Together for a healthy community. In this newsletter: vaccination centers; community events and opportunities; professional development and training; employment opportunities; grants and funding; and additional resources.
This Mile High Magazine podcast features Professor Dr. Evelinn Borrayo and Professor Dr. Lisa DeCamp, who discuss the mission of the Latino Research and Policy Center, including the work done to reduce health disparities through research, education and government policy change.
Evelinn Borrayo, professor of community and behavioral health and associate director of community outreach and engagement for the University of Colorado Cancer Center discusses cancer rates in Colorado, why some communities are underserved, and what researchers are doing to help solve the problem.
Longtime University of Colorado benefactors Alan Cogen and Judi Cogen are giving generously to the joint vaccination and education efforts of the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Colorado School of Public Health, making a measurable difference toward improving the health of underserved communities in Colorado.
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.
Fernando Holguin, MD, professor of epidemiology and director of the Latino Research & Policy Center, joined actress Carey Mulligan for a nationally televised comic sketch at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
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.
The work of the Latino Research and Policy Center on Colfax Avenue was recently featured in the CU Foundation's Annual Impact Report. Their multi-media story highlights the efforts of LRPC Director Fernando Holguin and Assistant Professor Ellison Carter (Environmental and Occupational Health @ CSU).
The Latino Research Policy Center celebrated the completion of the first cohort of Latino Health Certificate and Latino Health Course students. The students presented their work from a year-long mentored project. The projects ranged from protocol development of a home-based blood pressure monitoring intervention to analysis of qualitative research on immigrant young women and their reproductive health practices.
Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Director of the Latino Research & Policy Center at the Colorado School of Public Health Fernando Holguin, MD, MPH, is also a top international asthma expert at the University of Colorado Hospital’s Center for Lungs and Breathing.
According to a recent analysis, graduate-level enrollment has been on a decline nationwide since 2011 resulting from changes in the economy, generational shifts and more, however, the need for well-educated professionals remains. To meet this new demand, the Colorado School of Public Health recently added four new certificate programs that address emerging public health issues nationally and provide ongoing training and education to the public health workforce.
The Colorado School of Public Health has been named a recipient of a $1.9 million grant to address mental health disparities in low-income, uninsured and under-insured Coloradans who are suffering from lung, head and neck cancers. The grant is part of $152.8 million in grants that were recently allocated by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors to support studies covering a range of conditions and problems that impose high burdens on patients, caregivers, and the healthcare system.