Second Annual Healthy Flint research symposium

FLINT — Three universities, two community partners, one mission: improving health outcomes in Flint, Michigan. Michigan State University, the University of Michigan-Flint, the University of Michigan, the Community Based Organization Partners, and the National Center for African American Health Consciousness form the Healthy Flint Research Coordinating Center (HFRCC).

The HFRCC is hosting its second annual Healthy Flint Research Symposium on March 15 from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The symposium brings together researchers and community members to discuss intergenerational approaches to improving health outcomes in Flint. Attendees will learn about new findings from the research being done in Flint/Genesee County, talk with abstract presenters, get connected to community resources, hear from local and national public health thought leaders, and speak to the community leaders that advocate on behalf of Flint residents.

Highlights of the symposium will include:

Opening keynote speaker Daniel E. Dawes, JD, a healthcare attorney and author of “150 Years of Obamacare”

Morning plenary session on opioids/ other substance use and emerging work in Michigan and Flint

40-plus 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

The symposium will take place at Riverfront Banquet Center, 1 Riverfront Plaza, in Flint.

Register online at HFRCC.org. G.G.

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