University of Michigan School of Public Health
The University of Michigan is an integral part of the community and the source of a great deal of Ann Arbor's active intellectual and social life. Among Michigan's faculty are internationally known scientists, celebrated visual and performing artists, widely read novelists and poets, sought-after business and technology consultants, filmmakers, and Pulitzer Prize winners.
In 1881, the teaching of sanitary science began at the University of Michigan. In 1887, the Chair of hygiene and physiologic chemistry was established. As part of a vast research university known worldwide for its multidisciplinary scholarship and teaching, the University of Michigan School of Public Health (UMSPH) is uniquely prepared to confront the complex challenges of our age. Through a crossroads of disciplines, ideas, and people, they are finding answers to today’s problems and changing the future.
UMSPH seeks to create and disseminate knowledge with the aim of preventing disease and promoting the health of populations in the United States and worldwide. It is especially concerned with poor, often minority populations, who suffer disproportionately from illness and disability. Among health science schools, it is unique in that it places a strong emphasis on disease prevention and health promotion, rather than on the treatment of existing illness. UMSPH aspires to be a crossroads of knowledge, where ideas and people from the biological, physical, social, and managerial sciences meet. The school employs integrated approaches to solving public health problems, and it teaches and promotes the ethical practice of public health.
Links to the health workforce crisis
UMSPH (and other units) are working with a number of Ministries of Health in Africa, Asia, and Latin America to provide advice, research and education/training on human resources in health.
Call for knowledge information:
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