HHS Awards $3.2 Million to Support Flint Residents Affected by Lead Exposure

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded Michigan State University (MSU) with $3.2 million in grant funding to establish a registry of Flint residents who were exposed to lead-contaminated water from the Flint Water System during 2014-2015. MSU will use the funds in partnership with the City of Flint leadership and other community stakeholders to address community health concerns related to lead exposures, monitor health outcomes among registrants, and expand efforts to reduce and eliminate lead in the community. These funds are the first installment of a 4-year, $14.4 million grant. Click here to read the full HHS press release for more information.

About Anastasia Sonneman

Anastasia Sonneman serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in environmental health, health and disability, and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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