Springfield Teen Health: Moving from Data to Action
Join us tomorrow Friday October 16, 2020 at noon for the webinar, Springfield Teen Health: Moving From Data to Action. The Public Health Institute of Western MA and Gándara Center will share findings from the most recent Youth Health Survey and Prevention Needs Assessment Survey conducted among middle and high school students in the Springfield Public Schools. The webinar will also explore how these data are being used for collaborative efforts to support the health and well-being of Springfield youth. The event will be moderated by Nikki Burnett (Educare Springfield), and speakers will include Dr. Kathleen Szedga (Public Health Institute of Western MA), Sharon Hall-Smith (Gándara Center), and Michelle Balch (Springfield Public Schools).
Don't miss out on the final webinar of our fall webinar series:
Friday November 13, 2020 at 12:00 pm, Sexual Violence towards Girls and Young Women: A Call to Action This webinar will explore findings from Hampden County and include a panel discussion of experts. Stay tuned for more information!
What's Working, What's Not, and His Advice for America's Youth
This week on Conversations on Health Care, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, addresses the ongoing pandemic and concerning rise in daily infection rates in the US, vaccine development, monoclonal antibodies, and what we all need to be doing to stop the spread of the disease.
Dr. Fauci says we must "double down" on the five fundamental public health measures:
Universal mask wearing
Avoiding close contact and maintaining a physical distance
Avoiding crowds and congregate settings
Doing more outdoors rather than indoors
Washing hands frequently
These measures will help prevent a surge of cases as we enter the flu and cold season.