Community Based Crime Reduction project in north Flint moves toward its implementation phase

A picture of part of the North Flint Residents photo group during a planning session.

In 2017, the Hamilton Community Health Network (HCHN) received $1,000,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance. HCHN is partnering with the North Flint Neighborhood Action Council (NF-NAC), the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice, to implement a Community Based Crime […]

U of M partners to improve school safety in Genesee County, MI

A photo of participants of a program at Beecher's Tucker Elementary School.

Originally posted on our sister center’s website, Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center (MI-YVPC). In response to multiple school shootings in the U.S., the Department of Justice created the Comprehensive School Safety Initiative (CSSI) to study promising programs that may improve school climate and safety. Since 2014, over $240 million has been awarded to research school-based […]

Financial Literacy Training Makes Dollars and Sense for Chronic Disease Management

Positive money management skills may help patients afford their medical care. One in four Americans currently struggle to pay medical bills and often go without needed treatment due to the cost. Going without prescribed medicines and services, also known as cost-related nonadherence, can make it difficult for patients to manage complex conditions, especially chronic disease. In […]

Youth with close friendships less likely to experience depression

Friendship attachment style during adolescence is linked to depressive symptoms for Africans Americans during the transition to young adulthood. A recent publication from the Flint Adolescent Study describes how attachment style may influence depression for low-income, urban African American adolescents at high risk for both insecure attachment and depression. Previous researchers have identified several types of friendship attachment […]