Public Health

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Mar 28, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia University Participates in Suicide Prevention Training

By Felicia Hall '19 The Arcadia University community learned lifesaving skills on March 22 at the Suicide Prevention Training hosted by Public Health Student Society, in collaboration with Montgomery County’s Office of Mental and Behavioral Health. Through an educational presentation and role...

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Mar 22, 2017 Jennifer Retter

Arcadia Hosts Events Throughout Public Health Week

The College of Health Sciences, Department of Public Health, and Public Health Student Society are hosting the following events to promote public health awareness, local charities, and stress relief programs during National Public Health Week. Thursday, March 30 to Friday, April 7 Social...

Mar 17, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Hosts Conference to Address Opioid Epidemic

On Thursday, April 6, Arcadia University will host “Opioids in Your Backyard, Montgomery County: A Search for Solutions Symposium,” a one-day event to address the ever-present and growing problem of opioid abuse in the Philadelphia area. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Great Room...

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Mar 8, 2017 Caitlin Burns

March 22: Suicide Prevention Training Session

In collaboration with Arcadia’s Department of Public Health, the Montgomery County Suicide Prevention Taskforce will host a training session on Wednesday, March 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Brubaker 102. The one-session training will offer an understanding of the three key steps in helping someone on...

Feb 23, 2017 Jennifer Retter

Dr. Sawyer Continues Service Efforts and Interdisciplinary Education in Belize

Hoping to facilitate interdisciplinary education among the University’s health science and education professionals, Dr. Karen Sawyer, assistant professor and director of Experiential Learning in the Department of Physical Therapy, is raising funds to expand the ongoing efforts of Arcadia students,...

Dec 2, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Public Health Student Society Collects 400 Pounds of Food for Needy Families

In less than a week, the Public Health Student Society collected over 400 pounds of food for needy families throughout the region. From Nov. 15 to 18, the organization welcomed non-perishable donations from the Arcadia community to be donated to New Life Glenside and Seeds of Hope in Camden. On...

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Nov 18, 2016 Jennifer Retter

Drs. Olivos and Tate Publish on Overuse Injury in ‘Journal of Swimming Research’

Maegan E. Olivos, PT, DPT, MPH, adjunct professor of Medical Science and Community Health, and Angela Tate, PT, Ph.D., Cert MDT, adjunct professor of Physical Therapy, collaborated on “Coaches’ Education and Practices Regarding Overuse Injury in Youth Swimming,” a study published in the Journal of...

Nov 2, 2016 Jennifer Retter

Hands-on Exercises Help Prepare College of Health Science Students for Career Work

By Marcella Haddad '17 “It seems like you have a pretty strong history of colon cancer,” said Genetic Counseling student John Lewis, looking through his notes. The patient nodded and looked down at his hands. Fortunately, this was only an exercise; the patient, an actor. But the exercise...

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Oct 26, 2016 Jennifer Retter

Public Health Hosts Food Drive for Glenside Community

The Department of Public Health invites members of the Arcadia University community to participate in a food drive for Seeds of Hope and New Life Glenside, organizations that provide meals for local families in need. Participants are encouraged to drop off non-perishable goods—soup, water...

Oct 10, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Comedy Night at Arcadia University to Benefit Homeless Veterans

Come out for a night of laughs for a good cause as Arcadia University’s Public Health hosts Comedy Night on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 6:30 to 10 p.m in the Great Room. The event will feature stand-up comedian Tyler Rothrock, who has opened for comedy legends such as Bob Nelson, Rich Vos, Dave...

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Aug 8, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Students, Faculty, Alumni Collaborate on Belize Community Service Trip

Arcadia University is continuing to expand its global service efforts with the addition of San Pedro, Belize as a service location. Through a $25,000 grant from Arcadia University, the College of Health Sciences and the School of Education have provided care to the general community since Aug. 6...

Jul 21, 2016 Daniel Brumbach

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