Health in Our Hands Hosts Two Health Summits in the Community

Submitted by Renee Bayer on

CREATE for STEM Institute of Michigan State University, the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and partners in Flint and Genesee County invite the public to attend two events hosted by Health in Our Hands. For more information and to RSVP:

“Youth Diabetes Health Summit”
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Riverfront Banquet Center, 1 Riverfront Plaza, Flint, MI 48502. 
Final Presentations by 6th graders from Flint Community Schools and Clio Community Schools

“Youth Addiction Prevention Health Summit”
Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village, 4119 N Saginaw St Flint, MI 48505.
Final Presentations by 7th and 8th graders from Flint Community Schools and Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools

Health in Our Hands (HIOH) coordinates classroom and community activities to give middle school youth and adults an understanding of modern concepts in genetics. Using a research-based science curriculum, students investigate diabetes and addiction and use these real-world contexts to appreciate the importance of both genetic and environmental factors in their risk for disease.  For their final project, students conduct an action research project to improve their school or neighborhood to help prevent or reduce diabetes and addition.  Students present the results and recommendations at a Youth Health Summit to their peers, family and community. The project is supported by the Health in Our Hands-Flint/Genesee Partnership: Community Based Organization Partners of Flint, Flint Community Schools, Genesee County Health Department, Genesee Intermediate School District, Genesys Health System, Greater Flint Health Coalition, Health Alliance Plan, Michigan State University-CREATE for STEM Institute & Extension, Sloan Museum, Flint Public Library, University of Michigan-Flint Discovering Place, and University of Michigan School of Public Health