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Flint action plan details goals for recovery

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Posted at 8:57 AM, Mar 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-21 10:34:53-04

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has released the state's new action plan to help ensure Flint's recovery from the ongoing water crisis.  

The action plan focuses on goals that are short-term, immediate-term and long-term to tackle a number of issues from health to infrastructure to education and economic development. 

Parts of the plan include professional support for children under the age of 6 with high lead levels in their blood. Three additional Child and Adolescent Health Centers will also be built to help with recovery.

In terms of infrastructure, plumbing fixtures in public facilities will be replaced and experts will test for lead lines going into homes and prioritize removal. 

Future goals include a validation process to make sure children with high lead levels are being treated. Behavioral health screening opportunities will also be available throughout the county.

As Flint moves forward, the state has pledged to share and coordinate information on a multi-agency basis to monitor water quality. 

“We are committed to addressing immediate concerns and finding long-term solutions to improve the quality of life for the people of Flint,” Snyder said in a press release. “Many departments have been involved in addressing the immediate crisis in whatever way they could. At the same time, they have been working on longer-term plans that address Flint’s future prosperity. These action plans lay out our next steps as we continue to work together as one Michigan to solve the challenges residents may face.”

Read through the full plan below: 

 

Goals To Strengthen Flint