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CPH hosts Mental Health First Aid Training Course

The College of Public Health recently hosted the Mental Health First Aid Training Course. In addition to raising awareness about different types of mental illness, the 8-hour course provides participants with the key skills and resources necessary to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Diane Rohlman, associate professor of occupational and environmental health, with support from the CPH Diversity Committee, organized the training. Published May 24, 2018

Mueller testifies at Senate hearing on rural health care

On May 24, Keith Mueller, interim dean of the University of Iowa College of Public Health and director and chair of RUPRI's Rural Health Initiatives, testified at a United States Senate Finance Committee Public Hearing on rural health. The hearing focused on challenges and opportunities in rural health care delivery. Published May 24, 2018

CPH student uses tractor simulation study to make roads safer for farmers

Kayla Faust, a doctoral student in the College of Public Health, is conducting a study that uses a tractor simulation to help reduce the number of tractor-related fatalities. "Our goal of this study is to design realistic simulators so that we can prevent some of those crashes in the future and make rural roads safer," Faust said. (KWWL) Published May 23, 2018

OCAD, BLN host Worker Health and Safety Forum

Oelwein Chamber and Area Development (OCAD) partnered with the Business Leadership Network (BLN) and the University of Iowa College of Public Health to bring a Worker Health and Safety Forum to the Plaza on Wednesday, May 16. (Oelwein Daily Register) Published May 23, 2018

Join the ag safety networking reception and poster session June 11

All are invited to the 5th Annual Safety and Health in Rural and Agricultural Communities Networking Reception and Poster Session from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday, June 11, in the CPHB atrium. Held in conjunction with Agricultural Safety and Health: The Core Course, this event showcases research, teaching, and outreach activities focused on agricultural safety and health at the University of Iowa. (There will be ice cream, too!) Published May 23, 2018

Avoiding hay bale hazards

Large hay bales are indispensable in the livestock industry, but their massive size and weight can pose hazards when they fall or shift unexpectedly. Read more about safe handling and transport of bales in the latest 'Safety Watch' by UI industrial hygienist Stephanie Leonard. (Iowa Farmer Today) Published May 22, 2018

Worth participating in NIH Health Communications Internship Program

College of Public Health alumna Wensday Worth (18MPH) has been selected to participate in the Health Communications Internship Program with the National Cancer Institute in Rockville, Maryland. Published May 22, 2018

Afifi named interim head of the Department of Community and Behavioral Health

Professor Rema Afifi has been appointed to serve as interim head of the college's Department of Community and Behavioral Health, effective June 1.  Afifi is an outstanding teacher and researcher who provides proven leadership in academic and practice arenas. She is currently leading the department's development of new strategic priorities, which makes her an ideal candidate to serve in this interim capacity. Published May 22, 2018

MPHTC co-sponsors annual APHA Region VII Affiliates meeting

On May 17-18, the Iowa Public Health Association hosted the annual meeting of the APHA Region VII Affiliates--Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas (MINK). The Midwestern Public Health Training Center (MPHTC) and Iowa Cancer Consortium were sponsors of the conference, which included key note presentations and panels covering an array of timely public health issues. Published May 22, 2018

Lexi Pratt, Seamus Taylor named This Is Public Health Ambassadors

Congratulations to CPH students Lexi Pratt and Seamus Taylor for being named Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) This Is Public Health Ambassadors! Throughout the year, Ambassadors participate in a series of public health outreach events along with professional development activities. Published May 18, 2018

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