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Prescriptions for nutrition: How culinary medicine is advancing health equity in Michigan

July 26, 2018

PPHI nutrition director Dr. Amy Saxe-Custack featured in http://www.secondwavemedia.com for the food prescription program.

Exposing the Flint water crisis

Exposing the Flint water crisis

June 17, 2018 - CBS Sunday Morning

CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Martha Teichner talks with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the whistleblower who alerted Flint residents to the dangers posed by the very water they drank, and to activists who discuss the legacy of the Flint water crisis: A loss of trust.

MSU Flint-based researcher and dietitian presents new study at American Society for Nutrition annual meeting

MSU Flint-based researcher and dietitian presents new study at American Society for Nutrition annual meeting

June 12, 2018

Dr. Amy Saxe-Custack, assistant professor of food science and human nutrition in the Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and nutrition director of the MSU-Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative (PPHI), will present results from a new study at the American Society for Nutrition annual meeting, Nutrition 2018, held June 9-12, 2018 in Boston.

Americorps member dedicates her life to Flint’s recovery

Americorps member dedicates her life to Flint’s recovery

May 16, 2018

Ohio resident Kadira Sahic left a career she loved to help Flint's recovery efforts. Sahic joined Flint Recovery Corps through Americorps and started working alongside Michigan State University-Hurley Children's Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative in January.

MSU scientist improves health for Flint children through better nutrition

MSU scientist improves health for Flint children through better nutrition

May 8, 2018 - MSUToday

Amy Saxe-Custack, nutrition director of PPHI, will use a $500,000 grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund to encourage children in Flint to eat healthier.

Flint students to be assessed for lead impact

April 9, 2018 - Detroit News

Attorneys for Flint’s schoolchildren reached a historic agreement with state, county and Flint education officials to establish a program to provide universal screenings for learning disabilities to all Flint children impacted by the city’s water crisis.

Up to 30,000 Flint kids to get screened for lead impact

April 9, 2018 - Detroit Free Press

Tens of thousands of Flint children who were exposed to lead during the Flint water crisis will be screened to determine whether they need health or special education services, under an unprecedented partial settlement of a federal lawsuit against the state and two school districts. As part of the settlement, the State of Michigan will pay $4 million to cover the cost of the screenings, according to lawyers for the plaintiffs, which include more than a dozen children and parents.

Dr. Mona: Don't downplay lead problems, or solutions, for kids in Flint water crisis

March 28, 2018 - Detroit Free Press

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha's op-ed in Detroit Free Press encourages others not to downplay lead levels, and to understand the importance of the way children in Flint were exposed as well as inadequate screening procedures.

Request for Proposal issued for innovative projects to eliminate child lead exposure

February 8, 2018 - State of Michigan

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, on behalf of Michigan’s Child Lead Exposure Elimination Commission, released a Request for Proposal to select up to 10 projects to eliminate child lead exposure.

Update on Flint with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

January 30, 2018 - Medscape

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha talks with Medscape to give an update on the Flint community after exposure to lead in the drinking water.

Flint water crisis whistleblower receives Union for Reform Judaism award

January 24, 2018 - Times of Israel

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha received the Eisendrath Bearer of Light Award at the 74th Union for Reform Judaism Biennial for her work.

Early enrollment for Flint Registry now open

January 22, 2018

Residents of Flint who were exposed to lead-contaminated water from the city’s water system can now pre-enroll for the Flint Registry, an effort to connect residents to programs and other resources that serve to minimize the effects of lead on their health, while promoting wellness and recovery.

One smart upstream investment

January 10, 2018 - POLITICO

The more we learn about poverty and the developing brain, the more we realize how poverty can distort the brain and dramatically alter a child's entire life trajectory.

Mona Hanna-Attisha honored with 22nd Heinz Award

September 14, 2017 - MSU Today

Mona Hanna-Attisha, director of the Michigan State University and Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative is the recipient of the 22nd Heinz Award in Public Policy from the Heinz Family Foundation.

Report touts policies to prevent child lead exposure

August 31, 2017 - Detroit News

A new report says removing lead drinking water service lines from homes in 2018 would protect more than 350,000 children and yield $2.7 billion in future benefits, according to a new report on exposure of the chemical in youths.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awards $14.4M to fund Flint registry

August 1, 2017 - MSU Today

Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, will receive approximately $3.2 million this year to begin establishing a registry of residents who were exposed to lead-contaminated water from the Flint Water System during 2014-2015.

Disobedience Awards

July 20, 2017 - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha and Professor Marc Edwards were awarded MIT's Disobedience Award for their research and advocacy during the Flint Water Crisis.