Evidence-Based Practice for Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response
A new report describes the need for a scientific approach to public health emergency preparedness and response. “Evidence-Based Practice for Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response,” was authored by the Committee on Evidence-Based Practices for Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
“As public health emergencies become more common, our public health systems need clear and accessible guidance on best practices,” said Dr. Paul Halverson, founding dean and professor at the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI and a member of the committee. “We have observed and learned from previous emergencies, but we need to translate that knowledge into the creation of policy and future practice.”
Parenting During a Public Health Crisis
Are you grappling with the decision to send your child(ren) back to school or continue e-learning? Do feel you need more information to make this important decision for your family? Healthy IU Work + Life is here to support you through the process.
Epidemiology Education Director Thomas Duszynski joins experts from across the university to get the answers to your burning questions and share strategies to consider during the transition back to school.
Time to Leverage Health System Collaborations: Supporting Nursing Facilities Through the COVID ‐19 Pandemic
Dr. Joshua Vest coauthored an editorial about the benefits of collaboration between health systems and nursing facilities. "The pandemic is an opportunity to build on existing relationships between health systems and nursing facilities, as well as forge new ones. Access to testing, data sharing and leveraging of resources are all important to improve care during the COVID-19 crisis, and closer partnerships will provide facilitation and ultimately improve care for a population that is especially vulnerable during this time."
Five Reasons to Wear a Mask
The Fourth of July holiday may have passed, but wearing a mask is still in season. Thomas Duszynski and Shandy Dearth share five reasons to wear a mask.
IU's Fall 2020 Reopening Plan
Indiana University is excited to welcome students, faculty and staff to the fall semester and share what learning, teaching and research will look like. Learn more about changes to the 2020-2021 academic calendar, what life on campus will be like and how the university is working to ensure the health and safety of students, faculty and staff.
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!
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.
View Previous Issues of This Newsletter
This is the fourth issue of our COVID-19 update newsletter. Previous issues of our newsletter are available on our website.
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.