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


NACCHO Local Public Health Policy and Practice Scholars Program

Applications Due September 22, 2014


Learn more about this opportunity for graduate students here



MidAmerica Regional Public Health Leadership Institute
Capacity Building for Population Health Improvement


Applications Due September 22, 2014
MiCHWA Annual Meeting


October 8, 2014
Lansing, MI

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

2014 Michigan's Premier Public Health Conference


October 22-23, 2014
Shanty Creek Resort
Bellaire, MI

New and Noteworthy

Health Equity Matters now on Video
Dr. Anthony Iton's talk on Health Equity Matters is now available in an archived video. Please register on the Michigan Public Health Training Center website to view.
Public Health Ted Style Talks
Ted Style talks from the September 17, 2012 Leadership Summit are available for viewing.
View now.


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