Office of Public Health Practice


Trish Koman to serve as mentor for "Reach the Decision Makers Fellowship"

Office of Public Health Practice's Trish Koman has been selected as a mentor by the University of California San Francisco for a Michigan-based team including University of Michigan faculty, graduate students and community members as part of the Reach the Decision Makers Fellowship.   Read more...

Strengthening Advocacy and Awareness

The Office of Public Health Practice, with support from the Michigan Public Health Training Center, is offering a training session August 15, 2013, at the National Association of Local Boards of Health 21st Annual Conference. The session titled “Strengthening Advocacy and Awareness” seeks to provide an opportunity to learn about advocacy campaigns that promote public health awareness and policy change toward community health improvement.   Read more...

Michigan Awarded USDA Grant

Researchers at the University of Michigan have been awarded a five-year, $4 million study of disparities in access to healthy food across the state. The study, funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, will examine the relationship between demographic characteristics and the distribution of food outlets in 18 small and medium-sized cities in Michigan.   Read more...

"IOM Report: For the Public's Health"

The third and final volume of the IOM report, For the Public's Health, was published in April 2012. All three volumes totaling 580 pages are now posted and available on the IOM website. For the Public's Health describes a new vision of the U.S. public health system and includes specific recommendations on how to achieve that vision.   Read more...

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Events and Conferences

9th Annual Genesee County Health Department Public Health Conference

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 9:00am-4:00pm

The theme this year is “Securing our Future:  Protecting the Health of Genesee County Children.”

Registration is now open


Michigan's New CHW Curriculum

Recorded session on Michigan's New CHW Curriculum


2015 IMAGIN Student Poster & Paper Competition

2015 IMAGIN Student Poster & Paper Competition

Studying or working with GIS, GNSS (GPS), or related technologies?

Consider this opportunity!

Deadline: March 13, 2015


14th Annual Michigan Epidemiology Conference

DEADLINE: Abstracts must be received by February 2, 2015. Notification of abstract selection by February 23, 2015.

Michigan Epidemiology Conference

March 27th
School Of Public Health
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor MI

2015 Annual Michigan Premier Public Health Conference. 

The conference takes place in Thompsonville, Michigan – October 7th and 8th (Wednesday/Thursday) with preconference activities available on Tuesday, October 6th.

This year’s theme is “Public Health: Building a Culture of Health for All”.

The deadline for the Request for Proposal is Friday, March 20, 2015



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