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Efforts underway to address Michigan’s Digital divide

Second Wave, November 4, 2021 – Our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Leslie Pelkey recently spoke about virtual health visits and how a lack of broadband access is a barrier to health care for our patients. Increasing access to broadband services and smart devices can decrease health care disparities for Michiganders. Read more here>

COVID-19 Vaccine for children ages 5-11

Wood TV 8, October 20, 2021 – Our very own Dr. Jenny Bush recently spoke with @WOODTV about the anticipated approval of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11. She shares information on the vaccine, its safety and how we’re preparing. Read more here>

Cherry Health offers same-day flu shots, COVID boosters at drive-through clinic

Fox 17, October 4, 2021 – Cherry Health is offering free flu shots to the public at its drive-through clinic through December, along with COVID-19 booster shots for those who qualify. The shots can be received on the same day and are free to the public regardless of insurance status. Appointments are required. Shots will Read More

Health centers based at Grand Rapids Public Schools are set to reopen on Oct. 4

Mlive, September 28, 2021 – The three Cherry Health School Based Health Centers at GRPS will be reopening on Monday, October 4 after closing in March 2020 due to the start of the coronavirus pandemic. GRPS Students and their siblings ages 10-21 can receive treatment through these health centers. Read more here>

Tasha Blackmon joins Phoenix Performance Partners on Culture Eats Everything Podcast

Cherry Health’s President and CEO, Tasha Blackmon  joined Tom Willis CEO of Phoenix Performance Partners and host of the Culture Eats Everything podcast to discuss leadership coaching, transitioning into leadership, and more! To view the full podcast episode titled Culture Eats Everything, Ep. 25 on YouTube, click here: https://youtu.be/0lqsRul0OHE For more information on Phoenix Performance Read More

June is Pride Month

It is LGBTQ+ Pride month. You may see an abundance of rainbow flags flying or people showing their support on social media. It’s not just about rainbows though. Pride month is about honoring the 1969 Stonewall riots , a response to police harassment and oppression of LGBTQ+ individuals in New York City. The first official Read More

Vaccination event with free gift cards coming to GR Juneteenth celebration

Wzzm 13, June 14, 2021 – Cherry Health will join the Black Impact Collaborative’s Juneteenth event to provide free COVID-19 vaccines on Saturday, June 19 at Calder Plaza from 3 to 7 p.m. Gift cards will be provided to recipients while supplies last. Those interested in getting vaccinated should call (616) 965-8347 to register. Read Read More

Ready to Welcome LGBTQ Communities!

“Sarita Wilson is a middle-aged LatinX woman living in rural Michigan.  Recently she has been feeling run down and cannot determine a real source for her tiredness.  She would like to go to a clinic but in the past, she has felt uncomfortable with providers and is wary of being disrespected because she is a Read More