NEWS ADVISORY, DECEMBER 2, 2019
MEDIA CONTACT: Ebony Stith (810) 600-9147 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Flint Registry “THANK YOU” Check Increases to $50 for Completed Surveys in December and January
FLINT, Mich. – The Flint Registry announces “THANK YOU” checks will increase for December 2019 and January 2020 from $25 to $50 for fully completed surveys.
“We want everyone in Flint to benefit from the awesomeness of the Flint Registry. Thousands have already joined and gotten connected and supported to critical health and development services. We hope this winter ‘THANK YOU’ promotion encourages more people to sign up,” said Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, associate professor of pediatrics at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and director of MSU-Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative.
To date, over 12,500 have begun the enrollment process and 2,500 have fully enrolled in the Flint Registry. Of those who have fully enrolled, over 3,650 referrals have already been made to critical health and development services. The most common referrals are for health care access, neurodevelopmental assessment, education services, lead inspection and abatement, and pipe replacement. In less than a year of launching, the Flint Registry is filling unmet needs and is already dramatically improving the lives of Flint residents.
The increased “THANK YOU” checks are only valid for individuals who fully complete their Flint Registry enrollment between December 1, 2019, and January 31, 2020. The “THANK YOU” check increases from $25 to $50 for December through January 2020 only. The increased $50 THANK YOU check is not eligible for previous enrollees who completed their survey before December 1. Checks may take up to 8-12 weeks to arrive in the mail.
The Flint Registry is a public health registry for anyone exposed to Flint water because they lived, worked, or attended school in the City of Flint from April 25, 2014, to October 15, 2015. The Flint Registry connects people to services and programs that currently exist in the community to aid in the recovery process, as well as measures how the crisis has impacted the Flint community. The Flint Registry is based in Flint and created in partnership with the people of Flint, including the City of Flint, the Greater Flint Health Coalition, educators, clinicians, community-based organizations, and more.
About the Flint Registry
The Flint Registry is supported by a four-year grant #NUE2EH001370 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Environmental Health to Michigan State University College of Human Medicine’s Division of Public Health.
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Ebony L. Stith
Communications Manager, Flint Registry FlintRegistry.org
Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine, Division of Public Health
Pediatric Public Health Initiative
200 East 1st Street Flint, MI 48502