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July 28, 2015

Study finds parents’ health literacy affects child weight-loss tactics

Parents who have low health literacy are less likely to choose government-recommended weight-loss strategies, such as increasing physical activity or serving more fruits and vegetables, to help their children control their weight than parents who are better able to understand basic health-related information, a new study suggests. About one in six – or 16 percent ... Read more

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July 27, 2015

Dr. Lough Facilitates Global Workshop on Volunteering for Sustainable Development

On July 6-7, 2015, Assistant Professor Benjamin Lough organized and facilitated a workshop, together with Cliff Allum of Skillshare International, at the United Nations Complex in Bonn, Germany with the purpose of developing a strategic research agenda to communicate research priorities for ‘volunteering for peace and sustainable development’ over the next ten years. Over the ... Read more

Ryan Singh and Noah Isserman present

June 26, 2015

SSW Student Projects Part of Entrepreneurship at Illinois Fellowship

The Entrepreneurship at Illinois Fellowship is an educational incubator for top student startups at the University of Illinois. Launching during Summer 2015, the Fellowship allows student teams to spend the summer on campus with the time and support they need build prototypes, create a value proposition, test demand, research the competitive landscape, validate market size ... Read more

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May 28, 2015

4th Biennial International Symposium

We invite you to submit abstracts for papers focused on policy and practice addressing global health disparities. View abstract submission guidelines. Submit abstracts (Max. 300 words) by August 10, 2015 to: ssw-conference@illinois.edu Download a pdf of the conference flier. Save the Date: 4th Biennial International Symposium Saturday, October 31– Sunday, November 1, 2015 8:30 a.m. ... Read more

May 21, 2015

The Column Newsletter

The Spring 2015 alumni newsletter is set to hit mailboxes next week. Read it online! Have a story idea for our next issue? Submit your ideas. If you don’t receive the newsletter, but you would like to, update your info with us. ... Read more