Urban Health Results

    • Foreclosure sign

      University of Michigan Launches New Projects to Fight Poverty

      On any given day across Michigan nearly 100 homeowners or renters could be evicted—a rate almost one-and-a-half times the national average. That is a problem one of nine new projects funded by Poverty Solutions and with support from the Detroit Urban Research Center aims to tackle in 2019. Read more

    • Empowering Populations

      Empowering Populations

      Pursuing a healthier, more equitable world for all, Michigan Public Health researchers are accompanying vulnerable individuals and communities on our way to designing a world that is a good deal healthier for everyone in it. Read more

    • Map of Michigan with pin in Detroit

      Michigan Faculty Tackle Poverty in Detroit and Beyond

      Poverty Solutions and Detroit URC grant-funded projects are helping to address housing stability, homelessness, energy poverty and more in Detroit, across Michigan, and throughout the country. Read more

    • Flint residents work in a community garden

      Community Greening Efforts Help Reduce Violent Crime

      New Research from Justin Heinze

      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

    • Infographic: 90 percent of accidental firearm deaths occur at home; 3 out of 4 children knew where there firearms were in their homes

      Kids and Guns: Access to Firearms

      In May, Zimmerman and Carter presented “Kids and Guns: Prevention Strategies,” a community conversation in Dexter, Michigan, to help local residents understand the risks associated with youth exposure to firearms and strategies for mitigating those risks. Read more