State of Health

State of Health is a series about how Michigan communities are rising to address health challengesPrevious coverage examined health disparities and how they affect Michigan's children and seniors and integrated care and its potential to improve Michiganders' health. This series is made possible with funding from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund.

Longform Timothy Michling, research associate in health affairs at the Citizens Research Council of Michigan and author of a report entitled "Michigan Falls Short on Mental Health Services."
Longform Shelby Township resident Nicholas Tabarias has rediscovered his love of writing and performing music since recovering from gambling addiction.

Michigan tackles dramatic rise in problem gambling


Longform Devita Davison, executive director of FoodLab Detroit.

Michiganders take action against food apartheid


Longform A LifeCircles PACE participant shows off their coloring. LifeCircles provides a day center and encourages participants to attend for socialization.
Longform Pam Lynch, director of Harm Reduction Michigan.
Longform Pam Lynch, director of Harm Reduction Michigan.

Michigan works to reverse rising substance use disorder during pandemic


Longform Behavior Specialist Marcy Carter asks students at Kalamazoo's Northwood Elementary to discuss their feelings.
Longform Michigan OPEN partnering provider Dr. Chin Hwa (Gina) Dahlem holds naloxone nasal spray.
Longform Edward Lofton and his mother Joanna Lofton, community resource specialist at the Autism Alliance of Michigan. Edward lives with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and, like many people with ASD, has faced unique challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Longform Kevin Fischer.

Michigan prepares for long-term mental health effects of COVID-19


Feature Story Kathy Dollard is the director of behavioral health services at MyMichigan Health.
Longform Dr. Susan Goold and Dr. Renuka Tipirneni have been working on the University of Michigan's evaluation of Michigan's Medicaid expansion.
Longform Parent holding infant's hand
Longform Scott Hutchins, school mental health and Medicaid consultant for the Michigan Department of Education Office of Health and Nutrition Services.

Michigan schools adopt new software to expand mental health services


Longform Dr. Leslie Pelkey, Cherry Health’s chief medical officer.
Longform COVID vaccination