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.

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Longform Lynn Hendges, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services manager of housing and homeless services.
Longform Nicole Shannon, systemic litigation and advocacy attorney for the Michigan Elder Justice Initiative, and Alison Hirschel, director and managing attorney of the Michigan Elder Justice Initiative.
Longform Jamie Winkler, executive director of the Salvation Army Great Lakes Harbor Light System, in a short term residential care room at the Salvation Army's Harbor Light facility in Detroit.
Longform Pill organizers at the Region VII Area Agency on Aging.
Longform Dr. Sara Santarossa is the lead on a Henry Ford Health project that asked COVID long haulers to draw body maps representing their condition. She sits next to several of their works here.

Researchers seek solutions for Michigan's 700,000 COVID long haulers

Longform Laurie Arora, PACE Southeast Michigan vice president of public affairs, philanthropy, and organizational development; and Sadie Shattuck, PACE Southeast Michigan's grant and communications specialist, look over health literacy handouts.
Feature Story Gateway Healthcare's website describes its mission as "Reaching one more life with Jesus through affordable healthcare."

Gateway Healthcare, where healing begins

Longform Synergy Health Center CEO Valarie Cunningham is the organizer of the upcoming symposium.
Longform Todd Barlass.
Longform Michigan produce at the lunch counter at George Long Elementary School in Grass Lake.
Longform Children play at the Children's Healing Center.
Longform Help Home Personal ID* Program GPS ID bracelets.
Longform An operator in the call center at Network 180, Kent County's community mental health agency.