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Muskegon Health Disparities Coalition

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Bridging the gap.

Good health starts in our daily lives. Long before we get ill and need to see a doctor, healthier decisions can mean a healthier life. Realistically, we can only work with the choices available to us. If we have limited options because of where we live, learn, work, or play, it can harm our ability to lead a healthy lifestyle. If we don’t know what our options are, it’s almost the same as not having them.

People with very limited options are faced with what is known as health disparities. These gaps in healthcare access can lead to a very different level of health or life expectancy than the average population.

The Muskegon Health Disparities Coalition is a central information center to help with referrals for people encountering health disparities. We are a coalition of organizations who have come together with the goal of making sure all people in Muskegon and Oceana County live the longest, healthiest lives possible, with quality medical outcomes.

We want individuals and advocates to call us for help so we can direct them to the resources and options they need in order to live healthier lives.

To help determine if you’re experiencing one or more health disparity, visit this site to learn more and take a short qualifying quiz.

We are here when you or somebody you know has:

  • Difficulty getting to a doctor or a hospital regularly.
  • Language or communication barriers.
  • Poor or inadequate treatment or service from doctors or medical staff.
  • Inadequate access to grocery stores and healthy foods.
  • Inadequate access to safe drinking water.
  • Children who need a safe place to play.
  • Unsafe school conditions.
  • Unsafe housing conditions.
  • Concerns that a workplace is harmful to people’s health.

We provide community outreach, education, and information to help people know what their options are and to help them expand their options so that healthy choices are available to them. The Muskegon Health Disparities Coalition uses results-driven solutions based on scientific community studies. Those studies help us learn if our actions are working, how much they’re working, and where we need to focus our efforts in the future to improve more people’s lives.

upcoming events

May 11, 2017

Freedom From Smoking Classes Offered at Johnson Family Cancer Center

Freedom From Smoking, the leading adult smoking cessation program for over 30 years, shows you how to quit in a safe, supportive environment. You’ll be given the …

Jun 8, 2017

Freedom From Smoking Classes Offered at Johnson Family Cancer Center

Freedom From Smoking, the leading adult smoking cessation program for over 30 years, shows you how to quit in a safe, supportive environment. You’ll be given the …

our services

The Health Project provides a number of direct services to eligible members of the community. These services include the following programs:

community spotlight

Sarah De La Rosa

Case Manager at Mediation & Restorative Services

Sarah is passionate about reducing substance abuse among youth and young adults and is a member of ALI, part of the Coalition for a Drug Free Muskegon County.

what’s happening

See the Results of Kick Butts Day 2017

Kick Butts Day, organized by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, is a national day created for youth to take control of their lives against Big Tobacco. The …

Community Benefit Board Initiative Grants - Letters of Intent Due March 15th 5:00PM

The Project Advisory Board is requesting proposals for the FY18 Community Benefit Board Initiative Grants. The Community Benefit Board Initiative Grants are awarded yearly to organizations for …

Sr. Simone Courtade Grant Application Now Available - Letters of Intent Due March 13th

Sister Simone Courtade Grant Program was created by the Sisters of Mercy to support, strengthen and sustain our organizational Mission in the community. The specific intent of …

staff highlight

Cyndi Powers

Lakeshore Lung Program Coordinator

Cyndi has worked to reduce smoking rates in Muskegon County for 12 years.

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