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Study Finds Correlation Between Rural Geography and Access to Handguns, Suicidality Among Colorado Teenagers

Living in rural, isolated areas correlates with easier access to handguns and higher risks of suicidality among Colorado teenagers, according to a cross-sectional study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open. These findings can help inform public health and policy experts on how best to allocate educational firearm safety and suicide prevention resources in the state.

Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date
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Students    Public Health

Olympian and Grad Student Talks About Mental Health, Seeking Balance

Maddie Godby, a graduate student in the Population Mental Health & Wellbeing Program at the Colorado School of Public Health, flew to her first Olympic Games this summer knowing full well the month in Japan would be unlike anything the world has seen.

Author Chris Casey | Publish Date
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COVID-19    Public Health    Epidemiology

From Smoking Decrees to COVID-19: Epidemiology Has Changed the World

This brief essay takes on a topic that returns about 9 billion hits with a Google search on the phrase Why Science Matters. Here, I offer comments that are framed in public health and that dwell on public health sciences. Recently deceased, former Gov. Richard Lamm quipped (in 1986): “The major factors that brought health to mankind were epidemiology, sanitation, vaccination, refrigeration and screen windows.” I agree with Gov. Lamm.

Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date
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Research    Press Releases    Public Health

New Study Shows Mathematical Models Helped Reduce the Spread of COVID-19 in Colorado

Colorado researchers have published new findings in Emerging Infectious Diseases that take a first look at the use of SARS-CoV-2 mathematical modeling to inform early statewide policies enacted to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic in Colorado. Among other findings, the authors estimate that 97 percent of potential hospitalizations across the state in the early months of the pandemic were avoided as a result of social distancing and other transmission-reducing activities such as mask wearing and social isolation of symptomatic individuals.

Author Tonya Ewers | Publish Date
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