The Flint Center for Health Equity Solutions (FCHES) is a Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center (TCC) for Health Disparities Research on Chronic Disease Prevention within the DHHS-defined Region 5 titled. This TCC arises from active collaborations among TCC Core Academic Faculty (from the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Public Health Division, The University of Michigan-Flint, and The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor); Lead Consortium Partner the Flint-based Community Based Organization Partners (CBOP); National Consortium Partners including The National Collaborative for Health Equity, The National Health Office of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and U.S. Congressman Dan Kildee (5th Congressional District); State partner State Senator Sheldon Neeley (34th District, which incudes the larger Genesee County and Flint); and local partners including the Genesee County Health Department (GCHD), The Genesee County Land Bank, Flint Odyssey House, Inc., Community Outreach for Families and Youth (COFY) Center, The Greater Flint Health Coalition, The City of Flint, American Muslim Community Services, Latinos United for Flint, The National Center for African American Health Consciousness, Genesee County Hispanic Latino Collaborative, and Wellness Services. Core Academic Faculty and their community partners bring significant research and practical expertise in health equity efforts, behavioral health interventions and epidemiology, geography and the effects of built environment on health, and physical fitness and healthy eating in economically distressed, minority-majority communities. The TCC targets its initial activities within Flint, Michigan, with formative plans to extend the scope and reach of Center activities more generally across the state through the Michigan State University Extension Program and nationally.