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Michigan AHEC receives $1 million grant from U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

September 09, 2016

The Michigan Area Health Education Center, a Wayne State University program that seeks to increase access to quality primary care providers in underserved communities, announced that it has been awarded a one-year, $1 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration.

The funds will be used to continue to strengthen AHEC’s statewide network of five regional centers and provide an unprecedented number of health care career preparation initiatives, clinical experiences and continuing education programs for health care professionals in communities throughout the state.

“The continued support by HRSA is a testament to the high-quality services provided by AHEC for the health of Michigan,” said Tsveti Markova, M.D., co-principal investigator of Michigan AHEC, chair and professor of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences and associate dean for Graduate Medical Education in the Wayne State University School of Medicine.

HRSA has awarded consecutive yearly grants to Michigan AHEC since 2010.

“The interprofessional nature of our Michigan AHEC has been lauded by HRSA nationwide as a forward thinking AHEC program” said Ramona Benkert, Ph.D., co-principal Investigator of the Michigan AHEC, associate dean of Academic and Clinical Affairs, and associate professor of the WSU College of Nursing.

Michigan AHEC is funded by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (Grant U77HP26582) and Wayne State University. Partners include Wayne State University’s College of Nursing, School of Medicine, Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and School of Social Work; Central Michigan University; Western Michigan University; Northern Michigan University; the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry; the Greater Detroit Area Health Council; and Mid-Michigan Community Health Services.

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