The CDPHE recently named a new chief medical officer who is also a familiar face. Dr. Ned Calonge, Associate Dean and associate professor of epidemiology, talks about ongoing and new public health priorities, rebuilding trust in public health, and closer ties between academic public health and practice--all partnerships that serve tangible results for Colorado.
Colorado School of Public Health faculty provided data key in the bipartisan passage of Colorado SB23-002. The bill will allow for community health workers to receive Medicaid reimbursement for their services. Supporting community health workers is essential in connecting patients with vital community and healthcare resources.
Online student, Lexie King, found connection through ColoradoSPH-sponsored conferences where she met staff from the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center. Those connections led to her practicum and capstone experience--and a student award for excellence in public health practice.
Contributing to the Colorado Sun, ColoradoSPH Assistant Program Manager Daniel Martinez, Assistant Professor Heather Kennedy and Youth Specialist Noah Jansen explore the impact of the Colorado State Board of Education's vote to support the teaching of LGBTQ+ history in Colorado schools.
CU Cancer Center members and leaders, including ColoradoSPH Professional Research Assistant Andrea Dywer and Clinical Assistant Professor Patricia Valverde, were key contributors to an American Cancer Society supplement on patient navigation.
Nathifa Miller, senior workforce development specialist for the Center for Public Health Practice, discusses the power of the personal assessment tool, reflecting on her own experiences as a leader in public health.
Patrica Valverde, ColoradoSPH assistant professor in the Department of Community & Behavioral Health recently contributed to the National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center's “Human Trafficking Community Readiness Guide”, part of a toolkit that has gotten wide distribution throughout Colorado.
The ColoradoSPH Center for Public Health Practice is partnering with community groups throughout the Rocky Mountain Region to counteract decades of menthol cigarette promotion to America’s Black communities.
Cerise Hunt, PhD, MSW, Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at ColoradoSPH discusses how she promotes equity for the Black community and works to dismantle structural racism in public health and healthcare systems.
Dr. Cerise Hunt learned early on that it’s not enough to just be an equity champion. She plans to move theory into action as the new Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the Colorado School of Public Health.
Many ColoradoSPH faculty and leaders participated in a recent virtual town hall event that hosted a deep discussion on the skepticism of the COVID-19 vaccine in Black, Hispanic/Latinx and American Indian/Alaska Native communities. Although diverse communities bear the biggest burden of the pandemic, they grapple with fear and distrust.
Patricia Valverde, a faculty member at ColoradoSPH’s Latino Research & Policy Center, weighs in on why Latinos in Colorado are more likely to die prematurely compared to white residents in a recent Denver Post article. Reasons include: working lower paying and more dangerous jobs, lacking health insurance, and having limited free-time.
Contact tracing is a critical component of identifying and addressing COVID-19 outbreaks. Students, faculty, and staff from ColoradoSPH have stepped up to play major roles in Colorado's contact tracing efforts.
The Center for Public Health Practice's Youth Project Manager talks power, it's relationship to tobacco use, and how to engage young people in social action programs that empower them to change their worlds.
African-American/black infants in Colorado are two-and-a-half times more likely to die before their first birthday than white infants. The number frames two complicated questions: why the disparity and how to eliminate it?