The Dane County Health Council and its community partner the Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness launched the Black Maternal and Child Health Alliance of Dane County to improve the birth outcomes of Black mothers and babies in Dane County.
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UW-Madison temporarily moves classes online after spike in positive COVID tests
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is moving all classes online and quarantining two residence halls due to a spike in positive cases of COVID-19, just one week after students returned to campus.
UW-Madison reports more than 1,000 COVID-19 cases, as students told to ‘severely limit’ interactions
Researchers at UW focus on diversity in COVID-19 vaccine trial
Global Health Tuesdays begin October 27
December 1: Researcher Peter Halfmann from the Influenza Research Institute discusses virus research in the age of Ebola and COVID-19 in this Global Health Tuesday webinar.
Flu shots urged to avoid ‘twindemic’ during COVID-19 pandemic
“We’re terrified of a ‘twindemic,” says GHI Associate Director James Conway.
Madison hospitals, public health concerned about possible ‘twindemic’
GHI Associate Director James Conway urges flu shots to avoid outbreaks during COVID-19 pandemic.
Health-Oriented Transportation Innovation Scholars conclude program with unique case studies
From streetcars in Milwaukee and aging buses in Madison, to cleaner air and better bikes, the 2019-2020 Health-Oriented Transportation (HOT) Innovation Scholars brought local perspectives to international issues of transportation and health upon completion of …
A triple threat
When the CARES Act expired July 25, so did protections for many renters. While state regulators have extended a moratorium on utility shut-offs until September, eviction notices can now be filed and evictions can begin starting Aug. …
UW–Madison establishes free, campus-wide COVID-19 testing to support campus reopening
The Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene are coming together in support of University of Wisconsin–Madison efforts to provide free COVID-19 testing to the entire campus community. The goal is to identify infections, isolate and care for those who are sick, and limit the spread of the disease as campus moves forward with a modified re-opening plan.
A pediatrician offers tips for talking with teens about COVID-19
Children and teens may need extra support from caregivers as they react to and work through the unique changes and challenges of life during an outbreak. This is especially true as COVID-19 cases across the country and communities create, implement and adjust restrictions.
Global Health Institute hosts webinar series on health equity in the wake of COVID-19
AUGUST 20: Bringing together diverse voices from across the health spectrum, including researchers, care providers, population health experts and policy makers, GHI’s COVID & Equity webinar series continues with “Lessons from Abroad: From Ebola to COVID.”
Coughing visualization illustrates the benefits of wearing a good mask
While experts underscore that wearing a mask is effective in helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19, not all masks — or the materials with which they’re made — contain virus particles equally.
COVID questions: Dog parks, work from home, future of cities
Your questions about COVID-19 answered by UW-Madison experts.
Fewer Than Half Of Wisconsin Grocery Shoppers Mask Up
UW-Madison Observational Study Shows 41 Percent Of Customers Cover Face During Pandemic.
Hamsters develop protective immunity to COVID-19 and are protected by convalescent sera
The new study is led by Yoshihiro Kawaoka, a GHI Advisory Committee member.
What if all viruses disappeared?
“If all viruses suddenly disappeared, the world would be a wonderful place for about a day and a half, and then we’d all die – that’s the bottom line,” says Tony Goldberg, GHI Advisory Committee member. “All the essential things they do in the world far outweigh the bad things.”
DHS announces studies to identify communities at risk for COVID-19 outbreaks
There have been 23,454 positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin as of Wednesday, according to the state Department of Health Services. That’s an increase of 256 cases from the day before.
A coalition of scientists takes on COVID-19 – with data
GHI Director Jonathan Patz has been part of the data group.
How humanity has unleashed a flood of zoonotic diseases
“If this isn’t the wake-up call, nothing is going to be,” says Tony Goldberg, a professor of epidemiology at UW and a GHI Advisor Committee member.