- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 3, 2016

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Health Endowment Fund has awarded $4.7 million to 11 organizations.

D.A. Blodgett-St. John’s in Grand Rapids was awarded more than $479,000 to train recovery coaches to counsel parents who have untreated substance use disorders and have children in the foster care system.

The Ruth Ellis Center in Highland Park will get more than $358,000 for an integrated health and wellness center. The center will be designed to holistically address the needs of runaway, homeless and at-risk LGBTQ youth.

More than $50 million in grants has been awarded by the Michigan Health Endowment Fund since it was created. The fund aims to improve the health of state residents and reduce the cost of health care, with special emphasis on the health and wellness of children and seniors.



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