Ready by Five Early Childhood Millage Awards $7.6 million to 23 programs

Jan. 23, 2020 – First Steps Kent – More families in Kent County will be able to receive services that improve the health and school readiness of young children thanks to a new round of Ready by Five Early Childhood Millage funding. Funding totaling $7.6 million will be distributed to 16 community-based organizations beginning in Read More

Governor Gretchen Whitmer Hosts Prescription Medication Roundtable

January 23, 2020 – GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer held a roundtable at Cherry Health in Grand Rapids Thursday to hear about the high cost of prescription drugs and other obstacles to accessing health care for low-income patients The governor spoke with providers and patients about the struggles they can face. One patient Read More

Lawyers and doctors are teaming up to provide better health care – and legal aid – to Michiganders

January 23, 2020, Second Wave Michigan – According to the Justice Gap Report, in 2017, 86% of the civil legal problems reported by low-income Americans received inadequate or no legal help. 41% of those issues related directly to healthcare. In Michigan, medical-legal partnerships (MLPs) are working to change that by integrating free, professional legal services Read More

Free Tax Day Coming to Cherry Health on February 8

Jan. 21, 2020, Heart of West Michigan United Way – If your household earned $56,000 or less in 2019 and you live in Kent County, you’re eligible to have your taxes prepared for free by Kent County Tax Credit Coalition. Starting this week, appointments can be made by calling 2-1-1. Cherry Health will be hosting Read More

WGVU From the Corner Office

January 2, 2020 – WGVU Check out Shelley Irwin’s chat with Cherry Health CEO Tasha Blackmon. Listen here.  

Cherry Health CEO Tasha Blackmon named to GRBJ 50 Most Influential Women list

January 8, 2020 – We could not be more proud of our Cherry Health CEO Tasha Blackmon for being one of this year’s  Grand Rapids Business Journal 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan! We are honored that Tasha is amongst so many amazing women in our community!  For the complete list, please click here.

Community Unites for Hope & Health

Grand Rapids, Mich. – On Thursday, November 7, 2019 over 400 friends of Cherry Health Foundation gathered at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park to celebrate what is going right in healthcare. This annual immersive fundraising event, Cherry Health Celebration, proved an exciting evening of storytelling, as guests engaged the organization’s message of “hope beyond Read More

Onsite Clinicians Expand Mental Health Services at Middle Schools

October 22, 2019 (School News Network) – Outpatient therapist Ashtyn Storms is stationed at Wyoming Junior High School, offering onsite mental health support to the diverse, 1,000-student body. On staff at Cherry Health for four-and-a-half years, Storms has experience working with adolescents facing myriad issues that can weigh heavily on their minds. She is offering Read More

DTE Energy Highlights Cherry Health’s Energy Journey

October 20, 2019 (DTE EnergySmarts) – Cherry Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan is committed to high-quality health care for its urban neighborhood. For over three decades, it has worked to improve the health and lives of the area’s residents. Today, it also focuses on improving the environmental health of the communities it serves. This new Read More