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Center for Climate and Health

Details: The CCH is a global center bringing together scholars, community organizers, and policy-makers to understand the impact of climate change on human health and to intervene to mitigate impacts. As one of the largest academic centers focused on climate and health, the CCH harnesses the expertise of Boston University School of Public Health’s

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Developing Technology to Help Bolster Public Health

Details: With health and medicine embracing digitization, there are ample opportunities for synergies to form between the public health field and private industry. In addition to advising on the best approaches for improving health repertoires, public health professionals are trained to steer health technology solutions with a more equitable and

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public health Archives

Details: Tag: public health . Research and data. Developing Technology to Help Bolster Public Health . Today, technology is used everywhere within society. From self-checkouts to customer service chatbots, it is unavoidable in this digital era. Furthermore, conversions to more digitized solutions are not slowing, especially…

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What’s the deal with climate change and health

Details: Quinn Adams is a Climate and Health MS student at the Boston University School of Public Health and is an incoming BUSPH Environmental Health PhD student. She is interested in understanding the influence of climate change and extreme weather events on human health outcomes, with a particular interest in the impact on emerging infectious

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health study Archives

Details: Tuberculosis kills more than 4,200 people worldwide every day, and South Africa has one of the highest TB incidence rates in the world. Like COVID-19, tuberculosis (TB) is a highly…

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Mental health and physical health cannot be separated

Details: Mental health and physical health go hand in hand. Clinicians, employers, and others can help create healthier and more complete mind and body wellness. We ought not to focus on one aspect of health at a time, but rather, on all aspects, together. Meghan Smith is a doctoral candidate in Epidemiology at the Boston University School of Public

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Big ideas to solve big public health problems

Details: idea hub at BUSPH is working with Dr. Wellenius to launch a big idea to mitigate the impact of climate change on human health. The ambitious plan will implement pilot programs in 50 cities around the globe to mitigate the effects of extreme heat and other climate-related health problems. The big idea includes the world’s largest information

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Healthy people are critical to a healthy economy – public health is …

Details: Healthy people are critical to a healthy economy – public health is the answer. Craig Ross January 3, 2022. As public health professionals, we want each human being to realize their unique potential and to fulfill the miracle of their existence. Our focus is population-scale prevention and intervention. Private industry has traditionally

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Continuing the conversation: Preventing the next pandemic—will …

Details: Public health efforts should prioritize trust, equity, and collective action to be remotely prepared for upcoming threats. These concentrations can foster an environment with equitable access to vital resources and information that enables populations to take effective action, better their health, and maintain a robust social safety net.

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Tracking individuals through time to find TB transmission hot …

Details: Dr. Helen Jenkins, Associate Professor, and researcher at Boston University’s School of Public Health, is leading a project in the Western Cape of South Africa focused on understanding the hot spots of high TB transmission. This vital work highlights priority locations for targeted interventions to prevent further transmission.

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Climate and health: a community perspective

Details: The academic research perspective. In the final keynote speech, moderator Patrick L. Kinney, Beverly Brown Professor of Urban Health and Professor of Environmental Health at BUSPH, and Francesca Dominici, Clarence James Gamble Professor of Biostatistics, Population and Data Science Co-Director of the Data Science Initiative, Harvard T.H. Chan …

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Preventing Child Lead Poisoning by Integrating Health Practices

Details: Preventing child lead poisoning associated with jobs at high risk for lead exposures like construction, needs to be a collaborative effort among employers, construction workers, and their families – working together to integrate health in both workplaces and homes. Ultimately, we should all care for the health of children.

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Delivering the message about health insurance

Details: Dr. Paul Shafer is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Law, Policy, and Management at the Boston University School of Public Health. His research focuses on the effects of the structure and implementation of state and federal health insurance policy on coverage, health care use, and health.

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Tackling health inequities and climate change

Details: If these policies are implemented equitably with input from marginalized communities, climate policy can close health gaps and address historical inequities. Devin O’Donnell is an MPH candidate at the Boston University School of Public Health, focusing on community health and human rights. She is interested in the intersection of climate

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Addressing child mental health in schools through school nurses

Details: The goal of the program is to help school health professionals view all student mental health challenges through a health equity lens, allowing them to better steer their decisions and thought processes moving forward. SHIELD was established in 2016 to provide continuing education in the clinical, management, and leadership skills of school

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veteran health Archives

Details: Tag: veteran health . Research and data. Gulf War veterans and their children: Understanding Gulf War Illness “I would do anything for them,” “I work hard so they can have a good life,” and “I want a better life for them,” are just some of the common… continue reading

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Allergy Season is Getting Longer: How Climate Change and …

Details: According to Patrick Kinney, Beverly A. Brown Professor of Urban Health and Sustainability in the Department of Environmental Health at the Boston University School of Public Health, “climate change has added to the typical pollen season, which has serious implications for the many Americans who suffer from hay fever and asthma.”

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health equity Archives

Details: Addressing child mental health in schools through school nurses School nurses play a vital, but often undervalued part of the educational ecosystem, serving as a primary source for identifying and supporting children’s behavioral and mental health needs.

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postpartum health Archives

Details: Improving women’s health and wellbeing by better understanding postpartum urinary incontinence Urinary incontinence occurs in 25-30% of mothers at six months postpartum. However, less than a quarter of these women seek care because they may not think anything can be …

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idea hub Staff Spotlight: Managing Director, Vanessa Edouard

Details: “I value our mission, and how that mission drives all that we do. But the thing that has kept me at BUSPH is the community—people genuinely care about each other, make themselves available and enjoy working together. I have the privilege of working on school and university wide projects with staff and faculty from across SPH and I enjoy learning about their …

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Public Health Innovations

Details: Empowering youth to combat misinformation on social media. With the often harmful virality of misinformation, Young Public aims to help youth develop both health literacy and media literacy as a way to prevent harm. “We want the young…. continue reading. Empowering youth to combat misinformation on social media.

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Predicting breast cancer risk in Black women

Details: Since 1995, the Black Women’s Health Study at Boston University works to better understand the causes of the increased rates of many illnesses in Black women, such as hypertension, breast cancer at young ages, diabetes, stroke, and lupus. Enrolling 59,000 women, they recognized the need to better understand the causes of these illnesses and

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Collaborations Archives

Details: Developing a new generation of public health technologists. My hope is that from this pandemic we gain a generation of scientists, engineers, and technologists who are determined to approach public health with a dedication to creating equitable solutions.…. continue reading.

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