Public Health in Detoit: Final Post

When I only received 25 responses to my survey, I was really disappointed, but all of the excitement of my project came back when I started analyzing the results! Quoting from the paper I wrote, here’s the summary of my results:

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Public Health in Detroit: Part Two

When my advisor suggested back in March that I should have a minimum of 100 surveys, but 200 would be best, I thought that would be pretty easy, especially since I had a whole week in Detroit. It turns out I was a little too optimistic when I printed off those 200 sheets of paper.

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Public Health in Detroit: Part One

When I noticed in preliminary research on the city of Detroit that surveys and articles on public health were absent, I decided to make my project revolve around the subject in hopes of contributing to an empty area. I did not realize how challenging it would be to delve into a subject that has so few available resources, established research, and scholarly interest. This blog post is coming a little late, because I’ve been so busy traveling to Detroit, serving with the ELCA National Youth Gathering there and simultaneously conducting surveys, and then returning from Michigan to analyze the results of my surveys.

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The effect of the economic downturn in Detroit, Michigan, on public health

Seven years ago, the American economy took the biggest blow since the 1930s. Unemployment hit a high, the stock market hit a low, and the whole country was scrambling to right itself before we repeated history. Now, in 2015, the economy has returned to normal for much of the country—with the exception of Detroit, Michigan.

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