To prepare for and mitigate public health crises, government officials should examine which federal, state and local agencies have legal authority to investigate and counter threats to public health, as well as develop criteria for notifying the public, according to a new Milbank Quarterly study about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Read more
IN THE NEWS: I Wanted to Make My Community Safer and More Neighborly. The Advice I Got Surprised Me.
Professor Marc A. Zimmerman discusses how maintaining green spaces, creating busy streets and building a sense of community can reduce neighborhood crime. Read more
Prevention Research Center of Michigan Receives Federal Funding to Continue Prevention Research, Expands Partnerships
The Prevention Research Center of Michigan (PRCMI) has been awarded one of 25 nationwide Prevention Research Center grants from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Read more
Efforts to beautify vacant lots in the city of Flint have made neighborhoods more appealing but have also reduced assaults and violent crime by 40 percent, according to a new study led by Justin Heinze, assistant professor of Health Behavior and Health Education. Read more