Public Health, Partnerships, and Prevention During the Pandemic – April CARE Connections

COVID-19 has proven especially serious for older adults and long-term care communities. UW–Madison researchers are working with public health practitioners across Wisconsin to identify areas of high need.

Read about the School of Nursing’s Wisconsin Public Health Research Network in the April issue of CARE Connections, the monthly newsletter from the School’s Center for Aging Research and Education. Here’s an excerpt:

“We were asked by the Neighborhood Health Partnerships project to help discern whether public health practitioners would find zip code-level data on risk factors for severe COVID-19 disease helpful in their planning and decision-making,” says Susan Zahner, DrPH, RN, FAAN, Co-Chair of WPHRN and Associate Dean at the School of Nursing. 

This month’s CARE Connections also includes a profile of CARE Affiliate Alexis Eastman, MD and news about summer service-learning and health care needs and responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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This post was authored by Diane Farsetta on 04/29/2020.