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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 health care 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

Aug 1, 2017

Strengthening Families Program

Families with 10-14 year olds: is your family struggling? Do you wish you had some help? 
The FREE Strengthening Families 10-14 Program is a great opportunity for …

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

Melissa Wikman

Executive Director of the Muskegon YMCA

The Muskegon YMCA has been a constant in our community since 1916 promoting youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility through programs and activities.

what’s happening

Charted Releases New Advance Care Directives Resources to the Community.

Charted Healthcare Planning Coalition is introducing a new advance directive and is increasing its effort to see more completed advance directives in our region. The new advance …

Health Project Announces Community Benefit Board Initiative Grantees

Funds support initiatives that address health needs identified in recent Community Health Needs Assessment

The Health Project’s Advisory Board of Directors announced their grantee recipients of the …

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 …

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Dawn Rymal

Community Health Worker

Dawn is bridging the gaps between school and community resources for students at Oakridge Public Schools.

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