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Staff Highlight

Meet Mimi Rankin, who works to provide services and proper care to at-risk populations.

Whether you know Mimi Rankin from her radio show Journey to Better Health (airing on 100.1 in Muskegon) or as the Community Outreach Coordinator for the Health Project, she is often described as one of the most passionate community leaders in the Muskegon area. Employed with the Health Project since 1997, Mimi started as outreach and enrollment specialist, enrolling thousands of pregnant women and children in the MIChild, Healthy Kids, and Medicaid programs. She was also program staff for the Miles of Smiles mobile dental unit, which delivered comprehensive dental care to uninsured and Medicaid-eligible children in inner-city neighborhoods. She also served as the lead coordinator for the Health Project’s study on African American’s with diabetes, which lead her to start organizing several education and awareness events for minority populations.

In addition to organizing multiple community events such as the annual African American Diabetes Conference and the Men’s Health Fair, Mimi also schedules and staffs the Wheels of Mercy mobile outreach programs during the spring, which connects people to health care services. Rankin and her outreach team of community health workers are trained to help low-income residents maneuver through the health care system and remove many barriers to good health – making sure everyone, including the uninsured and underinsured, get the services they need.

“This isn’t a job for me,” Rankin said. “It’s a passion for me. I love helping people. With most people, if they know you care, then they care. My philosophy is you give each patient the tools they need to take care of their health.”

A longtime resident of Muskegon Heights, Mimi serves on the Muskegon Height’s Planning Committee, Muskegon Heights Board of Education, and several local boards to share her energy, time, and talent with the community she loves.

 

upcoming events

Apr 13, 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 …

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 …

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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

Luke Reynolds

Executive Director of LifeCircles PACE

Luke currently serves as the board chair for PACE Association of Michigan, Chair of the Charted Healthcare Planning Coalition, and is an advisory board member of the The Health Project.

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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 …

Muskegon County May Increase Tobacco Age to 21

One West Michigan county is a step closer to changing the age to buy tobacco products.

Muskegon County commissioners say they support changing the legal purchasing age …

staff highlight

Mimi Rankin

Community Outreach Coordinator

Mimi, the one and only, works to provide services and proper care to at-risk populations.

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