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Catalyst Radio: Catherine's Health Center awarded grant for new Heart Smart Connections program

CHC’s aim is to provide high quality, affordable and compassionate health care to the underserved in the community, using collaborations with health agencies, hospitals, schools, churches, homes for the elderly, service clubs and neighborhood organizations.

About Catalyst Radio

Catalyst Radio is the weekly public affairs radio program of Community Media Center, with producer and host Linda Gellasch. The program is a feature of WYCE and The Rapidian and includes interviews with organizations and people working on social change and community support, examines media and free speech issues, and takes a look at the behind-the-scenes of Rapidian reporting. You can catch it on air at noon every Friday on WYCE 88.1 FM or streaming on the Grand Rapids Community Media Center Website.

Past Catalyst Radio episodes are archived on The Rapidian.

Catherine’s Health Center is located at 1211 Lafayette Ave. NE, on the St. Alphonsus Parish campus.

Catherine’s Health Center is located at 1211 Lafayette Ave. NE, on the St. Alphonsus Parish campus. /CHC

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In this episode of Catalyst Radio we feature the local nonprofit Catherine’s Health Center, working to improve access for those in need of health care.

Executive Director Karen Kaashoek joins us in studio to profile the services available through Catherine’s Health Center, including the latest grant-funded effort Heart Smart Connections.

The Health Center, located in northeast Grand Rapids, also offers healthy living programs in other areas of the community, at no cost to participants.



Local music featured in this edition of Catalyst Radio comes from The Outer Vibe, out with a new EP called Pass It On. The song is “Glass.”

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