The Flint Registry is pleased to announce the mailing of two free high-quality reusable facemasks to every household in the city of Flint. Starting April 16, 2021, approximately 60,000 masks will be mailed to Flint homes.
“I wish we could mail vaccines, but I’m thrilled that we can help keep Flint families safe during this recent COVID surge while also promoting the Flint Registry,” 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.
“The pandemic is not over, and we understand how difficult this year has been for our community navigating through a global pandemic while still recovering from the water crisis,” Hanna-Attisha added.
“The Flint Registry was already helping us get connected, supported and counted,” Bishop Bernadel Jefferson, a Flint faith leader and member of the Flint Registry Community Advisory Board said.
“I’m so happy that now the Flint Registry is also getting us protected from this deadly virus,” Jefferson added.
To date, thousands of individuals have already enrolled in the Flint Registry. Over 20,000 referrals have been made from the Flint Registry to critical public health-promoting services like health care access, nutrition support, and lead elimination resources. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Flint Registry continues to be a timely resource for emergency connections such as food assistance and mental health services.
With over 50 Flint-based staff, the Flint Registry is waiting to hear from potential participants. To learn more or enroll, visit flintregistry.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (833) GO-FLINT. After successful completion of enrollment, participants are mailed a $50 thank you check.
Disposable face masks are available for individuals and Flint-based community organizations from the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan.
About the Flint Registry
The Flint Registry is supported by a four-year (2017-2021) grant 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. Support, especially to enroll children in the Flint Registry, is also provided by the Genesee County Health Department, through the Healthy Start project, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and a partial settlement of an education lawsuit filed by ACLU of Michigan.