October 30, 2019 In a commentary written for The Lancet HIV, Dr. Audrey Pettifor calls for more research into the barriers to care that hinder HIV-positive adolescents from receiving and continuing treatment or even being tested at all.
Promote Health, Prevent Disease and Improve Care for All
October 24, 2019 Professor Stephanie Wheeler is part of a research team that has received a 4-year, more than $1.87 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study the impact of establishing financial navigation services at five rural cancer centers in North Carolina.
October 22, 2019 Research from UNC Gillings faculty shows insurance coverage among American Indians and Alaska Natives in midwestern regions is still lacking, despite Affordable Care Act (ACA) provisions for these historically underserved populations.
October 17, 2019 Incarcerated individuals who were placed in restrictive housing in North Carolina from 2000 to 2015 were 24% more likely to die in the first year after their release, compared to those who were not held in restrictive housing. In addition, people held in restrictive housing were 78% more likely to die from suicide, 54% more likely to die from homicide and 127% more likely to die from an opioid overdose in the first two weeks after their release.
October 17, 2019 Researchers at UNC, in collaboration with partners at North Carolina State University and The Ohio State University, have received a $2.5 million grant to improve health care services for new families after childbirth and during the transition home.
October 17, 2019 “Our study suggests that showing warning labels on sugary drinks is a promising strategy for addressing the obesity epidemic in the U.S.,” Dr. Grummon says. “We found that warnings would reduce obesity prevalence by more than three percentage points. While that number might sound modest, on a national scale it equates to more than five million fewer people with obesity.”
October 14, 2019 Professor Jonathan Oberlander tackled the evolving discourse political candidates are using to describe public health insurance policies in a September 2019 article for the Milbank Quarterly.
Saving mothers more effectively: With $13M, UNC faculty will build a national learning network to prevent deaths from pregnancy and childbirth
October 8, 2019 In the United States, mothers are dying. A recent America’s Health Rankings report listed the U.S. as having the highest maternal mortality rate in the world among developed countries. Now, with a total of $13 million in funding, three faculty members in the Gillings School will implement the Supporting Maternal Health Innovation Program.
October 7, 2019 A study by students and faculty at the UNC Gillings School explored whether screening tools that examine social determinants of health in children can accurately identify early indicators of risk. Based on the researchers' comprehensive review of existing literature, it remains unclear whether such screenings — which aim to consider risk factors outside traditional medical information — inform better care for children.
October 2, 2019 A randomized controlled trial from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health finds that even brief exposure to health warnings on sugar-sweetened beverages reduced purchases of those beverages, providing evidence that such warnings promote healthier drink choices.