Trust Study Town Hall Lifts Community Voice Stemming from Flint Water Crisis


MICHR’s Community Engagement Program hosted a Trust Study Town Hall at the Genesee County Community Action Resource Department in Flint, Michigan, from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, September 23. It was attended by more than 160 community members, and featured the preliminary findings of a research study examining trust and mistrust in Flint before and during the various phases of the Flint Water Crisis. The effort was launched in 2016 with discretionary funding from MICHR.

Participating groups included Community-Based Organization Partners, National Center for African American Health Consciousness, MICHR, Michigan State University, and stakeholders in Flint, including faith- and community-based organizations. As the city moves from the disaster phase to chronic, the findings, new community-based theory, and lessons learned from this project will help rebuild trust, enhance public health, and guide future clinical research.

NBC 25 covered the event. See the story here.