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Almost 70 percent women in the U.S. over the age of 40 get mammograms at least every other year, but minority and foreign-born women report lower rates even though they are at an increased risk for developing advanced breast cancer. Penn State researchers recently published their findings about mammography disparities in the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health.

Penn State alumnus and military veteran Kevin Lynch founded the Quell Foundation, which works to eliminate the social stigma of mental illness.

The Center for Health Care Policy and Research at Penn State has completed a 10-year evaluation of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s massive community health care study.

Undergraduate peer writing tutors work with health police and administration students enrolled in the writing-intensive courses HPA 301W Health Policy Issues and HPA 390 Professional Development under the guidance of HPA Senior Lecturer and Writing Coach Tom Knarr.

Health policy and administration student Stephanie Bernal shares her experiences and successes from her internship this summer.

While taking the course LER 497F (HPA 497D/F) Human Resource Management: The Swedish Experience, students traveled to Sweden for 10 days. During their time abroad, students from the College of the Liberal Arts and the College of Health and Human Development were able to learn about human resource management from university scholars and at a number of companies, including Volvo and IKEA.

Penn State students advocated for clean air and a clean environment last week by volunteering to pick up trash and cigarette butts across campus in honor of Earth Week. In four hours, 30 people, 27 of whom were students, picked up around 8,000 cigarette butts and 800 pieces of trash.

Mary Rosman, an undergraduate student in the Penn State Department of Health Policy and Administration, received the 2016 Jennifer S. Cwynar Community Achievement Award.

Sorrel King, a nationally renowned patient safety advocate, encouraged Penn State students planning to enter the health care industry to remember the story of her 18-month-old daughter who died due to medical errors. King delivered her message to students April 14 during the 19th annual Stanley P. Mayers Endowed Lecture.

Health care systems differ from country to country. This group of Penn State students traveled to the Philippines to explore firsthand the region's contemporary health care issues and more.

Academic achievement, involvement in professional associations recognized

HPA seniors Lilliya Gortman and Jennifer Bear are recent recipients of The AUPHA/Foster G. McGaw Scholarship.

PORH addresses rural population health through web-based portal

In an effort to extend population health initiatives in rural areas in Pennsylvania, and to provide rural health care providers and community-based organizations with data and tools, the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health (PORH) has contracted with the Health Communities Institute (HCI) for ten, largely rural, counties in Pennsylvania.

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