Public Health & Health Sciences Blog

Congratulations Georgiana!

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  Congratulations to Georgiana Logan, a graduate of the MS in Health Education Program, who has been accepted into the University of Alabama for Fall 2015 into the Health Education/Health Promotion PhD Program! Georgiana was awarded an Assistantship to attend the University of Alabama and will be teaching their undergraduate Personal Health Course. Georgiana currently

M.S. in Health Education student to present poster at MICHR Symposium

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Kirahn Watson, graduate health education student, will present her research poster, “Development of a theory based video to increase CPAP compliance,” this Wednesday at the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR)’s annual symposium in Ann Arbor. This capstone project sought to develop a video using the social cognitive theory for patients newly diagnosed

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

PHHS assistant professor and graduate student present at Michigan Campus Compact conference

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Dr. Lisa Lapeyrouse, assistant professor of health education and Marcie Roberts, M.S. in health education student, were panelists for a session on building community partnerships at the Michigan Campus Compact Civic Engagement Institute this Tuesday. The two shared their experience with the civic engagement project conducted by students in Lapeyrouse’s Health Communications class. Roberts, along

PHHS students published in the UM-Flint Journal of Student Research

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Health sciences student Alison Martin and M.S. in Health Education alumna, Allison Rariden have published articles in UM-Flint’s Journal of Student Research. Both students submitted works as part of the UM-Flint Student Research Conference in April 2013. Martin, who plans to go on to graduate study in physcial therapy, published her article, “‘The Whole Process

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