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CPH alumna Emily Houston named Washington County public health director

The Washington County (Iowa) Board of Health recently announced its next public health director, CPH graduate Emily Houston (20BA, 21MPH). She starts the position on Nov. 29. (Southeast Iowa Union) Published November 10, 2021

COVID incidence, mortality rates remain much higher in rural areas

Rural Americans are dying of COVID-19 at higher rates than their urban counterparts, according to a report from the RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis.  Published November 10, 2021

National Injury Prevention Day is Nov. 18

Join the UI Injury Prevention Research Center as we shine a green light on injury prevention along with partners across Iowa and the U.S. On Nov. 18, bridges, buildings, and homes will shine a green light to raise awareness of the importance of injury prevention. See how you can get involved. Published November 9, 2021

Watch the Global Public Health Case Competition team presentations

Tune into the IIPHRP Global Public Health Case Competition Nov. 12 as student teams tackle the topic "Institutional Racism as a Barrier to Health in Poland."  Published November 9, 2021

Order your CPH swag today!

Just in time for holiday shopping, the CPH Graduate Student Association has opened an online apparel store. Check out the selection of CPH gear and show your support for public health at Iowa! Orders are due Nov. 21. Published November 9, 2021

Alumna Bella De Soriano addresses the power of conscious language

In her work with Healthline Media, alumna Bella De Soriano (17MPH) recently created The Conscious Language Guide to improve patient-provider communication and advance their work toward health equity. As a podcast guest, she discussed how language can create challenges as well as opportunities. Published November 5, 2021

Mueller receives Jerry Karbeling Award

The Iowa Rural Health Association recently honored Keith Mueller, Gerhard Hartman Professor and head of health management and policy, with the 2021 Jerry Karbeling Award for contributions to rural health. Published November 5, 2021

COVID-19 slows progress toward ending cancer disparities

The COVID-19 pandemic has delayed cancer research and care, including screenings. If people wait until they have symptoms to get screened, the cancer may have progressed to a point where it’s harder to treat, said Mary Charlton, CPH associate professor of epidemiology. (Daily Iowan) Published November 5, 2021

From the Front Row – Hidden public health topics: Intimate partner violence

This week, Lexi Fahrion talks with PhD student Hannah Rochford about intimate partner violence (IPV), the roles that social and economic stress play, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on IPV.  Published November 4, 2021

Attend the Iowa Diabetes and Wellness Summit

The 2021 Iowa Diabetes and Wellness Summit will take place virtually on the mornings of Nov. 10 and 17. The summit will cover the latest practices, opportunities, resources, and tools for diabetes prevention, control and management. Published November 4, 2021