About the Flint Registry
People who were impacted by the Flint water crisis are eligible to pre-enroll into this registry. The registry includes those who lived, worked, received childcare or went to school in Flint, and those who were exposed during pregnancy.
The goal of the Flint Registry is to identify individuals exposed to the Flint water crisis and connect them to resources aimed at minimizing the effects of lead on their health, while promoting wellness and recovery. One of the registry’s goals is to assess for ongoing lead exposure and refer participants to lead elimination resources.
In August 2017, Michigan State University received $3.2M, the first installment of a 4-year, $14.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to develop the registry in collaboration with leadership from the City of Flint, Greater Flint Health Coalition, educators, clinicians, community-based organizations and Flint residents. The Flint Registry is part of the Centers for Disease Control’s ongoing efforts across the country to reduce and prevent exposure to lead as part of its Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention program.
In addition to linking people to supportive programs and resources, the registry will document the effects on residents affected by lead-tainted tap water and evaluate the effectiveness of health, educational, environmental and community services on improving the health of participants. Everyone who was exposed to the Flint water is eligible for the Flint Registry. The Flint Registry will begin enrollment this fall; pre-enrollment is live now.
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