The Center for Family Health believes that partnerships and community networks are the key to successful patient health. We are successful in helping our patients achieve healthy lifestyles because we partner with each individual patient to provide the support and guidance he or she may need to achieve better health.

Over the years, we also have developed partnerships and participated in community networks with many organizations that are important to helping us achieve our mission and better serve our patients and improve the overall health of our community. Below is a summary of community partners, and it is not meant to be completely exhaustive. We also recognize that while not listed, many of our community networks such as Health Improvement Organization (HIO), Cradle to Career (c2C), and the Human Service Network (HSN) in both Jackson and Hillsdale counties play a significant role in helping us provide quality, and affordable health care.


Baker College

CFH serves as a training site for a number of Baker College programs. Read more about this partnership.


Central Michigan 211 is a free service that connects residents with help in their communities, including health care at the Center for Family Health. Dialing the numbers 2-1-1 on a landline or mobile phone accesses the service's trained operators. Jackson County is one of counties served by Central Michigan 211. Read more about this partnership.

Community Action Agency (Jackson, Lenawee, and Hillsdale Counties) CAA

CFH and CAA work together to assist low-income residents in our community access health care and other assistance.  CFH provides medical and dental screening to Jackson Head Start enrollees. Read more about this partnership.

Health & Human Services / Health Resources & Services Administration (HHS/HRSA)

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary federal agency for improving access to health-care services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable. Read more about this partnership.

Henry Ford Allegiance Health

Henry Ford Allegiance Health and CFH work together to identify and address gaps in care in Jackson and to improve the health of our community. CFH hosts Henry Ford Allegiance Health’s Family Medicine continuity clinic for medical residents (GME). Read more about this partnership.

Hillsdale Hospital

Support and assistance from Hillsdale Hospital helped Center for Family Health-Hillsdale open in 2015 and the hospital remains a key partner in the Center's ongoing work to expand access to care to underserved populations in the Hillsdale community. Read more about this partnership.

Jackson Public Schools (JPS)

Jackson Public Schools hosts three CFH-operated school health centers.  These sites are at Northeast Elementary, the Middle School at Parkside and Jackson High School.  All Jackson Public School sites utilize CFH’s mobile dental service. Read more about this partnership.

Jackson County Intermediate School District  

CFH hosts students from several Career Center programs and participates in the multi- county coordinated school health council, including Mi-PHY surveys.

Jackson College

CFH has served as a training site for a number of Jackson College programs.


LifeWays, the community mental health agency, and the Center for Family Health work closely to identify gaps in access to behavioral health services for underserved populations. CFH operates a full-time, primary medical care site within LifeWays, which includes coordination of services. A LifeWays access clinician is housed at CFH’s downtown site on a full-time basis. Read more about this partnership.

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

MDHHS provides support and technical assistance in our efforts to improve care for CFH patients, and it works with the Center to help low-income families and individuals enroll in programs providing health benefits. Read more about this partnership.

Michigan Primary Care Association (MPCA)

MPCA's mission is to promote, support and develop comprehensive, accessible and affordable community-based health-care services to everyone in Michigan. The Center for Family Health has been a member of MPCA since 1995. Read more about this partnership.

National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)

The National Association of Community Health Centers works with a network of state health-center and primary medical care organizations to serve health centers through advocacy, training and technical assistance. Read more about this partnership. 

Northwest Community Schools

CFH opened a school health center in R.W. Kidder Middle School in the fall of 2013.  In addition, CFH’s mobile dental unit visits the schools in the Northwest district on a regular basis. Read more about this partnership.

United Way of Jackson

CFH has been a United Way partner since we opened our doors in 1991, helping to identify and address health-care needs in our community.  Currently, our health center receives United Way funding to support emergency adult dental services.

Note: This list is not meant to be exhaustive, rather a compilation of some of the organizations that work with the Center for Family Health. We value and appreciate all organizations that impact and provide other services to our patients. Those organizations also allow us to fully carryout our mission of health care for all.

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