Covid-19 in Connecticut Public Schools
Nearly all Connecticut schools closed after the onset of COVID-19 in the spring of 2020. But starting this past fall, state policy makers and school officials have been increasingly focused on getting as many students physically back into the classroom as possible, citing benefits to student education, mental health, and socialization. Keeping students in schools safely depends upon the levels of transmission found within individual schools and in the broader community. In Connecticut, individual school districts have made autonomous decisions about their learning models, often changing weekly to an in-person, hybrid or remote model in response to local conditions. State officials have characterized in-school outbreaks as rare, despite the numbers and patterns of reported cases. The independence of Connecticut public school districts has also produced inequitable access to the facilities and services needed to safely return to school during a pandemic.Source: Yale COVID Mapping Initiative
Dr. Donna Spiegelman, Director of Yale’s Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science, Receives Grant to Support Community Organizations in Ending the HIV Epidemic
To strengthen the quality of, and technical expertise available to, projects funded by federal agencies as part of Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America (EHE), Donna Spiegelman, ScD, Director of the Yale School of Public Health’s Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS), has been awarded the NIH grant “R3EDI: Rigorous, Rapid, & Relevant Evidence aDaptation & Implementation to Ending the HIV Epidemic.”
YSPH Researchers Find that Vitamin D Supplementation Does Not Lower Children’s Risk of TB Infection
Yale faculty members Drs. Xin Zhou and Donna Spiegelman at the Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science and Department of Biostatistics at the Yale School of Public Health, along with colleagues from several other universities, including lead author Dr. Davaasambuu Ganmaa of the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, published findings last week in the New England Journal of Medicine, demonstrating that vitamin D supplementation does not lower children’s risk of TB infection.
The Washington Post and Yale School of Public Health form the Covid Counting Consortium (3C) to understand the impact of covid-19 on the U.S.
The Washington Post and the Yale School of Public Health today announced a partnership to form the Covid Counting Consortium (3C) to research and report on the impact of covid-19.Source: Washington Post
Green Chemistry Is Vital to a Sustainable Future, YSPH Professor Says
Yale School of Public Health Professor Paul Anastas, widely regarded as “the father of green chemistry,” is one of several Yale scientists calling for a fundamental shift in chemical design and engineering to protect the planet—and its inhabitants—moving forward.
CDC Grants Give YSPH Students Valuable Public Health Experience
The Yale School of Public Health’s longstanding relationship with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is providing students with valuable research and public health practice experience as they address chronic disease in New Haven and other Connecticut communities.
A Forum on the Outbreak of a Novel Coronavirus, on Feb. 6
In response to news and concerns about the respiratory illness outbreak caused by a novel coronavirus initially identified in China, the Yale Institute for Global Health, Yale School of Public Health and the Global Health Justice Partnership will hold a discussion and question and answer session on Thursday, February 6, 2020.