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Global map connected by dots and lines, a metaphor for collaboration

It's Time to Rethink Capacity Building in Global Health Work

By K. Rivet Amico

Capacity building is a ubiquitous phrase in grant applications, communications, and guidelines for many global health initiatives. Too often the phrase connotes an assumption that “established” US partners build knowledge or practice in “less-resourced” communities. What language can we use to more honestly recognize the value and contributions of all collaborators? Read more

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Learning Public Health Practice in a Virtual World

A hypothetical college football game—a familiar scenario for Michigan students—provided the backdrop to a remote preparedness exercise for public health students and the Washtenaw County Health Department. Familiarity with the Big House and surrounding terrain helped the students focus on how to keep everyone healthy. Read more 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