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COMMUNITY: The Future Public Health Leaders Program

Public Health is a community issue at heart.  Minorities are often underrepresented from Census counts, but overrepresented in prisons. Public Health services are often limited when dealing with minorities, who often have cultural stigmas seeking help in addition to their health issues. Language barriers, lack of awareness, and health care cost all contribute to the low numbers of minorities seeking public health services. The goal of the Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP), is to find participants with similar backgrounds as the under-served who understand the struggles of minorities seeking Public Health services. By providing the next generation of Public Health Leaders with the right tools and mentoring the FPHLP is invested in developing the leaders of tomorrow.

The Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP) provided by the University of Michigan is an effort to increase the presence of minorities in the field of Public Health. There is a recognized need for more minorities in Public Health and we must start now by looking within our own communities to grow the next generation of leaders. By looking into our communities for the next generation of leaders, FPHLP is seeking those with the cultural awareness to bridge the gap between providers and patients. The FPHLP is a 10-week program that will provide participants with the real world experience needed to tackle healthcare inequalities.


The fast approaching deadline is February 10, 2012 register today.


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YOUTH: Youth Quest 2012 Register by March 2nd

Are you a provider, working with youths dealing with tobacco and other drug issues? Ever think the solution to the problem could be solved by finding out how tobacco is made? If the trend is going green, ask yourself “What can I do to help?” and talk with the people with the power to make a difference. Make yourself heard by joining Youth Quest 2012.


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COMMUNITY: Oceana Book Drive

Oceana High School needs your help collecting books for their Special Education Library. Have you ever sat down with a good book or nostalgia struck when thinking about your childhood? Share the literature that helped shaped the person you are today. If you would like to contribute new or gently used books,  click below for more information.


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YOUTH: Al Teglia Endowment Fund Scholarship

We all need a little help sometimes. Pursuing an education is one of the noblest pursuits and scholarships can give the boost to reach your goals. The Al Teglia Endowment Fund Scholarship is accepting submissions until Friday February 17, 2012 at 5:00 pm. For more information and requirements download the flyers below.

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NEWS: ACOE School Wellness and Safety Programs Thursday January 19, 2012

On January 19th 2012 the ACOE School Wellness and Safety Programs is offering the  Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Symposium. The symposium will be an opportunity for educators and providers to learn why teenagers are attracted to these drugs and educate them on counseling and prevention measures.

(Click below to download the Alcohol and Adolescents)

(Click below to download the Marijuana and the Teenage Brain PDF)

(Click below to download the Trends in Alcohol and Drugs PDF)