Speak to your health

Positive money management skills may help patients afford their medical care. One in four Americans currently struggle to pay medical bills and often go without needed treatment due to the cost. Going without prescribed medicines and services, also known as cost-related nonadherence, can make it difficult for patients to manage complex conditions, especially chronic disease. In

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Two new health briefs from the 2011 Speak To Your Health! Community Survey are now available to download: Health Brief No. 31 Pollution & Air Quality (November, 2013) In this issue, we address ways to improve indoor air quality, including detecting and protecting against radon pollution. We also present data from about smoking rates and behavior in the

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This past weekend, students from the Public Health Action Support Team (PHAST) helped kick off the 2013 Speak To Your Health! (STYH) Community Survey in Genesee County.  Seven students from University of Michigan School of Public Health and University of Mississippi were stationed at multiple sites around Flint over a span of three days including the

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We are pleased to bring you the latest issue in a series of short news briefs based on the results of our Speak To Your Health! Community Survey. This month’s topic is: Overweight and Obesity. Here are some highlights:  The average BMI of Genesee County residents is 29. The average BMI of Flint residents is 31. 23% of

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According to recent estimates, there are 1.2 million to 3.5 million Arab Americans living in the United States with the highest concentration living in Michigan.1 Although there is a large Arab American population in the U.S.,  little data exists about the prevalence and outcomes of mental health, cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, and other conditions within this

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We are pleased to bring you the latest issue in a series of short news briefs based on the results of our Speak To Your Health! Community Survey. This month’s topic is Coping with Financial Stress. Here are some highlights: Of Genesee County residents, 49% often worry about their financial situation and 48% view their

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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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By Audrey Barick One of the key tenets of community based participatory research (CBPR) is disseminating research findings and information back into the community that you’re working with, which is where my internship working on the Speak To Your Health! Community Survey comes in. At first glance, the work that I’ve been doing during my

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Presentation slides from the “Safe and Healthy Futures in Genesee County” Symposium are now available to view online. Check out the presentation highlighting results from the 2011 Speak To Your Health! Community Survey, as well as the break-out session presentations on some of our other featured projects here: Safe and Healthy Futures Symposium

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The “Safe and Healthy Futures in Genesee County” Symposium last Friday was a success! A big thank you to the event’s sponsor, U-M Flint, and to everyone who attended! Several PRC/MI projects were featured at the symposium, but highlights from the 2011 Speak To Your Health! Community Survey data were the focus of the morning.

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The Prevention Research Center of Michigan Genesee County Community Board invites you to a special symposium. “Safe and Healthy Futures in Genesee County” featuring presentations on: The 2011 Speak To Your Health! Community Survey HOPE: HIV/STD Outreach, Prevention & Education The Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center (MI-YVPC) Motherly Intercession: Strengthening Incarcerated Families YES: Youth Empowerment

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