Happenings in Practice


 MDHHS' Child, Adolescent, and School Health Epidemiologist created Michigan and Detroit adolescent sexual health dashboards that incorporate data on teen births, STIs, and sexual behaviors/risk factors. These dashboards are now available online at: https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-73971_4911_41657---,00.html


  • Jul7NACCHO Annual 2020July 7-9, 2020.  NACCHO Annual is the premier public health conference that offers an opportunity for local health department staff, partners, funders, and individuals invested in local public health to share the latest research, ideas, strategies and innovations.  Learn more at http://www.nacchoannual.org/homeSheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Denver, CO
  • Jun16The Disaster and Resilience International Summit  From June 16 to 18, 2020, Montreal will host the Disaster & Resilience International Summit. This trilingual event (French, English, Spanish) will be a meeting point for a variety of actors (managers and policymakers, stakeholders and humanitarians, experts and academics, artists and creators, local and indigenous populations). While targeting the needs of individuals, families, businesses, and communities, participants will discuss resilience perspectives through an inclusive, multi-hazard and multi-disciplinary approach, before, during and after disasters.  Learn more at https://dr2020.ca/?lang=enMontreal, Quebec, Canada
  • May6Communities Joined in Action Conference2020 CJA National Conference May 6-8, 2020.  Communities Joined in Action’s (CJA) National Conference, “Partnering to Build Equitable Communities” will include community health leaders and consumers who are committed to improving health and health outcomes through achieving equity.  Learn more and register at https://www.cjaonline.net/2020-conference/.
  • Mar312020 Preparedness SummitNACCHO will be hosting the 2020 Preparedness Summit from March 31–April 3 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, TX. Each year, the Summit offers a unique learning and networking opportunity for current and aspiring emergency management, public health, and healthcare professionals, and their partners, to share perspectives and engage in dialogue on key public health preparedness and response issues. As the first and longest running national preparedness conference, the Preparedness Summit is the best place for you to gain the knowledge, resources, and relationships necessary to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies.  Register at http://www.preparednesssummit.org/homeHilton Anatole Hotel, Dallas, TX
  • Mar182020 Michigan Environmental Health Association ConferenceThe 2020 Annual Training Conference, held at the Park Place Hotel in Traverse City, March 18-20, is a comprehensive learning and networking experience for Environmental Health professionals in local and state government, private industry and institutions in Michigan. This two-day conference will offer current information, best practices, training, and networking opportunities for attendees. Using a track based approach; a variety of topics covering the spectrum of environmental health (i.e. food protection, groundwater contamination, vector-borne diseases) will promote collaboration and assure you have the most up to date information. In addition, evening networking sessions will allow attendees opportunities to explore fun and exciting area attractions Traverse City has to offer.  Learn more and register at http://www.meha.net/AECPark Place Hotel, Traverse City, MI
  • Mar17SOPHE National ConferenceTheme:  Linking Science & Social Justice: Health Education as a Catalyst for Change
    Public health education professionals and others who seek to improve health outcomes often find their efforts are affected by larger societal forces, including disparities and social inequalities. These social justice issues severely affect outcomes in health care, education, mental health, the economy, and other areas that have a major influence on the quality of life for individuals and families.
    This conference will address ways that public health education professionals can have an impact on these social justice issues, through policy, advocacy, and communications; teaching and professional preparation; building and fostering effective partnerships; strengthening research translation and implementation; and addressing the continuum of prevention and care.  Register at https://www.sophe.org/professional-development/sophe-annual-conference/2020-annual-conference/registration/
    Sheraton Hotel, Atlanta, GA
  • Mar13MPHA Epidemiology Conference 2020

    ABSTRACT SUBMISSION IS OPEN!!  Click here to submit your abstract
    Free to attend, Registration opens January 1, 2020.
    Epidemiology Section

    Oakland University
  • Jan312020 FPHLP Application ClosesSee application timeline here!11:50 pm EST
  • Dec20 PHAST Applications Open Apply to join the Public Health Action Support Team (PHAST) for Winter term! PHAST partners with community-based organizations and health departments locally, nationally, and globally for various community service, public health practice (e.g. community health assessment design and/or implementation, health education, qualitative methods), workshop, and training opportunities.  Learn more and apply here.
  • Dec11Leveraging Diversity Panel DiscussionThe Our Compelling Interests Series presents Leveraging Diversity, a panel discussion on what we gain from diversity, exploring diversity narratives, and how we leverage diversity to create new forms of a healthy civic nation.  RSVP at https://lsa.umich.edu/social-solutions/news-events/events.detail.html/64781-16776795.html

    Tony Banout
    Senior Vice President, Interfaith Youth Core

    Nancy Cantor
    Chancellor, Rutgers University-Newark

    Scott Page
    John Seely Brown Distinguished University Professor of Complexity, Social Science, and Management at the the University of Michigan

    Stella Flores
    Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity; Associate Professor of Higher Education; Director of Access and Equity, Steinhardt Institute for HIgher Education Policy, NYU

    Gary Orfield
    Distinguished Research Professor of Education, Law, Political Science and Urban Planning at the University of California, Los Angeles; Co-director of the Civil Rights Project at UCLA.  

