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  • National HIV Testing Day, June 27, 2024

    Lisa Rutledge, Western Wayne Family Health Center|Jun 27, 2024

    For this year's National HIV Testing Day, think about your exposure to HIV. Although the rate of HIV has been going down for many groups of people, it is still impacting people of color at much too high rate. Getting tested can open up a conversation to help prevent getting infected or getting connected to care if the test is reactive. According to the Office of Minority Health: Although Black/African Americans represent almost 13 percent of the U.S. population, they account for 42.1 percent of...

  • Leadership change at Western Wayne Family Health Centers

    Lisa Rutledge|Dec 1, 2022

    Western Wayne Family Health Centers (WWFHC) was established in 2005 and is governed by a volunteer board of directors, which is comprised of at least 51% of people who use the center for health care services. After over a decade of leadership by outgoing chair Noah "Pete" Bergeron of Romulus, there is a new chair of the board. Taking the role is Bishop Walter Starghill Jr, who has been on the board since 2008, and is from Inkster. Other officers of the board include Vice Chair Pastor Velma Jean...