In the last year, abortion access and reproductive rights have been a key issue in politics and the national discourse. We spoke with our experts about the health outcomes of limiting access to this care and why abortion is a public health issue.
Health Care Policy
In the last year, abortion access and reproductive rights have been key issues in politics and the national discourse. We spoke with our experts about the health outcomes of limiting access to this care and why abortion is a public health issue.
What is gender affirming health care? Michigan Public Health experts explore the various ways gender affirming care is provided in healthcare settings, and how it can impact health outcomes for transgender and non-binary individuals.
For thousands of health care workers around the world, dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic has been non-stop for two years and counting. From dealing with illness themselves, to experiencing burnout, or even leaving the field altogether, we want to understand the toll on our health care workforce. In this episode, we'll explore the ripple effects of COVID's impact for these workers, and what potential solutions exist.
Effective change takes effective changemakers. Today, we talk to a few changemakers who are dedicated to improving diversity in public health and healthcare leadership. Research has long shown that the most effective way to improve health for any community is to have public health leaders from that community involved in the day-to-day decision making around the care of that population. Pipeline programs, like the University of Michigan’s Summer Enrichment Program, create avenues for students from underrepresented communities to be exposed to careers in public health, healthcare management, and policy-making. Increasing diversity in public health is both a macro mission, taken on by universities and programs around the country, as well as an individual one, best exemplified by committed mentors who do what they can to support their students.