Inquiry SeriesThe Collaborative Inquiry Series provides opportunities for in-depth action-oriented discussions on current topics surrounding health equity and leadership.
Thank you for attending the Collaborative Health Equity in Action Forum: Forgotten Community Epidemics. No matter your level of participation, your presence made all the difference. It is rare chance that we are able to bring so many perspectives together at one time. The Melva Hardy Scholarship Luncheon awarded its first scholarship recipient, Erica Guynn. Mrs. Mae Hardy attended on behalf of the Melva Hardy family and delivered moving sentiments about our efforts to memorialize her daughter through this scholarship fund.
Friday, September 15, 2017
Melva Hardy Memorial Scholarship Luncheon
The Melva Hardy Scholarship Luncheon awarded its first scholarship recipient, Erica Guynn. Mrs. Mae Hardy attended on behalf of the Melva Hardy family and delivered moving sentiments about our efforts to memorialize her daughter through this scholarship fund. The Melva Hardy Memorial Scholarship was established to honor HMP alumna, Melva Francine Hardy. Ms. Hardy graduated from the University of Michigan School of Public Health with a Master of Health Services Administration degree in 2000. During her time at Michigan, Hardy served as president of the Public Health Students of African Descent (PHSAD), and went on to establish herself as an academic health leader and entrepreneur with her concierge health firm ImagineMD.
Help us congratulate our first scholarship recipient, Ms. Erica Guynn.
Afternoon Panel: "Forgotten Community Epidemics"
This panel will discuss the connection between the 2014 Flint Water Crisis and the 2010 Haiti Earthquake. These two widely-known public health crises spurned instant social media coverage, created lesser known health epidemics, and now provide lessons for all of us towards building sustainable Equity In Action. The Equity in Action Forum facilitated debate with four dynamic panelists and an inquisitive moderator. Mr. Gyasi Chisley (MHSA '00) provoked multiple facets answering the question of the responsibility we all have to address community epidemics. Through his own experiences, Dr. Harley Etienne masterfully laid the foundation of the urban planner's view of community epidemics, highlighting the role and responsibility of governance before, during, and after natural and man-made disasters. Dr. James Taylor, a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center health system executive, pushed the discussion to broaden our scope of community epidemics, including Charlottesville and the impact of violence, as well as our definition of a responder. Dr. Marlisa Hardy, flint native and behavioral health project manager, continually urged us to put ourselves in the positions of impacted community members and asked us to design solutions as if our own grandmother was the one suffering.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Air Force Falcons vs. Michigan Wolverines
Featured panelists, students and residents of the Flint community enjoyed food, fun and football at the U-M vs. Air Force football game. The Wolverines were victorious, defeating Air Force 29 - 13.
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Church & Community Service - Grace Emmanuel Baptist Church
During this day of service, participants visiting Flint, Michigan for fellowship and community service and had the opportunity meet with Flint Mayor, Karen Weaver. Immediately following church service led by Pastor - Teacher George Hurtt, panelists, faculty and staff fostered mentorship, educational/professional awareness and shared the great work of the University of Michigan, Hurtt Foundation, Health Equity Leadership Pipeline Collaborative and the University of Michigan Summer Enrichment Program.