Researchers look at pre- and post-immigration correlates of alcohol misuse among young adult recent Latino immigrants

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] bottles [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Latinos in the U.S. experience numerous alcohol-related health disparities. There is accumulating evidence that pre-immigration factors are associated with post-immigration alcohol use, but the explanation for health disparities remains unclear. [/su_column] [/su_row]

FIU researcher develops mobile health app to link underserved community to local services and resources

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Pills [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Helping vulnerable populations gain access to local health services is traditionally a task that requires training community health workers to link hard-to-reach and vulnerable communities to local resources. Unfortunately, experts find, this framework only creates dependence on these workers. [/su_column] [/su_row]

Faculty tests regimens of vitamin D supplementation for women during pregnancy

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Pills [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] A recent meta-analysis led by Cristina Palacios, associate professor in the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, investigated whether the current vitamin D recommendation, which is 200 to 600 international units per day (IU/d), is enough in pregnancy for promoting positive health outcomes. [/su_column] [/su_row]

Stempel College hosts first community day, comes together for greater good

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Pills [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] More than 60 students, alumni, faculty and staff gathered recently for the first Stempel College community day. Held at Camillus House, the event was an opportunity for those close to the college to share the morning while giving back to the community by assisting Camillus House and its clients. [/su_column] [/su_row]

Gender norms and HIV-protection in Latina farmworker communities

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""]" alt="Pills" height="400" width="600"> [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Latina immigrant farmworkers are a vulnerable and understudied population that face a host of socio-cultural and structural barriers that place them at risk for HIV infection. Cultural factors, including traditional gender roles that frequently inhibit communication between partners and promote rigid roles, may particularly affect self-protection in regards to HIV prevention among Latinas. [/su_column] [/su_row]

Tourism may lead to health risk for the industry workers

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Pills [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Touristic escapism is a term FIU researchers have developed to refer to the time when tourists - away from their homes, cultural norms and daily life –take a break from their reality, which may lead to behaviors beyond their daily routines or lives. This could be anything from windsurfing or hiking for the first time, skydiving, or partaking in risky behaviors like taking drugs or unsafe sex. [/su_column] [/su_row]

Stempel’s School of Social Work selected by The National Council for Behavioral Health to participate in Opioid Learning Collaborative

[su_row] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] Pills [/su_column] [su_column size="1/2" center="no" class=""] The School of Social Work, part of the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, has been selected out of more than 100 universities nationwide to participate in The National Council for Behavioral Health’s learning collaborative on the opioid epidemic. [/su_column] [/su_row]