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Columbia at COP26: Climate Change and Public Health

Many of the world’s leading climate experts gathered recently in Glasgow, Scotland to discuss the state of our planet’s environment at the 26th Annual United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26). 

Number of Californians living with Alzheimer’s projected to double by 2040

The number of Californians 65 and older living with Alzheimer’s disease is projected to more than double by the year 2040, according to new data released by the California Department of Public Health in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association.

The Bridge Between Public Health Education and Government Workforce Needs Fixing

The COVID-19 pandemic has uncovered long-term underinvestment in the public health workforce, including staff losses and underfunding for public health education, according to a new paper in the American Journal of Public Health. For training of individuals in health departments to succeed, we must assess needs, increase access to education for future public health professionals, and invest in the existing public health workforce, according to Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health authors Heather Krasna and Dean Linda P. Fried.

Public health may be US election loser as coronavirus surges

Regardless of the presidential election outcome, a vexing issue remains to be decided: Will the U.S. be able to tame a perilous pandemic that is surging as holidays, winter and other challenges approach?

La Sierra University online for fall, offers tuition subsidy

In keeping with recently released California Department of Public Health guidance, La Sierra University will hold the majority of fall quarter classes online with allowed exceptions for certain labs and studio classes. It is also providing an automatic 10 percent fall quarter tuition subsidy for all enrolled students. School begins Monday, Sept. 21.

California’s public health director abruptly resigns amid questions about state’s virus...

Dr. Sonia Angell, California's director of the Department of Public Health, abruptly resigned on Sunday. Angell, who had been in the position for less than a year, reportedly resigned via an email sent to the California Health and Human Services Agency.

State fixing technical issue causing lag in case reporting

Delay may give impression Riverside County cases are slowing down; not the case, say local health experts Riverside County health officials urge the public to stay vigilant in protecting themselves from the coronavirus, despite an appearance the disease is slowing locally.

What We Know and Still Don’t Know About COVID-19

The world has been living through the COVID-19 pandemic for nearly eight months. Much is still unknown about the illness that has stricken 14.8 million people and killed more than 610,000 worldwide, but every day brings new insights and developments. Columbia experts have been at the forefront of the international response to this crisis. We asked them to review what we’ve learned, so far, and to discuss the most significant challenges ahead.

Riverside County attests readiness to safely reopen based on public health...

Riverside County has notified Gov. Gavin Newsom that it is ready to cautiously and safely open for business based on public health data. The county has sent a letter and attestation to state officials requesting the county be allowed to take the next step in that direction.

Curb-side retail starts tomorrow in Riverside County

Some retail businesses in Riverside County will be allowed by the State of California to have curb-side pickup starting Friday. Florist and toy shops, department stores and other small business retailers will be able to provide services, but they will be limited to curb-side delivery and pickup only.