New Book Edited by Dornsife Faculty Serves As Useful Guide for Urban Public Health Education


Urban Public Health: A Research Toolkit for Practice and Impact



October 7, 2020

An increasing majority of the human population resides in urban areas, and residents are affected in multiple ways by these settings. Our lives and our health are shaped by the design of buildings and transportation systems, access to improved sanitation and early childhood education, the availability of food stores and recreational spaces, and by a wide range of local policies from housing to health care access.

A new book, Urban Public Health: A Research Toolkit for Practice and Impact, edited by Gina Lovasi, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor of Urban Health and Co-Director of the Urban Health Collaborative, Ana Diez Roux, MD, PhD, MPH, Dean and Distinguished University Professor of Epidemiology, and Jennifer Kolker, MPH, Clinical Professor and Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and External Relations, tackles these issues and more. 

The overall progress of urban health is measured and monitored by

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Online Education Success Shares Ultimate Guide to Business Success

All successful businesses started with a feasible and fantastic idea. With the growing number of companies and the fierce competition today, one should be flexible and have proper planning and organizational skills to succeed.

Many people think that once they start a business, they will start making money to find out that it is even more challenging to make money in business. It is even more unlikely to prosper into a million-dollar business overnight. The truth of the matter is that it takes time, dedication, effort, and a lot of patience to grow a successful business.

While growing a successful business may seem like a daunting task, Online Education Success is here to provide the ultimate guide to business success.

Online Education Success is an online digital marketing and business coaching platform. The platform was created to help build and grow a successful business that generates consistent income. Online Education

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Maine DOE updates color-coded guide for schools, all counties remain green except for two

AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) – The Department of Education has updated its color codes for schools that guide them on safely returning to class.



Oxford County went from green to yellow.


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Oxford County went from green to yellow.

Oxford County went from green to yellow.

York County’s color remains yellow.

All of the other counties stayed green. However, officials continue to monitor Androscoggin County due to the increase of COVID-19 cases there.

York County moved from green to yellow last week with the increase in COVID-19 cases there.

Green means a low risk of coronavirus spread allowing for in-person instruction.

A yellow designation suggests an elevated risk of COVID-19 spread, and schools should consider hybrid learning.

Many schools in the state are already taking that approach.

Red means there’s a high risk with

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Public Health Leaders Vow Science, Not Politics, Will Guide COVID-19 Vaccine

Updated at 1:37 p.m. ET

Amid criticism from Democrats that politics may be guiding decisions at the nation’s top health agencies, the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration told Congress on Wednesday that a coronavirus vaccine would not be approved until it met “vigorous expectations” for safety and effectiveness.

“Decisions to authorize or approve any such vaccine or therapeutic will be made by the dedicated career staff at FDA through our thorough review processes, and science will guide our decisions,” FDA commissioner Stephen Hahn told senators.

Hahn continued: “FDA will not permit any pressure from anyone to change that. I will fight for science … I will fight for the integrity of the agency, and I will put the interests of the American people before anything else.”

Four of the top federal officials responsible for managing the coronavirus pandemic all testified before of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and

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Watch Live: Public Health Leaders Vow Science, Not Politics, Will Guide Vaccine

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

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Updated at 11:20 a.m. ET

Amid criticism from Democrats that politics may be guiding decisions at the nation’s top health agencies, the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration told Congress on Wednesday that a coronavirus vaccine would not be approved until it met “vigorous expectations” for safety and effectiveness.

“Decisions to authorize or approve any such vaccine or therapeutic will be made by the dedicated career staff at FDA through our thorough review processes, and science will guide our decisions,” FDA commissioner Stephen Hahn told senators.

Continued Hahn: “FDA will not permit any pressure from anyone to change that. I will fight for science … I will fight for the integrity of the agency, and I will put the interests of the American people before anything else.”

Four of the top federal officials responsible for managing the coronavirus pandemic are testifying

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WHO launches guide to boost children’s health and well-being in Russian-speaking countries

In a newly published book, WHO/Europe provides up-to-date guidance for ensuring healthy nutrition and physical activity of primary school-aged children while cultivating good habits that will last into adulthood. The guidance is published in the Russian language and can be used by parents and other adults working with children across the Russian-speaking countries in the WHO European Region.

Keeping children healthy and fit

Healthy nutrition and physical activity remain a serious challenge for countries of the Region. The findings of the latest round (2016–2017) of the WHO European Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative (COSI) indicate that 29% of boys and 27% of girls aged seven to nine years were overweight, while 12% of boys and 9% of girls were obese. In addition, the latest WHO Health Behaviour in School-aged Children report reveals that levels of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity among schoolchildren across Europe have declined by approximately one third since 2014.

To

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A Guide to Education Rights During the Pandemic / Public News Service

A new guide says schools need to ensure that all remote learners have full-day access to a computer and reliable internet service. (fizkes/Adobe Stock)

September 22, 2020

PHILADELPHIA — Parents and students struggling to understand how their right to an education is affected by the COVID pandemic can find answers in an online back-to-school guide.

The guide, compiled by the Education Law Center, makes the point that, despite the unprecedented challenges facing schools this year, students continue to deserve equitable, affirming and culturally responsive school spaces. According to Hetal Dhagat, a staff attorney at the Center, this year’s guide also addresses the need for schools to change policies and practices that make learning spaces unsafe for students, especially students of color.

“We want families to know that whether your child is receiving their education in-person, virtually or through a hybrid model, they still retain their important public-education rights,” Dhagat said.

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A Guide to Online Bachelor’s Degrees Post Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard for all of us. Education has been heavily impacted by the pandemic, forcing students to transition from in-person learning to an online format. These courses were never intended to be taught online. Many factors have caused both students and parents much uncertainty about how learning will continue in the future, including social distancing, campuses remaining closed this fall, and the threat of catching the virus.

Online learning may be the only option for students to continue their plans for higher education while staying safe during this pandemic. East Central University is aware that there are many questions and concerns regarding obtaining a degree entirely online.

At East Central University, they hope to provide all the necessary information for you to make decisions confidently. They offer you this guide created by leaders in higher education research and online education, Wiley Education Services, in partnership with

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