New UGA center to combat global human trafficking
New UGA center to combat global human trafficking

Each year, an estimated 800,000 people are trafficked globally, though the true number may be higher. In a quest to arm officials and stakeholders around the globe with more accurate

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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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Annual conference highlights communication and building trust in addressing COVID-19, racial equity
Annual conference highlights communication and building trust in addressing COVID-19, racial equity

The University of Georgia’s College of Public Health (CPH) hosted its ninth annual State of the Public’s Health Conference virtually on January 12. For the past eight years, the conference

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UGA student partners with local Council on Aging
UGA student partners with local Council on Aging

In January 2020, Jessica Shotwell gave her first lesson at the Athens Community Council on Aging. Just two months later, the COVID-19 pandemic brought about disruption and uncertainty, and Shotwell’s

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Stepping up, taking action in our latest magazine
Stepping up, taking action in our latest magazine

2020 has been a critical time for public health. When the first COVID-19 cases arrived in Georgia in late February, the UGA College of Public Health demonstrated its commitment to

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McDuffie County intern reflects on summer healthcare work
McDuffie County intern reflects on summer healthcare work

Originally published in the UGA Archway Partnership News. My name is Courtney Chaffin and I am a fourth year undergraduate Health Promotion and Behavior student at the University of Georgia.

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UGA study links mandatory social distancing to reduction in COVID-19 cases
UGA study links mandatory social distancing to reduction in COVID-19 cases

Mandatory social distancing policies can rapidly slow the spread of COVID-19, according to a new case study by two University of Georgia researchers. The study, which was published recently in

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Aging experts call for widespread dementia care training
Aging experts call for widespread dementia care training

The number of people in the U.S. living with Alzheimer’s or dementia is expected to triple by 2050, and the latest research from the Alzheimer’s Association shows that half of

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Dealing with grief in the time of COVID-19
Dealing with grief in the time of COVID-19

As of mid-July, the U.S. reported over 137,000 deaths due to COVID-19. Families are not only dealing with the death of loved ones and friends, but also significant changes to

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UGA helps rural health care providers during pandemic
UGA helps rural health care providers during pandemic

Health care professionals in Colquitt County have been better able to plan for their providers’ and patients’ needs during the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to a customized report from the University

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