Health Education Programs

The Collaborative photoWe are committed to providing our youth with educational and experiential programs that increase the diversity of the health professions. We strongly believe that our youth are the key to a healthy community. Our Summer Enrichment Program history and expertise are of great use for organizations interested in creating, partnering with, or supporting pipeline programs.

Health Equity Research Certificate Program

This mini-course provides a certification in health equity research practices. Participating Students will walk away from this course with an understanding of health equity, advanced understanding of quantitative research methods, enhanced writing skills, and an ability to apply a health equity lens to their work. Participants will also develop skills applicable to both research and practice settings.


Health Equity High School Summit

The Health Equity High School Summit intends to introduce high school students to the discipline of public health and health disparities. The summit is expected to be a full day event, free of charge to attendees. Lunch and a free t-shirt will be included. The summit will be kicked-off by a keynote speaker, comprise of mini workshops on health disparities, and teach students how to solve real-world public health applications through a brief team case study competition.


U-M Summer Enrichment Program

The Collaborative manages the The University of Michigan Summer Enrichment Program in Health Management and Policy (UMSEP). It is an internship program that attracts and educates future leaders who are committed to eliminating racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic health inequalities. The UMSEP is an 8-week summer internship program for undergraduate students committed to eliminating racial, ethnic and socioeconomic health disparities. It has has been placing students in health care organizations in Southeast Michigan since 1986.


Wolverine Pathways Capstone Project

Through this collaboration with Wolverine Pathways, The Collaborative works with high school students on a senior capstone project aimed at introducing students to how research is conducted in a field or practice. This experience gives students a hands on engagement and provides academic skills for success at UM or other institutions. In this capstone, students will conduct a review of the scholarly literature, learn how to generate a research question, become familiar with research methods, learn how to analyze data, and write a paper about the project with data.