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From the Front Row: Getting involved in opportunities outside the classroom

This week, current public health students talk about their involvement with groups and organizations outside of the classroom and why getting involved is an important part of their education and career development. Published August 27, 2021

Q&A with CPH alumna, new Johnson County Public Health director Danielle Pettit-Majewski

Alumna Danielle Pettit-Majewski started her roles as directore of the Johnson County Public Health Department in August 2021. Read more about her background and goals for the department.  Published August 27, 2021

Alumna Danielle Pettit-Majewski starts role as Johnson County’s public health director

Alumna Danielle Pettit-Majewski (10MPH) was recently named the new director of Johnson County Public Health. Read two profiles to learn more about her background, the challenges of the pandemic, and her goals to support the needs of a public health workforce facing burnout. Published August 27, 2021

GPCAH launches new FarmSafe podcast

The Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health has launched a new podcast, FarmSafe. During each episode, agricultural workers and public health experts share first-hand stories and real-life tips for making safer and healthier decisions while on the farm. Published August 26, 2021

OSHA raises awareness to prevent construction worker suicides

OSHA has formed a task force of industry partners, unions, and educators to raise awareness of construction workers' risk factors for suicide. The Healthier Workforce Center of the Midwest created a workplace suicide prevention campaign for construction workers that has expanded beyond a regional initiative. (EHS Today) Published August 26, 2021

Ward comments on growth of school-based telehealth centers

Health systems are expanding telehealth services in schools, especially in areas where transportation and clinician shortages are barriers to care. Due to COVID-19 resetting the baseline for telehealth utilization, more virtual services exist now, says Marcia Ward, CPH professor and director of the Rural Telehealth Research Center. (Modern Healthcare) Published August 26, 2021

Learn more about the Health Equity Advancement Lab (HEAL)

Learn more about the Health Equity Advancement Lab (HEAL) and connect with others interested in health equity and social justice at a kick-off meeting on Friday, Aug. 27, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.  Published August 26, 2021

Petersen answers questions about the delta variant

Christine Petersen, CPH professor and director of the Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, recently answered questions about the delta variant, masks, and vaccination. (Daily Iowan) Published August 25, 2021

Gilbert comments on UI’s lack of a mask requirement

Iowa is the only Big Ten university that doesn’t require masks, per a directive from the state Board of Regents. "I see this almost as an ethical issue, that we’ve had constraints imposed externally that prevent us from really following the science-based guidelines to keep us safe," says Paul Gilbert, CPH associate professor. (Daily Iowan) Published August 25, 2021

College’s inaugural annual report on DEI activities now available

All are invited to view the 2020-21 annual report on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) activities in the College of Public Health. This inaugural report presents a summary of key DEI developments and select activities in our college. Published August 25, 2021