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Lerner Fellow Xiaoyan Zhang quoted in National Geographic story on raising resilient children during coronavirus

Xiaoyan Zhang spoke with National Geographic about how to help children bounce back from adversities related to COVID-19. Zhang notes the positive long term outcomes of emotionally resilient children and discusses steps caregivers can take to help strengthen children’s coping skills. Read the National Geographic story End-of-school-year celebrations are canceled. Here’s how your kid can…

Lerner Center Faculty Affiliate Scott Landes interviewed for Spectrum News

Scott Landes spoke with Spectrum News about how individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities are at greater risk of serious illness or death related to COVID-19. Landes says that COVID-19 death rates are higher in this population due partly to several underlying health conditions.

Read Landes’ research brief: COVID-19 and Pneumonia: Increased Risk for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities during the Pandemic to learn more.

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Grandmothers at Work during Coronavirus

COVID-19 is reshaping the lives of working grandmothers in the U.S. Due to the health risks of COVID-19 for older adults, many families decided to isolate separately from grandparents. This means that many families are now without their primary or secondary source of childcare. In other cases, grandmothers are providing more childcare than ever. In addition, job loss among older adults often means inability to provide essential financial support to their children and grandchildren. In this brief, SU Sociology Professor Madonna Harrington Meyer draws on in-depth interviews and grandmothers’ stories to show how the coronavirus is redefining the lives of working grandmothers.

Risky Business: Recognizing the Flaws of Employer-Based Health Insurance during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the flaws of the U.S.’s employer-based health insurance model. As millions of workers have been forced into unemployment, they are also at risk of losing their health insurance coverage. In this brief, Syracuse University researchers Austin McNeill Brown and Mariah Brennan Nanni discuss the implications of binding health insurance to employment during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Monnat discusses racial disparities, COVID-19 deaths in Miami Herald | Maxwell School

Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion Shannon Monnat was quoted in the Miami Herald discussing the racial disparities of deaths related to COVID-19. She was also quoted in a Syracuse.com article discussing how to restart the local economy throughout Central New York.

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Pendergrast and Helander interviewed about COVID-19 and implications for older adults on WAER

Two Lerner Graduate Fellows, Claire Pendergrast and Mary (Emmy) Helander, were interviewed on WAER (Syracuse’s NPR affiliate station) on April 9 as part of the Syracuse Speaks series. The interviewed covered how COVID-19 has impacted health and social well being among older adults and some tips for how to keep older adults safe and healthy during this challenging and uncertain time.

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Lerner Undergraduate Research Affiliate Ashley Van Slyke forms a club to decrease stigma and increase education about mental illness

Ashley VanSlyke, a junior nursing major at University of Pittsburgh and a summer research affiliate with the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion co-formed the Oakland Outreach club in Pittsburg in Fall 2019. The club is geared towards learning and helping under-served populations in the Oakland-Pittsburg area The majority of their volunteering is focused on people with substance use and/or mental health diagnoses. Read more about Ashley and the club in this Pitt News article.

Maxwell ranks #1 again, celebrates 25 years of U.S. News ranking

Syracuse, N.Y., March 17, 2020—The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University once again ranks #1 in the nation for public affairs according to the U.S. News & World Report reputational survey. This year, Maxwell shares the top ranking with Indiana University’s O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. 

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