For Michelle Schulte and the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan, the food-as-medicine movement is an expression of a long-standing tradition—one in which diet and medicine have long been intertwined.
At the Health Fund, we see schools not just as places of learning, but as “health homes,” places that can help meet not only children’s academic needs, but also their mental and physical health needs.
We’re pleased to announce 39 new awards through our 2019 Behavioral Health and Nutrition & Healthy Lifestyles programs! The funded projects are innovative efforts to improve the state of health in every part of Michigan.
Like most funders, the Health Fund asks grant applicants to describe how a project will be sustainable in the long run. After five years of grantmaking, we feel we can do more than ask about sustainability—we can support it.
Check out our 2018 annual report for information on our grantmaking, our investments in evaluation, and how our grant partners see us!
38% of Michigan residents with a mental illness and 80% with a substance use disorder are not receiving treatment.
And as important as it is to celebrate, it’s also critical to recognize the challenges the LGBT community faces and to support the organizations combatting those inequities.
In 2016, Washtenaw County Community Mental Health’s Correctional Care Integration Project sought to improve health outcomes by integrating a Health Information Exchange into adult and youth correctional facilities in Washtenaw County.
We’re pleased to announce that 50 organizations will receive funding through our 2019 Community Health Impact program! The funded projects align both with our mission of improving health and wellness of Michigan residents, as well as with one of our eight focus areas.
The Home-Based Transitional Telecare project is helping recently discharged older veterans address medication issues, avoid in-home risks, and return to their pre-hospital-stay selves, while demonstrating important findings about how clinicians can effectively use telehealth-enabled tablets and wearable sensors with this population.