The Michigan Public Health Association (MPHA), in partnership with the Michigan Association for Local Public Health (MALPH), presented MPHI Chief Executive Officer Renée Branch Canady, Ph.D., with the “Jean Chabut Public Health Advocacy Award” in October 2014.
In August, the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, recognized the Michigan Public Health Institute (MPHI) and Michigan Health Council (MHC) as co-leads in organizing the Michigan Action Coalition. The Michigan Action Coalition is convened to advance the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a collaboration created by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the AARP Foundation. The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action seeks to improve health and health care through nursing. The Campaign works with Action Coalitions in 50 states and the District of Columbia to implement the Institute of Medicine’s Future of Nursing recommendations. The Campaign’s vision is to ensure that everyone in America can live a healthier life, supported by a system in which nurses are essential partners in providing care and promoting health. The Campaign is coordinated by the Center to Champion Nursing in America, an initiative of AARP, the AARP Foundation, and RWJF. As leaders of the Michigan Action Coalition, MPHI and MHC will begin the process of bringing together nursing and non-nursing leaders in health systems, education, public policy, non-profits, and communities, to support the role of nursing as an essential piece of transforming health care and promoting health.
Since 2012, AARP has been the U.S. affiliate for the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities. The WHO Program was established in 2006 to help cities and towns worldwide prepare for the rapidly aging global population. MPHI consultants Cheryl Schott and Amy Slonim contributed to a 2014 AARP issue brief that highlights partnership opportunities for state and local public health departments to promote well-designed, livable communities for all ages through the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. The brief also provides links to key resources and tools, and a list of member communities. Read the brief: http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.chronicdisease.org/resource/resmgr/Healthy_Aging_Critical_Issues_Brief/Age-Friendly-Communities-Pub.pdf
Analyzing the Long-Term Effects of Parental Incarceration
From 1989‐2004, Genesee County was home to Project SEEK, a study focused on children of incarcerated parents. MPHI and partners conducted a research study in 2014 to see Project SEEK’s influence…