We are a partnership of community organizations and academic institutions with the goal of establishing equitable relationships between community and academia.
The Healthy Flint Research Coordinating Center (HFRCC) is a collaboration of Flint community partners, including the National Center for African American Health Consciousness (NCAAHC) and the Community Based Organization Partners – Community Ethics Review Board (CBOP-CERB), and three academic partners, Michigan State University, University of Michigan, and University of Michigan Flint.
We aim to engage community members, organizations, and researchers in efforts to improve the financial, environmental, emotional, and physical health of Flint residents. The HFRCC facilitates research connections and disseminates valuable information to the community and among researchers through community dialogues, webinars, symposiums, and trainings.
Research helps us identify the sources of health inequities in the Flint community and can lead us to healthy solutions, improving the lives of all Flint residents. Through research, we can separate fact from fiction and decrease barriers to adequate and essential care.