City expands homeless outreach as temperatures drop, seeks donations to assist service providers

City expands homeless outreach as temperatures drop, seeks donations to assist service providers

The City of Detroit is partnering with city-contracted service providers, the faith-based community and others to reach more homeless individuals and families and help them get into shelters or warming centers this weekend (Jan. 5-7) as temperatures drop to dangerous lows. In addition to the warming centers and current outreach efforts, the city will be […]

A day in the life of a Detroit pediatrician

A day in the life of a Detroit pediatrician

by Kresge Foundation Staff Detroit pediatrician, Dr. Nakia Williams, discusses the importance of treating the whole child and not just the illness. Internalized stress can exacerbate certain health conditions, like asthma (a prevalent condition in Detroit), and lead to behavioral issues. One problem can quickly become many. Williams shares those observations as a member of […]

HAP sponsorship saves annual Belle Isle New Year’s Eve Family Fun Run/Walk

HAP sponsorship saves annual Belle Isle New Year’s Eve Family Fun Run/Walk

Thanks to Health Alliance Plan (HAP) runners and walkers can once again spend part of their New Year’s Eve getting some exercise at the annual Belle Isle New Year’s Eve Family Fun Run/Walk before they head out to celebrate. Back in 1970 Jeanne Bocci, a former nationally ranked race walker, and Jerry Bocci, an ex-college […]

Wayne State University to study ways to prevent frailty in older African Americans

Wayne State University to study ways to prevent frailty in older African Americans

You may know an older African American suffering from unintentional weight loss, weakness, exhaustion, and low physical activity. It may be your mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, aunt, uncle or friend. No matter. It’s scary. Having two or more of these indicators increases their risk of early death or disability. The question is – how do […]

Greektown Casino is site of another Heptatitis A investigation

Greektown Casino is site of another Heptatitis A investigation

Another Hepatatis A case investigation is underway, according to Detroit Health Department, which is investigating a a case in connection with an employee that works in a confined area at Greektown Casino in Detroit located at 555 East Lafayette. As of today, only one employee is known to have Hepatitis A. The Detroit Health Department believes […]

Youth Community Agency launches holiday donation drive for young moms

Youth Community Agency launches holiday donation drive for young moms

Rodnesha Ross didn’t become a parent at an early age, but she relates to those do.  As a mentor to Detroit students, she knows young women with children of their own have unique needs.  Ross founded Youth Community Agency to help address those needs.  Originally formed in 2013 at Osborn High School with a focus […]

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