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Cancer Deaths and the Link to Lifestyle and Environment

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Join Dr. David Schottenfeld, M.D., M.S. this Wednesday, July 24th from 5:15-6:00 PM in 1690 SPH Crossroads for a lecture on A Current Perspective on the Proportion of Cancer Deaths in the United States Attributable to Lifestyle and Environmental Risk Factors.

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Air Pollution Community Forum

Do you live in Southeast Michigan?

Do you want to learn more about air pollution research going on in your community?

Do you have questions about air pollution in your community?06-18-13-air-pollution-forum

If your answer was yes to these questions, the University of Michigan and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), invite you to  attend a community forum about air pollution, to learn about research being conducted in the Detroit area, and to voice your concerns to government officials about issues related to air pollution.

The forum will be held tomorrow, June 18th from 6-8 PM in the First Congregational Church of Detroit (map), with the director of NIEHS, Dr. Linda Birnbaum, as a featured speaker at the event. This community forum will include activities for children, Spanish/Arabic/American Sign Language translation, raffle prizes and light refreshments.

Transportation will be provided from several locations:

For additional information on transportation contact Myra Tetteh, mtetteh@umich.edu or (734) 764-8632.

Learn  more about this event here.

 

 

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Public Health Grand Rounds

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What: This panel discussion will highlight the current practices and future directions for providing public health services with special focus on medically underserved populations. Today, nurses and CHWs serve communities in a variety of ways, such as working with pregnant women, in diabetes health care and education, and in programs for cardiovascular health. They bring unique strengths and skill sets to provision and implementation of health and health care interventions in collaborative models of care. This presentation will discuss some of the experiences and research in Michigan.

When: 1 – 2:30 pm

Where: Room 1655 in SPH I

Who:  Dr. Barbara Israel will act as the instructor for this event. The webcast itself will feature the following speakers:

  • Katie Mitchell, MSW. Project Coordinator Michigan Community Health Worker Alliance; Healthy Lifestyles Research Specialist, University of Michigan, School of Social Work.
  • LeeAnne Roman, PhD. Associate Professor Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.
  • Hasina Bankston, MSW(c), Community Health Worker, Maternal and Infant Health Program South Team, Kent County Health Department
  • Sue Sefton, RN, BSN, Public Health Nurse, Maternal and Infant Health Program South Team, Kent County Health Department
  • Patricia Duthie, BSN, RN, Director of Community Health Education, Spectrum Health Healthier Communities
  • Debbie Edokpolo, MSW, Assistant Deputy Health Officer, Ingham County Health Department

Why: Participants in this event will receive a Certificate of Completion and can earn 1.5 Nursing Contact Hours. This event is a valuable learning opportunity for public health and community health practitioners-nurses, community health workers, health educators, social workers, physicians; students in allied health, and  anyone interested in population health services including health care faculty and students and those specializing in public health/community health nursing.

To learn more about this event and to register, visit here.

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CHWs and Nurses: Roles and Relationships for Population Health Improvement (Onsite) CHWNF0413

Dates and Times Apr 16, 2013 to Apr 16, 2013
Meeting Days: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (EST) Room 1655, SPH I
Location University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor URL
Credit Certificate of Completion; 1.5 Nursing Contact Hours
Instructors Barbara A. Israel, DrPH, MPH
Cost No Charge
Availability Register

 

Public Health Grand Rounds:

Community Health Workers and Nurses: Roles and Relationships for Population Health Improvement (Onsite ONLY)

To register for the live webcast, please register here Live Webcast link .

Speakers

Katie Mitchell, MSW, UM-SSW & MICHWA. Project Coordinator Michigan Community Health Worker Alliance; Healthy Lifestyles Research Specialist, University of Michigan, School of Social Work.

LeeAnne Roman, PhD. Associate Professor Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

Panel Discussion Group:

Hasina Bankston, MSW(c), Community Health Worker, Maternal and Infant Health Program South Team, Kent County Health Department

Sue Sefton, RN, BSN, Public Health Nurse, Maternal and Infant Health Program South Team, Kent County Health Department

Patricia Duthie, BSN, RN, Director of Community Health Education, Spectrum Health Healthier Communities

Debbie Edokpolo, MSW, Assistant Deputy Health Officer, Ingham County Health Department

Description

A changing health and healthcare landscape will bring enhanced roles for working relationships between nurses and community health workers (CHWs). This Public Health Grand Rounds session will describe current practices and future directions for providing public health services with special focus on medically underserved populations. Today, nurses and CHWs serve communities in a variety of ways, such as working with pregnant women, in diabetes health care and education, and in programs for cardiovascular health. They bring unique strengths and skill sets to provision and implementation of health and health care interventions in collaborative models of care. This presentation will highlight some of the experiences and research in Michigan.

