About the OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences: The first 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.

Produce-buying incentive program a win-win for Oregon consumers and farmers

A national program that offers financial incentives so that low-income consumers can purchase more fruits and vegetables has shown great success in Oregon, according to a recent Oregon State University study.

Online exercise advice rarely aligns with national physical activity guidelines, study finds

Whether for convenience, cost or comfort, many people look to online resources for fitness and exercise information — especially when faced with fitness center and gym closures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Unfortunately, most internet-based recommendations for physical activity don’t match up with the guidelines supported by national health organizations, a recent study from Oregon State University found.

Older, larger companies benefit from not investing in worker safety, study finds

Companies best equipped to provide safe workplaces are the least likely to do so, because they benefit financially from forgoing the cost of enacting workplace safety practices, a recent study found. In some cases, companies with worker injury claims were more than 50% more likely to survive than their safer counterparts. 

OSU study shows grange a ‘natural partner’ for expanding public health outreach, access

In the ongoing struggle to address health care disparities in rural communities across the U.S., a recent Oregon State University study found that the perfect partner may be hiding in plain sight.

LGBTQ military service members at higher risk of sexual harassment, assault, stalking

A recent study found that LGBTQ service members face an elevated risk of sexual victimization including harassment, assault and stalking while in the military than their non-LGBTQ counterparts.

OSU parenting experts offer advice for families under quarantine

When schools started closing their doors to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, parents nationwide suddenly found themselves trying to home-school their children, work from home, and keep everyone fed and clothed while maintaining some semblance of sanity.

Resources for parents during COVID-19 quarantine

Shauna Tominey, an assistant professor of practice at Oregon State University’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences, has compiled an extensive list of resources and tips for parents at home with their children due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She is a parenting education specialist and author of the book “Creating Compassionate Kids: Essential Conversations to Have with Young Children.”

Culturally adapted materials boost Latino participation in diabetes education programs

An Oregon State University study published last week found that diabetes education programs that are linguistically and culturally tailored to Latinos lead to significantly higher rates of completion among Latino participants — even higher than rates among non-Latinos enrolled in the English versions of those programs.

Parents modeling physical activity help kids with developmental disabilities improve motor skills

It’s a self-perpetuating cycle: Kids with developmental disabilities face challenges in building motor skills, which makes them less able to participate in routine physical activity, which gives them less opportunity to practice those same motor skills.

Chronic environmental stressors, not combat exposure, biggest predictor of PTSD in Korean Vietnam veterans

In the Vietnam War, the second-largest contingent of soldiers fighting North Vietnam came from Korea. Now, 45 years later, roughly 40% of Korean Vietnam veterans have post-traumatic stress disorder, a rate higher than their American counterparts.

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