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Diabetes Conference

The African American Diabetes Conference is held each November to educate the community about living with the disease, spotting the early signs, and how to avoid it.

The event, organized by the Health Project, aims to educate and empower individuals living with diabetes in Muskegon County through free health screenings, informational workshops and connection with local resources. The screenings and hands-on sessions not only address diabetes, but also several conditions that often accompany diabetes: heart disease, blood pressure, poor nutrition, hypertension, and more.

Mimi Rankin, the Health Project’s Community Outreach Coordinator, is one of the main organizers of the conference every year. In her role, she ensures that those in the Muskegon community living with diabetes have control over their disease and are informed on what resources are available.

“We’re encouraging everyone to come and be a part of this annual event. Every year, you’ll learn something new about diabetes that you never knew before,” Rankin said. “It’s a wonderful day to meet other people living with diabetes and learn from their experiences.”

 

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upcoming events

Jan 20, 2018

Men's Health Fair

The African American Men’s Health Fair
Offering Free Health Screenings at Muskegon Heights High School
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Jan 30, 2018

Freedom from Smoking Cessation Classes

New year, new you! FREE Freedom from Smoking Cessation Classes are offered to educate and support those who are struggling to kick the habit. Learn how to …

Feb 1, 2018

Free Nurturing Parent Classes

Join us for this FREE 10-week series for parents! Classes will cover topics such as discipline, communication, child development and problem solving. This fun and informative class …

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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:

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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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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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