Health Disparities

Ahead of the Curve: Bakari Sellers

Ahead of the Curve: Bakari Sellers

In this episode, civil rights activist, attorney, and author Bakari Sellers discusses his activism journey, advocacy for progressive policies, personal healthcare challenges, and dedication to confront miseducation.

reproductive justice

Abortion access and reproductive justice - Part 1

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.

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Abortion access and reproductive justice - Part 2

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.

Gender affirming care

Gender affirming care

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.

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Healthier people need healthier foods

When people have access to better quality, more nutritious foods, their risk of disease decreases. However, for many, there are a number of barriers to accessing the kinds of foods that support good health. But food availability isn’t only one issue that our modern food systems can create. Getting the food to your plate can entail large-scale production that may have a big environmental footprint. Understanding more about how our food is produced can help us make food choices that are better for our individual health and for the environment. In this episode, learn about the impact our food production systems can have on both human health and the environment around us. We’ll also explore how one health department is leveraging local farms and produce to facilitate good health by using food as medicine.