Public Health & Health Sciences Blog

Health Perspective Poster Winners

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Congratulations to the Health Perspective Poster Winners! First Place – Kathy Chardenet, “Radiologic Monitoring of Faculty and Staff in an Electrophysiology Lab Using a Real time Dose Monitoring System” Second Place – Mathew Ashley & Karl Feurstein, “Characteristics of Self-Perceived Successful Integration into Clinical Sites by Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists” Third Place (tie) – Monica

Population Health: Past, Present, & Future

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  On April 10, 2014, the University of Michigan’s Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars Program presented the symposium, Population Health: Past, Present, & Future. This symposium featured more than 20 national and international experts reflecting critically on the meaning of population health, its accomplishments over the past 10 years, and challenges and opportunities

UM-Flint announces new health navigation minor and certificate

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Starting in Fall 2014, the University of Michigan-Flint will offer a minor/certificate in health navigation. Health navigation is a new role, emerging from the need to help patients and families understand a complex and changing healthcare system. Working in hospitals, health clinics, human service agencies, and insurance companies, health navigators help clients understand the health

Alumni Spotlight: Jamila Kwarteng, M.S. in Health Education, '07

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Shortly after graduating from the UM-Flint M.S. in health education program, Jamila Kwarteng entered the Ph.D. program in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Her study on associations between observed neighborhood characteristics and physical activity was recently published in the Journal of Public Health.

Health education students become Certified Application Counselors to help community apply for health coverage

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Students in Dr. Shan Parker’s undergraduate Strategies in Health Education course have trained to become Certified Application Counselors (CAC’s) to assist members of the community in applying for health coverage. Dr. Parker worked with Hamilton Community Health Network, Inc., a local non-profit, to get students trained and ready to go out into the community as

Diabetes lunch and learn delivers healthy living advice and resources to 50 participants

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Last week, through a collaboration of several UM-Flint departments and community partners, approximately 50 campus and community members learned practical tips for preventing and living with diabetes. Over a healthy, diabetes-friendly lunch, participants heard a presentation from Michelle Bernreuter, RD, diabetes program coordinator at the Hurley Diabetes Center. Each guest was given a free portion-control

5 PHHS students to attend APHA annual meeting in Boston

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Five PHHS students will attend the American Public Health Association (APHA) annual meeting in Boston this month. These five students were selected from a large pool of applicants from the PHHS student body for their excellent academic performance and demonstrated interest in attending the APHA conference: Amber Currie, MPH student, with a concentration in Health

5 ways credentials and professional membership can pay off

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In higher education, we often hear questions along the lines of “why am I paying so much money for this piece of paper?” Education can be really expensive…we get that! Many of us here are still in debt from funding ours. To be fair, earning a degree, certificate, or credential is about a whole lot

Assistant Professor of Health Education selected as 2013 Boyer Scholar

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Dr. Lisa Lapeyrouse has been selected as one of UM-Flint’s five Boyer Faculty Scholars for 2013-2014. The goal of the Boyer Faculty Scholars Program, according to the program’s Web page is to “deepen the campus-wide discourse, practice, and recognition of the scholarship of engagement at UM-Flint.” Dr. Lapeyrouse is dedicated to developing courses in which

CHES/MCHES: More than just letters after your name

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For health educators across the U.S., the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) or Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) designation indicates professional competency and dedication to career-long professional development, according to the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC), nchec.org. As a CHES or MCHES, you enjoy prestige in the eyes of colleagues and employers.