McLaren Flint's Community Connections: The Flint Mindful Cities Initiative

Author: Leslie Toldo

We want to share a few ways McLaren Flint leadership, physicians, medical residents and fellows, and clinical and support staff share their knowledge and skills to promote better health and well-being throughout Flint and Genesee County. These community connections come from a desire to make a difference in the health of all residents, no matter their age. Our Vision: McLaren Flint will be the recognized leader and preferred provider of primary and specialty healthcare services to the communities of mid-Michigan. This week we introduce you to……

The Flint Mindful Cities Initiative partnership- McLaren Flint is working collaboratively with the Crim Foundation on the new Flint Mindful Cities Initiative. The Crim is teaming up with area businesses to bring local, state, and national partners together to invest in its vision of a healthy, connected, and equitable community. The Mindful Flint initiative works to share the science, practices, and policies supporting the well-being of individuals, organizations, and communities.

Since the Flint Mindful Cities Initiative's inception, several McLaren Health Care representatives, including McLaren Flint staff, have helped the Crim integrate mindfulness-based strategies by teaching pilot programs and hosting training for various sectors within the business community. McLaren will soon host 16 hours of training for 200 of its employees