Many Privately Insured Adults Think Their Mental Health Network is Inadequate, Study Finds
A new survey analysis from a researcher at the Yale School of Public Health suggests that privately insured adults are significantly more likely to rate their mental health provider network as inadequate compared to their medical provider network.
Flint Water Crisis Worsened Birth Outcomes, Disproportionally Affected Black Babies, YSPH Study Finds
Not long after city officials in Flint, Michigan, decided to cut costs by using river water as the local drinking supply, incidences of childhood lead poisoning skyrocketed. For the next several months, residents across the city — many of them Black and below the poverty line — would be exposed to dangerous chemicals from the polluted Flint River without knowing it.
Yale partners with the National Kapodistrian University of Athens to advance environmental science and public health
Officials at Yale and the National Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) in Greece have embarked on a partnership agreement to pursue the development of a center for excellence for environmental sciences and public health. The collaboration will engage research groups in both universities to work collaboratively to address the effects on humans and the ecosystem of hazardous agents including environmental pathogens.Source: Yale and the World
Olive Oil’s Many Health Benefits to be Explored in Yale Symposium in Spain
An annual international symposium on olive oil and health hosted by the Yale School of Public Health is heading to the center of the olive oil world – Spain – where leading experts will gather later this year to examine the potential and impact of what some call “liquid gold.”
Distinguished New Faculty Join YSPH’s Department of Environmental Health Sciences
The Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Yale School of Public Health welcomes four new faculty members to its growing team of interdisciplinary educators. They include an environmental expert with Microsoft, an attorney whose legal expertise in the area of environmental law was featured in the 2019 film “Dark Waters,” an acclaimed researcher who led the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and a prominent environmental toxicologist.
Scientific Team, Including YSPH Researcher, Warn Against Use of Acetaminophen by Pregnant Women
A team of 13 scientists — including one from the Yale School of Public Health — are cautioning against the use of pain relievers with acetaminophen by pregnant women, citing a growing body of research that suggests the drug might alter fetal development.
3 Essential Questions: Climate Change and Health
Kai Chen, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, studies the relationship between climate change, air pollution and human health. He applies multidisciplinary approaches in climate and air pollution sciences, exposure assessment and environmental epidemiology to better understand how climate change is affecting human health. Much of this work has been done in China, Europe and the United States.
Images Showing the Costs of Smoking Will Save Over Half a Million Lives
Graphic photos showing the severe consequences of smoking, which will be printed on all cigarette packages beginning in Oct. 2022, will save an estimated 539,000 lives over the remainder of this century, new research by the Yale School of Public Health and its partners finds.Source: YaleNews
The Climate Implications of the Health Sector
In a paper published September 20 in The BMJ, Jodi Sherman, MD, and colleagues encourage clinicians to embrace planetary health care, a broadening of the concept of “first, do no harm” beyond caring for patients to also include preserving the natural world on which human health relies.