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Giving Flint's children a healthy future

Michigan State University and Hurley Children's Hospital are working together to address the Flint community's population-wide lead exposure and help all Flint children grow up healthy and strong.

Through community and clinical programs, childhood health policy and advocacy, and robust evaluation, the MSU-Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative works with many partners, including Flint's heroic parents and kids, as a center of excellence, with the primary goal of mitigating the impact of the Flint water crisis and serving as a national resource for best practices.

Rx Kids

Led by Dr. Mona Hanna at the Pediatric Public Health Initiative, Rx Kids is a bold effort to address child poverty and health equity. All pregnant moms and all babies born in 2024 in the City of Flint will receive unconditional cash prescriptions - a one-time mid-pregnancy allowance of $ 1,500 and $500 per month for 12 months when the baby is born. Having a baby and raising a child is hard; Rx Kids is a commitment of love and support to Flint families during this maternal-infant period when families struggle the most and child development is the most critical.

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The MSU-Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative’s Nutrition team works with many partners to advocate for, implement, and assess pediatric nutrition interventions to improve nutrition access, education, and consumption.

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Flint Registry

Built by the Flint community and based in Flint, the Flint Registry is for people who were impacted by the Flint water crisis and want to be part of something bigger. The Flint Registry is a project that connects people to services and programs to promote health and wellness and helps understand how the Flint water crisis has affected the Flint community.

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Flint Tooth Fairy

The Flint Assessment of In-utero and at-Risk Young (FAIRY) study is led by Dr. Mona Hanna and Michigan State University.

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