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Three out of Four Community Health Centers Assess for Social Determinants of Health to Improve Patient Health Outcomes

June 30, 2022
A new report from the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative examines the extent to which community health centers are engaged in assessing patients for social determinants of health to help improve health outcomes. The Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative is based at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health.
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New Research: Up to 540,000 Lives Could Be Saved Worldwide by Targeting Speed and Other Main Areas

June 29, 2022
A new series published in The Lancet today highlights the growing problem of road traffic injuries and lays out some opportunities for preventing injuries and saving lives. The series comes at the same time as the United Nations General Assembly launches a high-level meeting on global road safety June 30-July 1 in New York. The series offers a comprehensive analysis of this rising public health threat.

Media Tip Sheet: Supreme Court Decision on Remain In Mexico Policy

June 29, 2022

The Supreme Court is set to hand down a decision on a Trump-era policy requiring asylum-seekers to stay in Mexico until they could appear in U.S. immigration court.

Experts Available to Discuss Monkeypox Vaccination Campaign

June 29, 2022
Yesterday, the US Department of Health and Human Services launched a monkeypox vaccination campaign to combat rising cases of the viral illness. Critics note that many of the shortfalls that were seen during the early days of COVID could hamper the Monkeypox response.

Media Tip Sheet: Needs-aware artificial intelligence: AI that ‘serves [human] needs’

June 28, 2022
Dr. Ryan Watkins and his colleague Soheil Human (University of Vienna) recently published "Needs-aware artificial intelligence: AI that ‘serves [human] needs’" in the journal AI and Ethics. The article introduces the important role that the construct of need can/will have on the future Artificial Intelligence. If you are looking for context on this issue or would like to speak with Dr. Watkins, please contact GW Media Relations.

GW Health Leaders Issue Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

June 24, 2022
A statement from Barbara Bass, Dean of the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences and CEO of the GW Medical Faculty Associates; Lynn Goldman, Dean of the GW Milken Institute School of Public Health; and Pamela Slaven-Lee, Interim Dean of the GW School of Nursing on the on Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade

GW Experts Available to Comment on the Supreme Court Abortion Decision

June 24, 2022
The Supreme Court has overturned the 50-year-old precedent in Roe v. Wade access to abortion. The high court released its decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization Friday morning. The George Washington University has experts in law, politics, public health and medicine available to discuss a wide range of impacts now that the federal right to abortion has ended.

Public Health Experts Comment on FDA Decision to Ban Juul E-cigarettes

June 23, 2022
The Food and Drug Administration said today it will ban the sale of Juul e-cigarettes, saying that Juul played an outside role in the increase in youth vaping. Critics say that Juul used aggressive marketing tactics to get more teenagers to vape. Public health experts say e-cigarettes are unsafe for teens, children and young adults. These products contain nicotine, which is a highly addictive substance. Research also suggests that exposure to nicotine during adolescence may lead to persistent behavioral problems, higher rates of anxiety and impulse control issues.

GW Experts Available: Supreme Court Ruling on West Virginia v. EPA

June 23, 2022

The Supreme Court is expected to rule on West Virginia v. the Environmental Protection Agency in a case that could limit EPA’s ability to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.

New Study Finds Belief in Climate Change Drops Amid Skeptical Content

June 22, 2022
Exposure to factual information about climate change briefly persuades people to agree with the scientific consensus, according to a new study. However, they often revert to their original attitudes about climate change over a short period of time and after consuming skeptical opinion content.

Media Tip Sheet: The Right to Play: How parents can handle tantrums and meltdowns

June 21, 2022
How should parents handle child tantrums and meltdowns? How do parents teach their children to develop emotionally, socially and academically through play? Well, getting back to the basics and resetting our own expectations at different stages of development is key. If you are looking for an expert to speak specifically on this issue, please consider Dr. Maggie Parker, an assistant professor of counseling and human development at the George Washington University.

GW Experts Available to Discuss Watergate 50-Year Anniversary

June 17, 2022

50 years ago this Friday, five men broke into the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C.

Media Tip Sheet: GW Experts Available to Discuss DACA on 10-Year Anniversary

June 15, 2022
The George Washington University has faculty available to provide opinions, expertise and commentary on a variety of topics related to DACA.

Media Tip Sheet: “Fixing Teacher Burnout? Ask the Teachers.”

June 14, 2022

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Dr. H. Jack Geiger and Dr. John W. Hatch during construction on the Delta Health Center, 1966 - Photo by Daniel Bernstein

CHroniCles Website to be Preserved at Geiger Gibson Program

June 09, 2022
The RCHN Community Health Foundation (RCHN CHF) and the Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health today announced that with the sunset of RCHN CHF, the Foundation’s signature online resource highlighting the history of community health centers will have a new home at the Geiger Gibson Program.