The Big Challenge Public Health Officials Face as 'Flint Registry' Launches

Route Fifty: People impacted by the drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan between April 2014 and October 2015 are being encouraged to pre-enroll in a new federally funded registry designed “to connect them to programs and other resources that serve to minimize the effects of lead on their health while promoting wellness and recovery.”

The Flint Registry, which is voluntary, is anticipated to be fully operational in September. In August 2017, Michigan State University received $3.2 million of a $14.4 million four-year grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to launch the program.

The registry is being managed by a team that includes Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine, Hurley Children’s Hospital, the Greater Flint Health Coalition and Flint’s city government.

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