October 2020  After the initial letter from the city of Inkster suggesting to move the launch of the Inkster Farmer’s Market to Summer 2021, Joyce Phillips, the market manager, continued to develop infrastructure for the market. While a launch in summer 2020 was not feasible, the Inkster Task Force decided to present the Farmer’s Market…

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September 2020 In September of 2020, the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan REACH team received additional funding to promote the importance of receiving the flu vaccine in Western Wayne County. In an effort to reduce racial health disparities in flu vaccine uptake, CDC’s Immunization Division approached REACH grantees to apply for targeted 1-year funding to…

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Learn more about the importance of getting your flu shot this year with our PSAs, available on YouTube, both in English and Spanish. Click this link to view them: Flu Vaccination YouTube Playlist.

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ANN ARBOR, MICH.–(February 18, 2019)—The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) has received an award of nearly $3.5 million to be used over five years from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). REACH, which stands for Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health, is a CDC-administered national program to remove barriers to health…

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In May 2019, the NKFM team discovered Go NAPSACC at the DNPAO (Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity) Conference in Atlanta. Go NAPSACC provides more resources and module topics (Nutrition, Physical Activity, Outdoor Play and Learning, Screen Time, Farm to ECE, Breastfeeding and Infant Feeding, and Oral Health) for centers to select from, and…

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On May 28th, 2020, the NKFM in partnership with Beaumont Health Communities hosted the first Western Wayne Food System Listening Session with three goals. The first goal was to raise food literacy of the general public, which was accomplished by providing a quick overview of the food system, presented by Theresa Tejada, that included local…

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