What They’re Watching: Becky Cienki, Michigan Health Endowment Fund


Eli Kirshbaum


In this edition of “What They’re Watching,” Michigan Health Endowment Fund’s Behavioral Health Director Becky Cienki discusses her priority areas of nutrition, behavioral health, and healthy aging. The Fund provides policy guidance and funding to improve healthcare for the state’s underserved populations.


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In 2021, the organization allocated a total of $33 million in grants to fund 170 projects throughout Michigan.

“Some of those projects focused on things like food security at a local level, and others really address larger systemic opportunities to look at social determinants. For example, being able to connect housing information with health information and being able to alert providers about opportunities to provide more intense case management.”