Target Audience

Public health and community health practitioners-nurses, community health workers, health educators, social workers, physicians; students in allied health; anyone interested in population health services including health care faculty and students and those specializing in public health/community health nursing.

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Can Mobile Health Services Bridge the Gap Between the Have and Have Nots?

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On Tuesday, March 26th, Dr. John Piette will present on the use of mobile health care services in addressing health disparities. This talk will take place in  the School of Public Health Building I, Room 1655 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM.

John D. Piette, Ph.D., is a Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan (UM), Director of the UM Center for Quality Improvement for Complex Chronic Conditions, and Senior Research Scientist in the Ann Arbor VA Center for Clinical Management Research. His research includes studies aimed at improving the quality and accessibility of chronic illness care, with an emphasis on: self-management support, mobile health interventions, vulnerable populations, and resource-limited environments. Dr. Piette has written extensively on problems of medication adherence, emphasizing the health beliefs and other co-factors that
modify patients’ adherence behavior in the context of out-of-pocket cost pressures.

For more information, contact Jenny Crawford at 734- 764-9494

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Transforming Public Health Services in the City of Detroit

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This Monday, March 25th from 1-2:30 PM speaker Loretta Davis, MSA, President and CEO of the Institute for Population Health (IPH) will talk about the implications of the newly established IPH and how it will work to meet the public health needs of Detroiters. This talk will be held in Room 3755 of SPH I (map).

The IPH was established in 2012 as a non-profit organization to improve the public’s health, by fostering innovation, leveraging resources, and building partnerships across sectors with government agencies, communities, the healthcare delivery system, media and academia. IPH works in partnership with the Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion that retains Detroit’s legal public health authority.

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MICHR 2013 Community Engagement Symposium

This Tuesday will mark the 5th Annual MICHR Community Engagement Symposium.

The Symposium will take place from 8 AM-4PM at the University of Michigan North Campus Research Complex, Building 18 (map).

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The theme of this year’s symposium The Power of Partnerships: Improving Research and Health Outcomes will focus on the importance of community involvement and leadership in the research process and how both communities and researchers benefit from partnership approaches.

The expected schedule for the symposium is:

8-10 AM:                        Registration & Breakfast

8:30-1o AM:                 Poster Session

10-10:15 AM:               Welcome & Opening Remarks by Dr. Mark Zimmerman the Co-Director of Community Engagement with Community-Based Organizations, OPIS, MICHR, Director, Prevention Research Center of Michigan & Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center

10:15-11:45 AM:           Keynote Presentation on The Importance of Community Academic Partnership in Clinical and Translational Research by Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, the Director of theCenter for Reducing Health Disparities & Community Engagement Program of the Clinical Translational Science Center & Alan Richmond, the Director of the North Carolina Institute for Minority and Economic Development

11:45 – 1:00 PM:          Networking Lunch

1:00 – 1:15 PM:                Break

1:15 – 2:15 PM:            Workshop/Panel Sessions 1

  • Culturally-Tailored Community-Based: Recruitment Approaches That Work
  • Community Leaders Across the U.S. Call for Health Research Equity and Impact
  • The Art of Dissemination: Sharing Your Work With Diverse Audiences
  • Strategies for Building and Sustaining Equitable, Effective Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Partnerships
  • Finding Funding Opportunities and Strengthening Grant Proposals for Health Research

2:15 – 2:30 PM:              Break

2:30 – 3:30 PM:                Workshop/Panel Sessions 2*

  • *All workshops/panel sessions REPEAT

3:30 – 3:45 PM:              Break

3:45 – 4:30 PM:                  Poster Awards & Closing Comments

To learn more about this wonderful event, visit here. Sponsors of this event include: The Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living, Ann Arbor District Library, Ann Arbor YMCA, City Connect Detroit, Friends of Parkside, the DECIDERS project, Prevention Research Center of Michigan, U-M School of Public Health Office of Public Health Practice, U-M Health System Program for Multicultural Health, and Washtenaw County Health Department.

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5 W Wednesdays: Evaluating Public Health Interventions Webinar

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When: Thursday, March 7th from 12:45-2:15 PM

Where: In video-conferencing Room 2610 SPH I (map)

Who: The speaker for this event is Dr. David Grembowski, Ph.D., M.A., University of Washington, Seattle. His research interest include: Design and performance of health care systems, prevention, technology diffusion, program evaluation, and  survey research

What: A free webinar that is open to the public that will examine study design challenges in the evaluation of the impact of Health Care and Public Health interventions

Why: Anyone interested in learning more about evaluation challenges in public health may be interested in this event.

To learn more, visit here. If you have inquiries about this event, please email nanvan@umich.edu

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