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.
UM Flint faculty Dr. Johnson-Lawrence was awarded a grant to partner with community agencies. This work will include multilevel programs that offer policy training for area pastors, and a randomized trial of various activities that address blood pressure, physical activity, and pain. In collaboration with other researchers at Michigan State University, the Flint Center for Health Equity Solutions is expected to contribute to rebuilding efforts around health and health equity in the Flint community.
This past month, a dozen of our Health Education students participated in a Windshield Tour of Flint as part of their HED 543 Community Assessment class, lead by lecturer Shannon Brownlee, MPH. Conducted through the Genesee County Health Department REACH program, the Windshield Tour offers individuals a chance to gain an understanding and awareness towards the social and environmental issues that occur in Flint.