Research Mentor(s): Carolyn Custer, Carolyn Custer, D.O., director of Quality and Community Medicine
Research Mentor School/College/Department: Detroit Wayne County Health Authority/Authority Health,
Presentation Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Session: Session 1 (10am-10:50am)
Breakout Room: Room 6
This presentation will focus on hearing the voices of various stakeholders in the MOTION coalition about Food Security in Detroit. Stakeholders include Dr. William Dietz, Director of Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness, Chef Kevin Frank, Detroit Public Schools Community Assistant Director of Food and Nutrition, and Mrs. Lonias Gillmore, Senior Public Health Consultant at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services(MDHHS). Topics will include how COVID has impacted food security; legislation proposals/changes that have been made through the 2020-2021 calendar year; and what changes need to be made moving forward to have a more food-secure community in Detroit.