The School of Public Health is helping Indiana tackle challenges that affect us all in one way or another. Your gift today supports solutions for crises like the opioid addiction epidemic and sustainable food access.
Public health issues affect us all. The many challenges facing us may seem overwhelming. Luckily, the School of Public Health at Indiana University is at the forefront to help find solutions to an array of the most pressing of these public health challenges.
Your gift will help us advance the mission of promoting good health through an integrated multidisciplinary approach to research, creative activities, teaching, and community engagement. Your gift is THE key that will help us tackle these challenges.
Whether its finding solutions to the opioid epidemic, preventing accidental drowning, enhancing aces to sustainable food, or through Alzheimer's research, the School of Public Health is partnering to save and improve lives as well as lower health care costs through.
Opioid Addictions: School of Public Health-Bloomington visiting assistant scientist and alumna Carrie Lawrence is among the front-line public health professionals addressing the addiction crisis. Lawrence and her team from the School of Public Health have been working with communities in Indiana and around the U.S. to access local needs and build community capacity to reduce harms associated with injection drug use, including opioids.
Accidental Drowning: School of Public Health professors also work to prevent accidental drowning in places as far away as Vietnam and as close as Indiana. Professor Bill Ramos works with the American Red Cross to identify cities with the highest drowning rates. “We want to find out if courses on water safety can help by changing attitudes towards behavior in and around pools,” he says.
Sustainable Food Access: Professor James Farmer launched the IU Campus Farm this year, where he and teams of students will research sustainable farming practices on a certified organic farm. The IU Farm will also provide local produce to the IU Campus which will enhance access to healthy food options and will lessen the impact of farming through reduced transportation costs and pollution.
Alzheimer's Research: Dr. Ka He conducts research into Alzheimer's and whether diet can help protect against dementia. His research serves as a scientific foundation for remediation and prevention strategies to improve cognitive health or slow down the consequences of aging.
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