Flint Registry connects, supports, counts those affected by water crisis

FLINT, Michigan — After one year of pre-launch and development — and almost 6,000 people pre-enrolled — the Flint Registry is now officially live.

The Flint Registry helps people affected by the Flint water crisis connect to services and programs that promote health and wellness. It also provides additional understanding of how the crisis affected the Flint community.

“The Flint Registry addresses the needs of people who were affected by lead-contaminated water because they lived, worked, attended school or daycare in Flint. I encourage everyone — it’s for all ages — to sign-up so you can be connected, supported and counted,” said Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, associate professor of pediatrics at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and director of MSU-Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative. “The more people enrolled, the more powerful the Flint Registry will be.”

Hanna-Attisha is the pediatrician who first brought forward clinical evidence of rising lead levels in children after the state changed the city of Flint’s water source. 

“For the past year, we have been working hand-in-hand with the Flint community to build the Flint Registry,” said Dr. Nicole Jones, director of the Flint Registry. “Made in Flint and based in Flint, we are excited to get everyone enrolled.”

Organizers celebrated the official launch of the registry at the Flint Farmers’ Market on Friday, Jan. 18, 2018. Federal legislators — including U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee, Sen. Gary Peters, and Sen. Debbie Stabenow — were thanked for their efforts to secure funding for the registry as part of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act of 2016.

For more information and to enroll, visit flintregistry.org. The Flint Registry also can be contacted at flintregistry@hc.msu.edu or (833) GO-FLINT.

We Are Live! from Flint Registry on Vimeo.

 

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