Support Pediatric Public Health in Flint
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Support Pediatric Public Health in FlintJanuary 29, 2016
The MSU Pediatric Public Health Fund will support a new effort to find and evaluate interventions for the children of Flint affected by lead exposure.
Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, FAAP, director of the pediatric residency at Hurley Children's Hospital and assistant professor of pediatrics at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine will lead the effort known as the Pediatric Public Health Initiative.
Your gift will help provide tools and resources for health assessment, continued research and monitoring, and interventions necessary for improving children’s health and development. This effort will address issues resulting from exposure to lead in water.
Projects may include:
- Identifying and tracking of exposed children
- Defining a universal Pre-K program
- Addressing food insecurity
- Expanding nutrition education
You can help Flint kids and make a difference in their future!
About the Pediatric Public Health Initiative
The Pediatric Public Health Initiative is a collaboration between Michigan State University and Hurley Children’s Hospital. This initiative was established to address lead exposure and help Flint’s children grow up healthy, strong and with bright futures.
The initiative brings together experts in pediatrics, child development, psychology, epidemiology, nutrition, toxicology, geography, education and community and workforce development. Hurley Hospital is joined by MSU College of Human Medicine, MSU Extension, MSU College of Education and several other MSU Colleges, and the initiative includes the Genesee County Health Department and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
Other MSU and Flint Partnerships
A sample of what Spartans are doing to help with the current water situation, along with other long-term involvement can be found on the MI Spartan Impact website.
The MSU Pediatric Public Health Fund joins others in generating long-term support for Flint’s children affected by lead exposure. The Community Foundation of Greater Flint established the Flint Child Health and Development Fund. For more information on this fund please visit flintkids.orgAuthor: Stephanie Motschenbacher