Policy

Robin Martz, MSW ’03, MPH ’03, in Rwanda with Major Joshua Hudson, receiving a delivery of personal protective equipment for Rwandan public health officials.

Public Health Diplomacy: Serving and Supporting Public Health in Rwanda

Robin Martz, MPH ’03

Ensuring public health works across policy and communities is no small task. With a host of skills honed at Michigan Public Health and beyond, Robin Martz, MPH ’03, serves populations in eastern Africa by understanding the art and science of communication, policy, and a range of other technical areas. 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