Successfully easing back into the commotion of everyday life is challenging for people discharged from hospitals. For people with serious mental illness (SMI), like schizophrenia or major depression, the period immediately after discharge can be a high-risk moment for homelessness, unemployment and loneliness. Absence of well-coordinated care after discharge often leads to a return trip to the hospital.
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On Friday, May 10, eight hundred undergraduate and 389 graduate students in the College of Public Health and the School of Social Work, representing more than 40 degree programs, received their bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees at the 53rd College of Public Health Graduation Ceremony in the Liacouras Center.
Premature birth, when a mother gives birth before the 37th week of pregnancy, is a leading cause of infant mortality and can have significant, long-term health consequences for the newborn infant.
Each week in 2019, we're highlighting someone in the College of Public Health—students, alumni, researchers and beyond—for a feature we're calling Public Health in Focus. Click the photo for a portrait of Fatema Ibrahim, a Master of Science in Recreational Therapy student, or read on for the full interview.
Previous research shows that contact from Child Protective Services (CPS) can have significant, long-term implications for children and their parents. Children who are involved with the child welfare system have been shown to face poorer mental health, developmental and social outcomes.
In the United States, adults with a serious mental illness make up a disproportionate number of inmates in prisons. While an estimated 10.4 million American adults have a serious mental illness—4.2 percent of the general population—people with a serious mental illness comprise 16 percent of the prison population.
Earlier this month, the Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) brought holiday cheer to children in Shriners Hospitals for Children with a donation of gift boxes filled with toys, arts and crafts supplies, and more.
On Friday, Nov. 9, recreational therapy students in the Assistive Technology in Recreation class participated in the annual Assistive Technology Expo. At the expo, RT students demonstrated the uses of various assistive technology adaptations to their peers, faculty, staff and community members.
Beth Pfeiffer, associate professor of rehabilitation sciences, recently published research examining how children with autism who suffer from noise sensitivity respond to the use of noise-attenuating, or noise-canceling, headphones.
Over the past year, Temple’s College of Public Health has continued to redefine the boundaries of public health education, research and practice. Our faculty stand at the forefront of a shifting health landscape, making innovative connections across disciplines and reimagining clinical education.
Our digital Year In Review magazine includes top stories from across the Temple University College of Public Health in 2018: