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 […]

IU experts and public safety officer give their takeaway on the Pokémon Go phenomenon

Although you might not know exactly what a Pokémon is, by now most people have heard of the wildly popular Pokémon Go, an augmented reality game that exploded on the scene early this month. Throughout the country, people of all ages are hitting the streets, cellphones in hand, attempting to catch virtual creatures known as […]

IU School of Public Health students become lobbyists for a day

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre Fourteen graduate students in Indiana University’s School of Public Health-Bloomington transformed into lobbyists Feb. 8, advocating on behalf of March of Dimes. After a briefing by the national March of Dimes governmental relations chair, the students spent three hours at the Indiana Statehouse, arguing for an increased state tobacco tax […]

IU School of Public Health student creates self-examination curriculum for area schools

Samantha Ginther’s task started out simple: help the Olcott Center for Cancer Education update its breast and testicular cancer self-examination curriculum. A Master of Public Health student at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington, Ginther originally set out to simply help the center — which taught a self-examination curriculum in area high schools — […]

5 ways to have a safer and healthier Halloween at IU Bloomington

Post by IU Communications colleague Milana Katic: For some, Halloween weekend in a college town involves partying, which can sometimes lead to risky behavior. It’s as if putting on a costume can somehow shield us from the potential dangers of out-of-control drinking and other scary actions. However, the Indiana University Bloomington community wants to remind everyone […]

With flu season approaching, one IU expert is encouraging everyone to get a flu shot

It’s that time of year again. Time to start thinking about ways to protect yourself against influenza, most commonly known as the flu. “Influenza is a serious disease,” said Nancy Macklin, a nurse practitioner and director of nursing at the Indiana University Health Center. “We use the term flu to talk about everything from a […]

IU School of Public Health-Bloomington receives grant to create Healthy Schools Corps program

School districts throughout South Central Indiana will now have an additional resource when it comes to keeping students healthy. The Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington was recently awarded a three-year AmeriCorps grant from Serve Indiana to support a new Healthy Schools Corps program. Through a partnership with the School of Public Health and IU […]

Tips for managing stress during the back-to-school rush

Change, even positive change, can be difficult. That’s why the beginning of the school year — with its new routines, increase in activities and, in some cases, a new environment — can be a stressful time for both students and parents. “Many people do not do well with transitional periods,” said Nancy Stockton, director of […]

Student volunteers drive campaign against mental illness stigma

Guest post by Steve Hinnefeld, who normally writes at the Policy Briefings blog: The U Bring Change 2 Mind initiative to combat the stigma associated with mental illness is backed by serious star power in the person of award-winning actress Glenn Close. But the project has something else that may be even more essential to […]

Optional campus sexual health survey to hit student emails this week

Guest post courtesy of IU Communications colleague Milana Katic: The Center for Sexual Health and Promotion at Indiana University’s School of Public Health-Bloomington will be sending out the Campus Sexual Health Survey to IU student email addresses starting this week. The survey is completely optional and will be addressing a range of sexual health issues relevant […]