MFIERCE! THAT’S US.

Zachary Crutchfield | He/His/Him & They/Them/Their  Youth Advisory Board Member | East Lansing but coming to Ann Arbor soon! Michigan Forward in Enhancing Research and Community Equity (MFierce), is a partnership of community organizations, youth advocates, and public health researchers working together to reduce STIs among young sexual and gender minority youth in Southeast Michigan. MFierce is... Continue Reading →

At Last, An Easier Way to Get Your Taxes Done

A high percentage of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ+) youth are faced with many daily challenges, ranging from food insecurity to not having money for other basics like housing. Simply not having enough money is only part of the picture. Another importance piece is access to financial knowledge, skills, and resources. Financial capability is... Continue Reading →

Building Today’s LGBTQ Youth Advocates

Reflections on Black History Month from Youth Advisors in MFierce, a Local Community-based Participatory Project Gage.  Michigan Forward in Enhancing Research and Community Equity (MFierce), is a partnership of community organizations, youth advocates, and public health researchers working together to reduce STIs among young sexual and gender minority youth in Southeast Michigan. MFierce is funded... Continue Reading →

Health Access Initiative Launches! Application is now open

Michigan Forward in Enhancing Research and Community Equity (MFierce) is launching the Health Access Initiative (HAI), a free quality-improvement program for local primary care clinics, health centers, and STI testing and treatment sites to better serve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) youth. MFierce is focused on implementing structural change, or “upstream” strategies to... Continue Reading →

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