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Student sticker campaign encourages steps to keep campus healthy

A group of CPH students created a set of stickers encouraging mask-wearing and vaccinations to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The free stickers--perfect for water bottles and laptops--are available in each CPHB department and the dean's suite while supplies last. Published October 7, 2021

CPH COVID response summary

The College of Public Health continues to help guide, inform, and protect the campus, state, and nation during the COVID-19 pandemic. View a document and news stories summarizing some of the many contributions made by the CPH community. Published October 7, 2021

Petersen comments on COVID testing in Iowa

The recent COVID-19 surge prompted Iowans in September to seek coronavirus tests at a rate not seen since Christmas of last year. The state also reported a 9.5% positivity rate for tests Wednesday, which shows that there's not enough testing occurring in the state, said Christine Petersen, director of the Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases at the UI College of Public Health. (Des Moines Register) Published October 7, 2021

CPH researchers find pedestrian death rates are higher for most minorities

Cara Hamann, CPH assistant professor of epidemiology, said fatal pedestrian crashes in the U.S. rose by more than 50% from 2008 to 2018. "We see pedestrian fatalities rising overall, but those increases are not equal when we look by racial group," Hamann adds. (ABC15 Arizona) Published October 7, 2021

COVID is killing rural Americans at twice the rate of urbanites

While the initial surge of COVID-19 deaths skipped over much of rural America, where roughly 15% of Americans live, nonmetropolitan mortality rates quickly started to outpace those of metropolitan areas as the virus spread nationwide before vaccinations became available, according to data from the Rural Policy Research Institute. (Multiple sources) Published October 7, 2021

Iowa students place among top teams in Fulbright Canada Post-COVID Challenge

A University of Iowa student team recently placed among the top entries in an international competition called the Fulbright Canada Post-COVID Challenge. Published October 6, 2021

Fife co-authors article on racial justice competency model

The theme of the most recent edition of "Elevate" from the Public Health Learning Network centers on health and racial equity. Dena Fife, lead instructional designer with the MPHTC, co-authored the article "Moving from Conversation to Action: Developing a Racial Justice Competency Model for Public Health Professionals." Published October 1, 2021

Newsletter focuses on substance use recovery

The fall 2021 issue of the newsletter "Addressing Addiction in our Native American Communities" focuses on recovering from substance use disorders during COVID-19. Published October 1, 2021

2021 CPH Research Week+

This year's CPH Research Week+ features speakers, student research, the global health case competition, new faculty social, and more. Check out the full schedule. Published September 30, 2021

New podcast shares stories, tips for farm safety and health

The new FarmSafe podcast produced by the Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health combines near-miss stories from farmers, agricultural workers and emergency responders with tips for better health and safety on the farm. (The Gazette) Published September 30, 2021