Advocating for Her People

Amira Adawe, MPH ’15, creates public health programs for the Somali community. 

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Making the Environment Their Business

SPH’s MnTAP works with Minnesota businesses to produce less waste and save resources, like water and electricity. 

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Leading Richfield

Executive Public Health Practice student Maria Regan Gonzalez wins seat on Richfield City Council with a public health platform.

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A Repeal of the ACA Could Hurt Those Who Need It The Most
A new study by Associate Professor Pinar Karaca-Mandic finds that plans by the Trump Administration and Congress to cancel or alter the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could drastically affect those who receive Medicare and Medicaid.

Babies Born with Opioid Addiction in Rural U.S. on the Rise
As the opioid epidemic increases across America, a new study by Associate Professor Katy Kozhimannil finds that rural babies are being born with opioid withdrawal at an alarming rate.

Changing How Wellness Programs Are Sold to Employers
While a majority of U.S. companies’ health benefit packages include wellness programs, a study from Associate Professor Jean Abraham finds the way these programs are being sold is changing to focus more on holistic care.

Cycling Saves Lives and Money in Minnesota
As part of a joint project with the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Professor Mark Pereira finds that more cycling people do, the lower their risk for cardiovascular risk factors.

The cover of Advances fall 2016 issue


The fall 2016 issue of Advances shows how a public health approach could prevent gun-related injuries.

Professor Roger Feldman discusses uncertainty about what happens if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. (Fox 9)

In the News

Lynn Blewett: An interim plan to stabilize Minnesota’s individual health insurance market (Star Tribune)

Pinar Karaca-Mandic: Another astronomical drug hike: Price of opioid antidote leaps 600% (USA Today)

Rural Health Research Center: Maternal health care is disappearing in rural America (Scientific American)