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Michigan Health Center Leader Recognized for Contributions to Migrant Health Care

Thursday, May 22, 2014  
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During the recent National Farmworker Health Conference held May 14-16, 2014, in Delray Beach, Florida, the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) presented the Lifetime Achievement in Migrant Health Award to Alvaro Adan of Health Delivery, Inc. (HDI). Adan recently retired from HDI as Migrant Services Director. HDI is a Michigan Health Center serving the Great Lakes Bay Region.

NACHC presents this annual award during the National Farmworker Health Conference to an outstanding individual or organization which has demonstrated long-term commitment to and excellence in migrant health.

Adan first joined HDI as a health aide in 1970. Over his 40-year career at HDI he helped to increase access to care for individuals and families who often hesitate to seek services due to socioeconomic and language barriers. He joined state organizations, held migrant orientations, drove mobile medical buses, collected donations, conducted health fairs, and so much more.

“There were no barriers in Al’s migrant program. If something was needed, he found a way to get it. There is no one more deserving than Al”, said Jeff Reinarz, Director of Communications and Development, HDI.

Congratulations, Mr. Adan. MPCA wishes you the best in your retirement.

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