The Lerner Center was awarded a grant by the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation for their project: “Implementing and Evaluating the Efficacy of a New Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Plan of Safe Care.” The project aims to increase health provider education surrounding the successful development of Plans of Safe Care (POSC) for mothers with addiction and babies who were exposed to opioids prior to birth. Continue Reading
Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion, is a coauthor on a new article published in the journal Socius, titled: “Visualizing Age, Period, and Cohort Patterns of Substance Use in the U.S. Opioid Crisis.” Continue Reading
The Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University is proud to announce its 2020 Lerner Center Faculty Fellows Grant Program. The Faculty Fellows Grant Program intends to fund at least two research/evaluation awards in the areas of population health and/or health promotion. Awards will be funded up to a maximum of $25,000 for 24 months. Click here for more details on how to apply.
Xiaoyan Zhang, Lerner Center Fellow and PhD candidate in the department of Human Development and Family Science, was interviewed on WAER for her latest data slice on child poverty rates for single mother families. Continue Reading
Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion, along with Lerner Center Associate Director Alexandra Punch, will work along side the the Maxwell X Lab to conduct research on various opioid court treatments in New York State. Read the full story here: https://www.maxwell.syr.edu/news/stories/Maxwell_team_wins_grant_from_Department_of_Justice_for_opioid_study/.
This article highlights how dermatologists are heading to metropolitan areas of the U.S. for new business, leaving rural areas throughout the country scarce resources to care for and prevent skin cancers, like melanoma. Read more in the article: What is Teledermatology – and How Did It Become So Popular?
In Spring 2019, Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion developed and disseminated a campus-wide survey on health and wellness goals. The survey explored how health and wellness goals differed among race/ethnicity, sex, and role at Syracuse University (faculty, staff, undergraduate or graduate student). Results were very insightful and will inform future Healthy Monday programming. The article, New Ways to Make Monday a Fresh Start, dives into the survey results and their implications, along with how Healthy Monday programming can be used to spark healthy behaviors across campus.
Monnat and colleagues published work on the geography of the opioid epidemic, which highlighted in an article by CityLab: The Changing Geography of the Opioid Crisis. The article explores the history of the opioid epidemic and its evolution into a nationwide crisis.
In celebration of National Rural Health Day, the Madison County Rural Health Council recognizes Madison County residents who have shown a deep passion and commitment to bettering the health and wellness of their community. This year, the Rural Health Council awarded the DeRuyter Monday Mile Team for creating their own Monday Mile Day and organizing several Monday Mile walks to encourage physical activity and wellness among their community.
The Monday Mile initiative launched in Madison County in 2016 with the creation of the Live Well Committee, comprised of the SU Lerner Center staff, Rural Health Council staff, and various stakeholders in Madison County. Since then, 11 Monday Mile routes have been established, with two currently in the works. The success of the Monday Mile in Madison County has been largely attributed to the enthusiasm and leadership of community residents, like the DeRuyter Monday Mile Team.
For more information on Madison County Monday Miles, check this Lerner Center Issue Brief on the Monday Mile.
Monnat, the Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion, traveled to our nation’s capital to participate in a roundtable discussion on addressing the opioid epidemic in the United States. Continue Reading