New initiative to help Flint children

Posted at 6:01 PM, Jan 18, 2016

Michigan State University and Hurley Children's Hospital are teaming up to help children in Flint who have been exposed to lead in their water.

The Pediatric Public Health Initiative will be headed by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the Flint pediatrician who discovered high lead levels in children after the city switched to the Flint River as its water source in 2014.

The initiative will bring together 35 experts in fields including pediatrics, child development, toxicology, psychology and education. It's aimed at helping treat children for lead poisoning and working with them in the long-term.