Public health is an important yet misunderstood concept Michigan lags other states in public health investment Michigan is less healthy than other states and faces numerous ongoing threats to health and safety Everyone has a public policy issue they beli...

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Date: August 28, 2018 Speaker: Tim Michling Venue: Citizens Research Council Webinar Topic: Webinar – An Ounce of Prevention: What Public Health Means for Michigan

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In a nutshell: Michigan lawmakers adopted a citizen-initiated law requiring employers to provide paid sick time to all employees, effectively keeping the proposal off of the November ballot and making it easier to amend in the future. The paid sick time l...

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In a Nutshell: Michigan would establish a relatively low tax rate on marijuana under Proposal 1. Unlike the majority of other states, Michigan would not invest this new revenue in public health, data collection, substance abuse treatment, mental health se...

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In a nutshell: In September, the legislature enacted a citizen-initiated law requiring employers to provide paid sick time to all employees, effectively keeping it off the November ballot. Since, the legislature has signaled its intent to amend the law in...

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We’re a hardy people here in Michigan: we’re used to dealing with cold winters while scarcely uttering so much as an “ope” in protest. While we all recognize that the current weather is especially nasty and uncomfortable, it’s also important for...

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Ultimately, parents who refuse vaccines generally believe they are doing what is in the best interests of their child. This refusal affects each of us, however, and it is essential to make the public policy and program changes needed to address the ongoin...

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