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Meet Up and Eat Up – Summer Meals for Kids

The Michigan departments of Education (MDE); Health & Human Services (DHHS); and Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD) – along with their local partners – announce the availability of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) for children across the state.

This program is crucial for the hundreds of thousands of Michigan students who rely on the federal school meals program during the school year. Once the final school bell rings, over 700 SFSP sites across Michigan help to bridge that gap until the start of school next fall.

Last year, 563,000 low-income Michigan children received meals during the school year, but less than 100,000 of those children (17.5%) ate meals or snacks at approved summer meal sites in their neighborhoods.

“Too many families across Michigan are struggling, and we can’t have children going hungry in the summer when programs like this are available,” said State Superintendent Mike Flanagan, in stressing the importance of these crucial summer food programs for children. “Making families aware and informed is vital to keeping kids fed and healthy.” (more…)

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Mission Heroes Kyle and Kelli

For almost 50 years now, Family Health Care has been following a mission of service to others. Through this mission and with the collaboration of other FQHCs we hope to remove the barriers to health care while also removing each of the health disparities in the community. I am proud to recognize two new Mission Heroes within our organization. Mission Heroes are team members who have demonstrated outstanding motivation, drive, and dedication in helping Family Health Care meet its mission.

IMG_6439Kyle Guajardo
Kyle has been with Family Health Care for just over a year now and is part of our Outreach and Enrollment team. Her primary focus is on the Grant community but she also plays are large role in the outreach efforts for others in the state who share a similar role.  Recently, Kyle was named as a Looper All Star, by the newsletter In the Loop – a joint project of National Health Law Program and Community Catalyst. Looper All Stars are Enrollment Specialists who go above and beyond the call of duty during the open enrollment period for the new health insurance law. These specialists help community members navigate the Health Insurance Marketplace, answer questions regarding insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, Healthy Michigan, and provide access to other community resources. Julie Tatko from the Michigan Primary Care Association (MPCA) nominated Kyle for the Looper All Star award.



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Everyone is an Advocate – Community Health Center Alumni Association

As America’s Health Centers celebrate their 50th anniversary, a nationwide effort is underway through the new Community Health Center Alumni Association (CHCAA) to connect connect current and former providers, staff, patients, donors, vendors, volunteers, interns, elected officials, and others who have had a relationship with Community Health Centers. Membership is free and will keep you informed […]

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