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State invests $17M to address racial health disparities through wellness centers in Michigan

Posted on AllSides June 11th, 2024
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DETROIT – Lieutenant Governor Gary Gilchrist spent some time on Detroit’s east side touring one of many neighborhood wellness centers that help keep the surrounding community healthy. The state is investing $17 million to help transition 22 former COVID-19 testing sites into health and wellness centers. The work is being spearheaded by the Racial Disparities Task Force, led by Gilchrist, which works to reduce racial disparities in healthcare. The wellness centers emerged from the neighborhood testing sites during COVID-19, and Local 4 learned during that time about the health disparities...

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