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Digital Duo Takes Home Award for an Innovative Campaign to Combat Mental Health Issues in Youth

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that half of the nation’s adolescents have experienced a mental health disorder, such as depression, anxiety, or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at some time in their lives. Many young people receive treatment to prevent these and other issues from worsening and becoming chronic, but many others do not, leading to problems that persist into adulthood and have serious consequences, both for the individuals and for society.

Author Tyler Smith | Publish Date May 19, 2022
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Population Mental Health & Wellbeing Newsletter—Summer 2021

What's new with PMHW?

The PMHW program will have its first cohort of fully online students starting in the Fall. These students represent many areas of the country and many different backgrounds. They will be completing their MPH degrees completely online. This new format offers increased flexibility and availability to students who work full-time or who are unable to relocate in order to complete a degree program. We are looking forward to welcoming these students into the PMHW family.

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Population Mental Health & Wellbeing Newsletter - Winter 2021

Our First PMHW Graduate

I “digitally” sat down with Alexa Hansen, our first PMHW graduate and our featured student for this quarter’s newsletter. Here’s a bit of what she had to say.

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PMHW Winter Faculty Highlight — Nancy Whitesell, PhD

Dr. Nancy Whitesell is one of the affiliated faculty members for PMHW. She sat down with us to share more about her work and the communities that she works with. Here's what she had to say. 

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Meet the First Graduate of the Population Mental Health & Wellbeing Program

I virtually sat down with Alexa Hansen to talk about her experiences at the Colorado School of Public Health and her plans for the future. Here's what she had to say.

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PMHW Fall 2020 Newsletter

MPH in Population Mental Health & Wellbeing program

This program is ideal for public health professionals seeking to expand their expertise to mental health and wellbeing promotion, service providers seeking a population-level perspective, and those looking to launch a meaningful career in this exciting new field.

Author Colorado School of Public Health | Publish Date September 23, 2020
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ABC News: Wearing a Mask in the United States is Political, but Republicans are Speaking Out as Coronavirus Cases Grow

Wearing a mask or face covering in the US has become about more than just slowing the spread of COVID-19 — some experts say it's a political statement, signalling another layer in the deep divisions within America.

Author ABC News | Publish Date June 30, 2020
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2020 Suicide Prevention Day at the Capitol

Mental Health Colorado and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Colorado Chapter are once again hosting Suicide Prevention Day in February. Registration isn't open just yet, but you can check out the event page on Facebook for more information and updates as the event gets closer.

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Holiday Blues?

The holiday season can be a difficult time for many people, especially students. If you think you might need someone to talk to, the AMC campus has resources to help students, residents, and fellows. The Department of Psychiatry offers mental health appointments that can often be scheduled within a week. For more information, call (303) 724-4716 or go to the Student and Resident Mental Health website.

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Longmont Company's AI Tech to Help Kids with Behavioral Issues

An app is being designed to help make mental health care accessible for children.

Author Daily Camera | Publish Date June 08, 2019
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Press Coverage    Gun Violence Prevention

Colorado Learned the Danger of Glamorizing Shooters. Does Lionizing Student Heroes Also Carry Risks?

It's discussed if honoring the victims of school shooters runs the risk of increasing school shootings.

Author The Colorado Sun | Publish Date May 30, 2019
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First Drug for Postpartum Depression Comes with Drawbacks

The Food and Drug Administration recently approved the first and only drug specifically for postpartum depression--but not all news is good news.

Author CBS4 Denver | Publish Date March 26, 2019
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Virtual Reality Technology Translates to Body Positivity in Body Image Research

Though Dr. Juyeon Park has devoted much of her professional research to studying how humans use technology – focusing more on the human aspects than on designing the technology itself – she still didn’t anticipate the “Eureka!” moments and, sometimes, tears that came when young women truly saw themselves.

Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date January 17, 2019
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Colorado School of Public Health In the News

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Dozens of state water systems exceed new federal limits on 'forever chemicals' or PFAs

news outlet9 News
Publish DateApril 12, 2024

“People need to be aware that their risk associated with drinking PFAs in drinking water is still likely quite low, given we don’t have those high, high levels of contamination. The EPA standard is designed to really take that down to be most protective of public health,” said Ned Calonge, associate dean for public health practice, and a professor of epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health.

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How Colorado Is Addressing Its (Massive) Aging Population

news outlet5280
Publish DateApril 02, 2024

Kristine Burrows has dedicated a big chunk of her young life to old age. She earned a master’s degree with a focus on leadership and healthy aging from the Colorado School of Public Health in 2018, launched a statewide day program for older adults with disabilities through the Lakewood chapter of national nonprofit Easterseals, and eventually worked as director of aging, care, and connections for the Jewish Family Service of Colorado. 

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Ark Valley Voice

Colorado Delegation Calling for Continued Funding of Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center

news outletArk Valley Voice
Publish DateMarch 28, 2024

U.S. Representatives Brittany Pettersen and Jason Crow are leading a group of Colorado Representatives urging the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to continue funding the Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center (RMPRC), which resides within the Colorado School of Public Health. It has conducted instrumental public health research in the region for nearly 20 years, but the CDC recently decided not to fund the RMPRC for the next five-year funding cycle.

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Environmental Health News

Q&A: Award-winning scientist Anne Starling on the latest PFAS research— and where she finds hope

news outletEnvironmental Health News
Publish DateMarch 22, 2024

EHN senior news editor Brian Bienkowski sat down with Dr. Anne Starling, winner of the 2023 Lou Guillette Jr Outstanding Young Investigator Award, to discuss her work on PFAS and other toxics, how this has shaped her consumer habits, and where she finds hope.

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