Project Title: Partnering For Health-Thumb Access to Care Project
Grant Period: 05/01/2009 – 04/30/2012
Program Representative Interviewed: Ed Gamache, Chair; CEO, Harbor Beach Community Hospital
Location: Harbor Beach, Michigan
Program Overview: The Partnering for Health program aimed to address disparities in medical,
dental and vision care in the “Thumb” area counties of Huron, Sanilac, and Tuscola, Michigan.
The program's objectives were to increase the number of people with lower incomes who are uninsured that
have an ongoing source of care or medical home and are offered free or low-cost oral health services.