SPH in Action through Partnership

The University of Michigan School of Public Health is responding to water crisis issues through community partnerships and keeping a pulse on what is happening on the ground through regular participation in water crisis response meetings in Flint. We are taking action through a dedicated task force, student service, faculty and researcher partnerships and community education.


Since 2016, hundreds of SPH students delivered water to homebound Flint residents and learned how the water crisis impacted people's lives, water infrastructure, and public health. Service days for bottled water distribution were organized by Public Health Action Support Team (PHAST) and the Flint Initiatives Program within SPH Public Health Practice. Our community partners for water distribution service days have been Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church and the American Red Cross. Thank you all for all of your contributions in service to the Flint community!