Category: Community Health

A Map to Health, Happiness and Long Life

Michael Diamond’s healthcare debate is a lot simpler than the one in Washington. For him, it boils down to one main question: how do we get available services to people right here at home? “One of the biggest problems in Chicago is the tremendous disparity in health, not only in terms of outcomes, but also

NU students help shape the future of Evanston public health

Public health in Chicago is not getting better, according to infectious disease expert and Northwestern University associate professor Rebecca Wurtz. But in Evanston, change is on the horizon, thanks to a recent partnership between Wurtz’s Introduction to Public Health class and the Evanston Health Department. Wurtz, who served as president of the Chicago Board of

Learning through Field Experience: Northwestern’s Program in Public Health Open House and Poster Session

The Feinberg School of Medicine hosts Northwestern’s Program in Public Health under the Department of Preventative Medicine. A few undergraduate students gathered in a room with Maureen Moran, the associate director of the program and a current MPH student to discuss the admission process as well as details of the program. Within the program, there

Community Engaged Research: A Potent Strategy for Promoting Health Public Policy

I attended a lecture recently by Meredith Minkler, a professor at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health. This event was sponsored by Northwestern University’s Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) and the Community Engaged Research Center. Professor Minkler spoke of her experience in community engaged research and its affects on promoting healthy public policy.

Research Update from Global Health Student Sarah Cohick on the Ugandan Hydrocephalus Project

By Student Guest Blogger: Sarah Cohick Biomedical Engineering McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science 2012 Research Topic: Ugandan Hydrocephalus Project Research Location: Mbale, Uganda Research Update: I am in Mbale, Uganda with a fellow Northwestern student, Emily Laning, working at a pediatric neurosurgery hospital. Most of the patients are infants with hydrocephalus or spina