DETROIT, MI – Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation (CHMF) announced a grant award to The Jed Foundation (JED) of $15,000 grant to support the JED Campus program as part of their 2017 grant cycle.

JED Campus a nationwide initiative to help colleges and universities support the mental health and well-being of their students, will equip 13 participating Michigan universities and colleges with the skills and knowledge to enhance campus-wide efforts around student mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention.

“As an advocate for children in Michigan, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is proud to support JED Campus. Programs like these allow much needed support at a pivotal point in childhood development; the transition to adulthood,” stated Lawrence J. Burns, President & CEO of CHMF.  “Our hope is that studies and support programs such as this develop pathways to help children at younger ages, so when they get to college they are more prepared.”

JED Campus is also supported by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation, the Ethel and James Flinn Foundation, the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, and the Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan.

“JED Campus is grateful for the funding from the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, which allows us to work with such a large group of schools in Michigan,” said Lee Swain, Director of JED Campus. “Our collaboration will yield healthier campus communities and ultimately promote student success.”

The mental health and wellness of children is one of CHMF’s five newly identified health priority focus areas.  “Supporting JED in partnership with four other community leaders is a great way for CHMF to join forces and maximize the impact on children in a key area of need,” stated Burns.

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