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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

Apr 24, 2021

Muskegon Spring Medication Take Back Event

The Muskegon Area Medication Disposal Program (MAMDP) is hosting a medication and sharp take back event on Saturday, April 24th. The event will take place at the …

Apr 30, 2021

Take the CHNA Survey! April 1st - April 30th

Every three years, Mercy Health conducts a community health needs assessment (CHNA). The CHNA helps communities, organizations, and local health systems identify issues that impact health in …

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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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Take the CHNA Survey

Every three years, Mercy Health conducts a community health needs assessment (CHNA). The CHNA helps communities, organizations, and local health systems identify issues that impact health in the community. This process will guide efforts to improve health for the next three years. We need to hear from you! Your input will help us learn about our communities, their strengths, and the things that need to improve. This survey asks about you, your opinions, and where you live.

 

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Take the CHNA Survey!

Every three years, Mercy Health conducts a community health needs assessment (CHNA). The CHNA helps communities, organizations, and local health systems identify issues that impact health in …

Muskegon Medication Disposal Spring Event - April 24

MUSKEGON, MI – The Muskegon Area Medication Disposal Program (MAMDP) is hosting a medication and needle take back event on Saturday, April 24th at the Muskegon Township …

Vaccination Roll Out in West Michigan

Mercy Health Saint Mary’s, Mercy Health Muskegon and the Health Project have helped in rolling out vaccines in West Michigan in collaborative partnerships established in West Michigan. …

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Muskegon Area Medication Disposal Program Host Spring Take Back Event

The Muskegon Area Medication Disposal Program (MAMDP) is hosting a medication and needle take back event on Saturday, April 24th at the Muskegon Township Fire Department, located at 1117 W. Walker Rd., Muskegon MI from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All MAMDP volunteers will be implementing and following COVID-19 safety protocols to allow for a safe event.

 

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