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POPulation Health Plug-In is a podcast series that highlights emerging public health topics and issues that affect population health. Produced by the UAB School of Public Health, this show interviews experts from academia, practitioners in the field, and alumni to delve deeper into a variety of health-related topics. The broadcast also raises awareness of the work community-based organizations do to improve population health and healthcare in our community and how the UAB School of Public Health partners with these organizations.

Population Health Plug-In University of Alabama at Birmingham

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POPulation Health Plug-In is a podcast series that highlights emerging public health topics and issues that affect population health. Produced by the UAB School of Public Health, this show interviews experts from academia, practitioners in the field, and alumni to delve deeper into a variety of health-related topics. The broadcast also raises awareness of the work community-based organizations do to improve population health and healthcare in our community and how the UAB School of Public Health partners with these organizations.

    Focus on Employee Health: Tips to Staying Physically Active while Working on Campus

    Focus on Employee Health: Tips to Staying Physically Active while Working on Campus

    We all know the how important regular physical activity is to our physical and mental health. But, it can be challenging for many of us to find time, energy, and motivation to get up and moving, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, we are joined by a panel of expert to talk about, not only the positive benefits of exercises, but strategies in addressing some of these challenges.

    Guest Names:
    Dr. Olivia Affuso, Physical Activity Epidemiologist, Academic Researcher, Ultra Runner, and Wellness Advocate
    Mr. Pedro Magalhaes, Coordinator of Fitness at the UAB Recreation Center
    Ms. Riley Thornton, Employee Wellness Manager, UAB

    Links:
    UAB Walking Trails: https://www.uab.edu/humanresources/home/wellness/active-living/trails
    UAB Rec Center: https://www.uab.edu/students/universityrecreation/
    Fresh Water Land Trust Find a Trail: https://freshwaterlandtrust.org/find-a-trail/

    • 18 min
    The Early Learning Center at Pathways: Providing Care to Homeless Children and Families

    The Early Learning Center at Pathways: Providing Care to Homeless Children and Families

    According to Pathways’ news release, one in 23 children in Alabama will experience homelessness before the age of six and most of the state’s homeless children in that age group living in Jefferson County. Only three percent of those children have access to federally-funded early childhood education. Ms. Carrie Leland, Executive Director of Pathways, joins us to talk about this population and how Pathways is able to provide care for homeless children through their new Early Learning Center.

    • 19 min
    Interning with Coosa Riverkeeper: A Conversation with Aaron Royer

    Interning with Coosa Riverkeeper: A Conversation with Aaron Royer

    On this episode of Population Health Plug-In, we interview recent SOPH alum, Aaron Royer, about his summer internship with the Coosa Riverkeeper. Aaron shares information about the Riverkeeper, activities he coordinated, and tips for future students considering completing internships.

    • 8 min
    Sustainability at UAB

    Sustainability at UAB

    Ms. Bambi Ingram and Dr. Julie Price join the podcast to talk about sustainability, what it is and what UAB and the School of Public Health are doing to help reduce waste and protect the environment. For more information on sustainability programs and initiatives at UAB please visit https://www.uab.edu/sustainability.

    • 14 min
    From UAB to JCDH: A Conversation with Ashley Chappell, MPH

    From UAB to JCDH: A Conversation with Ashley Chappell, MPH

    In this podcast, Ashley Chappell, MPH and Greg Pavela, PhD discuss the educational and research experiences leading to Ashley's current position as a Disease Intervention Specialist at the Jefferson County Department of Health.

    • 19 min
    Celebrate National Nutrition Month

    Celebrate National Nutrition Month

    March is National Nutrition Month! Learn more about the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans, to MyPlate, to food insecurity and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and health behavior theory from UAB’s Dr. Greg Pavela and Ms. Tara Harman.

    Links:
    Dietary Guidelines for Americans: https://www.dietaryguidelines.gov/
    My Plate: https://www.myplate.gov/
    Food Insecurity: https://www.ers.usda.gov/topics/food-nutrition-assistance/food-security-in-the-us/key-statistics-graphics.aspx
    BlazerKitchen: https://www.uab.edu/benfund/blazer-kitchen

    • 44 min

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