Institute presents 14th annual conference, Oct. 27

According to a 2020 poll, “More than 7 in 10 Americans believe public health plays an important role in the health of their community.” As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, how do we recognize the value of public health for the future? How do we prepare our public health infrastructure for future emergencies? Can we strengthen […]

Call for applications! 2022 Summer Research Program

From October 15, 2021 through January 7, 2022, the Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program application period will be open to students who seek challenge, research and experience in one of two tracks: the Public and Global Health Track and the Aging and Neurological Diseases Track. During the eight-week summer program, students work with […]

Institute for Public Health 2020 annual conference summary

Given that COVID-19 is in the forefront of the minds of, well…everyone, here and across the world, it was no surprise that the disease was the focus of the 13th Institute for Public Health Annual Conference, Oct. 29th. But, how prepared were we for the pandemic locally and nationally? What were the hidden costs and how […]

2019 Annual Conference Summary

Written by Kim Furlow, communications manager at the Institute for Public Health   Health Equity Critical to Reducing Maternal and Infant Mortality The U.S. could avoid about 40% of maternal deaths if all women had access to quality health care. The key to helping resolve this issue is to focus on maternal and infant equity […]

Postpartum diabetes screening essential for health equity in women

Paving the path to reproductive equity requires raising awareness of the long term consequences of conditions first diagnosed in pregnancy.  Pregnancy complications like gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia serve as early warning signs for a woman’s future disease risk; however, our fragmented healthcare system often makes it difficult to effectively monitor and prevent disease in these […]

#MHisPH annual conference summary, videos and media

Thank you to everyone who joined us at our 9th annual conference, Mental Health is Public Health: Innovative Approaches to Behavioral Resilience. Poster Session Award Winners Congratulations to our three top posters from this year’s conference: “Patterns of Cancer Incidence and Mortality Rates and Trends in Trinidad and Tobago” by  Wayne A. Warner, Damali N. Martin, […]

#Prep4Peril summary, videos, and media

Thanks to everyone who joined us to make our eighth annual conference Prepared for Peril: Readiness and Recovery for Public Health Threats. Poster Session Award Winners Congratulations to our three top posters from this year’s conference! Kudos go to: “Developing and Implementing a Statewide Infant Mortality Action Plan: A Community Collaborative Partnership” by Monique A. Norfolk, […]