“There still is this misconception that if you have a disability, then you cannot be healthy,” says Gloria Krahn, the Barbara Emily Knudson Endowed Chair in Family Policy Studies. “I would’ve thought that after 25 years, we would be past some of that. Special Olympics is helping bring about that change.”
“It will take all of us working together – across multiple sectors of business, academia and communities – to create innovative solutions and cost-sustainable approaches that promote better health for everyone. This center can help create a compelling future for the health of Oregonians and the nation,” said Gloria Krahn, the Barbara Emily Knudson Chair in Family Policy and director of external relations for the college. She is serving as the center’s interim director until a full-time director is hired.
People with disabilities have unmet medical needs should be recognized as a health disparity group so more attention can be directed to improving their quality of life, a team of policy researchers has found.
CPHHS Health Promotion and Health Behavior PhD students Sandi Cleveland and Katie Conte both received the OPHA Outstanding Student Poster Award for 2014.
This is the right place and the right time to be part of the future of public health – in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences.