Our Mission<br />To create and foster knowledge resulting in more effective public health programs and policies. The Center conducts community-based prevention research to improve health and prevent disease, especially focused on populations with a disproportionate share of poor health outcomes.<br />
Our Partners<br />Dort-Oak Park Neighborhood House<br />Faith Access to Community Economic Development<br />Flint Odyssey House, Inc. Health Awareness Center<br />Flint/Genesee County Neighborhood Roundtable<br />Genesee County Community Action Resource Department<br />Genesee County Health Department<br />Greater Flint Health Coalition<br />YOUR Center<br />
Here are a few of the PRC/MI projects going on in Flint and Genesee County… <br />
The HOPE Project<br />Using peer education to prevent sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS among 18-24 year olds in Genesee County<br />http://hopegenesee.org<br />
What is the HOPE Project?<br />Genesee HOPE is the core project of the PRC/MI for 2009-2014. YOUR Center is the lead community organization partner. <br />HOPE aims to reduce the disparities of high HIV/STD rates among African-Americans young adults in Flint and Genesee County. <br />Participants in the HOPE Project attend a HOPE Party and are then invited to connect with HOPE online. <br />For more information about HOPE, contact: Bettina Campbell, YOUR Center <br />(810) 789-8637<br />
What’s aHOPE Party?<br />HOPE Parties are informal gatherings at someone's home where you can get together with a few of your friends and learn about healthy sexuality in a safe and comfortable environment. <br />HOPE Parties are a fun and educational way to get factual information about HIV and sexually transmitted diseases, which are becoming more common throughout African-American communities in Flint, Michigan, and many other cities around the world. <br />During a HOPE party, a certified sexual health educator, along with a party host, will lead a discussion among friends about the behaviors that people engage in that put them at risk for becoming infected with HIV, called “risk behaviors”.<br />
How do I connect to HOPE online?<br />Like us on Facebook<br />Follow us on Twitter<br />Friend us on My Space<br />Watch us on Youtube<br />
..or check out hopegenesee.org:<br />Read our blog… where community members come together to write and read about healthy sexuality in Genesee County<br />Join a chat… where HOPE Party participants and community members can discuss healthy sexuality in real time.<br />Local resources<br />
more …<br />Join a discussion… Ask a question, respond to a topic and give your opinion on our Discussion Forum. <br />Local resources.. Link to local resources for HIV/AIDS and healthy sexuality in Genesee County<br />
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