Milk Up: Kid-friendly foods and tips for lead protection

Milk Up: Kid-friendly foods and tips for lead protection

  Kids need plenty of calcium. If your children have been exposed to lead, getting the right amount of calcium each day matters. Why? Infants’ and children’s bodies absorb lead more quickly than adults. Calcium, vitamin C and iron act like a shield of sorts and help limit the absorption of lead in their bodies. […]

What, when and why to watch: TheHUB’s exclusive series on mental health and well-being

What, when and why to watch: TheHUB’s exclusive series on mental health and well-being

With this issue, TheHUB will begin reporting on the research, symptoms, resources and treatment of mental and behavioral health issues associated with lead exposure in children. Many experts note a collaborative approach between parents, educators and licensed health providers as the most effective way to address lead-related health concerns. Today we begin a dialogue we […]

Race represents Flint’s resilience

Race represents Flint’s resilience

HealthPlus Crim Festival of Races inspires many to overcome obstacles It was the first time Mark Yonan had ever run “The Crim” with his son. Stride for stride, the duo trudged forward until – out of fatigue, boredom, or both – the youth decided he’d had enough. “This is stupid,” he told his dad, breathing […]

Forward Momentum

Forward Momentum

Every movement starts with an idea. In the case of the Flint Forward (#FlintFwd) campaign, the idea was to promote the strength, creativity, and versatility of the community it represents. #FlintFwd began as a social media strategy to inspire a city bombarded by unflattering images and bad news. Flint business owner, investor and champion Jocelyn […]

Busting Blight

Busting Blight

It’s an age-old question in major cities across America – how do you prevent neighborhood decay? While there are no silver bullets or magic wands that solve the problem, communities have traditionally developed their own unique strategies. Whether it’s boarding up doors and windows in dangerous structures or repurposing empty lots, residents are the common […]

Access for Everyone: HUD ’ s ConnectHome initiative makes it easier to get and stay connected

Access for Everyone: HUD ’ s ConnectHome initiative makes it easier to get and stay connected

Comcast’s mission to help all of Michigan and the rest of the nation gain access to affordable Internet is celebrating yet another milestone, one that especially helps urban cities such as Flint and Detroit gain connection, boost neighborhood engagement and put people in communication with programs that improve their health and welfare. In July, Comcast […]