Admissions Quick Links Graduate icon Programs Check icon Apply Envelope icon Financial Aid Public health in action at UIC Learn more about our degrees Students and faculty at work in communities WHO Declaration by U.S. Health Collaborating Centers Wednesday, July 8, 2020 Directors of World Health Organization Collaborating Centers across the United States call on the Trump administration to continue support of the WHO. Contact Tracing for Communities of Color Wednesday, July 8, 2020 Alumnus Philip Ricks with the CDC is leading a nationwide effort to design contact tracing for communities of color that addresses longstanding health inequities. Alumna Investigates Outbreaks in Environmental Health Monday, July 6, 2020 After years investigating food-borne illness and diseases in child care settings, alumna Urszula Tyl is leading contact tracing efforts with Jefferson County Public Health. The Pandemic Behind Bars Monday, July 6, 2020 Note: after the original publication of this report, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office provided additional information concerning the total number of detainees who came in contact with the Cook County Jail during the mid-March to mid-June period.… Limiting COVID-19 Transmission by Reduced Inmate Populations Monday, July 6, 2020 An analysis of early release of offenders as an infection control strategy, highlighting further public health challenges that need to be addressed by early release. Testing and Social Isolation Needs in Jails and Prisons Monday, July 6, 2020 This analysis explores two critical needs in correctional settings: providing inmates facing extreme social isolation with outlets for interaction and ensuring testing supplies are adequate to mitigate an outbreak.