The posts featured on this Michigan Public Health Frontlines blog are from students, staff, and faculty while they are out in the field, practicing public health on the frontlines. Read on for stories from global health internships and the Public Health Action Support Team (PHAST).

PHAST students harvesting cabbage

SPOTLIGHT

PHAST Beginnings

Emily Dejka, Epidemiology Student and PHAST Member

Emily reflects on her PHAST beginnings and the lessons she learned while working with Children’s Literacy Network. Read more

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For the Love of Food: A Deeper Look into PHAST's Partnership with the Detroit Food Policy Council

Madeline DeMarco, HBHE Student and PHAST Member

Madeline returns for part two of her reflection on the process of developing a report on local food environments in Detroit. If you have not read part one yet, “For the Love of Food: Lessons Learned from a Partnership with the Detroit Food Policy Council,” we strongly encourage you to read that article first for more context on the project. Read more

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"Community-Driven" in Practice

Jasdeep Kler, Epidemiology Student and PHAST Member

Jasdeep shares his musings on “community” and discusses developing a trauma-informed mindfulness curriculum in partnership with youth and community partner Youth Arts Alliance. Read more

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For the Love of Food: Lessons Learned from a Partnership with the Detroit Food Policy Council

Madeline DeMarco, Health Behavior and Health Education Student and PHAST Member

Madeline reflects on the challenging, iterative, and ultimately rewarding process of developing a report on local food environments in Detroit. Read more