This newsletter is for stakeholders of the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health in response to the rapidly changing situation with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The newsletter will be sent weekly and will include FSPH COVID-19 related stories. If you do not wish to receive this information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and you will no longer receive this email.
COVID-19 Updates from the Fairbanks School of Public Health
COVID-19 ECHO Launches with Over 300 Providers in Attendance
Indiana University researchers and clinicians are helping the state's health care workforce respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by providing free virtual training focused on issues related to the novel coronavirus. The first training session of the new "Indiana COVID-19 Response ECHO," which began April 1, was attended by more than 300 health care workers from 61 counties -- 52 of which are in Indiana -- across nine states.
Students: How Can We Support You?
The best part of our school is you. Each of you chose public health and health administration because you wanted to make a difference in the world. We hope you will take a minute to let us know how we can support you during these unprecedented times.
FSPH Faculty Supports Health Department in COVID-19 Response
Faculty member and alumna, Shandy Dearth, MPH’02, has spent most of her career focusing on infections disease surveillance and emergency preparedness planning and response. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Fairbanks School of Public Health is proud of how Shandy has utilized her training and expertise to support the Marion County Public Health Department, and bridge the gap between available resources.
FSPH Student Responds to State Department’s Call for Volunteers
Whitney Whitfield is a senior at the Fairbanks School of Public Health. When she received news that the Indiana State Department of Health needed extra support in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Whitney couldn’t resist the opportunity to support Hoosiers.
Share Your Story
The coronavirus pandemic has led to a myriad of public health efforts that can easily go unnoticed. If you have volunteered, worked on a project, conducted research, or completed any unique effort related to COVID-19, and would like to share it with the Fairbanks School of Public Health, we would love to hear from you.
The impact you make goes far and can inspire others!
We are all in this together, and now, more than ever, we want you to know thatwe are here for you.
FSPH Experts in the News: COVID-19 (March 27-April 3, 2020)
- Coronavirus predicted to peak later, take more lives in Indiana
Fox 59, April 3, 2020 | Thomas Duszynski
- COVID-19 Special
Express News UK, April 2, 2020 | Max Moreno
- Arkansas’ health secretary called right man for the time
Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette, March 29, 2020 | Paul Halverson
- IU officials encourage social distancing after hearing of party
Bloomington Herald Times, March 28, 2020 | Shandy Dearth
- Career OB/GYN thrust into spotlight as state battles COVID-19 pandemic
Indianapolis Business Journal, March 27, 2020 | Paul Halverson
If you believe you have COVID-19
IU Health has launched a virtual clinic to offer individuals in Indiana regardless of age free Coronavirus (COVID-19) screenings using the IU Health Virtual Visit app. Staffed 24/7 with IU Health physicians, advance practice providers and registered nurses, the clinic will screen patients from home, potentially eliminating the need to visit physician offices, urgent cares or emergency departments.