School of Public Health
Covid Vaccine

What you should know about the COVID vaccine rollout

By Sally Crocker Almost one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the world stands poised and hopeful for a safe return to everyday life. New vaccines are rolling out across the country to speed solutions to communities in Texas and other states, reaching front-line healthcare workers, residents of long-term care facilities and other priority groups first.…
Mha Execs In Residence

New Executives in Residence program gives MHA students an added benefit

By Sally Crocker One of the best ways to prepare for a career is to learn firsthand from experts in the field. HSC Master of Health Administration (MHA) students now have that opportunity, through a new Executives in Residence program, putting them in touch with seasoned healthcare executives, thought leaders and authors recognized for their…
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Dr. Stephan Davis appointed to American College of Healthcare Executives Council of Regents

Stephan Davis, DNP, MHSA, FACHE, MHA Director and Assistant Professor at the University of North Texas Health Science Center (HSC) School of Public Health, has been appointed to the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Council of Regents, the organization’s national legislative body. The Council of Regents serves as the link between ACHE and members…
Social Media

Myths and truths about false news

By Sally Crocker Dear Aunt Kathy spends a lot of time on social media. She likes to share cute animal videos, funny observations … and sometimes, false news. A lot of folks know someone like Kathy, maybe a close friend or relative, an acquaintance or a connection of a connection online. When people post or…
Health Equity

Overcoming Pandemic Fatigue to Promote Health Equity

As the holidays fast approach and 2020 continues to give us a run for our money, many people are feeling the effects of pandemic fatigue. Pandemic fatigue occurs when people grow tired of practicing measures meant to slow the spread of COVID-19, such as social distancing, wearing a mask, staying away from large gatherings, etc.…
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MHA program earns seven-year CAHME re-accreditation

By Sally Crocker The Master of Health Administration (MHA) program at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) has achieved the highest, seven-year re-accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). The HSC School of Public Health has been recognized as providing the first and only CAHME-accredited…
Erika Thompson

HSC researcher, collaborators help homeless mothers and children find their road back

By Sally Crocker Hundreds of thousands of families across the U.S. struggle with homelessness each year. Living on the streets, in cars, at shelters or temporarily bunking up with others poses many risks and challenges, greatly intensified this year by the COVID-19 pandemic. Erika Thompson, PhD, Assistant Professor at the HSC School of Public Health…
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APHA 2020 conference news

By Sally Crocker SPH students, faculty and staff were active in this year’s Annual Meeting and Expo of the American Public Health Association (APHA), with PhD student Anna Galvin (PhD in Public Health Sciences, Health Behavior Research) winning the Public Health Education and Health Promotion student award contest. Galvin was one of 15 students selected…
Dr Stacey Griner

Dr. Stacey Griner appointed as APHA Section Councilor

By Sally Crocker HSC Assistant Professor Stacey Griner, PhD, MPH, has been appointed to serve a three-year term for the American Public Health Association (APHA) as Section Councilor in the Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Section. Appointments are made through peer elections. Since 1975, SRH, formerly known as the Population, Reproductive and Sexual Health Section,…
Cultural Competency

HSC team receives national Innovative Teaching Award for work addressing sexual and gender minority healthcare needs

By Sally Crocker More than 16 million people in the U.S. identify as sexual and gender minorities (SGM). The healthcare needs of these populations are different, especially in terms of reproductive health. Visiting a health provider or accessing services has never been a one-size-fits-all experience. A lot depends on how included, respected and comfortable a…