"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" guides public health promotion and practice around the world. But prevention strategies and programs to promote healthier lifestyles alone are not a solution; one must also consider public health policies and their impacts on accessibility and equity.
David L. Chin, Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management, is quoted in a story appearing in the Daily Hampshire Gazette addressing the "ripple effects of Question 1," a hotly-contested state ballot question to establish nurse-patient staffing ratios. Chin commented that the ballot question probably wouldn't have the intended effect.
The CDC’s Office of Scientific Integrity recently invited Community Health Education’s Daniel Goldstein to present a webinar introducing SPHHS’s newest online offering: the Graduate Certificate in Public Health Ethics.
Third year Audiology doctoral student Shannon O’Neil recently received a travel award to attend the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) annual convention.
Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Laura Vandenberg is featured in a new video produced by UMass Amherst Research NEXT as part of its “UMass Women in Science” series.
The Department of Biostatistics & Epidemiology is seeking applicants for a Lecturer to work with a dynamic and engaged faculty.
CBC Radio recently interviewed Catrine Tudor-Locke, Professor of Kinesiology and Associate Dean for Research, about the misconception that reaching a goal of 10,000 steps per day makes for a healthy lifestyle.
The air in Hampshire County may feel crisp and clean, but Environmental Health Sciences’ Richard Peltier says it’s anything but.
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) recently profiled Associate Professor Laura Vandenberg, highlighting her work in research and academia.
A study done by researchers at UMass Amherst finds that there has been a slight improvement in the real estate market surrounding the Plainridge Park Casino in southeastern Massachusetts since it opened in 2015.