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Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Funding to Help Improve Health Care Services for Children in Schools

February 4, 2019 (Washington D.C.) – U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Health Subcommittee of the Senate Finance Committee, and Gary Peters (D-MI) today announced seven school-based health centers in Michigan will receive $696,861 from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). This funding will increase access to mental health, substance abuse and childhood obesity-related services in school-based health centers. The centers receiving funding are:

  • Baldwin Family Health Care in Baldwin – $100,000
  • Cherry Health in Grand Rapids – $100,000
  • Henry Ford Health System in Detroit – $100,000
  • North West Michigan Community Health Agencey in Charlevoix – $97,870
  • Oakland Integrated Healthcare Network in Pontiac – $100,000
  • St. John Community Health Investment Corporation in Warren – $98,991
  • William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak – $100,000

In 2017, Senators Stabenow and Peters introduced the Hallways to Health Act to help school-based health centers improve health care services for children. In Michigan, school-based health centers play a major role in providing basic health services for thousands of students who have limited access to medical care outside of school. Typically, a school-based health center provides a combination of primary care, mental health care, substance abuse counseling, case management, dental health, nutrition education, health education and health promotion activities.

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