About the OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences: The only accredited college of public health in Oregon, the college creates connections in teaching, research and community outreach while advancing knowledge, policies and practices that improve population health in communities across the state and beyond.

Coordinated care model leads to decreases in unscheduled, preventable hospitalizations

Oregon Medicaid enrollees are less likely to make unscheduled trips to the hospital following the implementation of the state’s accountable-care model, new research by Oregon State University shows.

Tougher arsenic standard shows desired effect: Public’s drinking water is safer

Toughening the federal standard for arsenic in 2001 has led to fewer violations by the public systems that supply more than 80 percent of the United States’ drinking water, research led by Oregon State University shows.

Community Doula Program featured at Corvallis Science Pub

For pregnant women, the services of a doula can provide vital support. At the September 9 Corvallis Science Pub, Melissa Cheyney will discuss a program that matches doulas who share cultural attributes with women who are 30 weeks or more along in their pregnancy.

Health research funding continues to lag for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders

Clinical research funding continues to lag for the U.S. population of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, even though the nation’s largest biomedical funding agency has pledged to prioritize research on diverse populations, a new study from Oregon State University shows.

OSU researchers, Swinomish tribe of Washington partner on environmental education project

Researchers from the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community of northwest Washington and Oregon State University have been awarded more than $1.6 million from the National Science Foundation to expand an environmental education program that focuses on traditional native foods.

Combat veterans more likely to experience mental health issues in later life

Military veterans exposed to combat were more likely to exhibit signs of depression and anxiety in later life than veterans who had not seen combat, a new study from Oregon State University shows.

When it comes to positive youth development, it is possible to care too much

New research indicates there may be a point where youth can “care too much” and caring becomes detrimental to their well-being.

Nearly two-thirds of American children live in asset poverty, new study shows

More than 63 percent of American children and 55 percent of Americans live in “asset” poverty, meaning they have few or no assets to rely on in the event of a financial shock such as a job loss, a medical crisis or the recent federal government shutdown.

Child care remains in short supply across Oregon, new report from OSU shows

Regulated child care remains in short supply across Oregon, creating child care “deserts” in all 36 of the state’s counties, a new report from Oregon State University shows.

 

New book provides tools for parents and caregivers who aim to raise compassionate kids

In a new book, Oregon State University’s Shauna Tominey offers parents, caregivers and other adults who work with young children tips and tools for navigating important and sometimes difficult conversations.

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