COVID-19 Wisconsin Connect, a free desktop and mobile app developed by UW–Madison’s Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies (CHESS), provides accurate information, helpful resources and social support to Wisconsinites. Because the app is locally designed, it allows users to both give and receive help within their communities while correcting state-specific misinformation trending on social media.
Chemists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison are working to better understand how air quality fluctuations outside of a building affect the composition of air inside. The project is a collaboration between the Department of Chemistry and Johnson Controls, which works in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and smart building technology. Changes in indoor air pollution can lead to respiratory and cardiovascular diseases and cancer, and can also adversely affect pregnancies, according to the National Institutes of Health.