About The

Healthy Flint Research Coordinating Center


 

Our Mission

The HFRCC is organized to create synergy in research, foster ethical and respectful academic-community partnerships, and develop innovative solutions to community defined issues.

Who We Are

In collaboration with the Flint community, the Healthy Flint Coordinating Center (HFCC) is a partnership among UM/Flint, UM/Ann Arbor, and MSU to work to aid Flint recover and rebuild from the water crisis.

What We Do

Working to aid Flint recovery and rebuild from the water crisis by:

  • Facilitating community and academic partnerships through workshops.
  • Utilizing a community led ethics board review (CERB) of proposals.
  • Creating a data repository to share data that can aid the creation of a healthy Flint and lessen redundant research.
  • Offering Community-Driven Research Day.
  • Increasing community voice with structured community dialogues.
  • Create a national model for a coordinated multi-academic community partnership for public health research response to multiple environmental exposures for other cities across the nation that are faced with similar antecedent structural factors, including developing policy priorities for preventing such crises elsewhere in the nation.

Include a broad coordinated cross-section of Flint stakeholders.

Create shared resources for Flint research and service projects: common data elements, a data repository, and description of ongoing projects.

Our Goals

Create a national model for a coordinated multi-academic community partnership for public health research response to multiple environmental exposures for other cities across the nation that are faced with similar antecedent structural factors, including developing policy priorities for preventing such crises elsewhere in the nation.

Include a broad coordinated cross-section of Flint stakeholders.

Create shared resources for Flint research and service projects: common data elements, a data repository, and description of ongoing projects.