Northwest Michigan nonprofits create health guide

DANIELLE WOODWARD | March 19, 2017

Northwest Michigan nonprofits create health guide
Tina Allen has noticed that social issues like homelessness, poverty and addiction seem to suffer a disconnect from local policy. Allen, a coordinator of Northwest Michigan Continuum of Care and former planning commissioner, sees the relationship from both sides. Local officials don't see how their decisions affect homelessness, and social service workers don't realize that they can educate local government to impact those decisions, she said.

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