Volunteers walking in yellow vests to conduct surveys

Due to a recent increase in mosquito-borne illnesses, the Flint Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma team will postpone the citywide door-to-door survey that was scheduled to take place Friday, September 20 through Sunday, September 22, 2019. New date: the weekend of October 18, 2019. 

Updated: September 19, 2019 at 3:59 pm

There has been a recent increase in mosquito-borne illnesses in the areas surrounding Genesee County. State health officials have urged the cancellation of all outdoor evening events until the first fall frost has occurred. After this time, mosquitoes are generally considered to be less of a threat to human health.  

Although the ReCAST team members are eager to complete this project, they will put the safety and well-being of residents and data collectors first. This citywide door-to-door survey offers a unique opportunity for citizens to provide anonymous feedback about their public health need. Therefore, the survey is rescheduled for the weekend of October 18, 2019. 

We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause, but would rather be cautious about something like this. We hope that you will still want to participate in October. 

To learn more about the concern, see the article from the Detroit Free Press that describes the issue in greater detail.

Contact Rodlescia Sneed, PhD, MPH, at sneedrod@msu.edu with questions.

 

About Flint ReCAST
The Flint ReCAST Program is designed to promote resilience in the Flint community by supporting youth and families, mitigating the impact of trauma, reducing behavioral health disparities and increasing the opportunities and training for Flint youth through strong community engagement strategies. Funding is provided by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services.