Establishing an Environmental Exposure Registry: Operational and Legal Lessons from the Flint Registry
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST | June 30, 2022
After thousands of Flint, Michigan, residents were exposed to lead during the 2014-15 Flint water crisis, the community came together to create the Flint Registry to monitor community health, connect people to services, and promote an understanding of how the water crisis affected the community. Establishing the Flint Registry required a team of community members and experts and involved myriad operational and legal issues. This webinar will examine the process involved in establishing and operating a community-based non-governmental environmental exposure registry. The presenters will share a legal handbook to guide other communities wishing to establish non-governmental public health registries.
By attending this webinar, you will:
- Obtain an understanding of the Flint Registry’s process for establishing a community-based non-governmental environmental exposure registry.
- Learn about the legal and operational challenges and obstacles that other communities will likely encounter in establishing a similar registry.
- Peter D. Jacobson, J.D., M.P.H., Co-Director, Network for Public Health Law – Mid-States Region Office
- Nicole Jones, MS, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Director of Flint Registry, Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine, Division of Public Health & Department of Pediatrics and Human Development
- Felicia Eshragh, J.D., MPH, Flint Registry Program Manager, Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine, Division of Public Health
- Denise Chrysler, J.D., Director, Network for Public Health Law – Mid-States Region Office
- Colleen Healy Boufides, J.D., Deputy Director, Network for Public Health Law – Mid-States Region Office
Attendees may qualify for continuing legal education (CLE) credits. ASLME is an approved provider of CLEs in several states, and will also apply for CLE credits in other states upon request. An email from ASLME regarding CLE credits will be sent to attendees following the webinar.