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Flint Press Conference

Flint, Michigan


27 January 2023

The Flint Press Conference was held at the “Flint Community Cancer Screening and Health Fair” on January 16, 2023 by National Minority Quality Forum’s Cancer Stage Shifting Initiative. To learn more about the Cancer Stage Shifting Initiative and our activities in Flint check out https://shiftcancer.org.

Speakers (in order of presentation):
Adjoa Kyerematen, MS
Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs
National Minority Quality Forum

Gary A. Puckrein, PhD
President and Chief Executive Officer
National Minority Quality Forum

Kevin Conroy
Chief Executive Officer
Exact Sciences

Danielle Carnival, PhD
Cancer Moonshot Coordinator
White House

Alan Watts
Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Director
Environmental Protection Agency

Jim Ananich
Member of the Michigan Senate

Patty Graham
Chief Executive Officer
Meridian of Michigan

Sheldon A. Neeley
Mayor of Flint, Michigan

Celeste Leigh Pearce, PhD, MPH
Principle Investigator

Kevin Thompson
St Marks Baptist Church

Arthur Woodson
Local Activist of Flint Michigan


National Minority Quality Forum is a research and educational organization dedicated to ensuring that high-risk racial and ethnic populations and communities receive optimal health care. This nonprofit, nonpartisan organization integrates data and expertise in support of initiatives to eliminate health disparities.

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