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.

Economic consequences of immigration raids are far reaching

CPH research scientist Nicole Novak was recently interviewed about the economic impact of immigration raids on rural communities. (Marketplace) Published August 22, 2019

Student Hailey Boudreau shares healthy meal shortcuts

MPH student (and Hy-Vee registered dietitian) Hailey Boudreau recently shared some healthy meal prep hacks. Published August 7, 2019

Iowa HPV vaccination rates lag other teen vaccines

A recent report shows Iowa parents are less likely to have their teens receive the HPV vaccine compared to other vaccines. CPH assistant professor Natoshia Askelson is working with health providers to improve that rate. (Gazette) Published August 2, 2019

Will Story, Congolese Health Partnership honored with award

Congratulations to Will Story and the Congolese Health Partnership, who jointly received the 2019 IAPHS Community Research Partnership Award.  Published July 29, 2019

Carnahan, Gilbert, Zhu attend Emerging Leaders Forum

CPH faculty members Ryan Carnahan, Paul Gilbert, and Xi Zhu attended the Emerging Leaders Forum at the National Academy of Medicine July 17-18. Published July 19, 2019

Novak writes about the impact of immigration raids

Nicole Novak, an assistant research scientist at the UI College of Public Health, co-authored an opinion piece discussing the individual and community impacts of immigration raids. (CNN) Published July 17, 2019

Health for All

At first glance, the basic premise of health equity seems simple: ensure that everyone has opportunities to attain their highest level of health. But dig a little deeper and you’ll soon unearth a complex tangle of barriers that hinder people and communities from achieving their full health potential. Published June 27, 2019

Juan Gudino, Abigail Lee named This Is Public Health Ambassadors

Congratulations to Juan Gudino, MPH student in epidemiology, and Abigail Lee, MPH student in community and behavioral health, for being named This Is Public Health Ambassadors! Published June 13, 2019

Carnahan, Gilbert, Zhu to participate in National Academy of Medicine’s Emerging Leaders Forum

Two College of Public Health faculty members -- Ryan Carnahan, Paul Gilbert, and Xi Zhu -- have been invited to attend the inaugural Emerging Leaders Forum at the National Academy of Medicine on July 17-18, 2019. Published June 6, 2019

Phoebe Trepp provides leadership for homeless services

Phoebe Trepp, an MPH student in community and behavioral heath, was described as "the face of homeless services in Cedar Rapids," in a letter of support for her HER Women of Achievement Award by past Willis Dady Homeless Services board president Samuel Jones. While she may brush off that description as a "bold statement," the impact Trepp has made on Cedar Rapids' homeless population is undisputed. Published June 4, 2019

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