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New Colorado program helps employers in fields from construction to education address workers’ mental health

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Publish DateSeptember 17, 2021

The Workplace Mental Health Module, part of a certification and advising program out of the Colorado School of Public Health called Health Links, helps organizations assess their existing mental health supports through a survey for higher-ups, and then provides management consultations and advising sessions with recommendations to best help employees, said David Shapiro, program manager for the CU Anschutz Center for Health, Work and Environment.

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Colorado’s COVID-19 cases at highest level since April

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Publish DateAugust 30, 2021

Normal activities will become safe again when the vaccination rate is high and the number of new infections is low, said Beth Carlton, an associate professor of environmental and occupational health at the Colorado School of Public Health. “We need to rely on more than just vaccines,” she said, noting that while they’re highly effective at preventing severe illness and death, breakthrough infections will increase when the rate of transmission is high like it is now.

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Colorado’s COVID-19 hospitalizations keep growing faster, but cases could be leveling off

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Publish DateAugust 13, 2021

In the week ending Sunday, new hospital admissions increased 38% compared to the previous week. They had risen 17% in the week ending Aug. 1 and 10% in the week ending July 24. It’s a worrisome trend, said Talia Quandelacy, an assistant professor at the Colorado School of Public Health. “If you weren’t masking indoors, in particular in crowded spaces, it would be a good idea,” she said.

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Colorado’s COVID hospitalizations and cases rising faster; three-quarters of state has “substantial” spread

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Publish DateAugust 06, 2021

Talia Quandelacy, an assistant professor at the Colorado School of Public Health, said she hopes enough people will get vaccinated to start bending the curve of new infections, but right now, the “rapid” growth in the numbers doesn’t offer much cause for optimism. “Things look like it’s getting worse,” she said.

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Clock ticking on getting more Colorado teens vaccinated against COVID-19 before school starts

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Publish DateJuly 21, 2021

Children under 12 are not yet eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, which both leaves them vulnerable to the virus and means there still will be outbreaks this upcoming school year, said Beth Carlton, an assistant professor of environmental and occupational health at the Colorado School of Public Health. Since it is possible the virus will be circulating in schools, other measures to reduce transmission — masking, physical distancing and adequate ventilation — will likely still be needed, she said.

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Denver children aren’t tested enough for blood lead levels, state health officials say

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Publish DateJuly 12, 2021

The tests can also be a good way to catch underlying problems in infrastructure or water supplies — like in Flint, Mich., where for years nearly 30,000 schoolchildren were exposed to water contaminated with lead after city officials began drawing water from the Flint River in 2014, according to Glenn Patterson, a professor of environmental and occupational health at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus.

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As pandemic wanes, will burnout fuel exodus of Colorado health care workers?

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Publish DateJuly 12, 2021

“It’s as if we’ve been in a war zone for the last year,” said Dr. Marc Moss, head of the Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, who has researched burnout among hospital workers. “It’s not anyone’s fault. We have tough jobs and we see tragedy.” Hospital workers have carried out duties that they have never done before — and likely never expected they would be called on to do — before COVID-19. For example, there were radiologists working in intensive care units during the pandemic, Gold said.

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Colorado counties with higher vaccination rates have fewer COVID-19 cases — most of the time

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Publish DateJune 25, 2021

Those counties shouldn’t count on it, according to Beth Carlton, an associate professor of environmental and occupational health at the Colorado School of Public Health. “If counties have low vaccination rates, now is the time to address that, especially with the delta variant,” she said.

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