Back in February of 2016, in the aftermath of the Flint Water Crisis, Great Lakes Health Connect (GLHC) came together with a consortium of other public and private entities to provide support and a response to what would inevitably be the long-term impact of lead exposure on the citizens of Flint.
While significant work remains to be accomplished in this ongoing effort, it is gratifying to see signs of progress achieved as well. One such sign is the creation and launch of the Flint Registry (www.flintregistry.org). This four year, federally funded effort will voluntarily collect and monitor health data from across the Flint community, link residents to available resources, and advocate for additional support that will be needed into the future. GLHC is privileged to play a small part in the creation and support of the Fling Registry.