Falk College faculty equip global community with COVID-19 information

Falk faculty, staff, students, and alumni pursue careers in health and helping professions to direct their passion for improving the lives of others. In times like the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, they are called on to help care for our families and communities in so many ways. Right now, many alumni around the world are providing tele-health and tele-mental health services, getting nutritious food and other critical resources to shut-ins and at-risk populations, caring for the specific needs of children and older adults, as well as leading public health efforts in governments, hospitals, and research labs.

In addition, they are sharing accurate and essential health information. Journalists, public health officers, and other key leaders are working diligently and in partnership with these professionals and subject matter experts to make sure communities—both local and global—have necessary information to protect themselves and others.

On the Falk College faculty are experts in public health, social work, human development and family science, mental health, and other subject areas of critical interest during the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, such as health and exercise science and sport and society. They, too, are focusing time and energy on sharing research data, best practices, and guidance with the media for the benefit of the public.

Information can be stressful, but it is also empowering. Epidemiologist and Falk Public Health Professor David Larsen advises, “I would be surprised if many Americans are operating without a low-grade anxiety right now. But we should not panic. We will get through this.”

Read more information from Falk faculty:

Coronavirus 411: How do I get it? How do I stop it? And other key questions, answers
via Miami Herald
Brittany Kmush, Public Health

Cardiac injury among hospitalized Covid-19 patients tied to higher risk of death in new study
via CNN Health
Brooks Gump, Public Health
Kevin Heffernan, Exercise Science

White House Trots Out Grim Death Models to Drive Home Social Distancing
via Yahoo
David Larsen, Public Health

Do These 4 Things for Your Parents During Coronavirus Outbreak
via NerdWallet
Maria Brown, School of Social Work, Aging Studies Institute

Column: Will 2021 Tokyo Olympics become the spring games?
via USA Today
Rick Burton, Sport Management

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