The Practice Plunge is an opportunity for incoming SPH students to step outside the classroom and into public health practice. Held on the first day of New Student Orientation, students participating in the Practice Plunge visited a local public health department and participate in a public health project with a community-based organization.
Students had an opportunity to:
More photos from the Plunge 2012
The annual Practice Plunge is an opportunity to step outside the classroom and into public health practice, engage in public health through service to a local community health organization and visit a local public health department.
Avalon Housing is a community-based, non-profit organization that was created in 1992 to develop, own, and manage affordable housing. Their mission is to provide permanent affordable and supportive rental housing for Washtenaw County's lowest income households, with a priority on people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, and have a mental or physical disability.
SPH student Stephanie Turcios and others get to work weeding the apartment complex's front yard.
To watch a news release video at Flint location (2011 Practice Plunge), click here
Wayne County Health Department Bus #5 went to the Peace Garden in Wayne, MI (2011)