Save the Date: North Texas Health Forum Addresses Childhood Obesity
Make plans now to attend the 6th annual North Texas Health Forum, sponsored by the UNT Health Science Center (UNTHSC) School of Public Health. This year's theme is "Childhood Obesity: Accomplishments and Challenges." The event will be held on the UNTHSC campus during National Public Health Week on April 4 and 5, 2013, and is free and open to the public.
New Papers Published
Dr. Jose Pagan, professor and chair of the Department of Health Management and Policy, collaborated on a paper, published in the December 2012 issue of HealthAffairs, titled, "Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Screening is Likely to Require More than Access to Care."
Public health researchers earn Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant
Two UNT Health Science Center School of Public Health domestic tuberculosis researchers have received one of four new $100,000 grants to enable emerging researchers to explore the effect of public health services on population health.
Dean Kurz advises on state public health committee
SPH Dean Richard S. Kurz, PhD, (back row, second from left) attended a recent meeting of the Public Health Funding and Policy Committee of the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) in Texas City
Public health readiness: state accreditation grant renewed
Continuing the efforts to assess, support and increase the readiness of Texas' local health departments for accreditation, based on standards of the national Public Health Accreditation Board