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$10M in funding going to 10 health centers in Michigan

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FLINT, MI (AP) -

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced $10 million in funding for 10 health centers in Michigan, including a system that serves Flint.

The department says Wednesday that the funding is for facility renovation, construction or expansion. The release says the funding will be used by health centers to bump up patient capacity and provide more primary and preventative health services for medically underserved populations.

According to the release, $1 million is going to Genesee Health System, which serves residents in Flint. President Barack Obama was in Flint on Wednesday amid the city's crisis over lead-tainted water.

The department's Dr. Nicole Lurie said in the release that access to good health care "is essential to help residents of Flint recover from possible health impacts of lead exposure."

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