Detroit health services control returning to city

By The Associated Press | Posted - Oct. 1, 2014 at 4:20 a.m.



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DETROIT (AP) — Control of most Detroit public health services is returning to the city's health department about two years after it taken away.

Health services such as immunizations, HIV testing and tuberculosis treatment were turned over to the private, nonprofit Institute for Population Health in 2012 amid problems with Detroit's Department of Health and Wellness Promotion.

The initial transfer came under former Mayor Dave Bing's administration.

Officials in the administration of Mayor Mike Duggan, a past CEO of the Detroit Medical Center, say it will be a smooth transition. Vernice Anthony, Department of Health and Wellness Promotion director, tells The Detroit News (http://bit.ly/ZqUPxi ) the city will contract many services to vendors.

The Institute for Population Health hired medical workers and provided health services directly to residents at clinics around Detroit.

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Information from: The Detroit News, http://detnews.com/

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