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Our Community's Health: Prescribing Produce
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."
Michael Pollan, In Defense Of Food
An innovative 'prescription' program introduces medicinal benefits of fresh produce to lower income Washtenaw County residents. It's not only showing promising results, it's gained the attention of the Public Health Foundation.
Better Living Through Public Transportation
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Is improving a community's mass transit better than an aerobics class? Local health planners have begun to advocate for and help improve transportation and land use options in order to improve public health.
The Talent Factor - Pt 1: The Executive Search
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Executives need jobs too. In today's fractured economy it may be hard to muster sympathy for displaced bosses but the truth is building a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem requires plenty of top talent management. So, how do you retain and recruit the execs you need?
To Treat And Eat: St Joe's Cultivates Healthy Meals
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Put down that cup of industrial grade chocolate pudding and try a homegrown tomato. Or a pepper. With hoop houses and farm plots (aka "the farmacy"), St. Joe's Hospital has joined the locavore movement, making its patients and their food trays a lot healthier.
Give Or Take A Billion: The Culture of Philanthropy
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
'Tis the season for giving. But philanthropy means different things to different communities, and its impacts are equally varied.
Constance Crump looks at Ann Arbor's culture of giving and how it fares in comparison with billionaire-fueled communities like Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Mike is president and CEO of Ann Arbor SPARK.
A passionate advocate for the transformation of Michigan's high-tech economy he also managed the MEDCís $1 billion Michigan Life Sciences Corridor initiative between 2000 and 2002. Mike will be wriing about who's making a difference in the Michigan and why.
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Technology and medicine are partnering to create some exciting new treatments. Case in point: Ann Arbor's Axiobionics, which develops cutting edge neuro-prosthetics that help patients suffering from spinal chord trauma, stroke, and other nervous system injuries.
Down On Dawn Farms
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
There aren't many places where you can get locally grown meat and help your fellow citizen at the same time. Dawn Farm in Ypsilanti is a fully functioning farm where patients recovering from addiction can work hard, get well and do good.
Michigan Research Institute
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
What do Humvees, egg pasteurization and toe nail fungus have in common? They are the focus of companies working alongside one another at the Michigan Research Institute, an Ann Arbor not-for-profit incubator space dedicated to nurturing promising new technology firms.
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