Geography affects mental health care
Geography affects mental health care

Substance abuse, access to mental health care and costs remain a burden for people living in rural areas, even if they have private insurance. These are the findings of a

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NPHW 2022 Explainer: Climate Change – How the warming of our planet affects our health
NPHW 2022 Explainer: Climate Change – How the warming of our planet affects our health

Climate change is impacting the health of communities and further exacerbating health inequities all over the world. With expertise in geography and climate science, Michelle Ritchie, an assistant professor in

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UGA Public Health selects five 2021-2022 Health Equity Fellows
UGA Public Health selects five 2021-2022 Health Equity Fellows

The UGA College of Public Health has announced its second cohort of Health Equity Fellows who will work directly with local government officials in five Georgia cities to carry out

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New data reveals CPCs are spreading, casting wider net to attract non-pregnant clients
New data reveals CPCs are spreading, casting wider net to attract non-pregnant clients

Crisis Pregnancy Center Map (CPC Map) announces the release of updated data to support the understanding of where and how crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) are operating in the U.S. CPC

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Data for the people: Athens Wellbeing Project helps pinpoint areas of civic concern
Data for the people: Athens Wellbeing Project helps pinpoint areas of civic concern

By Scott Michaux | Photography By Amy Ware, Jason Thrasher, Mark Taylor When the novel coronavirus pandemic struck in 2020, it delivered an array of unforeseen hardships including shutdowns, unemployment

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Physical activity may curb health care worker burnout
Physical activity may curb health care worker burnout

There is no question that the pandemic has been immensely stressful for health care workers, especially for those on the frontline of patient care. Yet, even before the pandemic, the

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NPHW 2022 Explainer: Racism as a social determinant of health
NPHW 2022 Explainer: Racism as a social determinant of health

The public health and health care communities have long acknowledged race and ethnicity as factors that influence health, but experts are now digging deeper to understand the ways that racism

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Training nursing home communities to open up about grief
Training nursing home communities to open up about grief

Nursing home populations have been among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, and as a result, these communities are bearing a disproportionate burden of the grief and loss associated

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UGA College of Public Health launches initiative to tackle health inequities in Georgia
UGA College of Public Health launches initiative to tackle health inequities in Georgia

The UGA College of Public Health (CPH) has launched the CPH Health Equity Hub to address the social determinants and racial injustices that drive health inequities in Georgia. The creation

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UGA researcher to study impact of online dating abuse on marginalized teens
UGA researcher to study impact of online dating abuse on marginalized teens

UGA’s Danielle Lambert has received a $250,000 award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to research how cyber dating abuse impacts marginalized adolescents in the South. For

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UGA study outlines legacy of unfair housing policies exposing Black families to toxins
UGA study outlines legacy of unfair housing policies exposing Black families to toxins

New research from the University of Georgia demonstrates how unfair housing policies work to endanger the health of Black communities. The study highlights three cases where Black communities were exposed

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CPH student named APHA maternal and child health section fellow
CPH student named APHA maternal and child health section fellow

University of Georgia College of Public Health doctoral student Kandyce Hylick was one of 10 students selected to be a 2020-2021 APHA Maternal and Child Health Section fellow. Fellows are

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Older adults feel stressed, yet resilient in time of COVID-19
Older adults feel stressed, yet resilient in time of COVID-19

America’s oldest citizens say they’ve been through worse, but many older adults are feeling the stress of COVID-19 and prolonged social distancing measures, according to a new study from the

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UGA researchers map unequal impact of COVID-19 on Georgia counties
UGA researchers map unequal impact of COVID-19 on Georgia counties

Researchers at the University of Georgia have created a series of maps intended to help local health officials and policymakers make decisions about next steps in their response to COVID-19. The

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