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 registry is to connect families impacted by the water crisis with programs and resources to mitigate the health risks associated with lead exposure. Since its establishment, the registry has helped tens of thousands Flint residents get the support they deserve.
What is the Flint Registry?
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 support 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 in improving participants’ health. Everyone who was exposed to the Flint water is eligible. The Flint Registry will begin enrollment this fall; pre-enrollment is live now.
Pre-enroll by visiting the registry website at www.flintregistry.org. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Flint registry phone number at (833) GO-FLINT.
Learn more about the Flint Water Crisis from What the Eyes Don’t See, a book by Less Cancer Board Member Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD.