Mobile Health Central has
arrived at CMU and has already been on the road partnering with the Lions Club in Harrison and Special Olympics (Fall games) to provide hearing screenings with faculty, staff and
students from The Herbert H. & Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions. Mobile
Health Central is nearly 39 feet in length and is fully customized with a sound
proof booth for hearing/audiology testing, an exam table and other equipment
needed to provide access to high-quality health care in rural or underserved
areas of Michigan. In addition, it will serve as a vehicle for research,
preventative health education and recruitment. Mobile Health Central will
expand the college’s mission of serving and enhancing healthcare in areas of
need in Michigan and be incorporated into our student learning, research and
community outreach efforts.
Mobile Health Central
became a reality through the generous $500,000 grant received from The Herbert
H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation in Midland. The grant fully funded the creation
of the vehicle and will assist in covering a majority of the costs of the first
few community visits. The goal of Mobile Health Central is to improve health
status and community quality of life by reaching out into various communities
where there are gaps in access to health care services. This can be achieved
through partnerships and collaborations with communities and their leaders to
help fill some of those gaps.
Mobile Health Central is
the first of its kind for a college or university in the state of Michigan. For
more information or if you are interested in having Mobile Health Central out
to your community or location, please call 989-774-2900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.