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Michigan Health Council's Mini Medical School.

Health literacy initiatives help Michiganders and their doctors speak each other's language

Although almost everyone has experienced not understanding their doctor, health literacy issues may be especially pronounced for refugees, youth, and disadvantaged communities.


Neighborhoods of GR: Baxter Community Center celebrates 50 years

Baxter’s roots run deep, evidenced by the Baxter Community Center, a 50-year-old nonprofit that is more committed than ever to serving, living, and growing with its neighbors.

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.

Dawn Powell, director of the Sanford Activity and Dining Center in Midland.

These initiatives are improving Michigan seniors' health by making sure they're not alone

Social isolation and loneliness can have serious negative impacts on older adults' health, but efforts around the state are working to connect seniors to their communities and the resources available to them.

William Butler is prepared to get his blood drawn at HUDA by his nurse, Val Gamble. Butler has been coming to HUDA for his health care needs since he lost his health insurance four years ago.

How once-vacant sites are becoming hubs for health equity in Michigan

Marginalized Michigan residents are finding health services in easily accessible neighborhood locations, and formerly defunct buildings are becoming bright spots on their blocks.
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