Kent County

Grand Rapids African American Health Initiative

To improve the overall health status of African Americans in Kent County by improving the quality of health care available to this demographic in Michigan.

Contact: Shannon Wilson

www.graahi.org

shannon.wilson@graahi.org


Grand Rapids ―Strong Beginnings‖ Healthy Start

The goal of Strong Beginnings is to improve birth outcomes and maternal and child health for the African American population.

Contact: Peggy Vander Meulen

www.graahi.org

peggy.vandermeulen@spectrum-health.org


Kent County Health Department

Reduce infant mortality, primarily the African American health disparity.

Contact: Karyn Pelon

www.accesskent.com/Health/
health_department.htm

Karyn.Pelon@kentcountymi.gov