The Flint Registry
has reached – and surpassed – its original goal of enrolling 20,000 participants. With approximately 20,276 enrollees (and counting!) and over 30,000 connections to critical support services, the Flint Registry continues to fulfill its mission of improving public health. "Reaching over 20,000 people in our community and connecting them to crucial resources is an important milestone," Nicole Jones, PhD, MS, Flint Registry Director, said.
"We are grateful for the tireless work of our staff, partners, community members – and most importantly, for the participants who signed up to get counted, connected, and supported!"
With a return to in-person events, the Flint Registry achieved this incredible milestone with a busy summer full of outreach and engagement, including free days at the Flint Children's Museum and partnering in Juneteenth celebrations, Flint Mural Week and the Flint Public Art Project, Alley Fest, Praise Fest, Unity March, Flint Water Festival, Team Mari's Back to School Bash, Atwood Stadium Races, Flint Jazz Festival, and Voices for Children.
To further encourage Flint Registry enrollment, “Golden Ticket” postcards were sent to every Flint address to help reach the 20,000 milestone and award five special 20,000 Golden Ticket winners with a $50 Flint Farmers’ Market gift card and Flint Registry gift bag.
“I’m so glad I decided to enroll in the Flint Registry,” said Cherry Brown who was one of five 20,000 Golden Ticket winners. “They are very active in our community, and I encourage others to join and connect with resources for their families.”
Starting August 1st, the Flint Registry will launch another five years of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-supported work. The Flint Registry will continue to prioritize community engagement, outreach, and enrollment, with special efforts to recruit high-risk individuals like children and families with lead service lines. For individuals already enrolled in the Flint Registry, future years of programming will include keeping in touch with participants via follow-up surveys and ongoing connections to critical public health promoting services. Flint’s lessons will continue to inform public health and lead prevention best practices throughout the nation.
“All this amazing work would not be possible without the steadfast leadership of our bipartisan congressional delegation,” said Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, FAAP, director of the Michigan State University and Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative. “We are so grateful for their unwavering support of our Flint community.”
“The people in my hometown of Flint are still facing the effects of the water crisis and the Flint Registry continues to play a critical role in the city’s recovery,” said Congressman Dan Kildee. “With over 20,000 people enrolled and almost 30,000 connections to vital services, the Flint Registry is a proven success. I was proud to establish the Flint Registry in Congress, and I will continue to advocate for federal funding to support this vital program. The Flint Registry ensures those impacted by the man-made water crisis continue to have access to critical resources.”
“The Flint Registry continues to play a critical role in Flint's recovery – and reaching this milestone reinforces the importance of the vital health care, social services and educational resources it provides to the community,” said Senator Gary Peters. “Enrolling the 20,000th participant illustrates the importance of this program and demonstrates that this initiative is a proven success. The City of Flint continues to show its resilience, and I’ll keep fighting to support Flint families and children along with the Flint Registry.”
It is never too late to enroll in the Flint Registry. The Flint Registry will be at the following upcoming events:
- Thursday, July 28 - 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Sponsored Free Day at the Flint Children’s Museum. Free backpacks stuffed with school supplies for first 200 children and $10 gift cards to the Flint Farmers’ Market for completing or confirming enrollment
- Friday, July 29 - 5:00 – 7:00 PM: Flint Jazz Festival (Riverbank Park)
- Saturday, July 30 - 1:30 – 8:30 PM: Flint Jazz Festival (Riverbank Park)
- Sunday, July 31 - 12:00 - 4:00 PM: Sponsored Free Day at the Flint Children’s Museum. Free backpacks stuffed with school supplies for first 200 children and $10 gift cards to the Flint Farmers’ Market for completing or confirming enrollment
- Sunday, July 31 – 2:00 – 8:30 PM: Flint Jazz Festival (Riverbank Park)
Eligible participants receive a $50 thank-you check in the mail six to eight weeks after enrollment. To sign up or find more information – including the Flint Registry Inaugural Report, visit www.FlintRegistry.org
or call 1-833-GO-FLINT.
July 28, 2022