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Stempel College hosts first community day, comes together for greater good

Stempel College hosts first community day, comes together for greater good




More than 60 students, alumni, faculty and staff gathered recently for the first Stempel College community day. Held at Camillus House, the event was an opportunity for those close to the college to share the morning while giving back to the community by assisting Camillus House and its clients.

Gender norms and HIV-protection in Latina farmworker communities

Gender norms and HIV-protection in Latina farmworker communities




Latina immigrant farmworkers are a vulnerable and understudied population that face a host of socio-cultural and structural barriers that place them at risk for HIV infection. Cultural factors, including traditional gender roles that frequently inhibit communication between partners and promote rigid roles, may particularly affect self-protection in regards to HIV prevention among Latinas.

Tourism may lead to health risk for the industry workers

Tourism may lead to health risk for the industry workers




Touristic escapism is a term FIU researchers have developed to refer to the time when tourists – away from their homes, cultural norms and daily life –take a break from their reality, which may lead to behaviors beyond their daily routines or lives. This could be anything from windsurfing or hiking for the first time, skydiving, or partaking in risky behaviors like taking drugs or unsafe sex.

Global Health Consortium collaborates with PAHO, selects Malaria Champion

Global Health Consortium collaborates with PAHO, selects Malaria Champion




As part of the Consortium’s mission of end the spread of vector-borne, or mosquito spread, diseases such as malaria, Espinal and Andria Rusk, research assistant professor with the Global Health Consortium, are collaborating with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) on the Municipalities for Zero Malaria’ initiative, part of the Malaria Champions of the Americas project.

Researchers evaluate HIV prevention intervention on farmworker communities, find positive results

Researchers evaluate HIV prevention intervention on farmworker communities, find positive results




Latina immigrants in farmworker communities are a vulnerable and understudied population who are at a high risk for contracting HIV. Nationally, rates of new HIV infections among Latinas are more than four times that of non-Latina white women – and the rates are even higher for those in marginalized populations.  
Researchers from Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work’s Center for Research on U.S. Latino HIV/AIDS and Drug Abuse (CRUSADA) recently concluded a three-year study on the effectiveness of the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) evidence based SEPA (Salud/Health, Educación/Education, Prevención/Prevention, Autocuidado/Self-care) program.