- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 17, 2016

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy says he wants to connect health care providers with community support networks as part of an effort to help Flint residents amid the city’s crisis with lead-tainted water.

Murthy heard from residents Tuesday after meeting Monday with doctors, social workers, students and others. He says he heard “stories of anger and pain but also of resilience and strength.”

Murthy also says those affected in Flint are “motivated to be a part of things to make it better.”

Separately on Tuesday night, hundreds of people packed an informational meeting about lawsuits related to the water crisis. Environmental activist Erin Brockovich is part of the effort and addressed the crowd via an audio feed.

Brockovich urged residents to test their water for lead and get blood tests.

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