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Flint Healthcare Sector Initiative

Greater Flint Health Coalition

www.gfhc.org

  • Program Flint Area
  • Program Area Revitalizing the Education Continuum
  • Grant Amount $228,220
  • Grant Period April 1, 2002–June 30, 2003
  • Location Flint, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Flint

About this grant

In 1999, with Mott funding, the National Economic Development and Law Center began investigating strategies to improve the quality and quantity of economic opportunities for Flint residents. Following the research and planning process, the center recommended implementing a Flint Sector Employment Initiative that would target the health services and manufacturing industries.Funding will enable the Greater Flint Health Coalition (GFHC) to implement and manage outreach, recruitment and training for employment in the healthcare sector for residents of a high-unemployment and low-income area within the city of Flint. GFHC will work with the three primary healthcare organizations in Flint. and develop training and technical assistance partnerships with Flint Area STRIVE, Mott Community College, Baker College and Faith Access to Community Economic Development. GFHC will work with health industry employers to restructure their hiring, retention and promotional practices for entry-level healthcare employees. GFHC was established in 1992 to improve the health status of Genesee County residents and to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of the healthcare delivery system.