Munson Health
 
News
Thursday, November 07, 2013 - Considering a Community's Impact on Health

Considering a Community’s Impact on Health
MSU professor shares how health care needs to focus on prevention

Living in a coal mining village, an encampment without fresh water, or in a community where fresh fruits and vegetables are unavailable, can impact one’s health.

 Michigan State University Professor Gregory Holzman, M.D., M.P.H., also believes the link between community health and one’s own also can be far more subtle than most people know. He will share his insights during a program at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18 at Northwestern Michigan College’s Oleson Center.

Dr. Holzman is the associate chair of preventive medicine and medical director of the Family Medicine Network at MSU College of Human Medicine. He previously served as chief medical executive for the Michigan Department of Community Health where he worked on several public health policy issues. He has special interests in social determinants of health, health promotion and disease prevention, elimination of health disparities, and better integration between clinical medicine, public health, and community-based organizations.

The free presentation is part of MSU’s Your Health Lecture Series in partnership with Munson Medical Center and Northwestern Michigan University. Registration is encouraged, but not required to attend. For questions, or to register, contact mark.brieve@msu.edu, or call (616) 502-5011.

The Oleson Center is located at 1881 College Drive on Northwestern Michigan College’s main campus in Traverse City.