The Hurley Foundation has received a $125,000 grant from the Metabolic Studio. Led by artist Lauren Bon, The Metabolic Studio works in the development of new tools for urban living and city planning by inventing new social practices for political and environmental justice. The Metabolic Studio has supported non-profits and major initiatives in the arts, public education, environmental stewardship, social justice and animal welfare.
The grant from the Metabolic Studio will support the Flint Water Crisis: Pediatric Education and Research Fund, which researches the effects of lead on children in Flint, led by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha.
“This grant is significant because it will help Hurley Children’s Hospital and its partner Michigan State University to maintain their commitment to the health and well-being of Flint’s youth who have been exposed to lead,” says Dr. Hanna-Attisha. She is measuring the impact of lead exposure and is working to prevent any impact from lead exposure among the children affected.
Through clinical programs, childhood health policy and advocacy, and research, the Pediatric Public Health Initiative, Hurley Children’s Hospital, and Michigan State University are working together to build a public health program that will help improve the health of Flint children who have been affected by the water.
Hurley Children’s Hospital, located within Hurley Medical Center, is the premier pediatric medical facility in the region. The Hurley/Sumathi Mukkamala Children’s Center features pediatric primary and specialty care for patients in Genesee County.
Photo by Eric Dutro