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Gene Feingold Diversity Award
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Diversity Matters at Michigan
University of Michigan Spanish-language portal, with news releases and more.
Video on Health Disparities Research & Advocacy @ UM SPH
More info on the Healthy Environments Partnership, which includes:
- Brightmoor Community Center
- Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation
- Friends of Parkside
- Warren Conner Development Coalition
- Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion
- Henry Ford Health System
- University of Michigan School of Public Health
More at the School of Public Health
Diversity Initiatives and Support
Sponsors programs, events, and support services through the SPH Office of Academic Affairs. Contact the Office of Academic Affairs at 734-764-5425.
Student organization for students interested in addressing Latino/a public health issues in the community.
Public Health Students of African Descent (PHSAD)
Committed to creating and fostering a sense of community and collective responsibility primarily among African-American students at SPH.
Association for Asian Public Health Action (AAPHA)
Helps health professionals empower themselves by increasing visibility and awareness of Asian-American health issues.
Supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and ally public health students by providing a safe and supportive environment, advocating for their rights against discrimination, and providing resources to make their education a positive experience.
Summer Enrichment Program in Health Management & Policy
Through a structured summer work experience, encourages undergraduates to consider health management and policy as a career in which they can address health disparities.
Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes
Supports comprehensive, multi-faceted, community-based programs that address the key factors to improve health outcomes for people living with diabetes.
Cancer Epidemiology Education in Special Populations (CEESP)
Offers students training in cancer epidemiology in international settings, including Egypt, India, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Tanzania, Tunisia, and Turkey. Domestic internships focus on minority U.S. populations.
Center for Research on Ethnicity, Culture, and Health (CRECH)
Prepares students to address the public health needs of an increasingly diverse society by providing a forum for basic and applied research on racial and ethnic differences in health
Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health
Devoted to understanding health inequalities from socioeconomic, behavioral, social, psychological, biological, developmental, community, and international perspectives.
Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center (URC)
A community-based participatory research (CBPR) partnership conducting research and interventions to reduce and ultimately eliminate health inequities in Detroit.
Prevention Research Center of Michigan
Conducts community-based prevention research aimed at improving health status and reducing morbidity and mortality among populations experiencing a disproportionate share of poor health outcomes.
Reach Detroit Partnership
Provides a community driven approach to preventing diabetes and its related conditions and improving quality of life through partnerships and collaborations.
At the University of Michigan
Office of Institutional Equity
Serves as a vital resource and leader in promoting and furthering the University’s commitment to diversity and equal opportunity for all members of its community.
National Center for Institutional Diversity
Where leaders from a variety of fields can come together to develop the models, networks, and tools needed for a sustained engagement with diversity.
Program for Research on Black Americans
Established in 1976 at UM's Institute for Social Research to provide critical health and mental health data to support academic scholarship and public policy.
Provides education, information, and advocacy services for an open, safe and inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students, faculty, and staff, their families and friends, and the campus community at large.
The University of Michigan, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of Michigan is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. Inquiries or complaints may be addressed to the Senior Director for Institutional Equity, and Title IX/Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Office of Institutional Equity, 2072 Administrative Services Building, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1432, 734-763-0235, TTY 734-647-1388. For other University of Michigan information call 734-764-1817.
(Policy updated April 16, 2009.)
In a Student's Words...
Current M.P.H. student and blogger Claudia provides her view on the FPHLP and SEP summer programs to fight health disparities by launching a new generation of diverse leaders.
The Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP) is designed to increase awareness of Health Behavior/Health Education and Environmental Health Sciences as viable career options for undergraduates and recent graduates interested in eliminating health disparities. Students work in public health and community-based organizations in the southeast Michigan area. FPHLP is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE).
The Summer Enrichment Program in Health Management and Policy (SEP), is designed to familiarize undergraduate students with how management and policy can combine to combat inequalities in health care that confront low-income communities across the U.S. Interns are placed in hospitals, community health centers, and other health care organizations in the Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint area. This program is now in its 27th year.
In July 2011, a University of Michigan Distinguished Diversity Leaders Team Award was announced for SPH's Summer Enrichment Program. The award shines a light on teams who work toward achieving a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive environment. SEP celebrated its 25th Anniversary in spring 2011 with the symposium Diversity and Inclusion: Transforming Health Organizations to Improve Community Health.
Laura McAndrew takes a turn at OUTbreak's bake sale and literature table during annual Pride Week @ UM SPH.
UM has, as one of its core values, an abiding commitment to sustaining a community in which the dignity of every individual is respected. SPH emphasizes that value in every aspect of its climate.