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.
Initially, the Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center was largely focused on physical health, particularly obesity and type 2 diabetes, but over the last 20 years that focus has expanded to a much broader definition of health that includes mental and emotional well-being, as well as physical health.
Culture of Wellness in Preschools (COWP) is our comprehensive and collaborative early childhood obesity program, which aims to promote a “culture of wellness” in preschool settings by increasing fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity levels.
Through active collaboration, we are building local capacity to execute evidence-based public health practice designed to reduce the intergenerational transmission of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in the San Luis Valley (SLV) of Colorado.
The Integrated Nutrition Education Program is a s a pre-K through 5th grade program consisting of nine hands-on lessons each year. The lessons involve food preparation/tasting while reinforcing literacy, social studies, science and math standards.