Frequently Asked Questions


The goal of the Registry is to identify individuals exposed to the Flint Water Crisis and to support them by connecting them to resources in the community designed to keep them healthy. This is an opportunity for you to share your story and your concerns. The information you share with the registry will be used to monitor the health of our community and to advocate for resources needed to support our health. This is a way to empower the residents of Flint to get the information they need about the impact of the Water Crisis on their health.
The registry will document how you are doing - specifically in the areas of health, development and ongoing environmental exposure to lead. The Registry will help identify the services in the community that you are eligible for and connect you to those services.
The registry will share how the people exposed to the Flint crisis are doing as a whole and that data can be used to plan programs and advocate for additional resources.
We will share our experiences with other communities with similar disasters.
The details are still under construction but we will be asking you to complete at least two surveys about your health and will connect you to services in the community that you may benefit from.
No, you do not have to live in Flint to join. Anyone who was impacted by the Flint Water Crisis can join, including individuals who went to school in Flint, went to day care in Flint, or worked in Flint.
No, the registry is for all ages.
We are using your birthdate along with your name to verify that we are speaking to and sending information to the correct person.
Your data will be kept confidential and secure. Information from the registry will be made available as aggregate reports to the community and health professionals and may be published or presented at professional meetings, but the identities of all participants will always remain anonymous. Information from the registry will not be shared outside the registry team with employers, schools, insurers, government or anyone else unless you provide consent.
The official registry enrollment will begin in fall of 2018. You can complete the pre-enrollment and we will reach out and provide you with information when the registry launches.
Participation is voluntary. Refusal to participate will involve no penalty or loss of benefits to which you are otherwise entitled. You may discontinue participation at any time without penalty or loss of benefits to which you are otherwise entitled. You have the right to say no. You may change your mind at any time and withdraw. You may choose not to answer specific questions or to stop participating at any time.
The bird represents the Sankofa bird, a mythical African bird from the Akan tribe in Ghana. The bird is flying forward, yet looking back, and carrying an egg in its mouth. It is symbolic of always needing to move forward, but never forgetting what happened in the past, and prioritizing the young. The logo suggestion was made by a Flint resident.
Contact us at FlintRegistry@hc.msu.edu