FLINT (WJRT) - (08/01/17) - Michigan State University was just awarded a $14 million grant to establish a registry for victims of Flint's Water Emergency.
The voluntary registry will allow people to be counted and identified. It will also allow people access to resources to move forward while dealing with the Water Emergency.
"Our goal is that this registry is another tool in our toolkit to show the world that we are not only able to recover from this registry, but thrive. This gives us the data and connections for people to get plugged in and improve their outcomes," said Hurley Medical Center pediatrician Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha.
MSU will use the funds in partnership with the City of Flint and other organizations.
The money will be used to address health concerns, monitor health outcomes among registrants and expand efforts to reduce and eliminate lead in the community.
The funding will also help coordinate care for children and adults who may be seeing multiple doctors and making sure they are getting access to all of the services available to them.
The registry is open to anyone who was exposed to lead-contaminated water between April 2014 and October 2015.
Officials expect to have it open starting next year.