New Haven researchers: It takes facts, trust to overcome COVID vaccine hesitancy
NEW HAVEN — New research conducted in New Haven documents how it takes accurate information and trust built over time to overcome Black and Hispanic residents’ hesitancy to getting vaccinated for COVID-19.Source: New Haven Register
Artists Team Up To “Vacúnate Fair Haven”
Maria Osorio Maya crouched beside the bus stop, pressing her weight into it as she rolled out the sheets of white, blue and orange vinyl. Her hands became a ballet, working to smooth out any bubbles and keep the edges sharp and straight. Just feet away, Grand Avenue buzzed and honked with the clamor of a weekday afternoon.Source: Arts Council of Greater New Haven
How to Ask Someone If They’re Vaccinated Against COVID-19
Now that around 60% of adults in America have received at least one dose of the vaccine,1 more people are re-entering public spaces and doing activities that were previously limited. However, as you plan long-awaited gatherings and schedule important appointments, it’s crucial to talk about COVID-19 vaccination status with others. It may be a tricky topic for some, but it’s important to discuss prior to any scheduled meet-up. When asking about someone’s vaccination status, your approach will generally vary depending on who you’re talking to. Here’s how you can politely bring up the topic in a conversation.Source: Verywell Health
Social Services Chief Details Covid-19 Support Plan For Neediest
The city’s plans for protecting and supporting New Haveners most in need during the Covid-19 crisis involve not just moving homeless residents from shelters into hotel rooms, but also distributing food to the hungry, coordinating direct financial assistance for those suddenly without a paycheck, and making existing financial empowerment services accessible by phone to eliminate the need to meet up in person.Source: New Haven Independent
CDC Grants Give YSPH Students Valuable Public Health Experience
The Yale School of Public Health’s longstanding relationship with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is providing students with valuable research and public health practice experience as they address chronic disease in New Haven and other Connecticut communities.
Moms-to-be teach each other in monthly group prenatal visits
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — In a big room full of moms-to-be, pregnant women check each other’s blood pressure and weight, a nurse-midwife measures their growing bellies, and they all join a seated circle for two hours of candid talk about what to expect when you’re expecting.Source: Associated Press
1 In 8 Go Hungry In Hamden
As paintings of famine-stricken mid-19th century Irishmen stared from the walls, politicians, hunger advocates, and community members gathered Thursday morning to deliver a message: hunger is not a distant problem but rather a harsh reality for many Hamden residents.Source: New Haven Independent
New Haven hunger report highlights food insecurity, offers recommendations
NEW HAVEN — A recent report on the state of hunger in the city is providing the groundwork for how various local agencies and institutions can address food insecurity, which is disproportionally affecting minority residents.Source: New Haven Register
Yale survey finds New Haven’s low-income areas feel safer, but health worries remain
NEW HAVEN >> Residents in the city’s most underserved neighborhoods are feeling safer, but worries about food security and higher rates of asthma remain a concern, according to a Yale University survey published Saturday.Source: New Haven Register
5.8 mile Fair Haven Urban Trail opens to the public
NEW HAVEN >> With the hopes of getting more residents up on their feet and into their walking shoes, a neighborhood group teamed up with the city and the public health department at Yale University to designate the new Fair Haven Urban Trail.Source: New Haven Register
Jeannette Ickovics appointed the Herman Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Jeannette R. Ickovics, newly named as the Samuel and Liselotte Herman Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, focuses her research on the interplay of complex biomedical, behavioral, social, and psychological factors that influence individual and community health.
School breakfasts contribute to healthy weight, study finds
Middle school students who eat breakfast at school — even if they have already had breakfast at home — are less likely to be overweight or obese than students who skip breakfast, says a new study by the Community Alliance for Research and Engagement (CARE) at the Yale School of Public Health and the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at the University of Connecticut.