School of Public Health

  1. Blight-busting demolitions reduced gun injuries, deaths in Detroit neighborhoods

    A new University of Michigan and Harvard University study shows an 11% drop in homicides and serious injuries caused by firearms in the areas where more than a few demolitions took place. The study does not find that such incidents went up in nearby neighborhoods.

  2. Detroit’s expansive urban vegetation studied via satellite

    University of Michigan researchers are monitoring Detroit’s vegetation from space to understand its connection to urban decline — and gaining insights into a public health threat emanating from the city’s vacant lots.

  3. Better implementation of state law could improve housing stability for Detroit homeowners

    Increasing awareness of a program designed to prevent foreclosure among low-income homeowners in Detroit and making the application process easier are among the recommendations to help residents stay in their homes.

  4. Program helps reduce property taxes for low-income residents

    Detroit homeowners in danger of losing their homes to property tax foreclosure are not tapping into a fund that could save them.

  5. Inspiring Doctors of Tomorrow

    Cass Technical High School has developed a partnership with the University of Michigan Medical School called Doctors of Tomorrow as part of a larger effort to connect the U-M with high schools in underserved areas and to stimulate minority students’ interest in careers in the medical field.

  6. Saving Detroit Hearts

    The Healthy Environments Partnership (HEP), established in 2000, brings together Detroit-based community organizations.

  7. Combating Air Pollution in Detroit

    The University of Michigan School of Public Health, in partnership with several community groups in Detroit, recently received a five-year, $2.8 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Services to combat air pollution and related health risks in Detroit.

  8. Summer Enrichment Program

    The Summer Enrichment Program began in 1986 to encourage students from underrepresented populations to consider health care careers.