Congressmen Welcome Funding for District Health Department

April 30, 2020
Press Release

Today, the federal Department of Health and Human Services announced a new $100,000 grant for District Health Department #10 in Michigan that serves 10 counties in northern Michigan. More details on the grant are attached.

The new federal grant will help rural health care providers in these 10 counties work closer together as they help residents deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and other health concerns that were already present in the community.

"The pandemic has created enormous challenges for rural health care, even in places that have not had a lot of cases,” said Congressmen John Moolenaar, Bill Huizenga and Jack Bergman in a joint statement this afternoon. “This funding will benefit Michigan residents and help public health officials respond to the crisis with a long-term response, while also addressing additional concerns in the community, including the ongoing opioid epidemic. We will continue to work and make sure Michigan’s rural health care providers have the resources they need to serve residents and make it through this difficult time."

District Health Department #10 is headquartered in Cadillac and serves Crawford, Kalkaska, Lake, Manistee, Mason, Mecosta, Missaukee, Newaygo, Oceana and Wexford counties.