For the second year in a row, the Wayne County Health Department was awarded a Kresge Foundation grant in support of telehealth and student learning. The partnership between the United Way of Wayne County (UWWC) & the Wayne County Health Department (WCHD) made the execution of this grant a smooth and successful one.
A grant in the amount of $39,000 provided rural families and individuals with a link to telehealth as well as remote learning opportunities for students.
To fulfill their mission of promoting human progress, the Kresge Foundation has been awarding grants for more than 80 years. “The Wayne County Health Department was grateful to once again receive funds from the Kresge Foundation.” said Dr. Brenda Weis, Wayne County Health Department. “We engaged the United Way of Wayne County to evaluate and identify needs in the community and found multiple ways to benefit the county.”
With the support of the United Way of Wayne County, 44 Chromebooks were distributed to families and students at Grantham Elementary and Spring Creek Elementary; in support of telehealth and student learning. Families were trained to navigate telehealth and find resources improving their technology skills. In addition, the Kresge grant supported initiatives to support the Maternal Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) facilitated jointly by the WCHD & UWWC.
“As the Wayne County Health Department expands their scope of health education and programming, we are elated to continue this partnership. With a strong partnership with Wayne County Public Schools, facilitating this project allowed us to meet our mission of bringing resources and people together to improve lives”, said Sherry Archibald, UWWC Executive Director.