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The overall theme of the National Public Health Week 2013 campaign, “Public Health is ROI: Saving Lives, Saving Money”  promotes the idea that public health is an investment in our future and is an excellent way to celebrate the role of public health and the importance of disease prevention in promoting the health of our

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To promote this year’s theme for National Public Health Week and illustrate how supporting public health efforts provides a return on the initial investment, the American Public Health Association released a video this week providing statistics and facts about how investments in water fluoridation, workplace safety, nutrition, physical activity, and childhood vaccinations result in healthier individuals and

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National Public Health Week starts today! Since 1995, communities from coast to coast have observed National Public Health Week every April, celebrating the work of public health and coming together in support of better health for all. This year’s theme is “Public Health is ROI: Save Lives, Save Money.” Much like the business world, ROI

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Congratulations are extended to our PRC/MI students, Ashley Garrity and Alexandra Turner, for sharing the 1st place prize for their posters in the student category at yesterday’s MICHR 2013 Community Engagement Symposium: Stronger Relevant Research, Better Health Outcomes. The winning posters: “Making Data Useful: Using Multiple Methods to Share the Results of a Community Health

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Dr. Sarah Stoddard discussed  findings from the Virtual Networks Study on the December 31st Academic Minute. Listen to the recording here. Full text available on The Academic Minute Website: http://wamc.org/post/dr-sarah-stoddard-university-michigan-online-peer-pressure Dr. Sarah Stoddard – Online Peer Pressure Young adults spend increasing amounts of time socializing online through social networking sites. But do these online interactions

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Nine school violence prevention researchers and practitioners nationwide have developed a position statement on the Dec. 14, 2012 Connecticut school shootings that is being disseminated across the U.S. today. The statement is in response to the tragic acts of violence at Sandy Hook Elementary School and updates the School Shootings Position Statement that was disseminated

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Our hearts grieve for the families of Newtown, Connecticut, and for every family who has lost a child through homicide.  In the United States, an average of seven young people under the age of twenty are murdered each day.  Most of these children die as a result of firearm injuries. By applying public health principles,

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Engaging young adults to talk about safer sex online can be challenging. HOPE Online, which comprises the HOPE website, Facebook, and Twitter pages, is no exception.  After all, we are asking young African American adults to 1) go online, which may be in  itself a potential barrier,  and 2) open up about their own sexuality, ask questions, and express

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By Pete Hutchison Today’s educators are being confronted with a rising amount of pressure to achieve, and this achievement is being measured through standardized testing.  The admirable goal of this testing is to, in part, identify and develop interventions to address the large learning gaps that exist among today’s students.  Unfortunately, as more and more

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By Lauren Weston Over the summer I worked with the Dr. Alison Miller on her research project in partnership with Motherly Intercession. I primarily worked on the Parenting While Incarcerated (PWI) program which was adapted from an existing evidence-based program and provided parenting support to incarcerated mothers through group sessions held at the jail. When

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By Hadiyah Muhammad At the start of my internship I worked with the Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center (MI-YVPC) staff and community partners to organize the Safe & Healthy Futures Youth Festival, intended to raise community awareness about the 6 MI-YVPC programs available to youth and their families in Flint. The festival featured three incredible

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By Emily Greenberg Statistics and regression are two words that always seem to strike an ominous chord when uttered in the context of research. I’ve watched as seasoned researchers have lost their cool over a difficult analysis, but never fully understood what could be quite so challenging about the process until this summer. After taking

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