By Joyce Williams
National Kidney Foundation 

Area organizations join the NKFM to celebrate REACH grant success


August 17, 2023

Marolyn Valenzuela from NKFM; Dotti Sharp from the Judson Center, which led the Detroit Equity Coalition on COVID initiative; Theresa Tejada from NKFM (left to right)

In late July, the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) and 70 representatives from their community partners celebrated the final months of the REACH project, which was funded and launched in 2018 in the communities of Inkster, Wayne and Westland. Southwest Detroit added in 2021. REACH stands for "Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health" and is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Through the REACH project, the NKFM partnered with community organizations and stakeholders to improve policies, systems, and environmental conditions that impact health, part...

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