Friday, February 2, 2018

PUBLIC HEALTH SUMMIT OPENINGS MARCH 24

The emerging field of public health is full of careers that strive to protect the health of people and communities. (Careers options include public policy, law, medical professions, business, educators, and more)! Health equity looks at the differences in the quality of health and healthcare across different populations. Health equity aims to eliminate these disparities, which often impact the most socially and economically disadvantaged communities. 


The first Health Equity High School Summit on 24th of March (hosted by the University of Michigan School of Public Health and The Health Equity Leadership Pipeline Collaborative in the Health Management and Policy Department) is a supportive environment for high school students, like you, to learn about what public health is and explore various health disparities. 


To introduce you to the complexities of addressing health disparities, you will have the opportunity to engage in a team case study competition, interact with health professionals and students, listen to a renown public health professional present a keynote speech, and participate in a series of workshops on broad health disparity topics. The summit’s focus is on fostering new interests in public health in a low-stake, learning environment.


The summit will be an all day event, free of charge, and food will be provided. Additionally, this event will provide information on college admissions, University of Michigan resources, and careers in public health. 


You can register today at goo.gl/BD2pGd. Spots are limited, so we encourage students to register as soon as possible!


The summit webpage can be found using this link: https://goo.gl/nRgqix 


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