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A healthier lifestyle for all

The outdoors is a multi-pronged form of medicine for mental and physical health, community building and conservation development. Unfortunately, not everyone can access it.

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Faculty and Staff HDFS Research

Living on the edge

New book explores what we can learn about 20th century Americans – and ourselves

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Features HDFS Research

A hustle to survive

CPHHS’ Kate MacTavish explores the issues and challenges in rural housing across America

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Community Features

Couches, toxins and development: How environmental health at home can affect children

Molly Kile, an associate professor of environmental and occupational health in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences, questions the safety of a room the minute she walks in, such as pointing out a flame retardant couch.   This is one of the many examples she used in an episode of Oregon State University’s Public Health Insider, which focused […]

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Isolate the problem

CPHHS faculty, students and alumni addressed how COVID-19 has made isolation and health disparities even worse for Latinx communities

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Community Features Public Health

Not by chance

What influences your health? Why do health disparities exist among people in the same community? What does a place have to do with health? What can we do to ensure health and well-being for all?  CPHHS Assistant Professor Kari-Lyn Sakuma tackled these questions and more in “A public health crisis: Factors that impact your health outcomes,” which you can watch on the college’s […]

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Community Features Public Health

Public health professionals get it done

Healthy behaviors and living a healthy life are influenced by an expansive number of health professionals, ranging from medical care to prevention and education. Karen Elliott, senior instructor II and public health internship coordinator, explored these professions during a one-hour webinar on July 1.   Whether you’re making a career change or beginning your education, public health offers a number of options for those […]