SPH researchers exploring health impacts of homeless camp closures

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The School of Public project is the first to bring researchers, government agencies, and community organizations together to examine the issue.

Long-term care for LGBTQ+ older adults

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To mark LGBTQ+ Pride Month in June, the University of Minnesota School of Public Health is highlighting current research aimed at protecting the health and well-being of LGBTQ+ residents in long-term care facilities. 

SPH aims to develop new tool to measure residents’ access to urban greenspace

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Spending time in parks and other greenspaces has many positive effects on both physical and mental health, but research has shown that access to these greenspaces is uneven. The School of Public Health's Urban Greenspace Access Score will be an evidence-based, scoring system aimed at promoting urban greenspace equity.

SDG Webinar Series: Teaching the SDGs

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This session of the Sustainable Development Goals Webinar Series will feature three panelists who will share how they have integrated the Sustainable Development Goals into their courses or programs. You will hear about a health course with a study abroad component, a Freshman Seminar, and about how a 21-credit program was developed using the SDGs as a framework.


March is National Nutrition Month

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School of Public Health Associate Professor Jamie Stang provides expert comment on policy, systems and environmental changes that can help create communities where making healthy choices is possible.

Talking long-term care in rural Minnesota with U of M

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School of Public Health’s Janette Dill answers questions about Minnesota’s direct care workforce and why disparities exist between urban and rural areas of the state.

New study examines mental-health outcomes for Black students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities

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A new study from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health explores the long-term mental health effects for Black students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities compared with Black students attending predominantly white institutions of higher education. 

February is National Cancer Prevention Month

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To mark National Cancer Prevention Month this February, the University of Minnesota School of Public Health is focusing on behaviors and other steps that could help reduce risk factors associated with cancer. 

CIDRAP releases Coronavirus Vaccines R&D Roadmap to advance a new global strategy for broadly protective vaccines

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The UMN Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy   has released the Coronavirus Vaccines Research and Development Roadmap, a major global strategy to develop broadly protective vaccines against continually emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants and the threat of new coronaviruses that may cause pandemics in the future.

New study provides comprehensive overview of U.S. public health workforce

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After a decades-long decline — both in terms of financial investment and the overall size of the workforce — the COVID-19 pandemic prompted increased attention and funding for America’s public health systems.