2016, Poster Presentation

Something in the Water: The Confluence of Lead, Children’s Health, and Democracy in Flint, MI

ROSA CUPPARI + ANNA BUTTACI + ANDREW MESHNICK

Rosa, Anna, and Andrew explore the bioethical issues surrounding the water crisis in Flint, Michigan—looking first at the American Academy of Pediatrics’ position on the role of physicians as activists for the health of children, and second, at the intersection of poverty, health, and democracy, and how this intersection affects local communities.

Their analysis concluded that the children of Flint will need decades of health interventions to support them well into adulthood, and made recommendations for best practices to those operating in the public advocacy and medical industries.

2016 COMMENDATION

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