Fall’s harvest items and more available at mobile pantry

Fall’s harvest items and more available at mobile pantry

It’s fall harvest time and some of season’s tastiest crops will be among the nutrious food available during mobile pantry hours set for October at locations throughout the city. Flint families may get nutritious food that can limit the effects of lead exposure, which are  rich in calcium, vitamin C and iron. Food available in October will include […]

Top Doc: MDHHS names Dr. Joneigh Khaldun Chief Deputy Director

Top Doc: MDHHS names Dr. Joneigh Khaldun Chief Deputy Director

Detroit Health Department Director Dr. Joneigh Khaldun has been tapped by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Director Robert Gordon to lead its Population Health, Medical Services, and Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities administrations as well as the Aging and Adult Services Agency. As the Chief Deputy Director for Health […]

Michigan Council aims to develop job opportunities, debunk stereotypes with an “I can” attitude

Michigan Council aims to develop job opportunities, debunk stereotypes with an “I can” attitude

We’ve all faced that moment, when someone told us “we can’t.” For those individuals with developmental disabilities, the message can be particularly troubling. They face it a lot. Turning that “you can’t” message to a “you can” message is the aim of the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council (DD Council), which is advocating for the inclusion […]

Gambling and its challenges will be addressed at March 1 conference

Gambling and its challenges will be addressed at March 1 conference

A problem affecting Michigan communities will be addressed in a daylong conference March 1 in metro Detroit. “Gambling: How Do You See It?” is the theme of an 11th annual held at Novi Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave. from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Presented by the Michigan Department of Health and Human […]

Early disbursement of food assistance announced

Early disbursement of food assistance announced

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) just announced that it will issue March and April food assistance benefits early to reduce the gap between benefits payments that resulted from the partial federal government shutdown. “Food assistance recipients can expect to receive next month’s benefits on March 3, 4 or 5,” according to […]

Food assistance work requirements for able-bodied adults being reinstated

Food assistance work requirements for able-bodied adults being reinstated

Able-bodied adults in Michigan without dependents will now be required to meet federal work requirements that have been waived for more than a decade. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is sending letters to more than 67,000 people who may be affected by the change notifying them that the state will begin reinstating […]

Mobile food pantry rides into neighborhoods again in August

Mobile food pantry rides into neighborhoods again in August

It’s not the ice cream truck, but it’s a moving mini-market filled with summer treats. Returning to local neighborhoods through August, the mobile food pantry will make its monthly rounds to distribute free, lead-mitigating groceries to residents, while supplies last. Produce including zucchini, cabbage, corn, green beans, kale, collard greens, watermelon, potatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers, and […]

HAP to offer free immunizations at August 4 Summer Health and Fun Fair

HAP to offer free immunizations at August 4 Summer Health and Fun Fair

Health Alliance Plan (HAP) wants to help students get ready for the next school year. For some kids that means shots to prevent diseases such as measles, mumps and hepatitis. HAP is offering free and low-cost immunizations for school-aged children at its Summer Health and Fun Fair on Saturday, Aug. 4. The fair will run […]

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