Yale Designates Labs in Three States to Provide SalivaDirect™ COVID-19 Test
Three independent laboratories will now join Yale Pathology Labs as facilities authorized to perform the university-developed SalivaDirect™ COVID-19 test. The laboratories will make SalivaDirect™ available to people in Florida, Minnesota, and New York.Source: YaleNews
Why Your Insurance Company Pays 250% What Medicare Pays for the Same Service
Even for people with private insurance, hospital bills can take a toll. The spending on hospital services ends up accounting for more than 40 percent of personal healthcare spending among privately insured people in the United States.Source: Healthline
It shouldn't be so hard to find an in-network doctor
Never has it been more important to provide patients with accurate tools to help navigate our fragmented healthcare system. At my hospital in New York City, we discharged hundreds of previously healthy COVID patients, many without regular doctors, now in need of care to manage the lingering effects of their illness — shortness of breath, kidney damage, depression and anxiety, among many others. Others have had their coverage disrupted due to changes in employment and need to find new doctors.Source: The Hill
Lack of COVID-19 Resources Putting Millions at Risk in Somalia Settlement Camps
A lack of access to screening services and important information about COVID-19 — including ways the highly-infectious virus can be transmitted ¬— could be putting millions of internally displaced people in Somali settlement camps at risk, according to new research by the Yale School of Public Health and The Hagarla Institute.
COVID-19 and The Criminal Justice System
Outbreaks of any disease, including COVID-19, within correctional systems have substantial public health repercussions, affecting not only those incarcerated but also those who work in facilities and, by extension, both the communities in which jails and prisons sit and the communities to which released individuals return.Source: Story Map on ArcGIS
New YSPH Report Raises Concerns About Climate Change and Health in Connecticut
The Yale School of Public Health’s Center on Climate Change and Health released a new report today on changing conditions in Connecticut that, left untreated, could have serious long-term health consequences for the state’s nearly 3.5 millions residents.
A ban on flavored vapes devastated N.J. shops. New study shows it might make vaping riskier.
As New Jersey vape shop owners decried lawmakers' efforts to ban the sale of flavored e-liquid last year, they often repeated the same claim: Our products aren’t the cause of the mysterious lung illness sweeping the country.Source: NJ.com
Yale Launches Online Executive Master’s Degree in Public Health
The Yale School of Public Health is now offering a unique online executive master’s degree in public health (MPH) for professionals interested in acquiring a strong public health education and hands-on leadership and management training.
Gov. Lamont Urges Caution Against COVID-19 in Weeks, Months Ahead During YSPH Speech
Connecticut is emerging from the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic in relatively good shape. But the threat is not over, Governor Ned Lamont cautioned during a panel discussion hosted by the Yale School of Public Health.
School of Public Health Introduces Racial Justice Concentration
As the country grapples with an unruly pandemic that has disproportionately affected people of color, the Yale School of Public Health has rolled out a racial justice concentration this fall in an effort to make its own strides toward equity.Source: Yale Daily News
Rates of E-Cig and Marijuana Use Not Linked to EVALI Occurrence
A recent study from the Yale School of Public Health, has indicated that contrary to what is generally assumed, US States with higher rates of vaping and marijuana use, did not have a higher frequency of EVALI cases.Source: Vaping Post
Rates of E-cigarette and Marijuana Use Not Associated With Larger Outbreaks of Vaping-Related Lung Injuries, YSPH Study Finds
Higher rates of e-cigarette and marijuana use in U.S. states did not result in more e-cigarette or vaping-related lung injuries (known as EVALI), a new study from the Yale School of Public Health finds.