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.
Marcie Roberts, M.S. in Health Education Student and Outreach Enrollment Specialist at Hamilton Community Health Network, was interviewed by ABC12 about her health insurance enrollment work on the launch day of the new health insurance marketplace.
Miri K. Weidner, Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration student, will be presented with a Maize and Blue Distinguished Scholarship Award at the UM-Flint commencement ceremony on Sunday, December 15. The Maize and Blue Distinguished Scholar Award is the highest academic award bestowed upon the graduates of the University of Michigan-Flint.
On November 13, 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 plate, a tool often used to help educate and help people moderate nutritious food intake. "Diabetes is increasing in prevalence quickly—8.5% of the US population have diabetes—25.8 million children and adults. It is critical that people know how to eat correctly with this disease." said Molly Brennan, M.P.H., advisor/student placement coordinator and health education instructor in PHHS, who coordinated the event.