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Black and Hispanic U.S. adults are half as likely as whites to drink tap water and more than twice as likely to drink bottled water, according to a recent Penn State analysis.


The Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health has received a $50,000 grant to fund a project entitled “Oral Health Status of Low-income Children in Pennsylvania: A Rural/Urban Comparison,” designed to improve the oral health of children in rural Pennsylvania. The project is funded by the Center for Rural Pennsylvania, a legislative agency of the Pennsylvania General Assembly.


The Penn State Alumni Association will honor 10 prominent young alumni at the Alumni Achievement Awards on March 23. Alumni Achievement Award recipients are nominated by an academic college or campus and invited by the president of the University to return to Penn State to share their expertise with students and the University community. Honorees demonstrate to students that Penn State alumni succeed in exceptional fashion at an early age.


Penn State students have the opportunity to find a career path that makes a difference at the Penn State C.A.R.E. Fair next week.


Tim Brick, a Penn State professor of human development and family studies, will discuss “The MID/DLE Way: Privacy by Design for Science in Real Time” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on March 1. The event will be held in 233A HUB-Robeson Center.


University Libraries will host a Global Health Film Festival between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23, in an event aimed to communicate stories, inspire, and encourage action to redress inequities in health. The festival will feature four films shown throughout the day in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library on the University Park campus.


University Libraries will host a Global Health Film Festival between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23, in an event aimed to communicate stories, inspire, and encourage action to redress inequities in health. The festival will feature four films shown throughout the day in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library on the University Park campus.


Penn State Berks will hold an educational program titled “Tentacles of Opioids: Reaching Far and Wide” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22, in the Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room.


Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) recently received the Rural Health Legislator of the Year Award, presented by the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health (PORH). This award recognizes an outstanding legislator from Pennsylvania for their work and support of rural health initiatives that address an identified need in their district or across the state.


Max Crowley, assistant professor of human development and family studies, co-chaired a taskforce of leading experts in prevention science, public finance and economics with the goal of identifying best practices to understand the economic impact of investments in prevention. The taskforce came up with standards based on their research, which was released by the Society for Prevention Research.


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