Prolonged heat waves and the sweltering summer days that accompany climate change can be hazardous for human health, leading to conditions such as heat stroke and even causing permanent organ damage or death if not treated quickly.
Each year, Health Links celebrates Colorado employers committed to workplace health, safety, and well-being. This year’s in-person event aptly honored the award winners and finalists for their achievements in the workplace while providing attendees the opportunity to network and gain inspiration from other employers.
ColoradoSPH is preparing to play a lead role in investigating and responding to the rapidly intensifying effects of global climate change. Starting in Fall 2024, the school is launching the nation’s first PhD program that focuses specifically on climate change and its multiple impacts on people’s health and the communities where they live.
Two researchers from the Center for Health, Work, and Environment at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus recently completed a two-year research project on emergency preparedness plans and drills in schools.
Health Links has been a trusted advisor helping organizations assess and advance Total Worker Health for over a decade. A crucial component of the program is the Healthy Workplace Assessment which as been recently updated. The enhancements reflect the emerging issues facing workplaces today and a broadened understanding of the worker experience.
Individuals living in communities hobbled by poverty, discrimination, and lack of access to resources like housing and healthcare suffer the effects of climate change disproportionately. ColoradoSPH and community partners in the San Luis Valley and the neighborhoods of West Denver are out to change that with a NIH-funded project that is the product of years of relationship building between the school and these communities.
Courtney Welton-Mitchell and Natalie Schwatka from the Center for Health, Work & Environment recently completed a two-year research project of psychological preparedness training for the public-school workforce, complimenting current emergency preparedness plans and drills.
It’s not often you meet a person who likes change. For most of us, change is unsettling, disruptive, unpredictable. Cortney Cuff, senior program manager for training and community, thrives in it. It is her passion for new ideas and bringing people together that make her an essential member of a research to practice public health center.
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 Raissa Chunko, a Mountain & Plains Education and Research Center trainee earning a Master's in Health Physics from Colorado State University.