While the roles of physicians and nurses often define the health care field, the bulk of health services are actually provided by other professional specialists, acting in either administrative, educational, or direct care capacities. As the health care field expands and grows, these specialists will be in high demand, and the University of Michigan-Flint Department of Public Health and Health Sciences faculty are well-positioned to give you the knowledge and skills needed to take advantage of these multiple career opportunities. 


Public Health and Health Sciences Open House

The 2nd Annual Public Health and Health Sciences Open House took place on September 2, 2014!  This year featured close to one hundred PHHS students, faculty and staff, and student organization volunteers. Over three hundred raffle tickets were submitted for a wide selection of prizes, drawn at the end of an afternoon of fun, food and networking.  Check out the PHHS Facebook page for photos from the event!

Kirahn Watson, M.S. in health education student, wins prize at MICHR

M.S. in health education student wins second place prize for research poster

Graduate health education student, Kirahn Watson, has been awarded second place in the student category for her poster, "Development of a theory based video to increase CPAP compliance," at the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR) annual Outreach, Partnerships, & Implementation Science symposium.

Health ed students Stephanie Suminski & Ken Overbaugh work with Gia Carroll to assist a community member with the health insurance marketplace.

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

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 CAC’s.