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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.
Chart of cancer awareness ribbon colors. Credit: Judith E. Bell, CC-BY SA 2.0 https://www.flickr.com/photos/jhandbell/14357589121

Do Health Awareness Days Actually Promote Health?

Public health researchers contend that health awareness days have not been held to an appropriate level of scrutiny given the scale at which they have been embraced,in a peer-reviewed commentary in the American Journal of Public Health.
A group of students working on the last interdisciplinary health care training event in October. Courtesy of the Drexel Student Government Organization for the School of Public Health.

Simulation to Spur Interdisciplinary Learning in Health Care

Two Drexel graduate students are doing their best to prompt the type of interdisciplinary learning they know they’ll need once they leave school.
Bicycle lane. Credit: Jim Henderson

Which Natural Experiments Reduce Obesity?

Drexel public health researchers published a review of the state of the science on which policy and infrastructure changes have a real impact on obesity prevention.

A memorial for victims who died in incidents of violence in Philadelphia. Photo: Tony Fischer, CC BY 2.0

Drexel Program Helping Violence Victims to Expand Across Philadelphia Hospitals

In Philadelphia, Healing Hurt People, a Drexel trauma-informed, hospital-based violence intervention program is expanding at a city-wide level to widen the opportunity of preventing future injuries as a result of violence instead of just treating them.
A community garden at Drexel's Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships in West Philadelphia

Drexel Research Team Connects Urban Design to Public Health

Faculty in design and public health at Drexel are working together with community-based projects in West Philadelphia. Their projects test the idea that aspects of natural systems can be woven into urban design to improve health.
"The hunger, the pain, the depression -- it always comes back. It's like a bird nesting in your head." - study participant Claudia

Children's Hunger Born From Mothers' Trauma

A new Drexel public health study shows that trauma and chronic stress are a largely overlooked part of the picture of why one in five American households with young children live with food insecurity.
Drexel participated in the 5th Annual Community Driven Research Day

A ‘Science Fair’ for Community Research

An annual gathering of researchers from Drexel and like-minded institutions with representatives from 27 community organizations serves as the spark point for partnerships looking into social problems that matter.
A doctor stands by ready to help as paramedics assist a patient on an ambulance.

Hospitals Helping Violence Victims Could Save Millions

Drexel researchers have  published the first study to systematically look at the economic outcomes of programs that help victims of violence change their lives with a hospital-based intervention.