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Wine on shelves at a grocery store.

After Privatization, Link Found Between New Liquor Establishments, Violence

A team led by a Drexel University professor found that areas of Seattle where new establishments with alcohol were added following Washington state’s privatization efforts saw a significant increase in violent assaults.
Firefighters wearing their self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).

Peers, Public Perception Influence Firefighters Against Safety Equipment

Interviews conducted across the country by Drexel University researchers found that firefighters are often influenced by both colleagues and the public’s perception of them as risk-takers when choosing whether or not to use their safety equipment.
A Drexel research team examines the role of the physical and built environment in public health.

Consortium on Urban Design and Public Health Releases First Annual Report

Can intentional design help people live healthier lives? The first annual progress report of the American Institute of Architects (AIA)’s Design and Health Research Consortium contributes to a growing body of research showing that the physical and built environment can play a crucial – and often overlooked – role in public health. The report from the Architects Foundation, along with the AIA and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), covers consortium activities across a spectrum of research issues where design contributes to public health.
Dental office

Dental Clinic Expansion at 11th Street Health Center Fills Gap in Oral Health Care 

More than 45 percent of adults have not had a dental visit in the past year, and 27 percent of children have received no preventative dental care in the North Philadelphia neighborhood where the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services Center operates. A new expansion to the health center’s dental clinic will address this gap and provide the community with much-needed access to oral health services.

A drawn hand picking fruit.

A Change of Stomach: The Feasibility of Healthy Eating Campaigns in Rural Areas

With most studies focusing on urban areas, one Drexel professor’s research found that healthy eating interventions in rural restaurants and supermarkets can be both feasible and effective at improving healthy eating options.
A doctor with a surgical mask on.

Q&A: Getting Everyone to Finish the Race: Ana Núñez on Health Care Equity

The College of Medicine’s Ana Núñez will soon receive an award for advocating for health equity. She talked with DrexelNow about the steps she feels are needed to achieve it.
The new wing of the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services Center. Photo credit: Halkin/Mason Photography.

Drexel's 11th Street Health Center Doubles in Size with Sheller Gift to Improve and Expand Community ServiceS

A ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 11 will celebrate the new, fully equipped facilities thanks to a major expansion of the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services Center of Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions, a community-based, nurse-managed health center in North Philadelphia, which provides a holistic approach to health care.
Chart shows HIV engagement during pregnancy and for two years postpartum. 92% of women received HIV care during pregnancy. 51% had viral suppression at delivery. 38% received HIV care within 3 months after delivery.

Pregnancy is a Missed Opportunity for HIV-Infected Women to Gain Control Over Condition

Pregnancy could be a turning point for HIV-infected women, when they have the opportunity to enter a long-term pattern of maintenance of HIV care after giving birth—but most HIV-infected women aren’t getting that chance, according to a pair of new studies led by Drexel and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health.
A family with two children is one of those featured in the African-American Autism video series.

African-American Families Share Autism Experiences in New Video Series

Drexel students have helped produce new films aiming to help families overcome potential barriers to seeking diagnosis and services for their children on the autism spectrum—particularly in populations that are underserved when it comes to autism awareness, diagnosis and services.
Massimiliano Sani (UNICEF Mozambique); Suruchi Sood; Francesca de Maria (PCI Media Impact); and Amy Henderson Riley at UNICEF Mozambique.

Striking 'Gold' with Public Health Entertainment-Education

Amy Henderson Riley, a doctoral student in the School of Public Health, wants to change the way the public learns about health. Right now, she's researching whether love triangles and radio drama on a program called "Black Gold" helps inform the people of Mozambique about maternal and child health.
What happened to young adults with autism between high school and their early 20s? 36% attended any postsecondary education. 19% lived independently. 58% had a job for pay. 74% received any services.

Report: 1 in 3 Young Adults with Autism Disconnected from Work and School

Autism doesn't end at adulthood — yet most public awareness, public policy and research on autism focus on children. A new national report from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute answers questions about the experiences and outcomes of young adults on the spectrum.
An example of what a public health alert might look like if Drexel's Public Health Advisory Committee (PHAC) issued one.

Staying Vigilant Against Public Health Emergencies

A committee first formed to meet the threat of the H1N1 flu in 2009 has returned as a permanent fixture to keep Drexel ready in the face of future public health emergencies.