U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell traveled to Flint today and announced $500,000 in funding for two city centers.
The health centers will continue to help with response efforts during the ongoing water crisis.
“We are focused on supporting the people of Flint by helping to ensure they have access to clean water and the health services they need to mitigate the effects of lead exposure,” said Burwell in a press release. “This additional funding will allow health centers in Flint to enhance their lead testing efforts and quickly hire more staff for community outreach and to better meet the needs of the people they serve.”
Burwell also met with local officials and community leaders to discuss the impact of lead exposure and esnure Flint residents have access to safe water.