Friday, October 30, 2015

CEHHS and Dearborn City Schools partner in English Language Arts project

DEARBORN, MI - CEHHS faculty member, Dr. Martha Adler was awarded a grant by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) to lead the project Improving Teacher Quality: Academic Competence and Language Proficiency for ALL.

This project, in partnership with Dearborn City Schools, was designed to provide teachers with the knowledge and strategies to design and implement lessons that address language acquisition and reading comprehension.
MDE has identified Dearborn City Schools eligible for this grant due to its over 72% district-wide poverty rate and its 9,006 underrepresented English-language learner student population. The project will provide 90 hours of professional learning to 30 participating teachers (15 in grades K-5 and 15 in grades 7-12) through coursework that can be applied toward the MDE English as a Second Language endorsement.

During the 2015-2016 year, the project will provide two 3-credit hour courses in a workshop format: The first course, Aligning Reading Theory and Best Practice to Curriculum and Instruction started in August 2015 and the second one, Second Language Teaching: K12 starts in January 2016. Both courses address student diversity, differing skill sets, background knowledge, and English language proficiencies.
The UM-Dearborn team includes three faculty members: Dr. Martha Adler, expert in Language Arts and ESL; Dr. Jaime S. Lee, expert in Second Language Acquisition and Dr. Laura Reynolds, expert in Assessment and Evaluation.
This project is another example of UM-Dearborn College of Education, Health and Human Services' commitment to support stronger outreach programs in local communities.

For more information about this project, please contact Dr. Martha Adler

Thursday, October 29, 2015

CEHHS participating partner with Crain's Business for 2015 Health Care Leadership Summit

DETROIT, MI - The University of Michigan Dearborn College of Education, Health and Human Services (CEHHS) was proud to participate as an event sponsor of the 2015 Health Care Leadership Summit presented by Crain's Detroit Business. The summit was held at the Marriott Renaissance Center in Detroit, MI on October 28, 2015.

The primary focus of this year's summit was the importance of providing consumers and employers the necessary data needed to make smart decisions in health care along with how Michigan's health insurers, hospitals and consulting firms are addressing this important issue.

CEHHS participated in this event by providing information to the attendees about the programs that the college offers centered on areas of health including best practices in preventive healthcare that is facing America's communities.

The University of Michigan Dearborn College of Education, Health and Human Services offers a variety of programs that address professional development to aid healthcare professionals in the successful delivery of their workplace tasks and services to the community.

For more information, contact Judy Garfield  (313)593 5285

Monday, October 26, 2015

Center for Disparity Solutions and Equity

The new Center for Disparity Solutions and Equity of the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Education, Health, and Human Services works on the implementation of solutions to eliminate disparities and promote equity in education, health, and human services.
  Dean Janine Janosky

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

CEHHS offers three new certificate programs

The University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Education, Health, and Human Services (CEHHS) has launched three new certificate programs for both current students and professionals looking to refine their skills.

I. Certificates in Addiction Studies,

II. Teaching English to Students of Other Languages (TESOL)
III. STEM2 now are available for enrollment. 

I. Addiction Studies Certificate
 Julie Roddy, chair of the Department of Health and Human Services, said the certificate courses will look at addiction from both the medical/health side and the criminal justice side.

The Addiction Studies Certificate program will provide instruction in the role of medicine in addiction, substance abuse identification methodologies, substance abuse treatment modalities and substance abuse prevention strategies. There is a specific emphasis on treatment availability within Detroit.

II. TESOL Certificate
The Teaching English to Students of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate program is for those who want to teach the English language—both locally and internationally—to those outside of the Pre-Kindergarten to 12 public school system.

III. STEM2 Certificates
The STEM2 Certificate program is a collaborative program between the Departments of Education and Health and Human Services to provide opportunities for students to further their knowledge and skills in STEM2—science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.

Susan Everett, chair of the Department of Education, said she noticed a need for a formalized program while conducting STEM-focused workshops and having educators ask her questions.

Three STEM2 certificate programs are available: 

1) A Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Certificate 
2) A certificate of K-8 Teaching of STEM2.
3) A Graduate Certificate of STEM2.

For more information about these certificates, contact Judy Garfield at

View full full article in The Reporter

Friday, October 16, 2015

CEHHS working on the development of a new Autism center

FLINT, MI - The College of Education, Health and Human Services (CEHHS) in collaboration with Oakwood Center for Exceptional Families (CEF) is working on the development of a new Autism Center that will focus on comprehensive services along with family and trainee education.This was announced by UM-Dearborn's Chancellor Daniel Little Ph.D. on October 15, 2015.

Chancellor Little stated that a $750,000 grant was awarded to the College of Education, Health and Human Services from The State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. These funds will be used to increase the number of registered behavior technicians and board certified assistant behavior analysts in Michigan. In addition, community-based seminars will be held at the Dearborn campus.

Additional information regarding the grant will follow soon.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

CEHHS students help with public health needs in Detroit

Several College of Education, Health, and Human Services students spent their summer helping Detroit citizens lead healthier lives by doing internships at public health organizations—including Karly Koos at Healthy Detroit and Gadah Sharif at Authority Health, which was formerly known as Detroit Wayne County Health Authority.

Julie Roddy, chair of UM-Dearborn’s Department of Health and Human Services, said internships are important because they connect students to work experience—and, even more importantly, to the people.

Sharif, a junior majoring in health policy studies, got interested in the health field at a young age. Now works at a doctor's office and her desire to be by the side of those in need made her spent her summer as an intern at Authority Health.

“I love my job, but I felt a need to find out what’s going on in a patient’s life beyond the office setting", Sharif said.

During her internship, Sharif did a comparative community health needs assessment of Detroit-area hospitals and analyzed transportation and food needs of the people being served by Wayne County public health offices, local nonprofit organizations and more.

Koos, a senior majoring in public health, wants to improve health outcomes for Detroit residents too.

Through her internship with Healthy Detroit, she helped implement the Detroit Health Park initiative, did outreach to let residents know about Healthy Detroit Days and worked on the Healthy Detroit Passport app, which allows residents to track their participation in these events and gave them incentives to stay active.

“Interning with Healthy Detroit gave me a better idea of the big picture of public health than I would have gotten anywhere else in the country.", Koos said.

Dean Janosky as Keynote Speaker at the Doctors for America 2015 National Leadership Conference

Dean Janosky
WASHINGTON, DC - Dr. Janine Janosky participated as keynote speaker at the Doctors for America 2015 National Leadership Conference held at the Grand Hyatt in the nation's capital on October 10-11, 2015.

Dr. Janosky was part of the panel of experts during the opening plenary session in which the social impacts on health were discussed.

The panel held a dialogue about the challenges of providing basic resources to patients, enabling them to take care of their own health, particularly those in poverty.

Dr. Janosky, who implemented the Accountable Care Community in Akron, OH, said, "We must move from Accountable Organizations to Accountable Communities".

About Doctors for America:
Doctors for America is a group of 16,000 physicians and medical students in all 50 states.  They work in private practices, academic centers, community health centers, and government-run systems like the Veteran's Affairs and the Indian Health Service.  Their mission is to improve the health of the nation and to ensure that everyone has access to affordable, high quality health care.