Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Dean Janosky Invited as Keynote Speaker to World Congress in Abu Dhabi

Dean Janosky at the 2nd World Congress
on Nursing in Abu Dhabi, UAE
 ABU DHABI, UAE - Janine Janosky, Dean of UM-Dearborn College of Education, Health, and Human Services (CEHHS) was invited as keynote speaker to the "2nd World Congress on Nursing" that took place on November 28-30, 2016  in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The three-day congress was aimed to all healthcare professionals and this year the discussions were around the shift in medicine and healthcare from management of disease to promoting wellness, as well as how caring for families in nursing practice can improve patient care outcomes and community health in general.

Dean Janosky's participation was on Day 1: November 28. The title of her keynote presentation was "Population and community health-centered innovations for workforce preparation and public health and healthcare systems".

The focus of her presentation was on the development and implementation of higher education health and wellness population and community-centered academic education and training programs for workforce preparation.

She provided context for the interrelationships of concomitant determinants and interactions that together impact wellness and good health, the need for workforce preparation, the benefits and challenges of these programmatic approaches, as well as anticipated near future careers and professions.

This is the second year that Dean Janosky is invited to participate on this world congress that brings together specialists from more than 20 countries around the globe.

Friday, November 18, 2016

CEHHS Attends 2016 Crain's Health Care Leadership Summit

Troy, MI - On November 17, 2016, the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Education, Health, and Human Services (CEHHS) participated in the 2016 Crain's Health Care Leadership Summit held at the Detroit Marriott in Troy.  More than 400 leaders from multi-sectors, such as health care, public and community health, policy and law, among others, gathered at the Summit to discuss changes in health and health care both nationally and regionally. This year summit focused on the era of the consumer and health care.

The presence from CEHHS was hosted by Jonathan Larson, Lindsey Tarrant, and Jennifer Teller. They engaged attendees and presented the work of the Center for Disparity and Equity Solutions (CDSE) and CEHHS, highlighting partnership opportunities with health and health care industry and policy makers.
Lindsey Tarrant and Jennifer Teller talking to attendees

Summit attendees showed high interest in the work of CDSE and CEHHS including partnerships in customized professional development and leadership training, as well as paraprofessional training partnerships such as Registered Behavioral Technician (RBT).

The Crain's Summit included speakers who addressed changes in the health care landscape, the engagement of millennials in health care discussions, and specific trends in Detroit-Area health and health care.  The College of Education, Health, and Human Services is excited to partner with these leaders to address health in our region.

Attendees showed great interest on Professional Development and
Leadership Training partnership opportunities

Friday, November 11, 2016

CEHHS Participates in the DACTM/MDSTA Fall Conference

Elizabeth Morden
WARREN, MI - Elizabeth Morden staffed the College of Education, Health and Human Services (CEHHS) table at the 2016 Fall Conference for the Metropolitan Detroit Science Teachers Association (MDSTA) and the Detroit Area Council of Teachers of Mathematics (DACTM) on Saturday, November. 5, 2016.

The event was held at Cousino High School in Warren, MI. Liz greeted many area teachers and shared information on CEHHS graduate and doctoral programs. Several alumni stopped by the table to catch up on new program offerings including the STEM2 certificates.

LEO instructor Jeff Bouwman presented with David Bydlowski and Andy Henry, both from Wayne RESA on GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment ) Program in the Middle School Classroom.
David Bydlowski and CEHHS LEO Jeff Bouwman
 Jeff has been using GLOBE's activities which address scientific topics related to the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and soil/pedosphere with his middle school science students in the Gibraltar School District.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Students of the Frederick Douglass International Academy Present on Cornelius Henderson, Michigan Graduate and Civil Engineer

DEARBORN, MI - In a prelude to the University of Michigan’s bicentennial celebrations, elementary and middle school students from the Frederick Douglass International Academy in Oak Park gave a fascinating, multi-media presentation on the life and achievements of Cornelius Henderson, the African American civil engineer and Michigan graduate who was instrumental in the building of the Ambassador Bridge and Detroit-Windsor tunnel.

Khamari Bell, Darnell Cobb-Spears, Micheal Chesser, Princezz Cobb-Spears, and Makayla Wadsworth crafted Henderson’s biography using an array of historical documents and photographs.  Their presentation on October 14th was well received by students, faculty, and staff from the Dearborn and Ann Arbor campuses as well as members of the community.

Forty-five people attended the bicentennial event in College of Education,
Health, and Human Services (CEHHS)

 Principal Rashid Faisal wrote and received the University of Michigan Bicentennial Activity Grant to bring the students to UM-Dearborn.  He explained how G.W. Whiting and Donna Y. Ford’s Scholar-Identity Model had served as the framework for the project.  A doctoral student in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services, Faisal engages students in original research to foster the development of their academic identities and to increase their preparedness for college.

CEHHS would like to thank Julie Anne Taylor, professor of education in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services (CEHHS), and Tabatha Brown, data coordinator at the Frederick Douglass International Academy, for helping coordinate this event.

Salute! to the Center for Disparity Solutions and Equity

DETROIT, MI - The Center for Disparity Solutions and Equity (CDSE) - a community-driven organization by the University of Michigan-Dearborn, College of Education, Health, and Human Services, received the Breakthrough Award from the Greater Detroit Area Health Council (GDAHC) during its annual awards dinner Salute! to Healthcare on November 3, 2016 at the Atheneum Suite Hotel in Detroit.

CDSE received the 2016
Breakthrough Award
The Breakthrough Award is presented to an individual or organization for their impact on the health and well-being of southeast Michigan through community engagement and innovation. This year GDAHC decided to honor the Center for Disparity Solutions and Equity (CDSE) with this award.

The overarching objective of the CDSE is to develop evidence-based solutions that seek to create equity across education, public and community health, healthcare, wellness and human services. To achieve this aim, the CDSE partners with community, corporate, education, government, health and wellness organizations spanning the Detroit area, the State of Michigan and the United States.

Working in collaboration with these stakeholders and through the application of leading-edge research, the CDSE seeks to implement actionable solutions by way of innovative programs and policies, systems and environment best practices and responsible evaluation mechanisms—among other channels.

Center of Disparity Solutions and Equity team members
  Currently, there are more than 20 professionals, from the University of Michigan-Dearborn as well as a number of regional organizations and institutions, associated with the CDSE. These regional organizations range from healthcare payers to free clinics to health systems to school districts to social service organizations and more.

Examples of the substantial work, with actions implemented, that have been completed include:
  1. hotspotting to identify geographic areas of high concentration of chronic diseases and at-risk populations
  2. across-sector collaborations to lessen the disparities and burden of determinants of health;
  3. working of institutional policies to increase equity; and
  4. convergence of education and health and human services entities to increase educational attainment and quality of life. Some of the areas of clinical focus has involved, but has not been limited to: autism spectrum disorder, diabetes, hypertension, asthma, bipolar disorder, and learning disabilities.
The CDSE features knowledgeable faculty and staff members who are passionate about eliminating disparities across education, health and human services. These experts bring together other faculty members, students and communities in effort to help eliminate disparities.

The CDSE works from the position that progress and positive change can be realized, that equity throughout the areas of education, public and community health, healthcare, wellness and human services is a true possibility.