FLINT, Mich. – On Friday, September 18, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., 13 study teams funded by the Building Capacity for Research and Action (BCRA) award, a mechanism sponsored by the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR) in collaboration with Flint’s Community Based Organization Partners (CBOP), will present their projects to the community at the 2020 Virtual Meet & Greet. The event will be hosted via Zoom by MICHR’s Community Engagement faculty, staff, and Flint community partners. Study teams, which are comprised of community and academic partners conducting research that exemplifies Flint’s resilience, will showcase their progress, potential impact, and reflections to the general public, funders, and leadership within MICHR and the Flint community. RSVP today!
The BCRA was launched in 2018 and is awarded annually to support new partnerships and research that address community-identified health priorities in Flint. The longstanding relationship between MICHR and CBOP provides the City with resources to relieve distress resulting from the Flint Water Crisis, systematic racism, and now health disparities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding mechanism offers community-academic teams $5,000 for partnership development or $10,000 for research projects. The past three years, the BCRA received 41 applications, which yielded 13 awardees and funding totaling $105,000. The meet and greet was designed at the request of community-academic research teams to provide them with a platform to network around collective efforts to impact Flint health disparities.
Athena McKay, University of Michigan, Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research, (810) 336-4296, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jordan Poll, University of Michigan, Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research, (517) 795-5137, email@example.com