FLINT, Mich. — The Genesee Health Plan announced it will expand its community health workers to all Flint Community Schools.
They plan to do this by deploying on-the-ground, trained healthcare workers who can identify needs of students and their families, as well as connect then to available resources.
In June, a $2.9 million grant was awarded to expand the community education initiative, increasing the number of community health workers in the Flint Community School District.
"What our community health workers do is they meet with parents and children to make sure they have health insurance and they can use that health insurance and know where to go and see a doctor and also what other resources that they might need," said Jim Milanowski, president and CEO of Genesee Health Plan.
Last year the Genesee Health Plan community health workers served more than 1,000 families and connected 2,000 people with doctor visits.