2020 Iowa Public Health Heroes Award presented to Iowa’s public health workforce

Because of the unique situation presented by the pandemic and the amazing work of every public health worker in Iowa throughout 2020, the College of Public Health has chosen to present the Iowa Public Health Heroes Award to the entirety of the Iowa public health workforce. Published April 5, 2021

Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week

Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week is April 5-9, 2021. The College of Public Health celebrates the creativity, passion, and drive of our students. Thank you for your hard work and many contributions to our college and public health! Published April 2, 2021

Celebrate National Public Health Week

To help mark National Public Health Week 2021, APHA is hosting a slate of virtual events April 5-11. This year's theme is "Building Bridges to Better Health." In the midst of the most challenging public health crisis of our lifetimes, it's more important than ever to recognize and celebrate public health. Published April 2, 2021

DEI Spotlight: Campus Climate Survey

All CPH faculty, staff, and students are invited to the Spotlight event on April 5 at 12:30 p.m. sponsored by the CPH DEI Committee. Hear a summary of the Campus Climate Survey by Bia Marcello, Liz Tovar, KaLeigh White, Bradley Cramer, and Maurine Neiman. Check your email for the invitation and links. Published April 1, 2021

From the Front Row: Talking COVID-19 vaccine allocation and distribution

This week's discussion is about COVID-19 vaccine allocation and distribution at the local level. Sam Jarvis from Johnson County (Iowa) Public Health talks about the distribution plan and the process used to arrive at it along with how it fits in with overall emergency preparedness. Published April 1, 2021

Women in male-dominated fields detail their journeys to success

The Daily Iowan interviewed women in public health, engineering, medical professions, and in religious leadership to detail the challenges and successes they’ve had throughout their careers as women paving the way for more women to enter the fields. Linda Snetselaar, CPH professor and chair of preventive nutrition education, was one of the women profiled.  Published April 1, 2021

Virtual symposium: Responding to the COVID-19 Infodemic

The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the disparities of underserved, minority and underrepresented communities. This includes ensuring equal understanding of accurate health information, education in hard hit communities, and valuing inclusion in clinical research to overcome COVID-19. The free NNLM Virtual Symposium April 8-9 is an opportunity to address misinformation and mistrust, raise awareness about the pandemic, and efforts to combat it.  Published March 31, 2021

PhD student Lexi Pratt discusses her path to occupational and environmental health

CPH doctoral student Lexi Pratt recently was interviewed about her journey to pursuing a degree in the occupational and environmental health and safety field.  Published March 31, 2021

Join the Healthy LifeStars 2021 Step-A-Thon

Healthy LifeStars, a national non-profit organization dedicated to helping educate children on healthy life habits and promoting physical activity, will host its annual Step-A-Thon during the week of April 12-16. This friendly competition challenges individuals, families, and teams to see who can take the most steps. Funds raised will be used to help combat childhood obesity by supporting underserved children and organizations wishing to join the Healthy LifeStars program. Published March 31, 2021

GPCAH Pilot Grant Program accepting applications

The Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health (GPCAH) is now accepting applications for new agricultural health and safety research, prevention, intervention, community outreach, and translation pilot projects that will have lasting impacts on the safety and health of farmers and agricultural workers. The center anticipates funding up to four projects with maximum budgets of $30,000. Applications are due July 1, 2021. Published March 31, 2021