Reflections from labor, delivery, and postpartum

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August was National Breast Feeding Awareness month so I wondered what has changed and what is the same in maternal and child health, including breast feeding practices.  I am the Executive Director at the Institute for Community Health, a nonprofit…

Employee spotlight interview: Sharon Touw, MPH

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How would you describe your role at ICH? I am a research and evaluation project manager and an epidemiologist. I spend half my time managing different research and evaluation project and the other half of my time is spent doing…

Bringing order to chaos: ICH’s data services

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As an epidemiologist trained in health systems research, I spend much of my time with quantitative data—numbers, statistics, writing code in SAS or R. However, my favorite projects are those which are a jumble of data and require making sense…

A Tuberculosis (TB) free US?

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“Wanted: Leaders for a TB –free world” is this year’s theme for World TB Day! Early last year, I participated in a strategy and visioning workshop here at the Institute for Community Health (ICH). My group envisioned successfully co-leading an…