IU study finds activity trackers can work when paired with wellness coaching

With the holiday shopping season upon us and a new year just around the corner, many people will begin looking for ways to move more and eat less. Some of those people will turn to activity trackers to help them achieve their goals. While critics have debated the effectiveness of activity trackers, a recent study […]

Indiana Prevention Resource Center efforts helped screen 78,000 Hoosiers for risks associated with alcohol and substance use

Five years ago, the Indiana Prevention Resource Center and the Indiana State Division of Mental Health and Addiction received an $8.3 million grant to integrate screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment — an evidence-based practice used to identify, reduce and prevent problematic alcohol and drug use — into primary health care centers across the […]

Community invited to take part in School of Public Health’s Campus and Community Celebration

The Indiana University and Bloomington communities are invited to celebrate health and wellness during the upcoming Campus and Community Celebration. Hosted by the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, the celebration will take place Sept. 23 and will feature the annual Ruth Clifford Engs Lecture, delivered this year by retired Lt. General Mark Hertling, and an ice […]

The Center for Sexual Health Promotion celebrating 10th anniversary with a visit from Dr. Ruth

Indiana University’s Center for Sexual Health Promotion is celebrating its 10th anniversary with special guest Dr. Ruth. Ruth Westheimer, better known as “Dr. Ruth,” will visit the Buskirk-Chumley Theater Sept. 14 to discuss a life spent in sex education as part of the Bloomington Sex Salon, a monthly community-based speaker series on the topic of […]

Debby Herbenick elected president of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists

Debby Herbenick, director of IU’s Center for Sexual Health Promotion and associate professor in the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington, has been elected president of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists. Herbenick, who will start her tenure July 1, is the first person from IU to hold this position in the […]

IU expert encourages everyone to revisit safe water practices before heading into summer

With Memorial Day weekend right around the corner, many families are preparing for a three-day weekend full of gatherings, cookouts and relaxation. For some, that will include activities in or around water. While there can be nothing more fun, or refreshing, than splashing around a pool or a lake, it’s important to take the time […]

IU health experts welcome new FDA rules for e-cigarettes

The Food and Drug Administration recently announced that e-cigarettes will be subjected to rules and regulations previously imposed on tobacco cigarettes, including a ban on selling e-cigarettes to minors. That is welcome news to some Indiana University health experts who cite the lack of research on the long-term effects of e-cigarettes and concerns about the […]

IU School of Public Health-Bloomington presenting sponsor of Bloomington AIDS Walk

Blog post courtesy of Amanda Roach, assistant director of marketing and communications for the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington: HIV and AIDS remain a significant health issue in our community, with hundreds of individuals affected in Monroe County and over 4,000 people statewide. After last year’s HIV outbreak in southern Indiana, communities are focused on how to prevent […]

School of Public Health student awarded Trudy Bush Fellowship

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre Anna Gorczyca, a doctoral candidate in epidemiology and biostatistics at IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, traveled to Arizona this week to present research at the Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health 2016 Scientific Conference, and to accept the Trudy Bush Fellowship for Cardiovascular Disease Research in Women’s Health. […]

School of Public Health launching new webinar series

Beginning this month, the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington, through its Public Health & YOU initiative, will host a monthly webinar featuring experts from the school. The webinar series will focus on the eight dimensions of wellness — emotional, intellectual, physical, environmental, social, financial, spiritual and occupational – and aims at enhancing the understanding […]