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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.

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RapidChat: Robert Barnes on the inspiring work of older adults and the community that supports them

Senior Neighbors helps older adults connect to local services. Not only that, but "Older adults are an important part of the fabric of our community, but outside the need to offer some of them assistance, they often go unrecognized," emphasizes President of Senior Neighbors, Robert Barnes — who established the annual "16 over 60 Awards Gala" to celebrate achievements and contributions later in life.

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Breaking the cycle of homelessness: Dirt City Sanctuary's community-centered recovery philosophy

Dirt City Sanctuary aims to care for individuals experiencing substance use disorders and homelessness by providing housing, jobs, community, and individualized support.

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In early childhood centers, food education is hands-on

Some Michigan early childhood centers teach children the value of fresh food through hands-on gardening. From hoophouse to garden bed, these centers are planting the seeds of healthy eating for kids and their families.

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