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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.

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

community spotlight

Meet Shelia Wilson

Educating providers and youth about sexual health in Muskegon County.

“We are lucky to have the low HIV rates that we do in Muskegon County; but the STI rates are very scary because HIV and other STI’s can go hand in hand”, stated Shelia Wilson, Nursing Supervisor at Public Health Muskegon County. Shelia oversees the STI and HIV Program at Public Health. Along with that, come many other responsibilities.

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Take the CHNA Survey

Filling out the CHNA survey is your chance to be heard! It‘s how we know what your health care needs are so we can improve our …

Community Benefit Board Initiative Grants – Letters of Intent Due March 2nd

The Project Advisory Board is requesting proposals for the FY19 Community Benefit Board Initiative Grants. The Community Benefit Board Initiative Grants are awarded yearly to organizations for …

Sr. Simone Courtade Grant Application 2018-2019

The 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 …

staff highlight

Meet Emma Johnston

As a community health worker in direct service, Emma Johnston’s main concern is health insurance through the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid; but she also works with other DHS programs like food assistance and State Emergency Relief, utility bill assistance through True North and MOCAP, and any other kind of community referrals or aid possible.

 

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