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.
The Colorado School of Public Health released a new study that shows the prevalence of anxiety among new fathers is much higher than reported. The study is the first meta-analysis exploring rates among fathers.
Feeling a sense of connection is important for our emotional, mental, and physical health, explains Jenn Leiferman, founder and professor of the Population Mental Health & Wellbeing Program, in a recent article in 5280 Magazine.
In a recent article in 5280 Magazine, Dr. Jenn Leiferman, professor and chair of the Department of Community & Behavioral Health, and other mental health experts share practical advice for coping during the challenging winter months ahead.
The Colorado School of Public Health is one of four new Collaborating Centers to join the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN) in Cycle 5 of the Network, spanning from 2019-2024. Read the full CPCRN interview to learn more about the Colorado School of Public Health and its involvement with CPCRN.
Dr. Jennifer Leiferman, director of the Population Mental Health & Wellbeing Program, and her colleagues at ColoradoSPH are conducting interviews with pregnant women to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has affect their mental health.
Preliminary results of a new survey, conducted by the Population Mental Health & Wellbeing Program, indicate that 23 percent of Coloradans have major depressive disorder. Before the pandemic, about 7 percent of the U.S. met that criteria.
Dr. Charlotte Farewell, Senior Research Instructor in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health, received the Lorna Grindlay Moore, PhD Faculty Launch Award. The title of her abstract is, "Fostering Resilience Among Mothers Early (FRAME): Protective Impacts on Obesity in Early and Middle Childhood."
A social distancing mandate – as people lose their jobs, their savings, their graduation dreams or, worse, their loved ones – adds a new element to a crisis that experts predict will result in a major mental health fallout. Researchers on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have launched two international surveys this month in hopes of building better responses to these unprecedented stressors for the future.
Jenn Leiferman, associate professor of Community and Behavioral Health and Director of the Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center, was interviewed by Healthline about the stressful conversation trying to convince your parents to stay home.
Texting programs aimed at parents of young children have proliferated over the last several years as smart phones have become ubiquitous and health and education groups look for new ways to get kids on track early.