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Longform Dr. Kelsey Sala-Hamrick is the Michigan Public Health Institute's MI ACE project director.

200-partner collaborative raises awareness about impact of adverse childhood experiences in Michigan

Partners in the Michigan ACE Initiative are working to raise awareness of the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), prevent ACEs, and foster resilience among children who have experienced them. 

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What’s next for housing in Kent and Ottawa counties

As Kent County grows faster than the rest of the state, the community looks at ways to address its ongoing housing shortages. Through government entities, upcoming developers like Housing Next, and seasoned community development financial institutions like IFF, Grand Rapids has a collaborative plan in place to address the issue.   

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State of Michigan public health celebrates 150 years of service to Michiganders

The State of Michigan’s public health system recently celebrated its sesquicentennial: 150 years in service to Michiganders. To mark the occasion, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has shared a nice collection of sesquicentennial information on its website.   

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Students can use 1 application to apply for over 100 scholarships

Graduating high school seniors, current college students, and adults returning to school can apply for multiple scholarships at once with an easy-access application. The deadline to apply is March 1 at  5 p.m. 

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'Making people feel special’ is goal of  honored frontline worker

Denver Sincler, with Allegan's Tantrick Brewing Co., and Marolyn Lopez, with Plascore in Zeeland, are among 10 frontline workers honored for going above and beyond.

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Ford Airport one of first airports to use sign language boards powered by AI

The Grand Rapids airport is one of the first in the nation to try out new technology powered by AI that is being used successfully at train stations in the United Kingdom. 

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GVSU president talks about university’s future role in Muskegon County

In a Q&A, GVSU President Philly Mantella talks about the West Michigan university’s work in Muskegon County, from cleaning up Muskegon Lake to growing entrepreneurship.

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How a Holland startup’s tech could ​​revolutionize the greenhouse industry

A Q&A with Della Fetzer, the founder of Rebel Cultures. The Holland startup has developed a new technology that will help commercial greenhouses grow thousands of identical, disease-free plants.   

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How Ryan Kilpatrick and Housing Next are changing the paradigm about affordable housing

Once the face of Housing Next, Ryan Kilpatrick is now working behind the scenes to create strategies that can benefit communities in West Michigan and beyond.   

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Art and Healing: Collaborative project at Corewell Health's cancer pavilion

What happened when students from the Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University partnered with Corewell Health to bring the healing power of art to the Cancer Pavilion.

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