SHPS News

Health Navigation Minor and Certificate Program

  • The Departments of Public Health and Health Sciences, Nursing, and Social Work are pleased to announce the formation of the Health Navigation Minor and Certificate Program.  
    Health navigation is a new role in the changing health care environment. Health navigators work in hospitals, health clinics, human service agencies, and insurance companies. They work with clients to clarify the health system and health insurance, assist clients to access services they need and are eligible for, and educate clients regarding overall health. The 18-19 credit hour health navigation program is open to UM-Flint students as a minor and to non-degree students as a certificate.  The program begins in Fall 2014 and can be completed in 1-2 years.
    If you have questions about the health navigation program or wish to explore serving as a health navigation practicum site, please contact 810-237-6503 ext. 5 or healthnavigator@umfint.edu

UM-Flint faculty, student want to encourage more 'boundless playgrounds' in Michigan

"The study looked at 10 "boudless playgrounds" including one in Flint, and sought to assess their accessibility for all children, as well as document whether they were located in poor or affluent areas. Assistant Professor Gergana Kodjebacheva with the UM-Flint Department of Public Health was the principal investigator of the study and collaborated with Tina Sabo, an undergraduate health care administration student at UM-Flint." Click here to read the entire article from Flint Journal.