The workplace is a relatively untapped environment for social work education, prevention, and intervention, despite the fact that adults spend a majority of their time at work and interacting with managers and coworkers. The need for social workers in the workplace has never been greater as workplace leaders realize and embrace the need to improve working conditions with improved policies and programs that foster a culture of health and well-being and support psychological safety in the workplace. Social work values and ethics permeate all areas of the workplace with behavioral health, DE&I, equity, and social justice. These values, ethics, and practice mandates are informing workplace leadership on ways to improve conditions and treatment for their most valuable asset – their employees.
Rooting for Change: The Economics, Society, and Politics of Food
Fri, March 24 at 11:30am, Michigan League, Koessler Room (Third Floor)
Students, faculty, and community members will share their perspectives on food justice and sustainability. A zero-waste meal will be provided by MDining.
Kiley Adams is from Puyallup, Washington, and is currently pursuing a dual degree in medicine and sustainability and development at the University of Michigan. She is interested in the intersection between human and non-human health and like thinking about how food systems, air and water quality, and accessibility to safe outdoor nature areas all collide to influence human health.
Nayethzi Hernandez is a graduate student at the School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS). Her passions include food sovereignty, environmental justice, transformative food systems, reducing barriers to education, indigenous sovereignty, and climate justice.
Alexandra Talty is a writer and multi-media journalist covering water ways, food production and the environment – or any combination of the above. She is a 3rd generation surfer and volunteer ocean lifeguard and also runs a hobby oyster farm.
As of 2019, firearm-related injuries became the leading cause of death for youth in the United States. Are you interested in coming up with creative solutions to address youth firearm violence? Public Health IDEAS for Preventing Firearm Injuries is making space for engineering students to collaborate with public health students to address firearm violence in the form of a Design Jam.
At this Design Jam you will apply design thinking principles to devise solutions for a persistent public health challenge: How might we utilize public health expertise and principles to lower youth firearm injuries in Michigan communities?
Facilitated by the Center for Socially Engaged Design, you will team up with public health students and representatives from public health departments, community organizing, and those with lived experience to problem-solve and learn together. To be considered for this opportunity, apply by March 21. Space is limited!
Selected applicants will receive an email with more details. Please note that this opportunity is for engineering students.
Join us as we welcome Dr. Beth Marks for the Health Equity Leadership Series, hosted by the Office of Health Equity and Inclusion at the University of Michigan School of Nursing.
The goal of the Health Equity Leadership Series is to bring together members of the UM community to engage in critical thinking, learning, and dialogue about topics in health equity. Each month we welcome scholars and organizational leaders who are looking seriously at questions around health equity within Nursing and healthcare to share their expertise. Following the speaker’s presentation, audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions for our speakers.
On March 16th, we will be welcoming Dr. Beth Marks of the University of Illinois Chicago. She will be sharing about her research programs related to the empowerment and advancement of people with disabilities through health promotion initiatives and primary health care.
All UM students, faculty, staff, and alumni are welcome. Please register (see right) to access the Zoom link and passcode.
Description: Join the EHS department for a screening of the documentary, ‘Nailed It’ and panel discussion focused on occupational health and environmental justice as it relates to the beauty industry. Join in-person (at the University of Michigan School of Public Health) or virtually. Details on location and ways to access the movie prior to this event will be shared via email with all registrants.
REGISTER HERE: https://umich.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bYM2Ec41QcKtxyyDUfBR1w#/registration
Dr. Aurora Le, Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at UM SPH
Dr. Tran Huynh, Assistant Professor of Environmental & Occupational Health, Drexel University
Minthu Le, Environmental Assistant, San Francisco Environment Department, California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative
Brianna Siracuse, Presidential Management Fellow, US EPA and UM EHS Alumna
Moderated by Khang Huynh, MPH student in EHS at UM
We are excited to announce the 2023 Annual Environmental Health Sciences Symposium, The symposium will feature talks from Bill Suk, the founding director of the Superfund Research Program; members of the Coalition for Action on Remediation of Dioxane, a local partnership organization focused on mitigating groundwater contamination from 1,4-Dioxane in Washtenaw County; and Robert Bilott, an environmental attorney renowned for his legal victories on PFAS contamination. In addition, there will be student poster presentations. Students from any department with related work are encouraged to submit an abstract. Registration is free and open to the public. Further information can be found at the link above.
Dr. Ruha Benjamin will be at the University of Michigan on March 14, 2023 to discuss her newest book, Viral Justice. Ahead of her visit, the SPH DEI Office will be distributing copies of her new book, on a first come/first serve basis, and will host two reading circles (one virtual, the other in-person) for the SPH Community. We invite all members of the community (students in all programs, post-docs, staff, & faculty) to take part in these collective reading and discussion opportunities. Learn more about book distribution. This one hour event is open to any and all SPH community members. We invite you to join a conversation with SPH colleagues about Dr. Ruha Benjamin’s newest book Viral Justice: How We Grow the World We Want. These reading circles will be broad and open-ended conversations and do not require you to have read all of or any specific portion of the book. You are welcome to come with specific passages or questions to discuss or to come to hear what your colleagues are thinking about the book and Dr. Benjamin’s arguments in it. This session is designed to offer you an opportunity to:
- reflect on the portions of Viral Justice you may have already read
- be in conversation with colleagues across SPH around themes discussed in Viral Justice
In addition to the reading circles, you are encouraged to use this official reading guide from Princeton University Press to help support your reading of the text.