Public Health Midwives in Sri Lanka
A longitudinal study in Sri Lanka on the effect of training public health midwives on exclusive breastfeeding reported a highly significant increase in the percentage of mothers breastfeeding their infants for 6 months, as well as the median duration of exclusive breastfeeding–all for a relatively low cost. Today, Sri Lanka has one of the top breastfeeding outcomes in the world with 99% of children ever-breastfed and 82% breastfed exclusively in the first six months in 2016.
Newest Traffic Changes Related to Downtown Crossing Construction in New Haven
As progress on Phase 2 of Downtown Crossing continues, the City of New Haven is announcing traffic pattern changes that will have minor impacts for commuters who enter or exit the downtown New Haven area through the former Route 34 corridor. While minor, these impacts will be the most significant since Phase 2 construction began in the spring.
Come to the 2019 Hunger and Homelessness Auction on Tuesday, Dec. 3. Donations Are Still Being Accepted.
The 27th Annual Hunger and Homelessness Auction will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at Café Med, Harkness Hall, 367 Cedar Street, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Donations are being accepted.
YSM Faculty Help Make New Haven Restaurant Week More Accessible to Older Adults
Barry Wu, MD, professor of clinical medicine (Geriatrics), looks forward to New Haven Restaurant Week (NHRW) twice a year, when around thirty local restaurants have special lunch and dinner prix fixe menus, to encourage people to enjoy the city’s local restaurants. Over the summer, Wu and Richard Marottoli, MD, MPH, professor of medicine (Geriatrics), began to consider if there was a way to enable more older adults in the New Haven area, particularly ones with limitations, to enjoy NHRW.
HAVEN Free Clinic Run/Walk Raises Funds and Builds Community
HAVEN Free Clinic volunteers and patients usually are at 800 Howard Avenue in New Haven on Saturdays, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. But on Sunday morning, October 6, members of the HAVEN community and their supporters gathered in New Haven’s Edgewood Park. The reason: the sixth annual ¡ANDA! 5K Run/Walk, which raises about 70% percent of the clinic’s yearly budget. To date, $35,000 has been raised, significantly surpassing the goal of $25,000.
Asylum Medicine Conference on Oct. 5: "Medical Forensic Evaluations of Asylum Seekers: The Role of the Clinician in Documenting Human Rights Abuses"
Yale Center for Asylum Medicine will present an all-day conference on Saturday, October 5, which outlines the unique and important contribution clinicians can make for the benefit of vulnerable migrants who are seeking asylum.
HEALTH NOTES: Black and Hispanic Cancer Patients Are Underrepresented in Clinical Trials
A new study has shown that clinical trials for new cancer medications rarely analyze data on safety and effectiveness by race and that black and Hispanic patients are consistently underrepresented among participants.
HAVEN Free Clinic ¡ANDA! 5K Run/Walk: Sunday Morning, Oct. 6, in New Haven’s Edgewood Park
The student-run HAVEN Free Clinic is hosting its sixth annual ¡ANDA! 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, October 6th at Edgewood Park in New Haven. The goal is to raise $25,000 to support clinic operations, to enable HAVEN to provide quality, comprehensive care to patients in New Haven.
Street Psychiatry at CMHC Joins Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center for Overdose Awareness Day
In recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31, Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center, the City of New Haven Health Department and many community organizations came together to provide resources, increase awareness, and educate about treatment options for those struggling with substance use disorders.