    Moderated by Angela Dillard, Richard A. Meisler Collegiate Professor of Afroamerican & African Studies and in the Residential College
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pmRackham Amphitheatre
  • Nov22Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Lunch & LearnPlease join us as we raise awareness and money to help support the homeless families of Ypsilanti Community Schools.  A keynote address will be given by Luke Shaefer.  Shaefer is currently the Director of the University of Michigan Poverty Solutions.  Shaefer is co-author (with Kathryn J. Edin) of the book $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, which explores the steep rise in the number of families across the U.S. living on $2.00 per person, per day.
    Cost: $25 - Tickets 
    Tickets can be purchased via eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ycs-hunger-and-homelessness-lunch-and-learn-tickets-80755143809?aff=ebdssbdestsearch or by contacting YCS  Homeless LIason, Marquan Jackson, mjackson9@ycschools.us
    11:30 am - 1:00 pmYpsilanti Farmers Market Place, 16 South Washington Street, Ypsilanti
  • Nov21 Public Health Perspectives - Food Systems Conversation cafe with Winona Bynum, Director of Detroit Food Policy Council, and Kirk Mayes, Director of Forgotten Harvest.
    Register here.
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pmM1112 SPH II
  • Nov19Genesee County Prevention Coalition 4th Annual Meeting  Dr. Volpitta will be our guest speaker, but with a different message to service providers, educators and community leaders on the Resilient Mindset Model, a simple way to understand the brain science of how to use any challenge as an opportunity to proactively build resilience.  In addition, the GCPC will recognize the 202 Board of Directors and the 2019 Partners in Prevention awards.  Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/genesee-county-prevention-coalition-4th-annual-meeting-registration-79482800195.

    Attendees may park in the YMCA overflow lot, street parking, U-M Flint White Building or pay for the flat lot.  NO PARKING is allowed in the MUS or Farmers Market lots.
    9:00 am - 11:00 am200 E. 1st St., Flint, MI 48502
  • Nov18The Resilience Formula: A Guide to Practive, Not Reactive, Parenting featuring author Donna Volpitta, Ed.D.This community event hosted by the Genesee County Prevention Coalition is for parents, educators, coaches, child care providers and anyone interested in learning more about hte brain science of building resilience in youth.  Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-resilience-formula-a-guide-to-proactive-not-reactive-parenting-registration-80019437291

    Attendees can park in the lot adjacent to the MSU College of Human Medicine.
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm200 E. 1st St., Flint, MI 48502
  • Nov13GIS and Data DayJoin us to celebrate International GIS Day! Join the Office of Outreach, faculty, and community organizations in discussions around data visualization and data-informed decision making. Specific topics include the 2017 Speak to Your Health Survey results and the 2020 Census.  Learn more here.9:00 am - 2:00 pmU-M Flint GIS Center, Northbank Center 2nd Floor, 432 N. Saginaw St., Flint, Suite 207
  • Nov7Water Secessions & The Flint Water CrisisAccording to the research of Dr. Louise Seamster, Assistant Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at the University of Iowa, Flin't water crisis was triggered by suburban "water secessions" from Detroit's water system, and enabled by emergency management. In this talk, Dr. Seamster will talk about how and why Flint was steered to use the Flint River, why Flint is now paying for two water sources, and how this fits into a larger context of debt, racial governance and inequality.  Learn more here.4:30 pm - 6:00 pmHappenings Room (105 UCEN), U-M Flint Intercultural Center
  • Nov1 FPHLP Application Opens The University of Michigan Future Public Health Leaders Program (UM FPHLP) is a 10-week residential program at the University of Michigan School of Public Health (Michigan Public Health) designed to encourage underrepresented college students to consider careers in public health.  Learn more and apply here!
  • Oct10 FPHLP will attend the AISES National Conference   FPHLP will attend the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) National Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin October 10-12.
  • Sep19 Public Health Perspectives - Global Emergency Response Public Health Perspectives is a monthly conversation café where public health practitioners of the past, present, and future meet to share experiences. Jay Roth, Career Epidemiology Field Officer for the US Virgin Islands Health Department, Jacqueline Cardoza, Disaster Epidemiolgist ORISE Fellow at the National Center for Environmental Health, and Taylor Warren, Technical Officer at the World Health Organization, will join us via webcast from their posts in the field.  To attend, whether in person or by joining the webcast, sign up here4:30 pm - 5:30 pmM1112 SPH II
  • Sep15PHAST Applications CloseFinal chance to apply to join the Public Health Action Support Team (PHAST) until Winter term! PHAST partners with community-based organizations and health departments locally, nationally, and globally for various community service, public health practice (e.g. community health assessment design and/or implementation, health education, qualitative methods), workshop, and training opportunities.  Learn more and apply here!12:00 MIDNIGHT