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2017 Population Health Forum Re-Cap

The 2017 Population Health Forum was held on March 13, 2017, at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago – Detroit Branch.  This year’s theme “The Impact of Spatial Racism on Health” featured presentations by john powell, Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at the University of California, Berkeley, Professor Peter […]

Population Health Working Paper

Read the new population health working paper “Analyzing the impact of race, income and education on selected health indicators in Wayne County and the City of Detroit”.  


Health equity is crucial for the well-being and vibrancy of communities.  Check out the National Academies reports on community-based solutions to promote health equity.

2017 Population Health Forum

The 2017 Population Health Forum: The Impact of Spatial Racism on Health will be held on Monday, March 13, 2017 from 8a – 12p at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago – Detroit Branch.  Dr. Brian Smedley will be the keynote speaker this year.  Pre-registration is required due to security precautions at the Federal Reserve. […]

Jonathan Heller speaks on ‘Health in All Policies’

In an ever-changing health care landscape, data is of utmost importance in promoting health. Elected officials, public health professionals, and other stakeholders of population health will convene on Monday, March 2 at the annual Population Health Forum. “The health care landscape is dramatically evolving while the needs of the entire population grow in southeast Michigan,” said Kate Kohn-Parrott, president and CEO, Greater Detroit Area Health Council…

Community Collaboration Begins Work on Detroit-Wayne County Health Improvement Plan

Representatives from various public and private health organizations are beginning work on an initiative to develop one or several health improvement plans for Detroit and Wayne County. The goal of the initiative is to identify and gain acceptance for strategies and to focus resources to measurably reduce negative health indicators, such as high levels of infant mortality, avoidable hospital re-admissions, and the negative effects of the social determinants of health.