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IF YOU ARE IN CRISIS OR NEED IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PLEASE CONTACT:

Emergencies: Dial 911  •  Health Project Mainline: 231.672.3201  •  Health Project Toll-Free: 1.866.671.4819

Outreach

Community Outreach Events

Knowing is half the battle. That is why we offer outreach and educational events to raise overall awareness of issues and health risks.Throughout the year, we host multiple events and classes designed to address the health needs of the community. These activities include:

  • Diabetic Conference
  • Health Fairs
  • Men’s Health Fairs
  • Journey to Better Health Radio Show
  • Other events as needed

Wheels of Mercy

We are taking health care on the road! We provide free health screenings at events, local health fairs, and summer activities. We can help you with a lot from the road, including: health care enrollment, blood pressure checks, diabetes screenings, chronic kidney disease screenings, lung health, HIV/AIDS testing, STD testing, and more. We’re always available to answer your health questions.

See where the Wheels of Mercy will take us in 2018. If you’re interested in having us at your event, contact Mimi Rankin at rankiner@mercyhealth.com or 231-672-3214.

Lungs at Work

The Lungs At Work program offers free classroom presentations for Pre-K through high school in Muskegon, Oceana, and Newaygo counties. A combination of videos, printed materials, and hands-on learning tools reinforces the message that smoking and tobacco use are health hazards, while encouraging children to make healthy lifestyle choices.

For more information, please contact our program coordinator Cyndi Powers at 231-672-3211 or email powerscl@mercyhealth.com.

View an informational flyer here.

upcoming events

Apr 23, 2019

Freedom From Smoking Classes

This is your year to quit!

Cyndi Powers, Community Health Improvement Coordinator at the Health Project will be hosting a series of Smoking Cessation Classes every Tuesday …

Apr 27, 2019

Spring Medication Take Back Event

The Muskegon Area Medication Disposal Program will be hosting their Spring 2019 Take Back Event at the Norton Shores Fire Department on Saturday, April 27th from 9am …

Apr 30, 2019

Freedom From Smoking Classes

This is your year to quit!

Cyndi Powers, Community Health Improvement Coordinator at the Health Project will be hosting a series of Smoking Cessation Classes every Tuesday …

our services

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.

what’s happening

Muskegon High School Students Raise Awareness for Kick Butts Day 2019

The Knowsmoke Coalition partnered with students from Muskegon High School’s Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) to celebrate Kick Butts Day. Students were given the chance to share their …

The Ride Hits Home For Health Project CHW

“It first started with chest pains,” stated Dave Alves, a Community Health Worker at the Health Project. “The pain wouldn’t go away, and I didn’t …

The 17th Annual Men's Health Fair Offers Free Health Screenings

“So many young men who do not have insurance need to be covered. You’d be surprised that younger people are having more problems today. Early detection is …

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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