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.

Vander Weg named new head of community and behavioral health

The University of Iowa College of Public Health named Mark Vander Weg the new head of the Department of Community and Behavioral Health, effective July 1. In his new position, Vander Weg said he plans to focus on issues of health equity and social justice. (Daily Iowan) Published June 25, 2020

Mark Vander Weg to lead Department of Community and Behavioral Health

Dr. Mark Vander Weg has been named the head of the University of Iowa Department of Community and Behavioral Health. His appointment begins July 1, 2020. Published June 12, 2020

Video: CPH undergrad discusses her internship in Kenya

Public health undergraduate student Anna Correa recently talked about her internship in western Kenya that focused on reducing childhood mortality. Her internship is one example of the types of experiential learning our public health students engage in. Published May 28, 2020

Campaign reminds people to take COVID-19 precautions outdoors

CPH doctoral student Anne Abbott has been working with Iowa parks and trail groups to spread the word about social distancing outside. (The Gazette) Published May 27, 2020

Study finds Medicaid program’s requirements communicated ineffectively

A new study from researchers at the University of Iowa suggests that requirements to participate in Iowa's Healthy Behaviors Program have been ineffectively communicated to Medicaid enrollees, leading to low participation numbers. Published May 27, 2020

CPH to establish Maternal and Child Health training program

The College of Public Health has been awarded a new federal grant to build a maternal and child health (MCH) curriculum and provide resources for recruiting a diverse student body interested in MCH research and education. Published May 21, 2020

Svetly recognized with Distinguished Research Administrator Award

Congratulations to Rob Svetly, research administrator in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health, for receiving the Distinguished Research Administrator Award from the UI Office of the Vice President for Research. Published May 21, 2020

Sioux City parks using new signs to reinforce COVID-19 guidelines

Sioux City Parks and Recreation staff is posting signs in prominent parks around town to encourage park users to follow health guidelines regarding COVID-19. The signs were designed by students from the University of Iowa College of Public Health. (KTIV) Published May 14, 2020

Student project builds awareness of social distancing etiquette in outdoor spaces

CPH doctoral student Anne Abbott is collaborating with local parks and recreation departments to provide materials that build awareness of social distancing etiquette while using outdoor public spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic. Published May 6, 2020

CDC Foundation hiring for for COVID Response Corps

The CDC Foundation is actively hiring for their COVID Response Corps for positions including contact tracers, epidemiologists, nurses, project managers, administrative assistants, and others – in locations around the country. Published May 6, 2020

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