Category Archives: Public Health

How to Reduce Risks with Outdoor Winter Activities During COVID-19

Now that winter has officially set in, many people are thinking about which cold weather outdoor activities are safe during the Coronavirus Pandemic. There is no doubt that physical activity promotes our health and mental well-being, but how can you determine which winter activities are safer than others? Are there ways to reduce our risks […]

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UVM’s Dr. Jan Carney Featured in Verywell Health to Discuss Disparities in Healthcare

University of Vermont Associate Dean for Public Health and Health Policy Dr. Jan K. Carney, M.D., MPH, was recently featured in a Verywell Health article titled, “Insurance Status Impacts Access to Quality Surgical Care, Study Finds.” Citing an October 2020 study by the American Cancer Society, findings suggest that uninsured patients or those with Medicare/Medicaid […]

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A Vaccination for COVID-19: What Comes Next?

On Sunday, November 15, more than 69,000 Americans were hospitalized with symptoms of COVID-19 and the United States reached 11 million coronavirus cases – only six days after hitting the 10 million mark. In a month punctuated by grim warnings of darker days ahead, both Pfizer and Moderna announced promising vaccines within a week of […]

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COVID-19: Managing Holiday Celebrations and the Flu Season

On October 31st, the U.S. reported 99,321 new coronavirus cases—the highest single-day total since the beginning of the pandemic—and the near-future doesn’t look promising. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) predicts a total of 243,000 to 256,000 COVID-19 deaths will be reported by the week before the Thanksgiving holiday, up from 229,000 at […]

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Alumna Finds a Sense of Purpose in the Field of Public Health

A medical anthropology course was Ariel Carter’s first introduction to public health. Learning how health and illness are shaped, experienced, and understood in light of global, historical, and political forces opened Carter’s eyes to population health. The UVM alumna, who graduated in 2014 with a degree in biology and anthropology, was unsure about her career […]

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Public Health Graduate Program Helps Alumna Take Her Career to the Next Level

Shifting from an office environment to remote working turned out to be a smooth transition for Zoe Adams. For Adams, who works as a research coordinator for Gideon Health, her time at UVM prepared her well for the evolving remote workforce. The Vermont native graduated from UVM in 2014 with a degree in Community and […]

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UVM Announces Public Health Award Winners for Academic Excellence, Service, and Achievement

Three individuals are being recognized for their commitment to public health. John Paul Grogan, Caitlin Jenkins, and Alex Sherbrook are the recipients of the UVM Master of Public Health annual awards. Grogan received the Academic Excellence Award, Sherbrook the Achievement in Public Health Practice Award, and Jenkins the Linda Dorey Service to Public Health Award. […]

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Webinar: How to Protect Public Health as States Reopen

Retail stores, restaurants, child care centers, and hotels are starting to reopen. However, it’s anything but business as usual in Vermont. Governor Phil Scott recently extended the State of Emergency in Vermont to July 15. Meanwhile, state data and modeling show that the overall spread of COVID-19 continues to be limited, even as the state […]

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Caring for Children’s Mental Health As They Return to Pre-School, Daycare, and Summer Camps

After nearly three months of stay-at-home orders, the State of Vermont is allowing the reopening of early childhood education centers and summer camps under strict guidelines. Sending kids to pre-school, daycare, and camps— and potentially back to school in the fall—will likely bring up a wide range of emotions for children and families.  A panel […]

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UVM Announces New Public Health Award in Honor of Linda Dorey

A new public health award has been established at the University of Vermont to honor a former longtime Vermont Department of Health employee. The Linda Dorey Service to Public Health Award will be given to a student, staff person or faculty member in the UVM Public Health program who has demonstrated a high level of service to […]

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