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Beyond Play: Art, Access, and Community Vitality

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 08-06-2019 under NONPROFITS

“Play is important... it’s not frivolous, it’s not just for kids, it’s crucial for development, it’s why humans are a creative species and it’s what pushes us to do new things,” says Alex Forist, the...

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Everyone in Grand Rapids should have access to a quality park

by (Mayor Rosalynn Bliss)

Submitted 10-16-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

We are proud of our parks and open spaces in Grand Rapids and we know well the many benefits they offer. That’s why I’m supporting the 10-minute walk to a park campaign launched a year ago and working to make it a reality. The campaign,...

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Why parent voices matter more

by (Healthy Homes C...)

Submitted 03-19-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Two stories featuring parents who are fighting to end childhood lead poisoning were told in local news this past week. Tabitha Williams, a leader in the grassroots parent group, Parents for Healthy Homes, won an award from WMEAC’s Women...

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Priority Health of Michigan awarded accreditation for excellence

by (jsholinyan)

Submitted 07-11-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Priority Health was recognized with an excellent rating by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for its commercial HMO/POS, Medicaid HMO, Medicare HMO/POS and Medicare PPO health plans. The plan is reviewed every three years by the...

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Take the Test, Take Control

by (PPMI)

Submitted 06-02-2011 under NONPROFITS

Planned Parenthood of West and Northern Michigan (PPWNM) will host a Free HIV Testing Day (by appointment) at all eight of its health centers on Monday, June 27, in recognition of National HIV Testing Day. According to the Centers for Disease...

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