Contact Tracing—an Essential Tool of Public Health—Being Used by Yale Students to Slow Pandemic
Contact tracing is a pillar of public health, and when done quickly—and correctly—it saves lives. Yale students, who might otherwise have learned about this classic public health intervention in textbooks or lectures, are actively engaged in it, working the phones each day.
COVID-19 Updated Data & Developments
Coronavirus is a family of viruses that have been known to infect humans. Viruses in the family are known to cause the common cold, SARS, and MERS. The virus that causes COVID-19 infects people and is easily spread person-to-person but is far less virulent than SARS. Cases have been detected in most countries worldwide, including the United States, and has officially been declared a pandemic, or a global disease outbreak. COVID-19 causes a respiratory disease that may be identifiable by dry coughing, breathing difficulties, and fever. Those that suspect they are infected with coronavirus should call their health provider first and should not go to a health care facility unless directed to do so.
MoMba App: Hopelab and Elevate Team Up on Social Media Application
Elevate, a policy lab at Yale School of Medicine and Hopelab, a social innovation lab in San Francisco, Calif., recently teamed up in a collaboration focused on the MoMba® app, a social media application designed to strengthen the mental health of mothers as well as their connections with their young children.
Elevate Policy Lab Launches at Yale
An afternoon of activities and talks on May 6th marked the official launch of Elevate: A Policy Lab to Elevate Mental Health and Disrupt Poverty, which works to transform the public sector’s fight against poverty by elevating family mental health. The new policy lab is housed at Yale School of Medicine with support from the Department of Psychiatry and Yale Child Study Center.
New Programmatic Partnership: MOMS Teams Up with Too Small to Fail on Services Integrating Maternal Mental Health and Early Literacy Promotion
With work underway in New York City, the MOMS Partnership® is teaming up with Too Small to Fail, the early childhood initiative of the Clinton Foundation that promotes early brain and language development through a public awareness and action campaign across the country called “Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing.”
Elevate, Scholastic Education to Collaborate in NYC
Elevate is joining forces with Scholastic Education as part of a new research endeavor: the Yale Child Study Center-Scholastic Collaborative for Child and Family Resilience. The Collaborative for Child and Family Resilience works to advance research at the intersection of literacy and health and to contribute to the development of resources, programs, and curriculum that improve academic and health outcomes for children, their families, and communities.
Yale Launches New Policy Lab to Elevate Mental Health and Disrupt Poverty
Elevate is a new policy laboratory stemming from the successful work of the Mental health Outreach for MotherS (MOMS) Partnership and joining forces with Women’s Health Research at Yale (WHRY) to apply science to the creation and spread of evidence-based interventions for socially and economically disadvantaged families in partnership with government agencies.Source: YaleNews
MOMS launches racial equity initiative
The MOMS Partnership® is proud to announce an initiative to ensure that the guiding principle of equity is reflected within our organization: the development and implementation of a racial equity action plan, a set of measurable objectives on racial equity for MOMS to achieve over the next 18 months.
MOMS Partnership® chosen for new Aspen Family Prosperity Innovation Community
MOMS Partnership® is honored to join a unique learning and action community created by Ascend at the Aspen Institute to advance bold action to improve economic opportunities for working families in the United States, especially those who struggle to make ends meet.
MOMS Partnership™, DC Department of Human Services form collaboration
The MOMS Partnership™ is expanding and headed next to Washington, DC! The organization is pleased to announce an official collaboration with the DC Department of Human Services to replicate MOMS through the DC welfare (TANF, or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) program.