Jackson Center for Family Health receives $1 million grant

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HILLSDALE, MI (WLNS) – The Jackson Center for Family Health received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Center for Family Health COO Sara Benedetto said, “We’re excited about it and we applied for the funding originally last year at this time but, we’re just pleased to learn of the announcement yesterday.”

The Health and Human Services handed out $10 million dollars to federally qualified health institutions in Michigan. The process behind that took close to a year.

Benedetto said, “loads of criteria to how that happens but one of the key items is making sure we conduct an extensive needs assessment in the community and we involve the community partners to making sure we are basing our plan to meet the needs of the particular community.”

Now, the question is what will the Center for Family Health do with their new million dollar grant?

Center for Family Health Development Officer Terry Langston said, “we recently opened an office in Hillsdale. The grant is for Hillsdale clinical and renovation expansion. So, the board and Molly Kaser our CEO will be looking into how we want to move forward with this grant over the next few weeks or so.”

As of now the next steps are undetermined. Their Hillsdale location opened in August 2015. It has yet to be announced when work will begin on Hillsdale’s expansion.

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