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From Opioids to COVID to Sex Ed: How Public Health Education Impacts Anchorage

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University of Alaska Anchorage and Division of Population Health Sciences (DPHS) alumna Jordan Kamer (BS, Health Sciences, ‘17) has a pretty important job. As a public health educator with the Municipality of Anchorage Health Department, she is responsible for providing community education and guidance on public health—everything from COVID-19, to naloxone, to age-appropriate sex education.

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Alaska Public Health Information Response Team publishes chapter on misinformation

Founding members of the Alaska Public Health Information Response Team submitted a book chapter proposal, entitled "Addressing Health Misinformation in the Infodemic Era: The Alaska Public Health Information Response Team," in the early spring of 2021 for consideration in a forthcoming book, "Building Health Misinformation Immunity: A Professional's Guide to Helping the Public," which was recently published.

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Daily Nurse interviews Jennifer Meyer about monkeypox

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Cases of monkeypox have greatly diminished in the U.S., but that doesn’t mean it’s gone for good or won’t come back in another form. Daily Nurse spoke with Jennifer Meyer, assistant professor at the University of Alaska, Anchorage Division of Population Health Sciences, about monkeypox and what nurses should be aware of treating patients.

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Alaska Statewide Survey on Long COVID

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In February 2022, a team at the University of Alaska Anchorage led by Dr. Jennifer Meyer deployed a statewide survey to assess respondents' knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors related to COVID-19 prevention strategies and specifically Long Covid or Post COVID conditions.

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Making Land Acknowledgements in the University Setting Meaningful and Appropriate

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Div. of Population Health Sciences associate professor Corrie Whitmore co-authored a published article in College Teaching about making land acknowledgements in university settings meaningful, title "Making Land Acknowledgements in the University Setting Meaningful and Appropriate."