FLINT, MICH. — The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan’s (NKFM) Flint: Better Health Together (FBHT) coalition and the Crim Fitness Foundation’s Safe and Active Genesee for Everyone (SAGE) coalition are hosting a Town Hall Meeting for a discussion with local legislators on how to live a healthy, active life in the greater Flint area. The discussion will be held on Monday, April 27 from 10am to 12pm at the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan Hunger Solutions Center, located at 2310 Lapeer Road in Flint. The entrance to the Hunger Solutions Center is off of Howard Ave. Refreshments will be provided.
The panel for the legislative discussion includes Senator Jim Ananich, Senator Ken Horn, Senator David Robertson, Representative Sheldon Neeley, and Representative Charles Smiley. Each legislator will discuss their health priorities for Flint and the surrounding areas and will talk about their current work in this area The audience will also be able to ask questions of the panel about the health of the greater Flint area. The following topics will be used for discussion:
- Physical activity
- Chronic disease management
- Resources and information sharing
The FBHT coalition has been working to improve and develop safe, healthy, educated neighborhoods through community action and resources. SAGE is a collaborative of local advocates, non-profit, private and government organizations working together to advocate for and support active living initiatives that promote safe opportunities for people to be physically active throughout Genesee County. All greater Flint residents are welcome to attend and engage in a conversation on how to eliminate health disparities among Flint communities.
For more information about this meeting, or to register, contact the NKFM’s Flint Branch Office at 810-232-0522. Learn more about the NKFM at nkfm.org.
The mission of the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan is to prevent kidney disease and improve the quality of life for those living with it. Since its inception, the NKFM has led the fight against kidney disease and is widely known for providing more programs and services to more people than any other region or state. The NKFM was recently ranked #1 in the category of Diseases, Disciplines, and Disorders by Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities. The organization has also been recognized for its success in sound fiscal management by receiving a 4-star rating, seven years in a row from Charity Navigator. In 2014, the NKFM was named in the “11 Top-Rated Charities that Changed the World in 2014” by the Huffington Post.
Safe & Active Genesee for Everyone is a collaborative of local advocates and non-profit, private and government organizations working together to advocate for and support active living initiatives that promote safe opportunities for people to be physically active throughout Genesee County. SAGE is facilitated by the Crim Fitness Foundation and funded through a generous grant from the Ruth Mott Foundation. For more information about Safe and Active Genesee for Everyone or active living, visit www.activegenesee.org or contact Active Living Program Associate, Theresa Roach, at the Crim Fitness Foundation at 810-235-7894 or firstname.lastname@example.org.