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Vaccinate The Movie

Vaccinate The Movie. This video was sponsored by the Muskegon Health Disparities Coalition through a grant from the Muskegon LEAD Giving Circle of the Community FDN for Muskegon County.

View Vaccinate The Movie HERE.

Learn more about the Muskegon Health Disparities Coalition by visiting their website: www.muskegonhealthdisparities.org

Register for a vaccine at: https://www.maskupmuskegon.org/vaccineinfo

For more information about COVID-19 information and resources, please visit: https://www.hackleycommunitycare.org/coronavirus-covid…/

Open Office Hours with Tressa!

Tressa will have open office hours every Monday, July 28th to Wednesday August 18th from 12pm to 1pm to answer any other questions that you may have regarding the CBBI and Sr. Simone Grants. To join office hours, please click the link below:

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View Guidance Session Recording and Presentation

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The meeting is intended to aid prospective applicants in understanding the required
rules and regulations that apply to the Community Grants Program and to explain
application requirements for submission. The goal in this process is to make the
application process as efficient and understandable as possible.

To view the PowerPoint presentation of July 7th Guidance Session, please click HERE
To view the recording of the Guidance Session, please see the video below and click play.

 

Please contact Tressa Liba at crosbytk@mercyhealth.com with any questions.

Funds Support Initiatives That Address Identified Health and Social Care Needs

Mercy Health Invites Request for Proposals for 2 Community Grants: Sr. Simone Courtade Fund and Community Benefit Board Initiative Grant

Funds support initiatives that address identified health and social care needs

Muskegon, MI, July 1, 2021 – Mercy Health is issuing two concurrent requests for proposals for their Community Grants Program.
The Community Benefit Board Initiative (CBBI) grant supports health needs identified in the recent Community Health Needs Assessment. Letters of Intent must be submitted by July 23, 2021 at 11:59 PM. Full proposals are due no later than August 20, 2021 at 11:59 PM. Applicants from Muskegon, Newaygo, and Oceana Counties may apply for up to $25,000.

Last year through CBBI, a total of $150,000 was granted to such programs as: Muskegon YMCA, Muskegon Community College, Community enCompass, Arbor Circle, Harbor Hospice, Read Muskegon, Alternatives in Motion, Fresh Coast Alliance and Kids Food Basket.

CBBI was created to facilitate the investment of community benefit funds by the Health Project’s Advisory Board of Directors. This fund supports initiatives that address health needs identified in Mercy Health’s most recent Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). To view the full CHNA report, please visit here.

Sr. Simone Courtade (Sr. Simone) Fund supports initiatives that promote optimal health for poor and vulnerable populations and communities, by addressing social needs, connecting social and clinical care, and reducing health inequities. Letters of Intent must be submitted by July 23, 2021 at 11:59 PM. Full proposals are due no later than August 20, 2021 at 11:59 PM.
Applicants from Muskegon, Newaygo, and Oceana Counties may apply. Sr Simone has two tiers of funding. Tier I up to $10,000; Tier II up to $3,000.

The Sr. Simone Courtade (Sr. Simone) Fund was created by the Sisters of Mercy to support, strengthen and sustain Mercy Health’s organizational Mission in the community.
In 2019, Sr. Simone invested $103,000 in community. Awardees included: Agewell Services, Pioneer Resources, Senior Resources, Club 188 Summer Academy, Muskegon Rescue Mission, Mission for Area People, Coalition for Community Development, Community enCompass, Latinos Working for the Future, First Congregational Church, Boys and Girls Club, Oceana County Sexual Assault Services, City of Muskegon Heights, Muskegon Heights Police Dept, Catholic Charities, Reeths Puffer Mindful Plus and New Era Christian Reformed Church.

Stevi Riel, Executive Director of the Health Project, feels strongly that community partnerships are critical to making progress in the improvement of healthy behaviors in Muskegon and Oceana Counties. “The Community Grants Program is an opportunity for us to invest in our community and put our Community Health Needs Assessment into action. Improving the health of the population isn’t a task that can be accomplished by one entity or group—we all have to commit to recognizing our place and moving forward together. The best investment for Mercy Health Muskegon is in the organizations that have experience–and the outcomes—doing the work that drives change at the community level.”
Visit our website for announcements and upcoming grant opportunities at www.mchp.org

CBBI Grant Request for Proposals Due July 23rd: Online Application

CBBI Grant Request for Proposals

The Health Project Community Benefit Board Initiative Grant (CBBI) program was
created to facilitate the investment of community benefit funds allocated to the Health
Project’s Advisory Board of Directors by Mercy Health Muskegon. This discretionary
fund supports initiatives and/or programs that address health needs identified in Mercy’s
most recent Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Strategy, as
well as strengthen and sustain our organizational Mission in the community.

