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Hanna-Attisha presents MLK Health Equity Lecture on Flint Water Crisis

Mona Hanna-Attisha, M.D., M.P.H. (Courtesy photo)

Could a lead crisis like the one in Flint, Michigan happen in your town? Mona Hanna-Attisha, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP, director of the Pediatric Health Initiative at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, presented the MLK Health Equity Lecture, titled "We Are All Flint: The Flint Water Crisis and Public Health Advocacy," on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont.

Hanna-Attisha was named by TIME magazine to the 2016 TIME 100, the publication's annual list of the most influential people in the world, for her work in bringing awareness to the ongoing Flint water crisis. During her presentation at UVM, she discussed the historical and current situation in Flint, Mich., and the role of public health advocacy in ensuring safe water in our communities.

This lecture was presented as part of the 2017 MLK Celebration at UVM and followed the Larner College of Medicine's Public Health Projects Poster Session and Community Celebration event.