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A social and educational group for Spanish-speaking clients at Turner Senior Resource Center.

How Michigan's age-friendly communities are making health more accessible to seniors

Seniors may face numerous barriers to health, including but also going far beyond basic access to medical care. These Michigan communities are taking innovative steps to improve older residents' quality of life.

A young patient at Holy Family Healthcare.

These innovative solutions are addressing the unique health challenges of rural Michigan living

Many rural Michiganders face health disparities, but multiple organizations are creating new ways of structuring rural hospitals and clinics and reaching out to rural patients.

Native Services

Is successful healthcare a question of culture?: Native American clinic treats the whole self

Many West Michigan Native Americans find culturally-specific treatment at the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi Health Clinic on State St. NE., where they take advantage of free health and dental care, as well as a community eager to rally around Michigan American Indians with support rooted in a shared cultural perspective.

Amy Action

RapidChat: Amy Acton on being a burn survivor, the importance of peer support, and more

At the age of 18, Amy Acton suffered from an electrical burn. She reveals that "I often found myself wondering why this happened, why I survived and the other person didn’t, and how I could help prevent something like this from ever happening again." Now, serving as Executive Director of Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, Amy uses her experience as inspiration — highlighting the importance of peer support in every burn survivor's recovery process.

Members of the Refugee Development Center's support group for refugee girls in Lansing.

How can we address Michigan students' desperate need for behavioral health services?

One in five children is affected by mental illness, but getting students access to the mental health resources they need is a challenge.
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