Physical Health Integration Timeline for GHS

Summer 2013:

  • Long-time FQHC partner moves out of GHS main campus making way for our own FQHC, the Genesee Community Health Center, to fully integrate with our psychiatric clinic

Spring 2013:

  • Name changes to Genesee Health System to reflect new mission

Winter 2012:

  • GHS joins the Michigan Integrated Health Learning Community

Fall 2012:

  • Genesee Community Health Center (our Federally Qualified Health Center) opens on October 8th
  • GHS receives grant from the University of Michigan to develop a tool to track and improve health outcomes by making data for key health measures like blood pressure and body mass index (BMI) easier to understand and use

Summer 2012:

  • GHS receives a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to open a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)
  • GHS receives a grant from the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) to implement SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment)

Fall 2011:

  • GHS receives a grant from MDCH to fund the Recovery Navigator Teams

Summer 2011:

  • GHS beautifies their stairwells using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s starWELL toolkit.
  • GHS receives a Health Center Planning Grant From HRSA to prepare to open an FQHC

Spring 2011:

  • GHS hires an epidemiologist, Fannie Rackover

Winter 2010:

  • GHS submits grant proposal to HRSA to open a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)

Summer 2009:

  • GHS begins offering the InShape program to consumers to improve health outcomes
  • First season for the GHS Community Garden Project
  • Wellness Stations open in several GHS buldings, offering a blood pressure machine for public use in the main bulding and access to health education materials in all buildings