Cherry Health AmeriCorps Educates GVSU Students on Health Insurance Options

December 4, 2016 (Grand Valley Lanthorn) – Though many opinions have been circulating about the Affordable Care Act, a seemingly-positive one stems from the introduction of health insurance “navigators.” These trained health professionals have a goal to help people without insurance get covered with a plan that suits them. Navigators seek to ease some of Read More

Cherry Health Partners with GRCC to Address Need for Skilled Health Care Workers

November 17, 2016 (MLive) – Grand Rapids Community College was awarded a $6 million federal grant that will allow the college to work with its community partners to provide a pipeline of much-needed skilled health care workers, officials announced Thursday, Nov. 17. The U.S. Department of Labor awarded more than $111 million to 23 regional Read More

Healthy Kids Dental Program Increases Dental Care Access

October 12, 2016 (MLive) – As of this month, 17,796 low-income Kent County children and young adults are able to access dental care for free with the expansion of the state’s Healthy Kids Dental program. The program that has benefited kids throughout the state was expanded Oct. 1, to Kent, Wayne and Oakland counties. In Read More

New School Based Health Center Opens on GRPS Campus

September 19, 2016 (MLive) – Cherry Health anticipates opening a school-based health center Wednesday, Sept. 21, on Grand Rapids Public Schools’ Innovation Central High School campus, officials announced. The nonprofit already has health centers at GRPS’ Burton Elementary and Middle School, Ottawa Hills High School and Union High School. Last school year, Cherry Health opened Read More

Cherry Health Recognizes the Importance of Oral Health

July 9, 2016 (MLive) – Cherry Health, the largest Federally Qualified Health Center in the state, is applauding the funding increase in the state budget that provides better oral health access for kids, seniors, adults enrolled in Medicaid, and low-income uninsured residents. The $55 billion budget, signed by Gov. Rick Snyder in Holland last week, Read More