5 times more likely to die by suicide than the general population. While attending and presenting at the 3rd International Symposium to Advance Total Worker Health®, David Shapiro summarizes a session on suicide in the construction industry.
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