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Bay College receives MDHHS planning grant to create Child and Adolescent Health Center

ESCANABA, MI— Bay College hopes to open a child and adolescent health center on campus within the next year.

The college and Public Health, Delta and Menominee Counties have received a state planning grant to convene partners and identify locations in or near K-12 schools to add primary care, nursing, and behavioral health services for students.

If the grant is successful, the health clinic for 10- to-21-year-olds will be housed in the Catherine Bonifas Building. It will be available to all youth ages 10-21 in the area and to Bay College students.

The funding for the planning grants is part of a $25 million investment made by the state to expand Child and Adolescent Health Centers sites across Michigan. Following successful completion of the planning process, the new sites will be awarded implementation funding.

Nicole was born near Detroit but has lived in the U.P. most of her life. She graduated from Marquette Senior High School and attended Michigan State and Northern Michigan Universities, graduating from NMU in 1993 with a degree in English.