Health

Kent State University’s College of Public Health has received accreditation from the Board of Councilors of the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The five-year span is the maximum term the college could have achieved as a first-time applicant.

To earn the accreditation, the college met a set of rigorous quality standards in the areas of teaching, research and service. Accreditation also affirms that the faculty of the college are highly qualified to equip students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in a health career.

Photo of Mark KretovicsMark Kretovics, Ph.D., associate professor of higher education administration and student personnel at Kent State University and a resident of Kent, Ohio, has been named interim dean of the College of Education, Health and Human Services, effective July 1, 2015. 

Kent State University’s College of Nursing and College of Public Health are collaborating with the Portage County Health Department and the Emergency Management Agency (EMA) to stage a disaster simulation exercise. This year’s simulation will be a mock Anthrax release, with a triage and treatment site, and will take place Tuesday, April 14, and Thursday, April 16, from 8 a.m. to noon at Kent State’s Student Recreation and Wellness Center.

Kent State University’s College of Nursing and College of Public Health are collaborating with the Portage County Health Department and the Emergency Management Agency (EMA) to stage a disaster simulation exercise. The “Point-of-Dispensing Exercise,” which involves a mock Anthrax release, triage and treatment site, will take place Thursday, Nov. 13, and Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 8 a.m. to noon at Kent State’s Student Recreation and Wellness Center. 

Margaret P. Calkins, Ph.D., an architectural researcher at Kent State University, is particularly attuned to the needs of older adults whose eyesight or balance may be poor or who may live with dementia. Calkins, who has consulted for many healthcare institutions and elderly housing communities, joined Kent State’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design this fall as coordinator of its Healthcare Design program. Calkins is one of the featured speakers at the inaugural Kent State Symposium on Aging, “Life in the Balance: Fall Prevention From Multidisciplinary Perspectives,” on Nov.

On Oct. 16, Portage County Local Health Departments issued a press release that helps answers questions regarding Ebola and provides information specifically about Kent State University. Read the Portage County Local Health Departments’ press release at http://ow.ly/CULRk.

Dear Students and the Kent State Community,

I understand the fears you may be experiencing in light of the news that the second nurse diagnosed with Ebola recently visited Northeast Ohio and interacted with her relatives, including three employees who work at our Kent Campus. I’d like to thank you for staying calm during this unsettling time. This is what we know as of today.

Visit the OneWellU website for an updated list of wellness offerings beginning this January. Offerings include a Weight Watchers at Work Open House, walking opportunities at the Kent State Field House, as well as a OneWellU Walking Program in collaboration with the American Heart Association (ASA). In addition, the Faculty/Staff Exercise Program will be offered along with programs specifically designated for faculty and staff through the Department of Recreational Services.

DeWeese Health Center

Kent State University Health Services has been reaccredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). The AAAHC develops standards to advance and promote patient safety, quality care and value for ambulatory healthcare through peer-based accreditation processes, education and research.

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