Yearly Archives:: 2020

Overcoming Pandemic Fatigue to Promote Health Equity

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. Read More »

MHA program earns seven-year CAHME re-accreditation

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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 Read More »

APHA 2020 conference news

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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 Read More »

Dr. Stacey Griner appointed as APHA Section Councilor

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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, Read More »

Why you should vote


By now we are all intimately familiar with the horrific events that have occurred in 2020. It has been a year full of multifaceted injustices ranging from the outrageously high COVID-19 death toll that has disproportionately affected communities of color, to the violence and deaths that have resulted from police brutality. There have been substantial Read More »

HSC Regents Professor Dr. Scott Walters and colleagues share progress addressing nation’s opioid crisis in new scientific publication

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By Sally Crocker A special issue of the peer-reviewed scientific journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence has been released, profiling the efforts of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study to address the nation’s opioid crisis. $350 million in funding has been committed to this program between 2019-2022 in what is notably the largest implementation science Read More »

Exploring the Journey for Homeless Mothers


Dr. Erika Thompson, SPH Assistant Professor and MPH Maternal and Child Health Program Director, will be the featured speaker at an October 20 online event – “Exploring the Journey for Homeless Mothers” – through the Center for Transforming Lives Lecture Series. This event is free and open to the public as part of the agency’s Read More »