Tony Yang Published in Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health

Tony Yang, Executive Director of Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement, was published in Journal of immigrant and minority health, entitled “Linkage-to-Care Following Community-Based HBV and HCV Screening Among Immigrants from the Washington-Baltimore Metropolitan Area, 2016-2019.” Understanding characteristics that impact linkage-to-care (LTC) among individuals living with Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) and/or Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) can enhance public health efforts to provide tailored care services to prevent and treat viral hepatitis among immigrants. Using HBV/HCV screening and LTC data from immigrants (2016-2019), descriptive and logistic regression analyses were conducted. Authors found that access to care was an important LTC predictor for HBV-LTC: those who had neither health insurance nor primary care provider (PCP) were more likely to have HBV-LTC than those who had either health insurance or PCP (aOR = 2.95, 95% CI = 1.32-6.59). It is essential to equally provide HBV/HCV LTC support to all immigrants from countries with high prevalence regardless of access to care.

Upcoming EXNS Seminar to Focus on a Community-Based Exercise Program

Steven Loy Ph.D., an exercise physiologist from California State University, Northridge will present during the EXNS Seminar on Friday, Feb 11 from 12PM-1PM. The presentation is focused on a community based exercise program. All students, staff and faculty are encouraged to attend. Please join the seminar by clicking here: https://gwu-edu.zoom.us/j/98522738498?pwd=dmcyRWovazNBTjJ3MmZWTHhXYWNxQT09

Michael Long Appointed Associate Editor of the Journal of School Health

This month Assistant Professor Michael Long was appointed Associate Editor of the Journal of School Health, the official journal of the American School Health Association. Dr. Long’s first publication was in the journal, and he has continued to contribute to the journal as an author, reviewer, and editorial board member.

Loretta DiPietro named to the 2022 President’s Council on Sports Fitness & Nutrition Science Board.

Loretta DiPietro, PhD, MPH has been named to the 2022 President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition Science Board. This group of scientific experts will help support the development of the Physical Activity Guidelines Midcourse Report on older adults. Assisting the Science Board with this work are three graduates from the MPH program in Physical Activity in Public Health, who now have government positions: Alison Vaux-Bjerke (DHHS); Noelle Harada (DHHS); and Gracie Soto (CDC).

The GWSPH Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force recognizes International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Each year on January 27 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It is an international memorial day commemorating the tragedy of the Holocaust that occurred during the Second World War. The Holocaust profoundly affected countries in which Nazi crimes were perpetrated, but also had universal implications and consequences in many other parts of the world. Member States share a collective responsibility for addressing the residual trauma, maintaining effective remembrance policies, caring for historic sites, and promoting education, documentation and research, seven decades after the genocide.

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This year, UNESCO  and the United Nations commemorate the International Day with a joint online ceremony and panel discussion. For more information click and register here

The GWSPH Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force celebrates India’s Republic Day

Every year on January 26 Republic Day in India. Since 1950 the date is celebrated to honor the date of which the Constitution of India came into effect. India was a colony on the British for over 200 years and became independent from the rule of the British Raj following Indian independence movement. While India became on August 14, 1947, it still did not have a permanent constitution.

Republic day is celebrated with large military parades are held in New Delhi and the state capitals. Representatives of the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force and traditional dance troupes take part in the parades.A grand parade is held in New Delhi and the event starts with India’s prime minister laying a wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate, to remember soldiers who sacrificed their lives for their country. India’s president takes the military salute during the parade in New Delhi while state governors take the military salutes in state capitals.