Tuesday, April 25th, 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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Topic:  Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma (ReCAST) funded by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to promote resilience, community empowerment, and long-term well-being for families and youth, particularly in cities exposed to trauma through natural and manmade disasters or civil disturbances.

The FWE has exacerbated the ongoing social and economic deprivation of Flint residents, resulting in high levels of anxiety, depressed affect, worry, fear, distrust, anger, and feelings of being overlooked and dismissed by the institutions in Flint and more broadly, by the government.

Dr. Vicki Johnson-Lawrence will discuss how the 5 year initiative will help put Flint on the road to recovery through preventive services for the community, targeting opportunities to engage youth and their families, as well as the local organizations, institutions, agencies, and providers that deliver services and make decisions regarding the well-being of the Flint community. She will discuss how the initiative is building upon the voice and resilience of community residents and existing organizations to support the growth of Flint moving forward.

Hosts: Dr. Karen Weaver, Mayor City of Flint and Dr. Pamela Pugh, Chief Public Health Advisor for City of Flint

Featured Guest: Dr. Vicki Johnson-Lawrence, Project Director, Flint ReCAST; Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, Division of Public Health; and Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics College of Human Medicine Michigan State University.


Tuesday, May 2nd, 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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Topic:  Public health issues and efforts underway to advise and provide recommendations to City of Flint on ways to protect public health.

Hosts: Dr. Karen Weaver, Mayor City of Flint and Dr. Pamela Pugh, Chief Public Health Advisor for City of Flint

Featured Guest: Members of Genesee County Medical Society (GCMS) and the City of Flint Technical Advisory Board – Dr. Lawrence Reynolds, Flint resident, former president and CEO of Mott Children’s Health Center; Dr. Laura Carravallah, President, GCMS, Faculty, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Specialty is Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics; and Peter Levine, Executive Director, GCM


Tuesday, May 9th, 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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Topic “Flint Area Community Health and Environment Partnership (FACHEP) – Update on studies of bacteria in water”

Hosts: Dr. Karen Weaver, Mayor City of Flint and Dr. Pamela Pugh, Chief Public Health Advisor for City of Flint

Featured Guest: Member of FACHEP:

Dr. Shawn McElmurry, Lead Principal Investigator, Associate Professor, College of Engineering, Wayne State University.

Dr. Nancy G. Love, Borchardt and Glysson Collegiate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan; Adjunct Professor, Addis Ababa University Institute of Biotechnology, Ethiopia; Fellow: Water Environment Federation; International Water Association; Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors


Tuesday, May 16th, 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Topic:  The Flint registry for the long-term tracking of residents exposed to Flint water and other community/clinical programs, policy, advocacy, and evaluation underway

Hosts: Dr. Karen Weaver, Mayor City of Flint and Dr. Pamela Pugh, Chief Public Health Advisor for City of Flint

Featured Guest: Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, MSU-HURLEY Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative (PPHI) and partners.