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Grant boosts medical efforts in Michigan's underserved areas

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A federal grant is boosting the work of a Michigan program aimed at putting more health care professionals in underserved communities.

Wayne State University announced this week that its program, the Michigan Area Health Education Center , has received $1.1 million from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. Most of the money will be used to strengthen the center's statewide network of five regional centers as well as career preparation and continuing education programs.

The grant also includes money specifically for worker training activities to support opioid use disorder diagnosis, prevention and treatment.

The Detroit school established the center in 2010.