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Flint Public Health Initiative

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha and patient

MSU has an opportunity and responsibility to improve health and reduce health disparities as part of its commitment to working for a safer, healthier and more equitable future for all in Michigan and beyond.

In 2016, the university and long-standing partner Hurley Medical Center launched the MSU-Hurley Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Public Health Initiative to improve the health outcomes of Flint children and address the Flint community’s population-wide crisis. This groundbreaking health initiative has become a national model for improving health and well-being in underserved communities and has developed an innovative way to couple medical education and research at our medical school campuses in Grand Rapids and Flint.

The College of Human Medicine’s nearly 50-year medical education collaboration with Hurley, paired with enduring community partnerships and a blend of federal grant funding, philanthropic support and hospital support from Hurley, McLaren-Flint and Genesys totaling more than $50 million to fund sustainable interventions and bring public health researchers to Flint, MSU continues to work to ensure both a better today and tomorrow for the city and its people.