The Region V Public Health Training Center has a variety of resources to share from past collaborations.
- Health Equity in All Policies (HEiAP)
- "See for Yourself: What's in Your Water?"
- Healthy Food, Happy Kids Nutrition Training Materials
- Public Health Guide to Social Media 101
Health Equity in All Policies
In 2016, as a result of the ongoing lead water crisis in Flint, the Genesee County Board of Health proposed a Health Equity in All Policies Resolution that was approved by the Genesee County Board of Commissioners. Health Equity in All Policies (HEiAP) is a systematic and comprehensive change in decision-making processes to ensure health and equity are considered before a decision is made. The Genesee County Health Department, with support from the National Association of County and City Health Officials, the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, Community Based Organization Partners, the City of Flint and the Michigan Civil Rights Commission hosted a Health Equity in All Policies workshop on Monday June 4th at the Holiday Inn Gateway Center in Flint, MI. The purpose of the workshop was to engage policy makers, local government officials, and community groups in a discussion about what HEiAP is and how it might be implemented in Genesee County.
Health Equity in All Policies filmed at the June 2018 workshop in Flint, MI. Two sessions from the workshop were recorded and are available to view:
“See for Yourself: What’s in Your Water?”
“See for Yourself: What’s in Your Water?” is a community education project developed in 2016-2017 to increase the Flint community’s ability to protect itself during the water crisis through knowledge and citizen science.
More than 1,000 Flint residents gained skills and knowledge through twenty community education events, covering topics including:
- How water get from its source to your home,
- How to test your water for lead and understand the test results
- Proper filter use
- Getting connected with people who can answer your questions about the water system and provide resources for your home
All training materials are free and publicly available below, in order to support continued community education. Please feel free to use this information and share it broadly!
Adult Training Materials
- Presentation (PowerPoint) (PDF)
- Video: New 2 Bottle Residential Sampling Procedure (source: FlintCares.com)
- Video: What’s the Difference Between Hazard and Risk
- SMART Action Planning
- Module 1 Evaluation Form (Word) (PDF)
- Module 2 Evaluation Form (Word) (PDF)
Youth Training Materials
- Lesson Plan (PDF) (Word)
- Class Reflection Assignment (optional resource for promoting student reflection on each lesson)
- Session 1: Drinking Water and Where It Comes From
- Session 2: Testing to See What’s In Your Water
- Session 3: Water and Your Health
- Session 4: Pipes and Related Careers
- Presentation (PowerPoint) (PDF)
- Pipe Audit Assignment (PDF) (Word)
- Video (courtesy of Flint Local 370 Plumber & Pipefitters Union): Trade Life – Uniting for Flint
- Video (courtesy of Flint Local 370 Plumber & Pipefitters Union): Become a Plumbing Apprentice – Career Training in the United Association
- Video (courtesy of Flint Local 370 Plumber & Pipefitters Union): United Association Trades – Welding
- Session 5: Water Filters
- Session 6: Film-Making 101 and Storyboarding
Healthy Food, Happy Kids Nutrition Training Materials
These training materials are offered for you to share with your own staff, partners, clients, etc. The purpose of the content is to provide information on lead-shielding nutrients and tips for incorporating them into the diets of children ages 2-6. It is intended for community health workers, child care providers, and others who work with young children. Please follow these steps to access the materials, and let us know feedback at email@example.com!
Available materials include:
- Presentation slides with speaker notes
- Facilitation guide
- Resource handouts
- Evaluation templates
Public Health Guide to Social Media 101
The Michigan Public Health Training Center (PHTC), a part of the Region V Great Lakes Public Health Training Center, is pleased to offer this introductory guide to using social media in public health. There are many established resources available to support your use of technology in advancing health messages – however, social media in particular is an ever-evolving technology. The Michigan PHTC was pleased to partner with the University of Michigan Taubman Health Sciences Library to offer an online training entitled Social Media Tools since 2011, but recognized a need for updated information in 2015. Trisha Zizumbo, BS, MSA, provided her expertise in building upon foundational resources with current information in the updated Public Health Guide to Social Media 101.
The following on-demand trainings were developed during events co-provided with our partners across Michigan.
- Why Your Emotional Health Matters
- Strategies for Identifying Legionella Consultants
- Water Inequalities
- Unmasking Racism in Health
- Preparing Communities for a Changing Climate
Strategies for Identifying Legionella Consultants
Panel presentation featuring Janet Stout, David Krause, and Ruth Berkelman.
Download a list of Legionella resources (PFD)
Preparing Communities for a Changing Climate
Presentation from the Premier Conference
Ideas for Practice – Suggestions from Research
Faculty at the University of Michigan School of Public Health are engaged in a wide array of research activities and their findings suggest strategies for the public health practice community. Check out the short video clips from some of the faculty, below, along with other resources they recommend!
- Noise Pollution
- Children, Physical Activity, & Classroom Spaces
- Community Health Workers in Rural India
- Social Conditions & Health
In this video, Dr. Rick Neitzel, Assistant Professor of Environmental Health, describes the impact noise can have on health and offers suggestions for public health practice to take action.
Children, Physical Activity, & Classroom Spaces
Dr. Rebecca Hasson, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Public Health, shares the work of the Childhood Disparities Research Laboratory and their Active Class Space project.
Community Health Workers in Rural India
In this clip, Dr. Bhramar Mukherjee, Professor of Biostatistics, describes her work with community health workers (CHWs) in rural India. This project is in the pilot phase and works to develop a maternal and child health assessment and monitoring tool.
Social Conditions & Health
Dr. Belinda Needham, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, describes her work in exploring how social conditions influence health outcomes and related ideas for public health practice.
- Six Policies to Reduce Economic Inequality – From UC Berkeley
- 8 Facts You Should Know about the Criminal Justice System and People of Color – From the Center for American Progress
- Disparities in Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Mental Health Services in the US – A William T. Grant Foundation Inequality Paper.
- Listing of Dr. Needham’s articles on PubMed
- Adler, N.E. & Rehkopf, D. H. (2008). US disparities in health: Descriptions, causes, and mechanisms. Annual Review of Public Health, 29, 235-52.
- Reiss, F. (2013). Socioeconomic inequalities and mental health problems in children and adolescents: A systematic review. Social Science & Medicine, 90, 24-31.
- McEwen, B.S. & Gianaros, P. J. (2010). Central role of the brain in stress and adaptation: Links to socioeconomic status, health, and disease. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1186, 190-222.
- Link, B.G. & Phelan, J. (1995). Social conditions as fundamental causes of disease. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 80-04.
- Ben-Shlomo, Y. & Kuh, D. (2002). A life course approach to chronic disease epidemiology: Conceptual models, empirical challenges and interdisciplinary perspectives. International Journal of Epidemiology, 31(2), 285-93.