Current Projects

Multicultrual Health

Personal Empowerment Program at Hamilton Crossing
The Personal Empowerment Series at Hamilton Crossing is a partnership between the Family Empowerment Program at Eastern Michigan University and the University of Michigan Health System, Program for Multicultural Health (PMCH). The purpose of the Personal Empowerment Series is to address disparate health and health related outcomes associated with poverty, lack of social support, and lack of education and training in the Hamilton Crossing community. Resident participants are offered opportunities to engage in interactive, purposeful activities that are designed to enhance their health literacy, become more self-aware, and focused on pursuing healthy lifestyles. 

Workshops cover topics such as nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, personal empowerment, stress reduction and management of chronic diseases.

Community Flu Clinics
The best way to protect yourself and your family against the flu is to get vaccinated every fall. UMHS Community Programs and Services, the Program for Multicultural Health, Interpreter Services, UM School of Nursing, the UM School of Public Health, and the UM College of Pharmacy partner annually to provide free flu vaccines to high riskcommunity members (uninsured, underinsured, individuals with certain medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, chronic lung and heart disease, pregnant women, people age 65+, and anyone living with or caring for other high risk individuals. Annual Community Flu Shot Clinics are held at the following locations:

Bryant Community Center

Brown Chapel AME Church

Community Action Agency

Washtenaw County Foster Grandparent Program

New Hope Baptist Church

New Hope Outreach Clinic

West Willow Church of God

Personal Action Toward Health (PATH) is a Chronic Disease Self-Management workshop, endorsed by Michigan Department of Community Health. The program is to teach chronic disease patients and/or their caretakers how to take care of and control their chronic diseases. The workshop meets 2 ½  hours every week for 6 weeks. It is an action oriented program, each participant is expected to commit an action to help control their disease every week. In 6 weeks, they can build up actions to keep their chronic disease under better control. The curriculum is developed by Stanford University Patient Educational Department and is a proven evidence-based program.

Ypsilanti Heritage Festival Health Tent
PMCH organizes the Community Programs & Services-sponsored annual community-based health tent at the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival (YHF) featuring onsite health screening, interactive health education and health promotion activities. The YHF is an annual three-day community event in August that attracts thousands of visitors and features live entertainment, historical exhibitions, local attractions, food, and vendors. The Health Tent, one of the largest YHF vendors, is a collaboration between more than a dozen health organizations and health providers including St. Joseph of Mercy Health System, Washtenaw County Public Health Department, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Black Mothers Breastfeeding Association, and Huron Valley Ambulance. The Health tent welcomed more than 600 visitors in 2014 to participate in lively, family-oriented health activities all offered free-of-charge.

CBG (Capacity Building Grant) Project
The Capacity Building Grant, from Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH), was developed to offer help to Asian American communities in improving health and reducing health disparities, particularly social barriers.