FLINT (WJRT) (1/18/2018) - A public event is scheduled next week to formally unveil a new database aimed at connecting people affected by the water crisis with resources to help them minimize the effects.
A new website has been created at FlintRegistry.org to pre-enroll people in the program. Anyone affected by the water crisis is asked to log onto the page and fill out the identification form on the home page.
The contact information will be stored in a secure database that will be used to disseminate information about programs and resources available to Flint residents.
It also will be used to document the ongoing effects people are experiencing from drinking lead-tainted water, along with gauging the effectiveness of support programs.
A coalition of medical professionals, the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, City of Flint, Greater Flint Health Coalition and politicians are collaborating on the project.
The effort is being led by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, who helped bring the water crisis to light and has advocated for families affected.
The formal announcement is planned for Monday morning. U.S. Sens. Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow, U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee, Flint Mayor Karen Weaver and several medical professionals are expected to be in attendance.