Conyers Announces Over $7.3 Million in Grant Funding for Medical & Educational Institutions in Michigan
(DETROIT) – Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that $3.8 million in grant funding has been awarded to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan’s Graduate Medical Education Payment Program. A $1.7 million grant has been presented to Starfish Family Services Head Start. Additional grants were given to the Western Wayne Family Health Center ($1.2 million) and Wayne State University ($669,000). After the announcement was made public, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) issued the following statement:
U.S. Representative John Conyers, Jr.
"I am delighted to announce that the Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a $3.8 million grant to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit. The Children’s Hospital of Michigan’s Graduate Medical Education Program provides an integrated teaching hospital setting to train recent graduates upon their completion of medical school. The crucial firsthand experience provided by this program ensures that Michigan’s future healthcare professionals and providers are prepared and ready to take responsibility for the health of our children. I extend my sincere gratitude to the Department of Health and Human Services for their continued dedication to rewarding worthwhile medical and educational programs such as the Children’s Hospital of Michigan.
“As a long-time advocate of Head Start programs, I am pleased that $1.7 million in grant funding has been given to Starfish Family Services to continue and improve this vital public program in Detroit. Low-income and at-risk children who participate in Head Start are not only significantly more prepared to begin their formal education, but have a much higher chance of graduating from both high school and college. Head Start also provides support and services to each student’s family, providing a positive environment for preschoolers to transition into Kindergarten. I thank HHS for their commitment to improving the standard of education and opportunity for children in Detroit.
“The Western Wayne Family Health Center provides affordable health and preventative care to many individuals and communities in Michigan. This $1.2 million grant from HHS will allow the WWFHC to reach a wider body of patients as well as continue to develop their services and outreach programs. HHS has also awardedWayne State University $669,000 in funding to continue in their cancer research program as a lead academic participating site for theNational Cancer Institute clinical trials. I am pleased to see grants awarded to a wide array of medical and educational programs in Michigan and am greatly appreciative of the recognition and funding provided by HHS.”