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Good Michigan food: The ultimate Rx for good health

Michigan residents are learning about the strong connections between consuming healthful foods and better lifelong health. Programs in Traverse City, Grand Rapids, and Detroit are working to increase access to farm fresh foods so everyone, from kids to seniors, can enjoy better health.

The Hamtramck School Based Health Center.

As Michigan immigrants struggle to get healthcare, nonprofits fill the gaps

Understanding the healthcare system can be difficult for many who grew up in the United States speaking English. But for immigrants, challenges to receiving and understanding good care are exponentially greater.

Yoga in the park in Dexter.

How Michigan's place-based initiatives are addressing health equity at a regional level

These initiatives forge private-public collaborations to create systemic improvements in health and wellness across multiple counties.


Why a store on the corner doesn't always mean healthy food on the table

In Michigan cities, corner grocery stores don’t always increase access to healthy produce. In Detroit and Flint, some researchers are taking a closer look at customer service as a barrier to food access.

Sara Gould and Stacey Tilton with the Veggie Mobile.

Michigan programs get creative in addressing transportation barriers to good health

Lack of access to good transportation options continues to be a barrier to health equity for many Michigan residents. A patchwork of organizations around the state are working to resolve this challenging issue.
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