Michigan Department of Community Health

State Audit Flags $2.3M In Medicaid Payments

An audit has found that a Michigan agency made more than $2.3 million in improper payments for wheelchairs, ventilators and other medical equipment as part of the Medicaid program.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/03/2013

Michigan Reports 14th Death Linked To Steroid Injection

Another person in Michigan has died as a result of tainted steroid shots that caused everything from meningitis to serious fungal infections.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/03/2013

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2013 Flu Season Begins With A Bang

Michigan is beginning the new year with an unusually high number of flu cases and one flu death.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/02/2013

Michigan Begins Process To Make New Designer Drug Illegal

A chemical used to make a new class of designer drugs is on its way to becoming illegal in Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/15/2012

Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Continues To Affect Michiganders

The Michigan Department of Community Health says there have been 67 meningitis cases as of Friday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/09/2012

88-Year-Old Woman Latest Michigan Meningitis Death

Officials say an 88-year-old Ingham County woman is the ninth Michigan resident to die in a national meningitis outbreak.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/07/2012

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Agencies Get Grants To Address Obesity In Kids

The Michigan Department of Community Health has selected 10 agencies for a pilot program to help improve physical activity and healthy eating for children in kindergarten through sixth grade.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/05/2012

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Obesity-Fighting Grant For Grand Valley, Wayne State

The Michigan Department of Community Health has received a three-year $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to improve health outcomes for overweight and obese patients in two medically underserved areas in Michigan: Detroit and Grand Rapids.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/21/2012

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Michigan Gets $3.5M For Substance Abuse Prevention

The money is to help address underage drinking among those ages 12 to 20, and prescription drug misuse and abuse by those ages 12 to 25.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/17/2012

8 Meningitis Cases, 2 Deaths, In Michigan Tied To Outbreak

Michigan Department of Community Health officials are reporting eight cases of fungal meningitis, including two deaths, linked to injections of a recalled back-pain medication.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/06/2012

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