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Screening of 'Nor Any Drop to Drink: The Flint Water Crisis' in Grand Rapids

by (Cedric Taylor)

Submitted 04-17-2018 under NONPROFITS

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan is without question one of the most serious man-made disasters in recent memory. Most of us undoubtedly have seen news reports of brown, brackish tap water, bags of hair, skin rashes, marches and protests, crowded...

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Why parent voices matter more

by (Healthy Homes C...)

Submitted 03-19-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Two stories featuring parents who are fighting to end childhood lead poisoning were told in local news this past week. Tabitha Williams, a leader in the grassroots parent group, Parents for Healthy Homes, won an award from WMEAC’s Women...

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Parents react to data showing 49507 leads state in lead poisoned children

by (Talor Musil)

Submitted 11-07-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

After a decade of decline, the number of lead-poisoned children in Kent County is rising. Recent data shows a 40 percent increase in lead-poisoned children in the 49507 zip code during the past two years. This Grand Rapids neighborhood ranks number...

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Standing ovation for Snyder in Grand Rapids shows gross disconnect with people of Flint

by (balexander)

Submitted 03-22-2016 under OPINION

Yesterday The Economic Club of Grand Rapids reminded me how thoroughly disconnected they are from the pulse of the community. Let me rephrase that. The Economic Club of Grand Rapids reminded me that they have no desire to assess a pulse, as a matter...

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Environmental concerns reflective of racial inequity

by (prfcgr)

Submitted 01-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

Water is a natural resource that, in the developed world, we often take for granted. On a daily basis, most people in the United States do not question whether or not their drinking water is safe. In Grand Rapids, most people don’t think about...

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Catalyst Radio: Grants available through Healthy Homes Coalition to get lead contamination out of homes

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 09-26-2014 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we highlight the nonprofit Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan – working to improve children’s health...

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Building Healthy Homes Tour

by (Healthy Homes C...)

Submitted 06-27-2011 under

  Are you looking to get more involved in the community? Do you want to help create positive change in the lives of Grand Rapids families? We are a small children's environmental health non-profit organization creating BIG change in Grand...

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Lead Safe Painting and Home Repair Class

by (Healthy Homes C...)

Submitted 06-27-2011 under

  Are you planning to fix-up an older home now, or in the future? Or even planning to simply paint a room? Disturbing paint in homes built before 1978 may create lead hazards that can be dangerous to your family's health.  Lead...

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More Money for Landlords to Fix Lead

by (Healthy Homes C...)

Submitted 02-15-2011 under NONPROFITS

Effective immediately and until further notice, Get the Lead Out! program financing arrangements for landlords have been increased to $12,000 for the first unit served.  The co-pay has also been reduced to $500 per unit.   Get the Lead Out...

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