The Center for Better Health will continue to provide services in Benton Harbor in 2021

Photo courtesy: Spectrum Health Lakeland

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. – The Center for Better Health, which opened its doors last fall with funding from the Michigan Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities, will continue to help community members in Benton Harbor in 2021.

Starting January 12, the center will operate Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Staff at the center are available to help Benton Harbor residents with employment opportunities, legal navigation, social service navigation, government benefits, mental health counseling, health coaching, and more.

The center also offers health screenings and immunizations, including virtual doctor appointments, flu shots, blood pressure readings, cholesterol and blood sugar checks, and body fat analysis.

Residents in the area can also acquire free personal protective equipment like masks, soap, and hand sanitizer.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has been a deeply painful experience for our nation and has elevated the widespread health challenges faced by many communities of color,” said Lynn Todman, PhD, vice president of health equity, Spectrum Health Lakeland. “The Center for Better Health offers a unique opportunity to help narrow racial health inequities by providing care and support close to where people live. My hope is that the center will strengthen the relationship between Spectrum Health Lakeland and the Benton Harbor community.”

The continuation of services at the Center for Better Health is supported by the Health Equity Endowment Fund established by Spectrum Health Lakeland in June 2020.

The Center for Better health is located at 100 W. Main St. in Benton Harbor.

For more information on the center and the services they offer, call 269-408-2258 or visit this website.

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