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WSU's Michigan Area Health Education Center selects Greater Detroit Area Health Council to host Southeast Regional Center
January 24, 2013
The Michigan Area Health Education Center (M-AHEC), a program of Wayne State University, has selected the Greater Detroit Area Health Council (GDAHC) to manage its Southeast Regional Center. In this capacity, GDAHC will identify community needs, implement initiatives introducing K-12 students to health careers, coordinate training and development programs for health sciences students and professionals, and assist with fund development in nine counties: Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne. "This collaboration will facilitate the development of programs, practices and partnerships that will positively impact the delivery of primary care services in communities throughout Michigan," said Valerie M. Parisi, M.D., dean of the Wayne State University School of Medicine and co-principal investigator of the MI-AHEC grant. "In a very competitive selection process, the Greater Detroit Area Health Council demonstrated a strong commitment to and clear understanding of the mission, vision and goals of the Michigan AHEC program," said Barbara K. Redman, dean of the Wayne State University College of Nursing and co-principal investigator of the MI-AHEC grant. "GDAHC has demonstrated an ability to leverage its relationships, resources and reputation to improve access to care. We are confident this experience will help us accomplish our objectives as we work to meet the needs of underserved populations in southeastern Michigan and throughout the state."