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 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.
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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.
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Longform Dr. Leslie Pelkey, Cherry Health’s chief medical officer.
Longform A DIGs workshop on asemma, or tobacco.
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PODCAST: How COVID-19 helped Michiganders reconnect to care


Longform Duane Breijak, executive director of the National Association of Social Workers' Michigan chapter.
Longform Medstar Mobile Health Paramedic Nicole Plauman demonstrates an in-home monoclonal antibody IV therapy setup.
Longform Medstar Mobile Health Paramedic Nicole Plauman demonstrates an in-home monoclonal antibody IV therapy setup.
Longform Dr. Brad Merker.

New clinic helps Michiganders overcome traumas of intensive care


Longform Dr. Brad Merker.

New clinic helps Michiganders overcome traumas of intensive care


Longform These medically tailored meals are made available to patients with diabetes at Beaumont Hospital, Troy.

Michigan hospitals offer meals tailored to patients' medical needs


Longform Norris Stephens of Good Medicine Farms at the Ypsilanti Farmers Market, where participants in Washtenaw County's Prescription for Health program can cash in "prescriptions" for fresh food.