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Karen M. Tabb Dina, center. Shown with Tabb Dina are co-authors Brandon Meline, director of maternal and child health management at Public Health; and graduate student Maria Pineros-Leano

March 24, 2015

Project to use tablets to screen women for perinatal depression

Pregnant women and new mothers at one central Illinois public health clinic will soon receive depression screenings using mobile health – also called mHealth – technology. Researchers from the School of Social Work at the University of Illinois are collaborating with staff members at Champaign-Urbana Public Health District on a project that will provide perinatal ... Read more

March 13, 2015

Social Work Month Feature Film at The Art Theater

“The Homestretch” 3.30.2015 @ 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) The ART Theater Co-op: 126 W. Church St. Champaign, IL Sponsored by the University of Illinois School of Social Work Alumni Association. Free event. Open to the public. Watch the trailer here. Join us afterwards for an open forum discussion facilitated by Professor Janet ... Read more

Ben Lough and Xiaoling Xiang

March 10, 2015

More older adults from U.S. volunteering in other countries

Nearly 290,000 older adults from the U.S. volunteered abroad during 2012 – an increase of more than 60 percent in less than a decade, a recent study found. A growing number of adults age 55 and older are interested in performing volunteer work in other countries, and host communities are clamoring to recruit them, especially ... Read more

Xiaoling Xiang

February 24, 2015

Patients with mental illness less likely to receive diet, exercise advice

2/24/2015 | Sharita Forrest, Social Work Editor | More than half of patients with symptoms of mental illness – and nearly one-third of those who also had diabetes – said their health care providers had never told them to exercise or reduce their intake of dietary fat, according to a new study published in Diabetes ... Read more