Build a Platform for Public Health Delivery Models Among Flint’s Faith-Based Community

Project Info

Type Of Project: Research
Target Population: Adults
Funding Agency: Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR)
Total Funding: $25,000,00
Project Locations: Flint, MI
Principal Investigators: Co PI's: Susan Woolford-Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR), Karen Calhoun- Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR), Kent Key-Michigan State University/CBOP; Co I's : Don Vereen-Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR)/SPH, Jenifer Carrera-Michigan State University
Key Personnel: Tamara BrickleyTricia Piechowski
Lead Institution: Community Based Organiztion Partners (CBOP)

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To explore perceptions among Flint’s faith-based leaders on how to address community needs in the midst of a Man-Made Disaster (from a public health perspective).


1) Identify and assess the role of faith based leaders in addressing public health in Flint

2) Explore the Flint faith based community’s readiness to engage in research

3) Assess the faith community’s ability to address SDOH in midst of the water crisis from a faith based perspective

Project Partners

Current Academic Partners: Michigan State University/Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR)
Current Community Partners: CBOP, Local Faith Based Leaders

Contact Info:

Contact Person: Kent Key
Contact Email:
Contact Phone #: 810-600-5663