College town hall: Actions addressing #DoesUIowaLoveMe

College Town Hall: Actions Addressing #DoesUIowaLoveMe

 

The College of Public Health is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values. Given the recent outpouring of experiences on social media (#DoesUIowaLoveMe), we are holding a college-wide meeting to offer support, share the college’s current plans, and strategize next steps to enact our values. All students, faculty, and staff are invited.

Saturday, March 2 | Noon | C217 CPHB

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact College of Public Health in advance at 319-384-1500 or paul-gilbert@uiowa.edu

Learn about health care in the DR Congo on Feb. 2

illustration of a pregnant woman wearing an orange dressCongolese Health Partnership presents:

Healthcare in the DR Congo: Understanding Culture, History, and Care Practices

February 2, 2019
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Room C217, College of Public Health
145 N. Riverside Dr., Iowa City, IA 52242

Light refreshments will be provided.

The Congolese population in Iowa City and Johnson County is growing rapidly, which has implications for the healthcare we provide. Join us for an informative session led by our Congolese community about their culture, history, and healthcare practices in the DR Congo. There will be a short formal presentation followed by Q&A with a panel of community members.

The Congolese Health Partnership is a collaboration between Johnson County’s Congolese community, the University of Iowa College of Public Health, and the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the College of Public Health in advance at 319-384-1500.

Looking to the Future: Building Healthy Native Communities symposium is Nov. 14

“Looking to the Future: Building Healthy Native Communities” will take place Nov. 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in C217 CPHB.

Registration, including online live broadcasting, is available online.

The symposium is hosted by the National American Indian & Alaska Native Addiction Technology Transfer Center based in the College of Public Health.

2018 Symposium: Looking to the Future: Building Healthy Native Communities

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the College of Public Health in advance at 319-384-1500.

Video highlights community-based efforts to increase HPV vaccination

A new video from the University of Iowa’s Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN) highlights community-based participatory research approaches that began in 2014 to increase human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates in the east central Iowa community of West Liberty. “Despierta a Tu Salud” (Wake Up to Your Health), a cancer prevention project for rural Latino communities, was developed in response to community concerns about cervical cancer.

Jason Daniel Ulloa, clinical assistant professor of community and behavioral health, led a team of UI students and community partners that included schools, churches, volunteers, and the UI Mobile Clinic. In the video, Daniel-Ulloa provides an overview of the project, emphasizing his commitment to community involvement and mentoring, and student researchers share their experiences.

First-generation conversations: Talking about college when you go home

First-Generation Conversations:
The Ups and Downs of Talking about Your College Experience When You Go Home

Thursday, November 8
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
S106 CPHB

Are you a student, faculty, or staff member who identifies as a first-generation college student? The College of Public Health invites you to a free lunch and conversation as part of the UI’s National First-Generation College Celebration.

With fall break around the corner, many students will be going home and visiting with family and friends. We’d like to provide the opportunity for students and others to discuss the struggles and joys of sharing what they are doing in college with people who may or may not be able to relate.

We will have a panel of first-generation graduate and undergraduate students to help us lead an informal discussion on the first-generation experience as it relates to communicating that experience to loved ones. A full lunch will be provided, so please be sure to RSVP at: http://bit.ly/CPHFirstGenConvoRSVP

first-generation at Iowa logoIf you are interested in serving as a student panelist, please email Katie McCullough at katie-mccullough@uiowa.edu

We look forward to a productive and inspiring conversation!

Find more National First-Generation College Celebration events here.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the College of Public Health in advance at 319-384-1500.

LaMere to present ‘From Whiteclay to Iowa: Healing Revisited’ Nov. 14

Native American Heritage Month

“From Whiteclay to Iowa: Healing Revisited”
Wednesday, Nov. 14
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Callaghan Auditorium (N110 CPHB)

portrait of Frank LaMereFrank LaMere is a noted Native American social and political activist from South Sioux City, NE.  He is a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska and is generally recognized as the chief architect of the twenty-year effort to stop the illegal flow of alcohol from Whiteclay, NE onto the dry Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

Mr. LaMere is the chair of the Community Initiative for Native Children and Families (CINCF) in Sioux City, IA, the associate chair of the Nebraska Democratic Party, a member of the Board of the Siouxland Community Health Center, a member of the Winnebago Health Board, the Mercy Medical Center Patient Advisory Council, and a member of Nebraskans for Peace. He is involved with the Siouxland Street Project Detox Committee in Sioux City that is tackling the need for detox and halfway house availability, alcohol and drug treatment, homelessness, and needed mental health services for Native and non-Native men and women on the streets of Sioux City, IA.

Mr. LaMere has been recognized on numerous occasions for his work in Whiteclay and on many social and political fronts. He has been honored with the Outstanding Peacemaker Award in 2001 by the Nebraskans for Peace, the War Eagle Human Rights Award by the Sioux City Human Rights Commission in 2011, the Good Apple Award by the NE Appleseed Center in 2015, and the FDR Award given by the Nebraska Democratic Party in 2017.  He was also honored in 2017 by Project Extra Mile for his Whiteclay work. He has also been honored by Jackson Recovery Center in Sioux City, Iowa, and the City of South Sioux City. In October he was honored for his outstanding community service by the Sioux City Police Department. He was also named Member of the Year in 2016 by the National Indian Child Welfare Association.

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Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the College of Public Health in advance at 319-384-1500.