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Researchers at COPH Health Services Research and Administration Examine the Needs of Emergency Department Patients with High Utilization Patterns

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Spotlight on Research at COPH – Medical care expenditures are highly concentrated in the U.S. with 5% of the population responsible for nearly half of all health care expenses. Patients with high medical utilization often have frequent emergency department visits. There is an increasing interest in studying the characteristics and underlying needs of the frequent users of emergency department (ED) to help understand the causes of poor health and high utilization.  Research shows that these patients may have complex health-harming needs that cannot be addressed… Continue Reading

April 4, 2018 – “Strengthening the Response to Alzheimer’s Through Public Health & Public Policy “

PRESENTED BY COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH’S OFFICE OF PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE Strengthening the Response to Alzheimer’s Through Public Health & Public Policy WHEN & WHERE DATE & TIME WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4TH, 2018 12 PM MAURER CENTER FOR PUBLIC HEALTH AUDITORIUM ROOM 3013 Lunch will be available for the first 50 attendees. PRESENTATION LIVE STREAM INFORMATION: https://www.unmc.edu/livevideo/cophlive.html

Public Health Collaborations: Group from the UNMC College of Public Health visits China

Education Highlight – In November 2017, a group from UNMC’s College of Public Health (COPH) visited China to participate in the 9th Annual Symposium of the China-US Research Center for Life Sciences, which pairs UNMC investigators with peers from Chinese institutions. The Symposium was jointly initiated by UNMC and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 2007, and it alternates location each year between Beijing and Omaha. This year CAS hosted the Symposium which was focused on infectious disease and public health. UNMC and CAS invited… Continue Reading

Salomon Compaore, MD, MPH

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Alumni Highlight: Salomon Compaore, MD, MPH Hometown: Niaogho, Burkina Faso Current career position: After working for a year with the Nebraska DHHS as a Project Coordinator for the Nebraska Immunization Information System (NESIIS) and as an Epidemiologist with the Southern Nevada Health District, I currently fill a managerial position with the Center Region Health Directorate in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. I head the Office of Disease Control and the Protection of Specific Groups. In collaboration with local and international partners such as Pathfinder, CDC, and Jhpiego,… Continue Reading

College of Public Health Attends WHO Meeting of Global Partners in Geneva

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Public Health Practice – Thanks to Dean Ali Khan, The College of Public Health is one of 200 global partners in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Outbreak and Alert Response Network (GOARN). Although he has deployed to Sierra Leone for the West African Ebola Outbreak, and to Bangladesh for a Diphtheria outbreak, Dr. Khan will be joined by a full team of UNMC faculty and staff who will be trained by WHO to respond to infectious disease outbreaks in the future. The College of… Continue Reading

March 30, 2018 – “Effective Scalable Community Health Worker Programs”

Presented by – College of public health | Center for reducing health disparities Effective Scalable Community Health Worker Programs Shreya Kangovi, MD, MSHP Assistant Professor, Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania Dr. Shreya Kangovi is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, and Executive Director of the Penn Center for Community Health Workers.  Her work sheds light on the perspectives of low-income patients on health and healthcare utilization, and she is a leading expert on improving population health… Continue Reading

March 7, 2018 – ”Listen to My Story”

”Listen to My Story” Listen to My Story is a creative dissemination of a qualitative study on community violence entitled, Listen to My Story: Perspectives of African-American Mothers and Male Offenders on Violence in Omaha, NE. Through this theatrical presentation, the narrator will incorporate his personal feelings and emotions experienced while conducting this study. The audience will listen in captivation as local artists give creative spirit, energy and life to the real-life stories of individuals, which will shed light on the context behind community violence… Continue Reading