Wildfires, heat waves make carbon-free energy imperative in CT
In this commentary, Yale School of Public Health Professor Robert Dubrow argues that burning fossil fuels and building new fossil fuel infrastructure is a disaster for the climate and for public health and that we therefore must convert from fossil fuels to carbon-free energy with all deliberate speed and must stop building new fossil fuel infrastructure.Source: CT Mirror
Disparities Persist in Positive Cardiac Longevity Trend
One of the first national studies to measure long-term patient outcomes following a heart attack has found positive overall trends, but those benefits do not extend to low-income and Black communities, according to a new study in JAMA Cardiology.
Connecticut should seek zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, says study from Yale and Save the Sound
"Climate Action Plan 2022: Cut Emissions & Build a Healthy Connecticut," a collaboration between Save the Sound and the Yale Center on Climate Change and Health, identifies a short list of critical policies that the Connecticut legislature should pass to ensure the state meets its greenhouse gas reduction targets in an equitable waySource: New Haven Register
Yale-led Study Finds the Affordable Care Act Prevented Thousands of Colorectal Cancer Cases and Deaths
Can removing out-of-pocket costs for screening save lives? Screening for cancer and other diseases can identify the disease in its earlier stages of development and has been found to be highly effective in preventing the onset of illness.
How Does Climate Change Affect Human Health?
Every human being on the planet is — and will continue to be — affected by massive changes to our collective living environment. Some experts, including Dr. Robert Dubrow, faculty director of the Yale Center on Climate Change and Health, consider climate change to be “the biggest health threat facing humanity.” Dr. Dubrow and other experts discussed the effects of climate change on human health, including physical health risks and mental health impacts.Source: Discover Magazine
Yale psychologist: How to cope in a world of climate disasters, trauma and anxiety
Climate change anxiety results in intense emotions that are valid. Dr. Sarah Lowe, clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Yale School of Public Health, shares advice for when to recognize that anxiety has become problematic.Source: CNBC
Environmental Justice Conference Explores a Just Recovery
The Global Environmental Justice Conference, organized by the Yale Center on Environmental Justice and co-sponsored by the Yale Sustainable Food Program and the Center on Climate Change and Health at the Yale School of Public Health, brought together scholars, practitioners, and activists from around the world and across disciplines to discuss how scholarship, social justice, and environmental management can be effectively integrated.
Yale School of Public Health Partnership with Mexico Leads to New Online Implementation Science Course
A new YSPH partnership with the National Institute of Public Health in Mexico has led to the launch of an online Spanish language summer course in implementation science for health professionals.
The Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS) Welcomes New Members, Drs. Debbie Humphries, Christine Simon, and Junhan Fang
The Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS) welcomes two new associate faculty members, Drs. Debbie Humphries and Christine L. Simon, and a new postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Junhan Fang. Their arrival reflects CMIPS’ ongoing efforts to foster a multidisciplinary network of researchers dedicated to developing and disseminating innovative methodological approaches to increasing the uptake and implementation of effective public health interventions.
Covid-19 in Connecticut Public Schools
Nearly all Connecticut schools closed after the onset of COVID-19 in the spring of 2020. But starting this past fall, state policy makers and school officials have been increasingly focused on getting as many students physically back into the classroom as possible, citing benefits to student education, mental health, and socialization. Keeping students in schools safely depends upon the levels of transmission found within individual schools and in the broader community. In Connecticut, individual school districts have made autonomous decisions about their learning models, often changing weekly to an in-person, hybrid or remote model in response to local conditions. State officials have characterized in-school outbreaks as rare, despite the numbers and patterns of reported cases. The independence of Connecticut public school districts has also produced inequitable access to the facilities and services needed to safely return to school during a pandemic.Source: Yale COVID Mapping Initiative