Community, multi-university campus partnership to address public health challenges in Flint

April 26, 2016 - MSUToday

Flint community partners and three major Michigan university campuses have announced a new partnership to help address, through coordinated research efforts, the current and future status of residents and their health. The new initiative, the Healthy Flint Research Coordinating Center, brings together Flint’s Community Based Organization Partners, or CBOP, Michigan State University, the University of Michigan Flint and the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. Working with CBOP, a coalition of community-based organizations, will ensure community needs stay at the forefront in current and future research efforts in the Flint community. “Michigan State has been a knowledge partner in Flint for a century now, and this effort will further complement the Hurley/MSU Pediatric Public Health Initiative and the other health, education and community building efforts we’re involved in today,” says MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon. “With our University of Michigan colleagues, we are pleased to offer Flint residents a new point of access to a tremendous reservoir of collective expertise and to give our own researchers additional channels to serve the community."

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