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.
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 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.
The Healthcare Administration Student Organization (HASO) recruited 62 potential donors during their recent "Be the Match" bone marrow/stem cell registry drive. The group partnered with Michigan Blood to recruit potential donors to a nationwide registry used to match patients in need of blood stem cell (marrow) transplants with compatible donors.