Review results of more than 50 Flint-based research, service projects at symposium

FLINT, Michigan — Research being done in Flint will be showcased during the second annual Healthy Flint Research Symposium March 15 at the Riverfront Conference Center. 

The symposium is presented by by the Healthy Flint Research Coordinating Center, a partnership aimed at an intergenerational approach to improving health outcomes in the community comprised of Michigan State University, the University of Michigan-Flint, the University of Michigan, Community-Based Organization Partners, and the National Center for African American Health Consciousness .

The Healthy Flint Research Coordinating Center is located on the campus of the University of Michigan-Flint. The partnership formed in April 2016 as a multi-university effort to ensure that community and resident concerns remained at the forefront of any research, particularly on public health issues related to the Flint Water Crisis.

The event also will include updates from the Healthy Flint Research Coordinating Center community dialogues, open data flint, the community ethics review board, and the Flint Project Index. Daniel E. Dawes, a healthcare attorney and author of "150 Years of Obamacare," will deliver the opening keynote address. 

Other highlights include:
  • Morning plenary session on opioids/other substance use and emerging work in Michigan and Flint.
  • More than 40 poster presentations and 12 oral presentations on research and service projects happening in Flint.
  • Afternoon plenary session on intergenerational approaches to improving health outcomes.
  • Award presentations to individuals that are standing up for Flint and making a positive impact on health. 

Those attending also will have the opportunity to discuss ideas they have to assist in the direction of research in Flint moving forward. 

For more information or to register, visit the Health Flint Research Coordinating Center website.

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