Michigan Council aims to develop job opportunities, debunk stereotypes with an “I can” attitude

Michigan Council aims to develop job opportunities, debunk stereotypes with an “I can” attitude

We’ve all faced that moment, when someone told us “we can’t.” For those individuals with developmental disabilities, the message can be particularly troubling. They face it a lot. Turning that “you can’t” message to a “you can” message is the aim of the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council (DD Council), which is advocating for the inclusion […]

Gambling and its challenges will be addressed at March 1 conference

Gambling and its challenges will be addressed at March 1 conference

A problem affecting Michigan communities will be addressed in a daylong conference March 1 in metro Detroit. “Gambling: How Do You See It?” is the theme of an 11th annual held at Novi Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave. from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Presented by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, […]

Early disbursement of food assistance announced

Early disbursement of food assistance announced

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) just announced that it will issue March and April food assistance benefits early to reduce the gap between benefits payments that resulted from the partial federal government shutdown. “Food assistance recipients can expect to receive next month’s benefits on March 3, 4 or 5,” according to […]

Emergency rules extended to ensure Michiganders have access to naloxone to combat opioid addiction

Emergency rules extended to ensure Michiganders have access to naloxone to combat opioid addiction

There is an opioid crisis in Michigan and emergency rules have been extended to get the medication naloxone to help save the lives of those addicted. From 1999 to 2016, the total number of overdose deaths involving any type of opioid increased more than 17 times in Michigan, from 99 to 1,689, according to the […]

MDHHS activates Community Health Emergency Coordination Center in response to hepatitis A outbreak

MDHHS activates Community Health Emergency Coordination Center in response to hepatitis A outbreak

As cases continue to rise, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has activated the Community Health Emergency Coordination Center (CHECC) to coordinate the response of the multiple jurisdictions involved in the hepatitis A outbreak. “To help coordinate Michigan’s response to the hepatitis A outbreak, we are opening the Community Health Emergency Coordination […]

Hepatitis A Investigation: Detroit’s Firewater Bar and Grill and Little Caesars Pizza

Hepatitis A Investigation: Detroit’s Firewater Bar and Grill and Little Caesars Pizza

The Detroit Health Department’s announcement that it is investigating two separate cases of Hepatitis A should serve as a reminder to Detroiters that the Hepatitis A warnings are real and should be heeded. The first case is in connection with a Detroit resident who works at Firewater Bar and Grill located at 107 E. Milwaukee. The […]

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