National Public Health Week: Climate Change

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As you read this, there is a 600-meter long contraption of PVC piping and woven polyurethane floating around the Pacific Ocean, named “Wilson”. Wilson’s job? Clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, an area of ocean twice the size of…

What does health mean to me?

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The word health comes from the old English word “hal” meaning whole or unhurt.  For me, the concept of whole or unhurt means feeling good mentally/emotionally, spiritually and physically.  There is also an important component of social wellbeing that contributes…

Employee spotlight interview: Karen Finnegan, PhD

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How would you describe your role at ICH? I am a research and evaluation scientist. I lead the data services team which means that I am a principal investigator on some projects and I also work as the lead analyst…

My public health practicum experience at ICH

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When searching for a site for my practicum, I was eager to find a community-oriented institution where I could apply my data analysis skills to promote health equity and address issues related to social determinants of health. My time at…