Healthy Flint

Research Coordinating Center


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

The Healthy Flint Research Coordinating Center (HFRCC) is a collaboration with the Flint Community, UM-Flint, UM-Ann Arbor, and MSU.


What We Do

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

  • Assisting in coordination, dissemination, and building synergy in research efforts in Flint.
  • Facilitating community and academic partnerships through workshops.
  • Utilizing a community managed 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. 


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.



Program Managers


Kris Johns - UM-Flint

Keosha Corder - Michigan State University

Athena McKay - Community Core

Kaneesha Wallace – UM-Ann Arbor