Explore some of the compelling themes to address gun violence that were highlighted at The Exchange: Public Health Approaches to Ending Gun Violence.
Health Behavior and Health Education
Rebeccah Sokol, Marc Zimmerman, Patrick Carter
Health Management and Policy faculty member April Zeoli co-authors this article published in The Conversation, discussing a recent ruling where a judge in the Western District of Texas struck down the federal law that prohibits access to guns for people subject to domestic violence protection orders.
William D. Lopez, Marcus R. Andrews, Janae N. Best, & Meghann Lewis
Public health is a field of stories. So we, as public health professionals, have a responsibility to be good storytellers. We teach a class that covers skills we need to be successful health communicators. We chose some of our favorite public health stories from this semester to share with you.
Group tours the Gordie Howe International Bridge site to explore health inequities in southwest Detroit
Alison Walding, Amy Schulz
Last October, 50 Detroit community residents, faculty, staff and students from Michigan Public Health explored southwest Detroit and how public policies influence access to clean air and health inequities for Detroit residents.
When people think of eugenics, what most often comes to mind is Hitler’s persecution of Jews during World War II, but the American eugenics movement began significantly before and a doctor in Michigan played a significant role. Understanding the history of eugenics in the United States is important, and can help us be more vigilant in ensuring that a similar movement does not start in the future.
Mental health is incredibly important for students, and college students have a tendency of prioritizing everything else above their mental health. Cindi Thronson, a master’s student in Health Behavior and Health Education and a Wellness Coach with the University of Michigan’s Wolverine Wellness, shares some tips for improving your mental wellbeing.