HHS sends assistant surgeon general to Flint to assist in managing medical infrastructure

Assistant Surgeon General Michelle Dunwoody is heading to Flint, Mich., to assist with the ongoing water crisis, according to a Friday announcement from Mayor Karen Weaver.

"My priority has always been, and will always be, that Flint's families have the resources they deserve, as well a voice which allows them a say in how their community's future is built," Mayor Weaver said at a Friday press conference. "That's why this partnership is so welcome — it's an opportunity to continue building relationships while ensuring that some of our country's best experts are working with us to find solutions."

Ms. Dunwoody will assist in establishing both long- and short-term goals for Flint's recovery process, offering expertise in shoring up community public health and medical infrastructure. Additionally, she will help Flint to create a job position and find a suitable candidate to eventually take over full-time in the role.

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