The second annual State of Flint Kids report, along with a special video and updated website, was released this week by the MSU-Hurley Pediatric Public Health Initiative and the Greater Flint Health Coalition. The report highlights data trends over time and opportunities for improvement. The State of Flint Kids website at stateofflintkids.com has been updated to include in-depth dashboards and new assessment measures.
In addition, there is a new companion video to the report, which features members of the Pediatric Public Health Initiative’s Flint Youth Justice League, in their own words, sharing messages of resilience, leadership, and strength. They express that Flint kids are unstoppable, underestimated, history-making survivors who are extraordinary, creative, and represent the future. They also touch on the difficulties faced by Flint kids over the past year in dealing with COVID-19, remote learning, and social and racial unrest.
“This has been an unprecedented year for our children, and we need to share how Flint kids are doing, what we have learned along the way, and, most importantly, the ongoing and long-term work that must be done to ensure the best outcomes for our children,” says Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, associate professor of pediatrics at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and director of MSU-Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative. “From the water crisis to the pandemic, if there ever was a time to double down on our efforts to support Flint kids, it is now.”
To access the 2021 State of Flint Kids report, go to the State of Flint Kids website at stateofflintkids.com.
The State of Flint Kids is a partnership between the Greater Flint Health Coalition and the Michigan State University/Hurley Medical Center Pediatric Public Health Initiative, funded by the Flint Kids Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint and the A.G. Bishop Charitable Trust.
May 20, 2021