Community and Behavioral Health News

The latest news from the Department of Community and Behavioral Health at the University of Iowa College of Public Health.

Rural Restaurant Healthy Options Program highlighted

The Rural Restaurant Healthy Options Program initiated by the UI PRC was recently showcased as a sustainable rural health program. (Revcycle Intelligence) Published November 21, 2019

Hy-Vee dietician takes on Active Ottumwa role

Active Ottumwa, a research project started by the UI Prevention Research Center in partnership with a community advisory board, is transitioning to a community-based organization led by local Hy-Vee stores. (Ottumwa Courier) Published November 14, 2019

Afifi named to WHO Guideline Development Group

Rima Afifi, professor and interim head of community and behavioral health in the University of Iowa College of Public Health, has been appointed to the World Health Organization Guideline Development Group for school health services.  Published November 13, 2019

Afifi, Bao weigh in on e-cigarettes

As legislators debate the regulation of e-cigarettes, health experts, including CPH professors Rima Afifi and Wei Bao, are weighing in on the risks--and potential benefits--of the devices. (The Gazette) Published November 1, 2019

UI receives CDC grant to continue cancer prevention research

University of Iowa researchers have been awarded a $1.6 million grant from the CDC to continue as a collaborating center in the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network. Published October 17, 2019

CPH researchers studying recovery from alcohol use disorders

Paul Gilbert, CPH assistant professor, is leading a study to better understand behavioral change strategies and recovery from alcohol use disorders. (Daily Iowan) Published October 17, 2019

Renewed funding for UI Prevention Research Center expands focus on health disparities in rural communities

The University of Iowa has been awarded a $3.75 million grant over five years to conduct applied public health prevention research in underserved communities in Iowa, as well as the neighboring states of Missouri, Nebraska, and Kansas. Published October 11, 2019

Parker discusses CBPR in India

CPH dean and professor Edith Parker recently discussed her community-based participatory research work in rural communities and India. (NIEHS podcast) Published October 10, 2019

Story co-leads study on intimate partner violence in India

CPH assistant professor Will Story is co-leading a study of intimate partner violence in peri-urban India — parts of India that experienced rapid change in socioeconomic contrast. (Daily Iowan) Published October 8, 2019

Summit to focus on alcohol policy in Iowa

Join us Oct. 14 for the community summit "Alcohol Policy in Iowa: A Follow-up Summit for Action" to review work that has been done, learn advocacy skills, and determine priorities in alcohol policies to present to the Iowa legislature.  Published October 3, 2019


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