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 Cindy Brummette is a school nurse in Grand Ledge Public Schools.
Longform Antonio Cleveland, a disease intervention specialist with the Jail Health division of Wayne County’s Department of Health, Human, and Veterans Services, conducts COVID-19 contact tracing and testing for an individual booked into a Wayne County Jail.
Longform Pam Lynch, director of Harm Reduction Michigan.
Longform Nathaniel Bergman administers a COVID-19 vaccine to a homebound resident in her home.
Longform Brian Nicholson, MiCAL program director for Oakland County-based crisis services agency Common Ground, takes a call for the Michigan Crisis and Access Line (MiCAL).

New mental health crisis line to roll out across Michigan


Longform Eastern Market in Detroit.
Longform AARP Michigan volunteer Howard Pizzo, AARP Michigan Communications Manager Mark Hornbeck, and AARP Michigan State Director Paula Cunningham on the Lansing River Trail.
Longform Plymouth-Canton Community Schools staffers prepare meals for pickup.
Longform Isabel Romero looks at mementos of her family members who have died of COVID-19.
Longform Nathaniel Bergman administers a COVID-19 vaccine to a homebound resident in her home.
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Longform Dr. Patricia Deldin.
Longform Second graders at Petoskey’s Central Elementary School practice mindfulness in 2019.
Longform Healthy meals are prepared for the Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency's Meals on Wheels program.