Award amounts: Principal Awards $25,000; smaller awards of $10,000 or less if
funding is available after Principal awards are approved.

The Mercy Health service area of Muskegon, Oceana and Newaygo Counties.

All applicants are required to submit a Letter of Intent to be considered for funding. This is an Online Application process.

Deadline for Letters of Intent are due July 23rd, 2021 at 11:59 P.M

Guidance Session – Wednesday, July 7th from 10am to 11:30am

All applicants are highly encouraged to attend a Guidance Session which will be held
virtually Wed. July 7, 2021. A recording of the session will be available for later review.
The meeting is intended to aid prospective applicants in understanding the required
rules and regulations that apply to the Community Grants Program and to explain
application requirements for submission. The goal in this process is to make the
application process as efficient and understandable as possible.

To access the July 7th Guidance Session, please click here

Access code: 173 017 5991
Meeting password: B4rp2g36QqJ (24772436 from phones)
To join via cell phone, call 1-408-418-9388

Please review the documents below:

Mercy Health Community Grants Program – RFP FY22 – CBBI

CBBI & Sr. Simone Courtade FY22 Press Release – CBBI & Sr. Simone Courtade Grant Request for Proposals

How to Log-In and Apply: Letter of Intent

 

Sr. Simone Request for Proposals Due July 23rd: Online Application

Sister Simone Courtade Grant

The Sister Simone Courtade (Sr. Simone) Grant was created by the Sisters of Mercy to
support, strengthen and sustain our organizational Mission in the community. The
specific intent of the fund is to promote optimal health for poor and vulnerable
populations and communities, by addressing social needs, connecting social and
clinical care, and reducing health inequities.

There are two tiers for awarded grants:

Award amounts: Tier I – $3,001 – $10,000; Tier II $3,000 or less.

The Mercy Health service area of Muskegon, Oceana and Newaygo Counties.

All applicants are required to submit a Letter of Intent to be considered for funding. This is an Online Application process.

Deadline for Letters of Intent are due July 23rd, 2021 at 11:59 P.M

Guidance Session – Wednesday, July 7th from 10am to 11:30am

All applicants are highly encouraged to attend a Guidance Session which will be held
virtually Wed. July 7, 2021. A recording of the session will be available for later review.
The meeting is intended to aid prospective applicants in understanding the required
rules and regulations that apply to the Community Grants Program and to explain
application requirements for submission. The goal in this process is to make the
application process as efficient and understandable as possible.

To access the July 7th Guidance Session, please click here

Access code: 173 017 5991
Meeting password: B4rp2g36QqJ (24772436 from phones)
To join via cell phone, call 1-408-418-9388

Please review the documents below:

Mercy Health Community Grants Program – RFP FY22 – Sr Simone

CBBI & Sr. Simone Courtade FY22 Press Release – CBBI & Sr. Simone Courtade Grant Request for Proposals

How to Log-In and Apply: Letter of Intent

 

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.

Click on the links below to take the CHNA survey:

English: MercyHealth.com/CHNAsurvey

Spanish: MercyHealth.com/CHNAsurveySp

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 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.

Due to the impact of the COVID pandemic, many of those who are in active recovery are in fear of relapse due to increased isolation, and the decrease of in-person resources and support services. According to the 2nd Quarter Report from the WMed Medical Examiner Office, Muskegon County doubled in overdose deaths in April 2020, compared to April 2019. According to the report, overdoses continue to be on the rise with Muskegon County leading 2nd in overdose rates compared to other counties in West Michigan.

Jennifer Hodges, Supervisor of Muskegon Charter Township stresses the importance of the Medication Take Back Event, “The Muskegon Area Medication Disposal Program is integral in mitigating the unsafe use of all medications, especially opioids; thus prevention abuse, addiction, and overdoses throughout our communities. Proper medication disposal is important in prevention unused and expired medications from being stolen and misused, especially by vulnerable populations such as children and teens. Keeping these types of medications out of the hands of our youth is significant in prevention opioid abuse.”

