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.
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.
Seven PHHS students will be attending the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)'s annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago next month. Seniors Troy Alexandridis, Benjamin Genser, Denise Martin, Ryan Page and Shanel Ruhlman and juniors Hannah Murdoch and Jessica Smith applied and were selected to receive department funding to attend the conference.