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St. Joseph County’s Access to Care Task Force Recognized for Efforts to Improve Public Health, Inc

Friday, May 2, 2014  
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CENTREVILLE, Mich. – Michigan Department of Community Health awarded the St. Joseph County’s Access to Care Task Force a Hometown Hero Award for efforts to improve public health.

Steve Todd, health officer at the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency, and William Russell, CEO of Three Rivers Health, received the award for the task force.

The agency said the Access to Care Task Force has a long history of success that has led to access to health care improvements throughout the county.

In 2010, the group served as the basis for a partnership between Three Rivers Health, Three Rivers Community Schools and the health department, resulting in funding of the Three Rivers School-Linked Community Adolescent Health Center.

The task force also played a key role in the completion of a planning grant for a community health center. Completion of the plan allowed Community Mental Health and Substance Services of St. Joseph County to successfully apply for additional federal funding, which led to the establishment of the St. Joseph Community Health Center in Centreville. Read more (Source: Sturgis Journal)

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