Practice Office Updates

Trish Koman to serve as mentor for the "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. Read more...

The Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP) 3rd year comes to a close!

The Office of Public Health Practice is proud to bring its third year running the Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP) to a close. FPHLP is a CDC funded program, designed to encourage underrepresented college students to consider careers in public health. This 10-week residential summer program is in its 3rd year and concluding on August 1st this year. Read more...

Dr. Phyllis Meadows Receives Honor from Community College Foundation

The Washtenaw Community College Foundation has honored Dr. Phyllis Meadows, associate dean for practice at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, with their Salute to Women's Leadership award. Dr. Meadows was recognized for her efforts to improve the public health workforce and establish the academic health department model. She is senior fellow for health at the Kresge Foundation where she is implementing a national initiative that engages community health centers in addressing the social determinants of health.

From the ASPH Friday Letter (May 24, 2013)

Michigan Awarded USDA Grant

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.


Potential funding cuts facing the Michigan Public Health Training Center

A key public health training program in Michigan over the past 10 years faces significant funding cutbacks beginning fall 2013.

The Michigan PHTC provides accessible training, works with public health organizations to meet strategic planning education and resource needs and assesses the learning needs of the public health workforce. In 12 years as a training center serving Michigan, the Michigan PHTC has trained thousands in Michigan's public health workforce.

"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.


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Poster Sessions—Presented by the interns that were sponsored by the Office of Public Health

We hope that you were able to join our interns on October 21, 2011 as they presented to their peers, faculty and staff about their internship project(s) and experience. The UM SPH poster sessions photos are posted on our Internship webpage.

View the poster session photos...

The Michigan Public Health Training Center was awarded "2012 Best Practice Recognition" by (HRSA) the US Department of Health Resources & Services Administration

The Michigan Public Health Training Center (Michigan PHTC) is one of nine public health training centers presented with a 2012 Best Practice Recognition Award. The award, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Health Professions, recognizes a public health practice tool developed by the Michigan PHTC entitled, "Crosswalk: A national public health accreditation readiness tool."

There are 38 training centers nationwide. Michigan's readiness tool will be one of nine to be featured on the HRSA website as a best practice for evidence-based content, collaboration, evaluation methods, impact, replicability, and lessons learned.

Crosswalk: Michigan LPH Accreditation Program and PHAB’s National Accreditation Program

To aid in understanding how Michigan’s ongoing state-wide accreditation work may be used to support and assist in meeting national voluntary accreditation through PHAB, the Michigan Public Health Training Center funded a Crosswalk of the two programs. The Crosswalk was developed by Mary Kushion, MSA. (Download PDF of Crosswalk)

Note: A limited number of the printed document is available. Please call Judith Compton at (734) 763-6526 or email for more information.

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