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Six MPCA Members Among Flinn Foundation 2014 Grantees

Monday, October 6, 2014  
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The Ethel and James Flinn Foundation recently announced 37 grants totaling $2.4 million to mental health organizations in Michigan.

Congratulations to the following Michigan Primary Care Association (MPCA) members that are among the 18 awardees of two-year funding to advance best practice mental health treatment programs:

  • American Indian Health & Family Services: $100,000 to implement Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy treatment program for American Indian/Alaskan Native and First Nations populations in the criminal justice system
  • Community Health and Social Services: $100,000 to integrate behavioral health care and treatment into primary care clinic that serves 12,000 patients annually
  • Covenant Community Care, Inc.: $100,000 to integrate substance use treatment into behavioral health delivery system at all clinics
  • Detroit Central City Community Mental Health: $50,000 to expand the Young Adult Jail Diversion Program for young adult offenders ages 18-28 with mental illness who are transitioning in and out of jail.

Congratulations to the following MPCA members that are among the 19 awardees of one-year funding to improve the capacity of mental health providers; increase awareness and education; support consumer and policy research advocacy; and advance early screening and assessment:

  • Detroit Central City Community Mental Health: $50,000 in to support a new Community Health Clinic that will expand access to integrated behavioral and physical health care and dental services to midtown's underserved and vulnerable populations
  • Oakland Integrated Healthcare Network: $50,000 to develop and implement a patient registry and health management tool to improve integrated health care services and outcomes in FQHC serving 10,000 patients annually
  • Western Wayne Family Health Centers: $50,000 to support the new Inkster site that will expand access to integrated behavioral and physical health care.

The Flinn Foundation is a Detroit-based private foundation committed to improving the scope, quality, and delivery of mental health services in Michigan. Since its inception in 1976, over $26 million in grants have been awarded. The Foundation’s geographic focus is primarily Southeast Michigan, defined as the counties of Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, and Washtenaw. To learn more about the Flinn Foundation, visit

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