Charter Health Care Celebrates Newly Accredited Pharmacy Tech Program

  Charter Health Care Training Center recently celebrated the accreditation of its Pharmacy Technician program. Students undergo training in a realistic environment that replicates community and hospital pharmacy settings in a state-of-the art pharmacy simulation lab followed by clinical externship training at local pharmacies. After completion of the program, students go on to take the National Accreditation Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam administered through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.  Upon successfully passing the exam, students will earn the title of Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT), and can apply for licensure in the…

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State Representative Sheldon Neeley Calls for Judicial Accountability

Submitted by State Rep. Sheldon Neeley Since September 2017, the 67th District Court has heard testimony, received evidence and considered the facts of how the water crisis began, and whether state Department of Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon should be sent to trial for misconduct in office and two counts of involuntary manslaughter after 12 people died from Legionnaires’ disease in connection to the water crisis. Instead of finally receiving justice last week, we were handed yet another delay, forcing us to wait until Aug. 20 to learn…

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Free Dental Health Screenings

Free dental health screenings and a variety of fun activities for Flint residents will be held Saturday, Aug. 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at New Jerusalem Full Gospel Baptist Church, 1035 East Carpenter Road, Flint.  The free screenings are made possible thanks to the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in partnership with the Hamilton Community Health Network, Community Based Organization Partners (CBOP), Community Outreach for Family and Youth (COFY) and New Jerusalem. Additional services and events for the day will include the opportunity to schedule follow-up…

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Michigan Motorists Reminded to ‘Move Over’ for Emergency Vehicles

Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson recently released a public service announcement calling on motorists to follow Michigan’s “Move Over” law that protects the lives of emergency responders who have stopped their vehicle on a roadway. “Twenty-four hours each day, emergency personnel are on duty working to protect us from harm,” Johnson said. “We ask motorists to return the favor—and follow the law—by moving over a lane when they see police and fire vehicles, ambulances, tow trucks or other emergency responders stopped on the road or the edge of the road.” Johnson,…

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Congressional Delegation Meets with Flint Residents

A congressional delegation led by Congressman Dan Kildee visited Flint on Friday, July 20 to meet with Flint residents and observe lead pipes being replaced in their homes.  Deronda Jones said she and her family have used bottled water since the crisis began four years ago.  Members of Congress joined by Mayor Karen Weaver met with Jones and her neighbors to hear first hand what needs to be done to help families recover. The Courier’s Sheri L. Stuart filed the following report…

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GROOVY! TUNES AT NOON IS BACK!

In case you’re wondering how Stella got her groove back…the answer is simple. She spent her summer at Willson Park in downtown Flint, enjoying free live music at the ever-popular Tunes at Noon Festival! And whether you are looking to get your groove back, or just give it some much needed maintenance, why not make plans to pack a lunch and head downtown any day, Monday through Friday, from now until August 17, to enjoy a delicious mix of jazz, blues, rock, gospel and more performed by talented Michigan musicians.…

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Flint Families Can Get Nutritious Food at Mobile Food Pantry in July

Flint families may get nutritious food that can limit the effects of lead exposure during mobile food pantry hours set for July at locations throughout Flint. The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services are announcing the upcoming schedule for mobile food pantry stops to distribute foods rich in calcium, vitamin C and iron. Families in July will receive produce that includes corn, green beans, zucchini, kale, collards, cabbage, potatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers, watermelon, peppers. More than $300 million has been provided…

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Gubernatorial Candidates Talk Water Crisis, Healthcare and More at Town Hall

By Sheri L. Stuart, Staff Writer The Democratic hopefuls vying to fill the role as the state’s next governor participated in a town hall meeting hosted by the Michigan Legislative Black Caucus on Saturday, June 23 at New Jerusalem Full Gospel Baptist Church.  Candidates Abdul El-Sayed, Shri Thanedar, Bill Cobbs, and Gretchen Whitmer delivered opening and closing statements during the 50-minute session that was televised live.  They each responded to questions covering multiple categories, including Flint’s water crisis, healthcare, the environment, education, and criminal justice reform. On the issue of…

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Second Measles Case Identified in Michigan; Health Officials Urge Protection Through Vaccination

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has confirmed a second case of measles in Michigan for 2018. This case is unrelated to Michigan’s first case which occurred in March. Both cases were the result of exposure outside of the country, emphasizing the higher risk of measles during international travel and the importance of being protected against the disease by vaccination. The ill individual arrived on June 12 at approximately 3:45 p.m. at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) at the international arrivals area of the McNamara Terminal…

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Flint Registry looking to fill full-time and part-time positions!

The Flint Registry is hiring for full-time and part-time Interviewer team members. The Pediatric Public Health Initiative, under the direction of Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, seeks a team of Interviewers for its CDC-funded grant to establish a Flint Registry. The Flint Registry’s goal is to connect people who were impacted by the Flint Water Crisis to resources and programs that serve to lessen the effects of lead on health while promoting wellness and recovery. Dr. Nicole Jones, Director of the Flint Registry said, “We are excited to bring jobs to the…

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