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Nurse Practitioners in New York Increase Access to Primary Care in Underserved Communities
Nurse practitioners (NPs) are making substantial contributions to primary care in health professional shortage areas (HPSAs) in New York State, according to a recent study from the Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) at University at Albany's School of Public Health. The report, A Profile of New York State’s Patient Care Nurse Practitioners, found that more than one-third of all active NPs in the state provide primary care services and half of them work in primary care HPSAs.
MPH Student Helps Improve Local Services to Victims of Elder Abuse
ALBANY, N.Y. (November 30, 2021) – An MPH/MSW student recently assisted an initiative to develop elder abuse multi-disciplinary teams in the Capital Region—teams that monitor and track services provided to victims, identify gaps in service, and work to create systemic change.
Terra Award Winners Announced at Climate Heroes Celebration
Four new Terra winners were honored for their efforts toward a more sustainable university, and winners of the Energy Campaign were revealed.
Research Report: November 12-18, 2021
A collection of the University at Albany's School of Public Health research from November 12-18, 2021.
UAlbany and Department of Health Examine Breastfeeding Disparities in the State
Study aims to increase breast feeding, and its health benefits for children and mothers, in communities where the rates are lower.
Areas of Research
- Cancer epidemiology and cancer genomics
- COVID-19 and emerging diseases
- Evidence-based healthcare
- Food systems and childhood obesity
- Health disparities and health equity
- Health effects of climate change and the environment
- HIV policy and prevention
- Infectious disease epidemiology
- Maternal and child health
- Social epidemiology and social determinants of health
- Violence and addiction
Best Graduate School for Public Health
UAlbany's School of Public Health has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a best graduate school of public health, known for its one-of-a-kind relationship at the intersection of academia and government. Created in partnership with the New York State Department of Health, the School provides unmatched experiential learning opportunities-enabling students to gain the applied skills and academic work sought after by employers.