This bi-annual event is in partnership with the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, which aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. Since 2010, MAMDP has collected 42,651 (21 tons) of medications, reducing the number of opioids and other medication found in residents’ homes, watersheds, and in the wrong hands.

During the April 24 event, MAMDP will be distributing free Medication Lock Boxes and Sharps Disposal Containers to Muskegon County residents, as supplies last. Dave Glotzbach, Muskegon Township Fire Chief is passionate about keeping the community safe. “As first responders we regularly see leftover/expired medications and needles, many people do not know the best way to properly dispose of them. This medication disposal program is convenient and will ensure proper disposal providing increased safety for the people in your home and protection for the environment. I encourage you to take advantage of this program.”

Community residents are urged to drop off their unused or expired over the counter and prescription medications between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on April 24th; including ointments, creams, pet medications, and needles. Biohazardous materials, household hazardous waste, and personal care items are not accepted.

About The Muskegon Area Medication Disposal Program (MAMDP)

MAMDP, a Health Project collaborative founded in 2010, is one of the first and most successful take-back programs in Michigan. It has been recognized nationally and featured in the White House’s 2015 National Drug Control Strategy. MAMDP is made possible through the collaborative efforts of several community organizations, including Mercy Health, Norton Shores PD, Sheriff’s Office, Muskegon PD, Muskegon Township PD, Muskegon Township Fire Dept., Senior Resources, the Coalition for a Drug Free Muskegon County, Public Health – Muskegon County, and the Health Project. This program is supported by grants from the Lakeshore Regional Entity, Mercy Health and the in-kind support for the use of the Muskegon Township Fire department facilities and to the community volunteers for participating at the day’s event. For more information or if you have questions about which medications are accepted or future drop-off dates, visit mamdp.org

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. In Grand Rapids, several vaccination clinics have been established including the large scale facility at Devos place and several embedded vaccinator clinics at its Browning-Claytor, Clinica Santa Maria, and Sparta locations targeting communities of color and other marginalized populations, including immigrant and undocumented communities.

In Muskegon, the initial vaccination clinic was held at Mercy Health where many of the first wave health professionals, public safety, and frontline health and human services workers received their vaccination. Now that the community roll out has begun, Mercy Health helped established a vaccination clinic at Shape Corporation and helped with specific pop up clinics for specific sub populations groups.

Several Health Project leaders and colleagues have also served in the vaccination rollout. West Michigan’s Community Health and Well Being Director, Stevi Riel has helped coordinate the roll out implementation within West Michigan and has been a liaison for both communities between the collaborative partners and issues that arise such as limited vaccination dosages and huge waiting lists.

“We’ve been privileged to work alongside those at the front of the vaccination efforts in our community. It makes sense that Community Health Workers be part of this – so much of this work depends on trust and relationships and our colleagues are positioned to ensure that everyone has equitable access to reliable information and the vaccination.”

In addition to the clinics and appointment work, the Health Project was also able to secure funding from Trinity Health to enhance community access and awareness in the minority communities. Both communities received funding that will go directly to its respective COVID collaboration groups Mask Up Muskegon and Vaccinate West Michigan in Kent County.

COVID Testing, Flu Shot & Shingles Vaccine Locations and Information

The Health Project, the Community Benefit Ministry of Mercy Health, has developed a comprehensive list of community organizations and pharmacies that are offering COVID testing, flu shots, and the shingles vaccine in Muskegon, Oceana, and surrounding areas. Below is a link that will direct you to the Health Project website, where you will be able to select which county you are looking to receive a COVID test, flu shot, or shingles vaccine: https://mchp.org/testing-sites-covid-flu/

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Apply for the CBBI Grant: LOI Due July 23

CBBI was created to facilitate the investment of community benefit funds by the Health Project’s Advisory Board of Directors. This fund supports initiatives that address health needs identified in Mercy Health’s most recent Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). To view the full CHNA report, please visit here. Letters of Intent are due July 23rd by 11:59pm.

 

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Vaccinate The Movie

Vaccinate The Movie. This video was sponsored by the Muskegon Health Disparities Coalition through a grant from the Muskegon LEAD Giving Circle of the Community FDN for …

Open Office Hours with Tressa!

Tressa will have open office hours every Monday, July 28th to Wednesday August 18th from 12pm to 1pm to answer any other questions that you may have …

View Guidance Session Recording and Presentation

View Guidance Session Video and Presentation
The meeting is intended to aid prospective applicants in understanding the required
rules and regulations that apply to the Community Grants …

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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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