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Yvonne Lewis

National Center for African American Health Consciousness

Background

After receiving her B.S. in Business Administration at Ferris State University in 1977 and in Clinical/Community Psychology at the University of Michigan-Flint in 1996, Yvonne Lewis has been in the pursuit for equity within Genesee County. Yvonne is the founder and CEO of the National Center for African American Health Consciousness, which is an organization that strives to develop health awareness within the African American community. Yvonne is also the Outreach Director for the Genesee Health Plan, a non-profit health organization. Through this organization, she aids in efforts to engage population groups that are most difficult to reach within the community to meet specified needs, hold information and education sessions as well as health screening and healthcare enrollment opportunities. Yvonne is also the Co-Director of the Health Flint Research Coordinating Center, a Community/Academic Partnership with Michigan State University and the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and Flint. Furthermore, she assisted in the development and moderation of the Water Crisis Course at the University of Michigan-Flint, which focused on the issues of the Flint Water Crisis and provided a platform for the voice of the community to be heard.

Contributions to STYH

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