Epidemiology and Community Health

SPH aims to develop new tool to measure residents’ access to urban greenspace

SPH researchers are creating the Urban Greenspace Access Score (UGAS) — a new measurement system that cities, policymakers, and urban planners can use to better understand which neighborhoods in US cities have limited access to greenspace — providing cities with crucial new information for improving greenspace access and promoting greater greenspace equity in urban planning.

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How Is Your Heart Health?

For American Heart Month this February, Professor David Jacobs provides expert comment on how Minnesotans could be more aware of risk factors and take other steps to improve their cardiovascular health.

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Researchers find 2.8% of pregnancies were exposed to opioids

New study of opioid use among pregnant people finds that 2.8% of pregnancies were exposed to opioids. Lead researcher Ruby Nguyen says “the findings of this study can be useful in future efforts to reduce opioid use during pregnancy and limit the negative consequences of fetal exposure to opioids.”

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