About Us


CREATE for STEM Institute at Michigan State University in collaboration with the Health in Our Hands-Flint/Genesee Partnership is funded by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA), National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health to develop a new generation of learning materials.


Health in Our Hands (HiOH) connects the science classroom to the community to give youth and adults an understanding of modern concepts in genetics. Designed to meet the Next Generation Science Standards, HiOH curriculum uses Community-Inspired Project-Based Learning.


Partners from school districts, health-related organizations, and community-based organizations have been involved in every phase of the project including curriculum design, classroom activities, community action projects, health summit planning, analysis and dissemination of results.
Health Summit

Health Summit

Every unit of Health in Our Hands culminates in a Health Summit which provides a platform for students to share the results of their community action research projects and suggestions with the wider community. The HiOH-Flint/Genesee Partners, teachers, and project staff organize these district-wide or cross-district events.
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Recent News

On Friday, May 31st 2024, Health in Our Hands coordinated the first ever field trip to the Michigan State University (MSU) campus for high school students studying our curriculum.  The Mystery of the Monkey Flower is a 10 -12 week high school life science curriculum.

It’s that time of year again for the Mystery of the Monkey flower to begin in high school classrooms. To start, teachers get prepared with professional development.This two day experience took place over zoom and on the Michigan State University campus.

Eighth graders from Flint Community Schools reported the findings from their Community Action Research Projects to answer the question, “How can we work together to make our community healthier?” Their class had completed the “Health in Our Hands: How Can Looking for Thrills Make Me Miserable?””