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Survey shows half of all workplaces in America offer health and wellness programs

April 22, 2019
Workplace health promotion programs are increasing in the United States, according to researchers at the Gillings School, the CDC and RTI International. Nearly half of all workplaces in the nation offer some level of health promotion or wellness programs, and 17 percent of workplaces with 50 or more employees offer comprehensive workplace health promotion programs.

Directed acyclic graphs help researchers study child maltreatment

April 16, 2019
Directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) are useful tools when studying questions related to child maltreatment, as they allow researchers to graphically depict relationships among variables and ensure strong results for informing prevention and intervention strategies. A new paper makes DAGs more accessible to maternal and child health researchers by providing concrete examples of their use.

Ahsan to visit Malawi as Policy Communication Fellow

April 9, 2019
This June, Karar Zunaid Ahsan, MIPH, MSc, will visit Lilongwe, Malawi, to kick off a year of service as a Policy Communication Fellow. He will expand on his extensive international experience by studying how to effectively communicate research findings to influence policy development on a global scale.