Daniel Kildee

07/26/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/27/2021 09:03

Congressman Kildee Announces $550,000 Federal Grant to Promote Public Health Across Mid-Michigan

FLINT-Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus, today announced a $550,000 federal grant to the Greater Flint Health Coalition (GFHC) through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Racial and Ethnic Approached to Community Health (REACH) program. The GFHC is one of only 40 funding recipients for the program nationwide.

The REACH program is a national program that aims to reduce health disparities, particularly among Black and Hispanic communities, by expanding access to nutritious foods, providing culturally appropriate breastfeeding support and expanding chronic disease prevention programs. Gaps in access to care remain widespread among racial and ethnic minority groups.

'I am proud to announce these federal resources to help ensure that all Michiganders can live healthy and productive lives,' Congressman Kildee said. 'By supporting access to affordable care and nutrition programs, we can help support families and children in our community. In Congress, I will continue to work to bring critical resources to mid-Michigan.'

Congressman Kildee continues to fight to ensure mid-Michigan residents have access to affordable health care. Earlier this year, Congressman Kildee announced over $14 million in federal grants to fund Community Health Centers in mid-Michigan. Community Health Centers provide primary care, dental and behavioral health care services to families, particularly those in medically underserved areas.