It’s noon on Thursday, Nov. 16, and a group of students are distributing cigarettes and free sandwiches at the Bell Tower.
A new study led by Gabriel S. Tajeu, assistant professor in the Department of Health Services Administration and Policy, may help lead to changes in how the medical community approaches cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention in adults.
This semester, students in the College of Public Health and Temple’s Tyler School of Art are bringing a burgeoning practice in adaptive technology to HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy in Philadelphia.
In a multidisciplinary effort, students are designing and creating custom adaptations, such as a booster seat that helps a child with paralysis sit upright or a small table that’s just their size, that increase function in those with disabilities.
By Laurie Friedman, assistant professor in the School of Social Work
Seven judges, a key prosecutor and several municipal officials will be elected in Pennsylvania tomorrow. It’s an “off-year” election, and fewer than a quarter of registered voters are likely to show up at the polls. But, as social workers—advocates for our clients, our communities and our society—we have a responsibility to cast our votes.
There’s a new approach to addressing the opioid crisis in Philadelphia: prevent addiction from happening in the first place. At the Care Clinic, a federally-qualified community health center run by the nonprofit Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), people who suffer from chronic pain learn to manage their symptoms in a way that keeps them from slipping into opioid abuse.
In October, a handful of graduate students got a hands-on, behind-the-scenes look at how they can help a law get passed.
On Friday, Oct. 27, Robert Fullilove, associate dean for community and minority affairs and professor of clinical sociomedical sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, delivered the inaugural lecture in the Dean’s Seminar Series in Ritter Hall’s Walk Auditorium.
With a new study, College of Public Health Dean and Laura H. Carnell Professor Laura A. Siminoff is investigating a relatively small population that's underrepresented in current research. However, her findings could be significant not only for this community but for other, larger demographics as well.
After 10 years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Carolyn Parks joins the College of Public Health faculty this fall as an associate professor of instruction in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences.