News and Events

We Make the Road By Walking: Advancing a Health Equity Movement

April 2, 2024
The U-M School of Public Health, MSHIELD, RacismLab, the U-M College of Pharmacy, the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation and the Office of the Vice President for Research and the NCID's Anti-Racism Collaborative presented a daylong symposium on equity, anti-racism and the health sciences on April 2, 2024.

The symposium was based on the work of two international thought leaders in anti-racism and health—Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones and Dr. Chandra Ford. These two groundbreaking scholars joined the symposium for a keynote conversation—marking the first-ever public conversation between them. The symposium also featured interactive sessions on anti-racism in healthcare and anti-racism health research. Additional information here!

September 2023
On October 25, 2023, we highlighted our work to promote whole health for all people through data-driven, community-partnered, equity-centered quality improvement. Read more about the event here.

July 2023
Comprehensive care for Michigan patients is more than clinical care alone. Learning about patients and looking at a complete picture of who they are and their environment allows providers to support them with a more complete and equitable care plan. Read more here.

The Power of Pronouns: Why the Words We Use Are Important

December 13, 2022
Jay and Jennie Knight explored the colorful and vibrant world when it is safe and affirming for the LGBTQ+ community! They shared information, case studies, and personal stories to help you build safe and affirming spaces for all to live and thrive. This recording has been archived. Please contact for more information.

October 14, 2021
They’re making sure patients have food, housing and more. Read more here. 

September 28, 2021
The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has pledged to provide a $9 million Medicaid match to launch a new Health Equity Project in five Michigan counties. Read more here.