Congratulations goes out to Renee Bayer, Principal Investigator of Health in Our Hands and Ella Greene-Moton, Co-Chair of the HiOH-Flint Genesee Partnership, Administrator of the Community Based Organization Partners – Community Ethics Review Board (CBOP-CERB), and the President of the American Public Health Association.
On Friday, September 29th during the Healthy Flint Research Coordinating Center (HFRCC) Research Symposium, they received the Community-Academic Partnership Award. This award is conferred on “one community and one academic person working in partnership with each other where they have demonstrated their commitment to moving Flint forward. These individuals have made positive contributions within the Flint community through their active engagement in community-academic partnerships.”
This is what the HFRCC Executive Committee had to say about this amazing duo:
“Renee Bayer is the Principal Investigator for Health in Our Hands (HiOH). This project, funded by the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA), brings together much of her interest, concern and experience in science education and public health. Renee was involved in the two previously funded SEPA projects which took place in schools in Detroit and Flint and has worked together with community members, health professionals, and educators in Flint and Genesee County for over 25 years. HiOH supports her larger role at CREATE for STEM Institute as Associate Director for Engagement connecting faculty across the university with schools and community members. She is a valuable partner and contributor to public health in Flint.”
“Ella Greene-Moton is the President Elect [at the time of the award] of the American Public Health Association and serves as the Community Based Organization Partners Community Ethics Review Board Administrator. Ms. Greene-Moton has an extensive background in public health advocacy, public health policy, Community-Based Participatory Research and programming, spanning over more than 40 years in the City of Flint and surrounding areas. Her areas of expertise include facilitating community/academic/practice partnership building and sustainability; developing, managing, and evaluating community-based projects; and training programs for graduate students, community members, and middle and high school students partnering with community-based organizations, schools, and public health agencies. Her work has been instrumental to providing awareness and elevating community voices to improve inclusiveness at the local, state, and national levels.”