Health Behavior and Health Education pursues healthier communities through analyzing and responding to a broad range of health matters, including those related to cultural, ethical, and socioeconomic issues. We focus on psychosocial, biological, and ecological factors associated with health status and behavior and develop interventions that promote health, prevent disease, and manage chronic illness.

At Michigan Public Health, you'll explore individual, family, social, and policy approaches that foster health and prevent and manage illness and disability within diverse populations. Join our award-winning Health Behavior and Health Education faculty in conducting innovative research and creating effective communication programs to improve public health outcomes and quality of life in our local communities and across the globe.

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HBHE student Hadlee Garrison and Nutritional Sciences student Kate McManus, spent their summer interning with Food Gatherers, a food rescue and food bank program serving Washtenaw County. They worked with the Summer Food Service Program, which provides healthy meals throughout the summer to children who are on free and reduced meal programs during the school year.

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