Our Mission 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.
Our Partners Dort-Oak Park Neighborhood House Faith Access to Community Economic Development Flint Odyssey House, Inc. Health Awareness Center Flint/Genesee County Neighborhood Roundtable Genesee County Community Action Resource Department Genesee County Health Department Greater Flint Health Coalition YOUR Center
Here are a few of the PRC/MI projects going on in Flint and Genesee County…
The HOPE Project Using peer education to prevent sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS among 18-24 year olds in Genesee County http://hopegenesee.org
What is the HOPE Project? Genesee HOPE is the core project of the PRC/MI for 2009-2014. YOUR Center is the lead community organization partner. HOPE aims to reduce the disparities of high HIV/STD rates among African-Americans young adults in Flint and Genesee County. Participants in the HOPE Project attend a HOPE Party and are then invited to connect with HOPE online. For more information about HOPE, contact: Bettina Campbell, YOUR Center (810) 789-8637
What’s aHOPE Party? 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. 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. 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”.
How do I connect to HOPE online? Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Friend us on My Space Watch us on Youtube
..or check out hopegenesee.org: Read our blog… where community members come together to write and read about healthy sexuality in Genesee County Join a chat… where HOPE Party participants and community members can discuss healthy sexuality in real time. Local resources
more … Join a discussion… Ask a question, respond to a topic and give your opinion on our Discussion Forum. Local resources.. Link to local resources for HIV/AIDS and healthy sexuality in Genesee County