NYTimes: In This Michigan County, Pandemic Stimulus Funds Are Remaking Public Health Programs
Many underserved counties and areas are using stimulus funds to build new and local health centers for their communities, which are seeming to have instant positive effects. Even though municipalities were able to choose where they wanted to spend the money, most decided to use it to up their public health programs which have been stretched thin during the pandemic. Some other areas of focus in Ingham County in Michigan have been repairing storm drains, hiring behavioral health specialists and acquiring more emergency medical equipment. Not all investments are health related, with some money going to small businesses as well. To read the full article, click here. To read more about COVID-19, click here.