Advocacy

Dean F. DuBois Bowman, University of Michigan School of Public Health

From the Dean: Let's Talk Science

Dean F. DuBois Bowman

We’ve been watching science change daily during the pandemic. For many, shifts in scientific understandings are a normal part of the process. For others, science’s fluidity provides an access point for criticism. How do we communicate that change is part of the scientific process and lead wherever change is needed? Read more

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Systemic Racism, Policing, and Public Health Advocacy

It can take a long time to develop new policy, and some advocacy roads lead to dead ends. But good advocacy work always makes a difference. As racism, policing, and police reform were becoming the national public health story of the summer, student leaders led a remote advocacy initiative to continue bringing public health insights to the discourse. Read more

Dean F. DuBois Bowman

From the Dean: A Brighter Future with Public Health

Dean F. DuBois Bowman

It is painfully clear that everyone in our nation and across the world needs an injection of public health—in policy, economics, and across the sociopolitical spectrum—to effect real and sustainable change. Making all of our choices with a public health lens, we’ll be closer to achieving a healthier, more equitable world for all. Read more

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Public Health 2020: America's Candidate

Public health is running for office, and it will have an uphill battle on many fronts. Those in the field of public health understand what policymakers must enact: If we cannot protect, improve, and ensure the health of everyone, then everyone’s health will be at risk. Read more