Health Behavior and Health Education

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Project HEARD Empowers Community Organizations for Effective Policy Change

The project utilizes community-academic partnerships to work toward defined policy goals set forth using a community-based participatory approach.

Project HEARD (Health Equity via Advocacy for Resources in Detroit), a Detroit URC policy initiative co-led by Michigan Public Health faculty and community partners, supports community-led efforts to advance health equity in Detroit and beyond.

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State awards U-M $1M for Michigan School Safety Initiative

School of Public Health faculty members Justin Heinze and Marc Zimmerman are set to lead a new statewide initiative to enhance school safety and prevent school violence, including school shootings. The Michigan School Safety Initiative will be available to all K-12 schools in the state, providing training and assistance to district leadership and staff regarding evidence-based best practices.

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Michigan's PBB contamination: 50 years later

This month marks 50 years since Michigan's PBB contamination incident. In 1973, toxic flame retardant was mistakenly sent to Michigan farmers as livestock feed, causing an environmental health crisis. To this day, researchers continue to investigate the health effects of the contamination, and community members are active in advocating for clean-up efforts.