Health Equity in All Policies (HEiAP)

In 2016, as a result of the ongoing lead water crisis in Flint, the Genesee County Board of Health proposed a Health Equity in All Policies Resolution that was approved by the Genesee County Board of Commissioners. Health Equity in All Policies (HEiAP) is a systematic and comprehensive change in decision-making processes to ensure health and equity are considered before a decision is made. The Genesee County Health Department, with support from the National Association of County and City Health Officials, the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, Community Based Organization Partners, the City of Flint and the Michigan Civil Rights Commission hosted a Health Equity in All Policies workshop on Monday June 4th at the Holiday Inn Gateway Center in Flint, MI. The purpose of the workshop was to engage policy makers, local government officials, and community groups in a discussion about what HEiAP is and how it might be implemented in Genesee County. The Michigan PHTC supported the recording of these sessions.

"See for Yourself: What's in Your Water?"

"See for Yourself: What's In Your Water?" is a community education project developed in 2016-2017 to increase the Flint community's ability to protect itself during the water crisis through knowledge and citizen science. Access training materials for adult and youth audiences!

Healthy Food, Happy Kids Nutrition Training Materials

These training materials are offered for you to share with your own staff, partners, clients, etc. The purpose of the content is to provide information on lead-shielding nutrients and tips for incorporating them into the diets of children ages 2-6. It is intended for community health workers, child care providers, and others who work with young children. Please follow these steps to access the materials, and let us know feedback at!

  1. Complete the sign-in survey
  2. Download the training materials

Available materials include:

  • Presentation slides with speaker notes
  • Facilitation guide
  • Resource handouts
  • Evaluation templates

Session Recordings

The following on-demand trainings were developed during events co-provided with our partners across Michigan. 

Why Your Emotional Health Matters (October 2017) - Presentation by Shannon Cohen at the Great Lakes Chapter of the Society for Public Health Education Annual Conference.

Strategies for Identifying Legionella Consultants (August 2017) - Panel presentation featuring Janet Stout, David Krause, and Ruth Berkelman.

Water Inequities: Giving Voice to Communities from Flint Crisis to Recovery (February 2017) - Presentation featuring Dr. Pamela Pugh.

Unmasking Racism in Health - Annual Health Equity Conference (PHSAD, April 2017)

Preparing Communities for a Changing Climate (Premier Conference, October 2016)

Public Health Guide to Social Media 101

The Region V Public Health Training Center (PHTC), a part of the Region V Great Lakes Public Health Training Center, is pleased to offer this introductory guide to using social media in public health. There are many established resources available to support your use of technology in advancing health messages – however, social media in particular is an ever-evolving technology. The Michigan PHTC was pleased to partner with the University of Michigan Taubman Health Sciences Library to offer an online training entitled Social Media Tools since 2011, but recognized a need for updated information in 2015. Trisha Zizumbo, BS, MSA, provided her expertise in building upon foundational resources with current information in the updated Public Health Guide to Social Media 101.

Sign in now to view the resource!

Ideas for Practice – Suggestions from Research

Faculty at the UM SPH are engaged in a wide array of research activities and their findings suggest strategies for the public health practice community. Check out the short video clips from some of our faculty below, along with other resources they recommend!