UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Michigan awarded $500,000 in grants to five federally qualified health centers (FQHCs). The funding aims to expand access to behavioral health services across the state.
Each of the five FQHCs will receive $100,000. The awarded centers and their projects include:
- Cherry Health: Hiring additional staff to support substance use disorder treatment efforts, expanding local partnerships to increase community access to care
- Family Health Center: Developing mental health screening programs, training additional staff to expand inpatient detoxification services, creating more accessible treatment spaces for individuals with disabilities
- Great Lakes Bay Health Centers: Creating educational videos, expanding breastfeeding support services, conducting behavioral health training for staff
- InterCare Community Health Network: Training and recruiting additional health workers, expanding telehealth services
- MidMichigan Community Health Services: Renovating and expanding space for substance use disorder and psychiatric treatment
“Our FQHC partners work tirelessly to ensure individuals in the communities we serve are able to obtain critical care like behavioral health support,” said Dennis Mouras, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Michigan. “It is an honor to collaborate with them to ensure Michiganders receive the services they need to support their mental health.”