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Healthy Living Features

Clinicians work on a patient at Cherry Health.

One million Michiganders have little or no dental care access. Here's how we can change that.

A variety of organizations across the state are working to connect people  to oral care they otherwise might never get, and they're innovating to continue improving oral health access in the future.

Geamill Gibson and her son buy produce using a doctor's prescription at the Flint Farmers Market.

Prescriptions for nutrition: How culinary medicine is advancing health equity in Michigan

For many people, it's not always easy to find and buy fresh food. Culinary medicine initiatives aim to address that by increasing access to healthy food and building awareness of the importance of nutrition.

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UIX: Grand Rapids residents are growing stronger communities through gardening

Neighborhood gardens provide space for food to grow, for new skills to sprout, and most of all, for individuals to realize the power they have in their own communities. Though they may support similar crops every season, each space provides a unique definition of what it means to get involved and grow.

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Riding into a love of the outdoors with GR Dirt Dawgs

Members of the GR Dirt Dawgs hit the trails to learn mountain biking, an appreciation for nature, and how to take care of local trails. From ages two to 15, the nonprofit is spreading the love of mountain biking to all ages.

Shaunte Oliver received support services from Strong Beginnings while she was pregnant with her daughter Alona.

Untangling the complex issue of health equity in Michigan

Michiganders may experience dramatic differences in their quality of health due to a host of social factors. We took a look at some of those factors, and what's being done to address them.
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