Family Health Care Receives Federal Grant to Improve Children’s Health
BALDWIN– Thanks to the hard work of U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI), Family Health Care has been awarded $100,000 from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to help increase access to health care services at its Child & Adolescent Health Centers.
Through this grant funding, Family Health Care plans to purchase a transport vehicle with handicap accessibility at its Grant, MI location allowing students to receive care, regardless of where they are on the school campus. The organization will also focus on healthy living and the prevention of driving under the influence through the use of a driving simulator and community events.
“We hope the driving simulator will help students make good decisions when faced with tough situations,” said Sather. “Our goal is to keep our communities healthy and save lives.”
Family Health Care’s Child & Adolescent Health Centers are located in Baldwin, Grant and White Cloud public schools. Each location plays a vital role in providing medical, dental, behavioral health, vision and other services to students who otherwise may not have access to health care.
“This grant will help us continue a 30+ year tradition of providing needed health care within the school systems,” said Kathy Sather, President & CEO of Family Health Care. “We are excited to bring these new services to our communities and look forward to impacting the wellness of our youth.”
To learn more about the Child & Adolescent Health Centers, along with other services offered at Family Health Care, visit familyhealthcare.org.