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Michigan docs tackle youth mental health crisis with on-demand psychiatric support from U-M program

Michigan Child Collaborative Care helps primary care providers address their young patients' mental health by offering same-day phone consultations with psychiatrists, among other services.

Feature Story Reporter Kyla L. Wright is looking forward to Detroit stepping further into the spotlight in 2022, particularly in the entertainment industry.

What our journalists predict for Detroit stories in 2022

From a Motown comeback, to ethical tech entrepreneurs, to green infrastructure and climate resiliency — our journalists will be keeping their fingers on the pulse of Detroit in 2022. Here's what they'll be watching. 

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Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis is helping Detroiters tackle much-needed home repairs

This sought-after program is helping Detroiters get the funds they need to make pressing repairs to their homes.

Feature Story Pastor Semmeal Thomas at a City Covenant Church event in Brightmoor.

Resilient Neighborhoods: This Detroit coalition hopes to supercharge efforts with community survey

A Northwest Detroit organization is surveying the neighborhood to find out how they and other partnering groups can better serve the community.

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Oakland Forward works to uplift, inform and advocate for communities of colorThe Nonprofit Journal

"During the pandemic, we realized that we couldn't talk to anybody about civic engagement or anything else until their needs were met," says Kermit Williams, co-director of Oakland Forward in Pontiac. "People need to know that you care about them before they can even begin to consider deeper issues."

Longform Edward Lofton and his mother Joanna Lofton, community resource specialist at the Autism Alliance of Michigan. Edward lives with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and, like many people with ASD, has faced unique challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Michigan organizations help people living with autism reduce risks of COVID-19

COVID-19 has inflicted a disproportionate burden on many groups, but one of the least recognized is people living with autism spectrum disorder.

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With COVID cases peaking, Michigan seeks solutions to health care worker shortage

Michigan health care leaders are advocating for investments to support staffing needs in hospitals, nursing facilities, emergency medical services, and workforce training programs.

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Working towards a prosperous Detroit: Wayne State Office of Economic Development celebrates 10 years

Economic development is more critical than ever, as our communities work to recover from the devastating impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, including the loss of many small, local businesses. Leaders in the field point to past project successes to demonstrate impact in Detroit, and what role they might play post-COVID.

Partner Content A new assessment conducted by the Gratiot-Isabella Regional Education Service District considered physical activity assets in Clare, such as this playscape at Shamrock Park.

Gratiot-Isabella Regional Education Service District promotes active, healthy communities

Using Michigan Fitness Foundation’s Promoting Active Communities assessment and tools, GIRESD staff are on their way to having a better understanding of the barriers to active living and finding solutions to overcome those barriers.

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A new wave of furniture design stars on finding their home in DetroitModel D Explorer Series

“I’m seeing people making similar things going through similar struggles, and especially here in Detroit — but I’m also seeing them persevere,” says furniture designer Andre Sandifer. “I think Detroit has this reputation that people here are strong; you persevere and you get through stuff. I think that attitude is definitely heavily rooted here.”

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