U-M-supported center helps address Flint health challenges through research efforts

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Category: Flint Water, Public Policy, Science & Research

Launched in 2016 with support from the University of Michigan, UM-Flint and Michigan State University, the Healthy Flint Research Coordinating Center helps address, through coordinated research efforts, Flint’s current and future health challenges.

The center facilitates community dialogue so that Flint residents can collaborate with academic partners to set the research agenda. Faculty can vet their proposals through a community ethics review board to gather feedback from the local residents who will be impacted by their work.

Researchers and community organizations share datasets and surveys of Flint residents, ranging from crime to education, and voluntary participation in HFRCC helps faculty identify potential collaborators who share similar research interests.

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