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Expansion of the Genesee Health Plan

Genesee County Health Department

  • Program Flint Area
  • Program Area Meeting Evolving Community Needs
  • Grant Amount $1,218,220
  • Grant Period October 1, 2004–September 30, 2007
  • Location Flint, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Flint

About this grant

A grant to the Genesee County Health Department will support the expansion of the Genesee Health Plan (GHP) and provide access to basic health-care services for the uninsured in Genesee County. Through the expanded plan, health plan members will increase from 11,000 to 36,500, encompassing every uninsured adult in the county who enrolls and who earns at or below 200 percent of the poverty level in 2009. In addition it is expected that 13,000 children no currently covered by insurance will benefit from Michigan’s MiChild program. Funding will support objectives that include redesigning and expanding GHP’s information, administrative and funding infrastructure; determining the feasibility of a tax-based method for long-term funding of some of the healthcare costs; launching an extensive marketing/outreach and member education program; and expanding GHP’s disease management program to cover the expansion population and include disease prevention and wellness initiatives.The Genesee County Health Department was established in 1929 to protect and promote public health. The organization administers more than 40 programs in the areas of clinical, community, substance abuse and environmental health services throughout Genesee County.