Blue Cross grant helps Family Center clinic

by Barbara Lewis 16. April 2010 13:48

Project H, a free health clinic at the Wayne County Family Center in Westland, has received a grant of $13,000 from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. The grant is part of their Strengthening the Safety Net Free Clinic program.

Project H is supported by donations of in-kind services and supplies by faculty, medical students and the community. The clinic is managed by Amy Cortis, M.D. with help from Michael Stellini, M.D., assistant professor of Internal Medicine, and Stephen Knazik, M.D., clinical associate professor of Pediatrics.

Project H began in 2000, and WSU students began volunteering at the clinic in 2001. Student volunteers and Wayne State faculty physicians provide medical services once a week to homeless adults and children living in the shelter. Medical students also tutor children at the center and provide health education seminars and recreational activities for families. Project H is working to team with other departments and schools at Wayne State University to provide additional services for the families.

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