A door-to-door survey is coming to Flint this weekend to identify the health needs of city residents.
The goal of the survey is to see where Flint residents are in terms of health since the water crisis.
Rodlescia Sneed is an assistant professor in the college of human medicine at Michigan State University.
“It’s common when there are emergencies or disasters within communities, that public health workers go out into the community to assess behavioral health, physical health, and other types of needs that community residents may have.”
Sneed said a survey in December found that Flint residents had worse behavioral health outcomes with things like depression, than both state and national averages.
She said the data collected will be used to help design programs that meet the needs of Flints residents.
Data collectors plan to visit 210 homes and will survey one adult member per household. The survey is expected to take place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 1:30 to 7pm.