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.
Ko Is Appointed Raj and Indra Nooyi Professor of Public Health
Albert Ko, an infectious disease physician and epidemiologist whose research has yielded critical insights into the health consequences of rapid urbanization and social inequity, has been appointed the Raj and Indra Nooyi Professor of Public Health, effective July 1.
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
The Development of the Girl Champ Brand in eSwatini: Engaging the Private Sector to Promote Uptake of Health Services among Adolescent Girls and Young Women
In eSwatini and across sub-Saharan Africa, adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) are at significantly higher risk of HIV infection and poorer sexual and reproductive health (SRH) than their male counterparts.Source: Project Last Mile
The Evolution of Trust within a Global Health Partnership with the Private Sector: An Inductive Framework
The Yale Global Health Leadership Initiative investigated how trust between partners evolved in the context of Project Last Mile (PLM), a global health partnership that translates the business acumen of The Coca-Cola Company to strengthen public health systems across Africa.Source: Project Last Mile
COVID recovery packages should include climate solutions, researcher says
As countries rebuild their economies, they could help speed the transition to renewable energy. Dr. Robert Dubrow, Yale Center on Climate Change and Health, "says as countries rebuild, they have an opportunity to accelerate the transition to clean, renewable energy. And that would help solve another public health crisis: climate change."Source: Yale Climate Connections
YSPH Researchers Find that Vitamin D Supplementation Does Not Lower Children’s Risk of TB Infection
Yale faculty members Drs. Xin Zhou and Donna Spiegelman at the Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science and Department of Biostatistics at the Yale School of Public Health, along with colleagues from several other universities, including lead author Dr. Davaasambuu Ganmaa of the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, published findings last week in the New England Journal of Medicine, demonstrating that vitamin D supplementation does not lower children’s risk of TB infection.
Surge in single-use PPE feeds "toxic" pandemic waste crisis
The global response to the COVID-19 pandemic produced millions of articles of single-use personal protective equipment (PPE). Without proper disposal, many items end up in traditional waste streams or dumped in the open. Reusable PPE, Dr. Jodi Sherman notes, may provide a solution.Source: Financial Times