Public Health Ideas logoPublic Health IDEAS: Interdisciplinary Discovery, Engagement + Actions for Society

The world is full of complex and far-reaching public health challenges, requiring ambitious, comprehensive, multidisciplinary approaches.

The University of Michigan School of Public Health is uniquely positioned at the epicenter of research, resources, expertise, and action. To rise to the challenge, we are recruiting the best and brightest in an ongoing effort to confront some of our most pressing issues, pursuing health and equity in the state of Michigan, the nation, and the world.

In order to focus our efforts toward true, far-reaching impact, we have identified several priorities Michigan Public Health is uniquely positioned to confront. By creating tangible goals, we can create meaningful connections and pursue proper resources, and give ourselves the very best chance at creating impactful and sustainable solutions.

We’re calling it our IDEAS Initiative: Interdisciplinary Discovery, Engagement + Actions for Society. 

Our work must be audacious and bold, yet tangible and meaningful. It must also aim to address short-term issues while paving a path to long-term transformation — creating true human impact.

Through a lengthy assessment weighing societal needs and our unique ability to create meaningful change, we have selected two initial priorities:

  • Public Health IDEAS for Creating Healthy and Equitable Cities
  • Public Health IDEAS for Preventing Firearm Injuries

Read the announcement: Michigan Public Health Invests $1M to Tackle Major Public Health Issues through Multidisciplinary Initiative