Due to continuing developing weather conditions, CCHS will close at 11 am today, Thursday, March 5. We will continue to monitor weather conditions throughout the day and tonight and will communicate any changes and updates via emails to the CCHS list serve and postings to this website. Please continue to check your emails and this website for information.
IMPROVING HEALTH IN YOUR COMMUNITY
A school-based asthma education program was launched in DeKalb County in September by the College of Community Health Sciences. The program is being conducted via telemedicine by Dr. Karen Burgess, associate professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics, and Beth Smith, a nurse practitioner in the Faculty-Staff Clinic at University Medical Center. The two […]
A Brussels Sprout Challenge was a highlight of the American Heart Association’s West Alabama Heart Walk held on February 14 at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences partnered with Manna Grocery and Deli to roast and serve more than 800 Brussels sprouts during the walk. The idea originated with […]
When we think of vaccinations, the image of children getting their shots at a health clinic comes to mind, but there are many reasons adults need to think about vaccinations, as well. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 50,000 adults in the United States die each year from diseases that […]
“For a change, let’s not talk about the Affordable Care Act, expansion of Medicaid, regional care organizations or anything else that’s controversial in health care. (This could be a short conversation.) Instead, let’s talk about something about which most people would agree: Despite having the best hospital facilities, the best technology and the best trained doctors and health care professionals, our current health care system leaves a lot to be desired in the way it’s organized and delivers care, especially given the poor population health outcomes we get.